Lloyd Richmond (left) and attorney Samantha Sommerman appear at an Everett District Court bail hearing Monday. (Herald staff) 20210907

Landlord, 84, accused of killing missing tenant near Everett

Detectives believe the homeowner shot his renter, who disappeared Aug. 28, and disposed of the body.

Lloyd Richmond (left) and attorney Samantha Sommerman appear at an Everett District Court bail hearing Monday. (Herald staff) 20210907
Brenda Mueller, left, and Lynn Salvo arrives at Everett United Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon on September 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A wedding ring and a bicycle journey close a circle of grief

Fifty years after a joyful wedding, the sister of a fallen soldier and the sister of his bride meet to pay tribute.

Brenda Mueller, left, and Lynn Salvo arrives at Everett United Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon on September 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boy dies after being pulled from Skykomish River on Sunday

The 14-year-old was on a family camping trip when he was found near the Money Creek Campground.

  • Sep 7, 2021

Woman, 34, dies in three-car crash near Lynnwood

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the collision on 164th Street.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (left) and Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters provide updates on the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday. (Snohomish Health District)

We just surpassed last winter’s coronavirus infection rate

County officials, meanwhile, are considering an outdoor-event mask requirement and vaccine verification.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (left) and Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters provide updates on the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday. (Snohomish Health District)

Police: Arlington teen ‘calm, collected’ after killing father

The 19-year-old had been arguing with his 63-year-old dad Monday night when he allegedly shot him.

Pam Woods of Marysville along with others gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune via AP)

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

Pam Woods of Marysville along with others gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune via AP)
Several audience members refused to wear a mask or leave the building after Oak Harbor School Board President John Diamond asked them to comply with Gov. Inslee’s indoor mask mandate during the Aug. 30 meeting. (Jason Uemoto, file)

Oak Harbor school board disrupted a 2nd time by anti-maskers

Future meetings will be virtual “for the safety of staff, students and community,” the district said.

Several audience members refused to wear a mask or leave the building after Oak Harbor School Board President John Diamond asked them to comply with Gov. Inslee’s indoor mask mandate during the Aug. 30 meeting. (Jason Uemoto, file)
Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Closing of reformatory sparks inmates’ fears at Monroe prison

Many prisoners facing transfers have concerns for their safety, health and access to resources.

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Essential workers to receive up to $1,250 starting Sept. 22

Over 1,900 in Snohomish County will get the bonuses for their frontline work during the pandemic.

Russell Struck, 63, started decorating his Chevy L5 about five years ago and never stopped and lives in his truck part-time. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

He keeps on truckin’ in a fabric-wrapped Chevy that’s his home

Russell Struck decorated his S-10 with 8 yards of flaming red cloth, holographic eyeballs and skulls.

Russell Struck, 63, started decorating his Chevy L5 about five years ago and never stopped and lives in his truck part-time. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood city staff think a spur on the west end of town could disburse traffic away from downtown. Corridor A is one idea being considered. (City of Stanwood)

Could a bypass clear highway traffic in downtown Stanwood?

The connection would skirt west of downtown from Highway 532 north toward Old Pacific Highway.

Stanwood city staff think a spur on the west end of town could disburse traffic away from downtown. Corridor A is one idea being considered. (City of Stanwood)
Nicole VandePutte, an ecologist for Adopt A Stream, looks for fish in a stream along 67th Avenue NE on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In Arlington, a stream is born, giving fish a new route

The Adopt A Stream demonstration project will help salmon and trout avoid roadside pollution.

Nicole VandePutte, an ecologist for Adopt A Stream, looks for fish in a stream along 67th Avenue NE on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trooper doesn’t want the vaccine, and locals want to hire him

Troopers willing to leave over the governor’s vaccine mandate could be coming to a department near you.

Four people were injured in a suspected DUI collision Saturday night on Highway 99 near Lynnwood. (Washington State Patrol)

Four people injured in suspected DUI crash near Lynnwood

A driver allegedly crossed the median and crashed head-on into a minivan on Highway 99.

Four people were injured in a suspected DUI collision Saturday night on Highway 99 near Lynnwood. (Washington State Patrol)
QFC Pharmacist Becky Bureaus administers a flu shot on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Flu shots can thwart ‘twindemic’ punch of COVID and influenza

Health officials recommend those 6 months and older get a flu vaccine to avoid a double whammy.

QFC Pharmacist Becky Bureaus administers a flu shot on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Elvis Presley impersonator a blast from the past for fans

Danny Vernon said Presley helped him discover singing. Now he performs his songs on stage.

Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

New contract keeps Everett teachers as Washington’s best-paid

In a three-year pact, the union and district focused on increasing pay for beginning teachers.

The Port of Everett is fermenting plans to attract wine and spirit vendors to Waterfront Place as part of its "Wine Walk" initiative.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Port of Everett hopes to mix some wine with the water

A plan to create a “wine walk” at the port would add tasting rooms offering wine, beer and spirits.

The Port of Everett is fermenting plans to attract wine and spirit vendors to Waterfront Place as part of its "Wine Walk" initiative.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
In June of 2016, Apryl DeBroeck Roberts, followed by her 2-year-old daughter Charlee, brings baby Haven to meet Julie Muhlstein. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

After 40 years, 3,500 columns, time to put my notebook down

Herald columnist has been an inspiring role, but it’s time to begin a new chapter in retirement.

In June of 2016, Apryl DeBroeck Roberts, followed by her 2-year-old daughter Charlee, brings baby Haven to meet Julie Muhlstein. (Dan Bates / Herald file)