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The Monroe High School sign as seen on March 1, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. The school district provides free drug and alcohol treatment services to students at Monroe High School, Hidden River Middle School, Park Place Middle School and Leaders in Learning High School. (Photo by Evan Morud)

Police: Sexual abuse of student was part of Monroe teacher’s pattern

Giles Stanton was accused this week of sexual misconduct with a minor. Police say he would frequently invite students to his house.

The Monroe High School sign as seen on March 1, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. The school district provides free drug and alcohol treatment services to students at Monroe High School, Hidden River Middle School, Park Place Middle School and Leaders in Learning High School. (Photo by Evan Morud)
A speed camera facing west along 220th Street Southwest on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Red light cameras coming to 2 busy Edmonds intersections

The city is trying a new way to tame traffic — while generating revenue — at intersections on Highway 99 and Edmonds Way.

A speed camera facing west along 220th Street Southwest on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Henry Jackson Park in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Teen arrested in 2022 revenge shooting in Everett park

Prosecutors allege the boy, then 16, shot another teen accused of assaulting his sister, leaving him with three gunshot wounds.

Henry Jackson Park in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Two new figures have appeared alongside the figure known as the Lake Stevens Bigfoot-Moss Man-Sasquatch along the Stevens Creek stream on Lundeen Parkway on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Secrets of Bigfoot breeding in woods of Lake Stevens revealed

The two new hulky moss figures are the handiwork of an artist named Steve, creator of the original.

Two new figures have appeared alongside the figure known as the Lake Stevens Bigfoot-Moss Man-Sasquatch along the Stevens Creek stream on Lundeen Parkway on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An "Ales for the Arts" event hosted by the Foundation for Edmonds School District in Edmonds, Wash., June  20, 2024. The group is raising money to save music classes from district cuts. (Chona Kasinger/The New York Times)

From Edmonds to Minneapolis, schools nationwide face budget woes

Federal pandemic aid helped keep school districts afloat, but that money is coming to an end.

An "Ales for the Arts" event hosted by the Foundation for Edmonds School District in Edmonds, Wash., June  20, 2024. The group is raising money to save music classes from district cuts. (Chona Kasinger/The New York Times)
FILE — Alaska Airlines N704AL, a Boeing 737 Max 9 that had a door plug blow out from its fuselage midair, parked at a maintenance hanger at Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore., on Monday, January 8, 2024. Boeing drew fresh criticism from a federal regulator on Thursday, June 27, over disclosures about the continuing investigation into the harrowing January flight. (Amanda Lucier/The New York Times)

Boeing angers safety officials with disclosures on 737 Max incident

The National Transportation Safety Board said Boeing had improperly released information about the blowout of a panel on an Alaska Airlines flight.

FILE — Alaska Airlines N704AL, a Boeing 737 Max 9 that had a door plug blow out from its fuselage midair, parked at a maintenance hanger at Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore., on Monday, January 8, 2024. Boeing drew fresh criticism from a federal regulator on Thursday, June 27, over disclosures about the continuing investigation into the harrowing January flight. (Amanda Lucier/The New York Times)
People walk along the waterfront in front of South Fork Bakery at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett port announces $15.2M contract for new restaurant buildings

Last week, the Port of Everett Commission chose Faber Construction for the project. The buildings will add to the port’s “Restaurant Row.”

People walk along the waterfront in front of South Fork Bakery at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting in Lake Stevens May 24, 2021. (Photo provided by Dakota Bair)

Monroe prison guard guilty of shooting roommate to death in 2021

Emmanuel Perez shot Terrance Moore in and outside of their Lake Stevens apartment. A jury found him guilty of second-degree murder Tuesday.

Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting in Lake Stevens May 24, 2021. (Photo provided by Dakota Bair)
Naiyah Smith, 6, uses a large golden shovel to break ground with a handful of her school mates at Oak Heights Elementary on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students, staff say so long to ‘decrepit’ elementary school near Lynnwood

Built in 1967, Oak Heights Elementary School is “beyond repair,” its principal said. New buildings are expected to open in 2026.

