Petitions turned in for gun restriction, food tax ban measures

The Secretary of State’s Office will verify the number.

Police say man’s death was a homicide

His body was found with multiple bullet wounds in Blue Stilly Park on Sunday.

Everett’s Longfellow building gets stay of execution

The lowest bid came in about $660,000 more than the district estimated for the work.

Fireworks suspected in several house fires on the Fourth

In Lake Stevens, two homes were significantly damaged and three others were scorched.

Police investigating man’s death as a homicide

They say it’s an isolated incident and the public should not be concerned.

Want to vote in the primary? Deadline to register is Monday

The next election is on Aug. 7. Here’s how to qualify to participate.

They collected 4,676 bags of trash along 445 miles of road

The team of six Litter Wranglers are back at it this year, responding to trashed county roads.

Gallery: Everett’s waterfront fireworks show

Hundreds gathered to watch the annual Thunder on the Bay Fireworks display.

Railroad bridge would help fish habitat — but at a high cost

BNSF is happy to help restore an estuary at Lund’s Gulch, but it would cost the county $16 million.

Arlington council defers vote on fee for emergency services

Public feedback urged the city to put a tax measure on the ballot rather than impose a fee.

Volunteer crosswalk guard at Hawthorne Elementary School in Everett, Terri Amburgy directs cars and children waiting to cross a busy intersection adjacent to the school Tuesday, June 12. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

After six years, Everett grandmother gives up crosswalk duty

Terri Amburgy has volunteered at Hawthorne nearly every school day since her grandson started kindergarten.

Volunteer crosswalk guard at Hawthorne Elementary School in Everett, Terri Amburgy directs cars and children waiting to cross a busy intersection adjacent to the school Tuesday, June 12. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Dash cam leads to eventual arrest in Arlington hit-and-run

Video confirmed the story of an Uber driver whose car was rammed into a ditch in June.

When parked cars extend beyond the white lines

Colleague Ben Watanabe writes: “My route between the office and home sometimes takes me by the Angel of the Winds Arena, and I’ve noticed large… Continue reading

Counties aren’t gonna take it any more

They’re all gearing up for legal duel with the state over money and power.

This World War II sailor turned a century old on the Fourth

Edgar Shepherd survived a ship sinking in the Pacific, so he took a pass on whitewater rafting.

A fireman was at the door: ‘Seriously, your house is on fire’

A firework appears to have been the cause of a Stanwood house fire. No one was hurt.

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HEADS UP Highway 92 closure A 13-day closure of Highway 92 at North Machias Road near Lake Stevens is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.… Continue reading

Woman struck, killed while crossing Highway 522 near Maltby

She was crossing the road to retrieve lost items, the State Patrol said.

Monroe man hospitalized after rescue from Skykomish River

Meanwhile, at least five people have drowned this year on dangerous waters.

Camano Island man dies in head-on crash near Darrington

His pickup truck crossed the center lane of Highway 530 and collided with a semi, the State Patrol said.