Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. One month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash.
                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. A month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

Teenager commended for response to South Whidbey plane crash

Arianna Marshall, 17, had just taken her first lesson on Oct. 11 when she witnessed a plane crash.

Photo by Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record
                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. One month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash.
                                Arianna Marshall stands on the runway of Whidbey Airpark. A month ago, she raced along it to reach the site of a plane crash. (Kira Erickson / South Whidbey Record)

She’s the curator of 200 crows at the goth house in Langley

Sharen Heath’s First Street home is an artsy haven for birds — and a year-round head-turner.

Police dog nabs mugging suspect hiding under deck in Lynnwood

A 55-year-old woman was coming home from work when a man approached her and demanded her purse.

Who Am I? Mystery of a 1978 Lynnwood John Doe is solved

A Stanwood woman’s DNA cracked the case. She died at 101, before learning what became of Horace Prescott.

Lake Stevens council could vote on Costco as soon as Tuesday

At a regular meeting, members will have a chance to decide on a development agreement.

Aaron Steich is a senior at Cedar Park Christian School in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A Lynnwood Christian school student helps orphans in Belize

Aaron Steich, a Cedar Park Christian senior, has done mission work for years at impoverished orphanages.

Aaron Steich is a senior at Cedar Park Christian School in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lakewood School District will ask voters to pass two levies

Two levies on February’s ballot would help pay for salaries, special education, security and more.

Plan ahead for smooth sailing (and driving) this Thanksgiving

Heaviest traffic in the region is expected Wednesday between 4 and 6 p.m.

Trio admits to theft in loan to open pot shop in Everett

They financed Mari J’s Highway Pot Shop. They entered a diversion program to avoid a harsh sentence.

Snow could fall, but it won’t be worth a snowball

The National Weather Service forecast lowering temperatures and snow levels Thanksgiving Day week.

Dream come true: New, all-welcoming Everett YMCA opens Dec. 1

Hundreds gathered Saturday to tour the center, built to serve a more diverse group of people than before.

Arlington’s Avellaneda family join Judge David Kurtz at his bench as Mayah, 6, strikes his gavel Friday, National Adoption Day. Mayah and her two younger sisters, Alayna, 2, and Malaya, 1, were adopted by Jen (right) and Cid Avellaneda (next to Jen). Other family members are (from left) the Avellanedas’ son-in-law, Blake King, their daughter, Mariah King, their other adopted daughter, Nicole, 13, and their son, Jeriah Avellaneda, 26, holding Alayna. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Immense joy’ for parents, children on National Adoption Day

The annual event is meant to draw attention to thousands of foster kids awaiting forever families.

Arlington’s Avellaneda family join Judge David Kurtz at his bench as Mayah, 6, strikes his gavel Friday, National Adoption Day. Mayah and her two younger sisters, Alayna, 2, and Malaya, 1, were adopted by Jen (right) and Cid Avellaneda (next to Jen). Other family members are (from left) the Avellanedas’ son-in-law, Blake King, their daughter, Mariah King, their other adopted daughter, Nicole, 13, and their son, Jeriah Avellaneda, 26, holding Alayna. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Man sentenced to 22¾ years in assault, murder-for-hire plot

A prosecutor called Jerry Wood’s actions to silence a victim “offensive to the core of our system.”

New president selected for YMCA of Snohomish County

Peyton Tune will take over for Scott Washburn, who’s retiring after 40 years with the YMCA.

Eyman’s next initiative is to become Washington’s governor

The renowned anti-tax crusader declared his candidacy but hasn’t said if he’ll run as a Republican.

State to pay $8.5M in foster parent case

Two girls claimed the DSHS failed to protect them from sexual assault.

Faith calendar

EVENTS Women’s Connection: The Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection is hosting an 11:45 a.m. luncheon Dec. 9 at Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122 128th St. SE,… Continue reading

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EVENTS Explore the universe The Everett Astronomical Society will share their knowledge of the universe through presentations 3 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the Everett… Continue reading