Naiyah Smith, 6, uses a large golden shovel to break ground with a handful of her school mates at Oak Heights Elementary on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson speaks during a press conference and groundbreaking for the SR 530 Broadband Project on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at Darrington Fire District Station 38 outside Darrington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Notoriously slow internet gets a boost on Highway 530 corridor

A $17 million federal grant is helping improve connectivity between Arlington and Darrington, especially at community hubs.

Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson speaks during a press conference and groundbreaking for the SR 530 Broadband Project on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at Darrington Fire District Station 38 outside Darrington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
People board the Mukilteo ferry in Mukilteo, Washington on Monday, June 3, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Damaged Mukilteo-Clinton ferry could shake up holiday travel

The 144-car Suquamish was scheduled to replace the 90-car Sealth. But repairs are ongoing.

People board the Mukilteo ferry in Mukilteo, Washington on Monday, June 3, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Andrea Brown, left, and Janice Podsada surrounded by America Online CDs. (Photo illustration by Kate Erickson & Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Herald reporters take third place in national journalism contest

Andrea Brown and Janice Podsada were honored for a zany story they cowrote, about AOL email addresses.

Andrea Brown, left, and Janice Podsada surrounded by America Online CDs. (Photo illustration by Kate Erickson & Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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False bomb threat shuts down preschool south of Snohomish

Around 11 a.m., school officials at The Goddard School received the threat. The school reopened two hours later.

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Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Matt Nichols stands overlooking the National Geographic Venture, a 238-foot cruise boat built at NBBB’s Freeland facility, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Langley, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Matt Nichols, last of the Nichols Brothers, retires from Whidbey shipyard

Over the decades, his six brothers, two sisters and two sons have worked at the boat-building company started by his dad in 1964.

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Matt Nichols stands overlooking the National Geographic Venture, a 238-foot cruise boat built at NBBB’s Freeland facility, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Langley, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett

1 dead in Evergreen Way crash

Investigators believe a driver suffered a medical emergency before veering into oncoming traffic, police say.

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Dr. Scott Macfee and Dr. Daniel Goodman outside of the Community Health Center on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett CHC doctors, feeling like ‘commodities,’ speak up on ailing system

At the Community Health Center of Snohomish County, doctors say they feel like “rats getting off a sinking ship.” They want it to get better.

Dr. Scott Macfee and Dr. Daniel Goodman outside of the Community Health Center on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ryan Berry, right, leads Everett NewGuild members through a chant during the second day of their strike on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett Herald strike continues, as owners aim to resolve layoffs

Carpenter Media Group hoped to sit down with striking workers by the end of the week, to bargain over the effect of 12 newsroom layoffs.

Ryan Berry, right, leads Everett NewGuild members through a chant during the second day of their strike on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The access loop trail on the Old Sauk Trail on Monday, May 27, 2024 in Darrington, Washington. (Ta'Leah Van Sistine / The Herald)

10 accessible trails to explore this summer in Snohomish County

For people with disabilities, tree roots and other obstacles can curb access to the outdoors. But some trails are wheelchair-friendly.

The access loop trail on the Old Sauk Trail on Monday, May 27, 2024 in Darrington, Washington. (Ta'Leah Van Sistine / The Herald)
Robert Fabia, a sales manger at Lee Johnson Hyundai of Everett, shows some of the donations they have received on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘5 donations, 1 admission’ back for Evergreen State Fair food drive

The fair in Monroe draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. Food donations benefit the Snohomish Food Bank Coalition.

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Robert Fabia, a sales manger at Lee Johnson Hyundai of Everett, shows some of the donations they have received on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club members prepare to taxi onto the runway at Arlington Municipal Airport on June 12, 2021, in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Largest solar array in Washington to take flight in Arlington

Announced Monday, the Arlington Municipal Airport is partnering with Veregy for a new clean energy project.

  • Jun 26, 2024
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Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club members prepare to taxi onto the runway at Arlington Municipal Airport on June 12, 2021, in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)