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)

Man, 84, held in suspected slaying of tenant near Everett

The 49-year-old victim has not been heard from since Aug. 28. Detectives believe he is dead.

District Court Judge Steven Clough stands in the courtroom at Evergreen Division of Snohomish County District Court on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in Monroe, Washington. Clough has been a judge since 1978, making him the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

After 42 years, retiring Monroe judge sees cases as puzzles

District Court Judge Steven Clough, 74, is the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County.

District Court Judge Steven Clough stands in the courtroom at Evergreen Division of Snohomish County District Court on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in Monroe, Washington. Clough has been a judge since 1978, making him the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County’s $80M proposal will prioritize COVID-19 response

Economic recovery projects may lose money in the next round of American Rescue Plan Act spending.

Recreational shellfish harvest closed in much of Puget Sound

The closure includes clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and other species, due to a bio-toxin.

Washington Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah wears a mask as he listens to questions at a news conference with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

‘Critical time’: 101 hospitalized here, 25 on ventilators

As people gather over the holiday weekend, officials warn the health care system is in critical condition.

Washington Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah wears a mask as he listens to questions at a news conference with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Firefighters extinguish a two-alarm house fire in the Silver Firs area on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (South County Fire)

Silver Firs-area house fire displaces one resident

Firefighters responded around 9 a.m. Friday to find plumes of smoke. No one was injured.

Firefighters extinguish a two-alarm house fire in the Silver Firs area on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (South County Fire)
Emily Heck gives a speech during the public speaking clinic for the newly formed Marysville Youth Advocacy Committee Tuesday afternoon at Marysville-Getchell High School in Marysville on August 24, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Marysville youth are recruited to tackle big social issues

Adults helped organize the first Youth Advocacy Committee. The students will take it from there.

Emily Heck gives a speech during the public speaking clinic for the newly formed Marysville Youth Advocacy Committee Tuesday afternoon at Marysville-Getchell High School in Marysville on August 24, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies will wear body cams

The cameras are expected to cost the county about $1 million annually. Public disclosure will be a major expense.

A tiny homes program that opened in early July began with each unit claimed and a wait list of 60. Here Patrick Diller, head of community partnerships for Pallet, discusses the Pallet Shelter Pilot Project on June 29, 2021 in Everett. (Katie Hayes / Herald file)

Everett to buy 40 new small shelters, unsure where they’ll go

The pilot village managed by the Everett Gospel Mission has room for more, but other locations are possible.

A tiny homes program that opened in early July began with each unit claimed and a wait list of 60. Here Patrick Diller, head of community partnerships for Pallet, discusses the Pallet Shelter Pilot Project on June 29, 2021 in Everett. (Katie Hayes / Herald file)

Edmonds closes city buildings to public as COVID cases rise

The closures begin Friday. City staff will continue to offer services by email, phone and online.

Funny afro american family with dog driving in car front. Vector flat style illustration (Getty Images)

4 things to know about Labor Day weekend travel

Quick tips for coping on highways and ferries.

Funny afro american family with dog driving in car front. Vector flat style illustration (Getty Images)
Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tribal casinos get federal OK to set up sports betting

The Tulalips expect to have their sports book operational sometime after Nov. 1.

Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)