Brandt Stewart (Family photo via Facebook) 20200101

Shooter sentenced to over 14 years for killing near Skykomish

Jeremy Staeheli pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Brandt Stewart’s death in 2019 on a forest road.

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2 shot west of Mill Creek; no arrests made

The sheriff’s office reported “this does not appear to be a random attack.” The wounded men were expected to recover.

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David Spring explains possible plans available for the church’s organ Wednesday afternoon at Trinity Episcopal in Everett, Washington on September 7, 2022. The organ is  the second largest organ in the city and the church is raising money to rebuild the Balcom and Vaughan pipe organ which has been in place since 1971.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘You’re literally moved by it’: Everett church seeks to restore pipe organ

The 1971 Balcom and Vaughan instrument has been with Trinity Episcopal since 2010. It needs $150,000 to be fully restored.

David Spring explains possible plans available for the church’s organ Wednesday afternoon at Trinity Episcopal in Everett, Washington on September 7, 2022. The organ is  the second largest organ in the city and the church is raising money to rebuild the Balcom and Vaughan pipe organ which has been in place since 1971.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Edmonds man hospitalized after driver hits him on Highway 99

The man was on the shoulder Sunday evening near a disabled vehicle south of Everett. Investigators suspect DUI.

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Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridge and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Scientists: Warming climate ‘loads the dice’ for wildfire in west Cascades

Heat plus spark times wind times fuel equaled a 9,440-acre wildfire. Record heat made the Cascades ripe for a fire like Bolt Creek.

Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridge and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Drivers pick out their helmets before hitting the track at Traxx Indoor Raceway on Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Vroom! Traxx Indoor Raceway in Mukilteo is for sale

The race track running for 24 years needs a buyer and new site. The deal includes 32 karts, Corvette couches and more.

Drivers pick out their helmets before hitting the track at Traxx Indoor Raceway on Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Gregory Davis

Arlington’s Eviation makes Gregory Davis its permanent CEO

The interim CEO will continue as president for the electric aircraft maker; Eviation just inked a deal for 50 new planes.

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Yellow arrow left turns scrapped at Dumas Road in Mill Creek

Collision data showed drivers weren’t yielding to oncoming traffic, so the state changed the highway intersection signal.

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The St. John II, is unloaded at Home Port Seafoods in Bellingham, Washington on April 15, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

From sea to table: How sustainably-caught halibut ends up on your plate

A fourth-generation fishing family from Snohomish shares the perils, triumphs and realities of catching their livelihood.

The St. John II, is unloaded at Home Port Seafoods in Bellingham, Washington on April 15, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Crews work to clear debris from U.S. 2 on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2022 after the Bolt Creek fire destabilized the steep terrain. (Lauren Bonney, PIO NW team 8)

Bolt Creek fire grows as containment efforts expand

Baring and Grotto residents can return home, but all are asked to stay vigilant and be cautious as new hazards emerge.

Crews work to clear debris from U.S. 2 on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2022 after the Bolt Creek fire destabilized the steep terrain. (Lauren Bonney, PIO NW team 8)
A man died Sunday morning after a gunshot in a home in the 3200 block of Wetmore Avenue near downtown Everett. (Everett Police Department)

Everett police investigating shooting death near downtown

A man was shot and killed in the 3200 block of Wetmore Avenue.

A man died Sunday morning after a gunshot in a home in the 3200 block of Wetmore Avenue near downtown Everett. (Everett Police Department)
Mallory Gruben

Shining a light on K-12 education

Report for America, a national journalism program, encourages community support of local reporting in Snohomish County.

  • Sep 18, 2022
  • By Brenda Mann Harrison
  • Everett
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Marysville

Marysville survey asks residents for thoughts on growth, housing

Marysville’s population is about 72,000, making it the second-biggest city in Snohomish County.

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U.S. 2 remains closed east of Gold Bar due to the Bolt Creek fire Monday morning near Index, Washington on Sept. 12, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald

Evacuation orders downgraded for Baring, Grotto as weather calms fire

Returning residents must come from the west. “We’re not letting anyone through that (Money Creek) tunnel area,” authorities said.

U.S. 2 remains closed east of Gold Bar due to the Bolt Creek fire Monday morning near Index, Washington on Sept. 12, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald
Everett

Man shot on Airport Road in Everett; shooter at large

The wounded man suffered multiple gunshots. He was in critical condition.

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Remnants of red dye released to help check shellfish health on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 in Oak Harbor, Washington. (Penn Cove Shellfish)

Follow that plume: Scientists dye Whidbey waters to protect shellfish

Red dye was released from the Oak Harbor wastewater treatment plant on Monday for a study on shellfish safety.

Remnants of red dye released to help check shellfish health on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 in Oak Harbor, Washington. (Penn Cove Shellfish)
Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridges and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Even as flames are quelled, slopes of Bolt Creek fire remain dangerous

Trees and boulders could come down on steep hillsides scarred by fire. Rain could increase threats by loosening soils.

Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridges and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Carin Chase, Strom Peterson and Colin McMahon

1 of these 3 will soon be on the Snohomish County Council

Carin Chase, Strom Peterson and Colin McMahon are the Democratic Party nominees. Chase is top choice of precinct officers.

Carin Chase, Strom Peterson and Colin McMahon
A worker is seen spraying down the floor of the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station during a period of backlogged garbage earlier this year on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

A rising tide of trash forcing another closure of county facilities

Transfer stations, drop boxes to close the next two Sundays. Also, yard debris won’t be accepted starting Sept. 21.

A worker is seen spraying down the floor of the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station during a period of backlogged garbage earlier this year on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett

Everett joins statewide settlement with opioid distributors

Council president: Expected amount “not nearly” enough to recover from devastation. “But it’s something.”

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