THE BACHELORETTE - “1701” – Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love with her charm, wit and take-no-nonsense attitude that fans fell in love with during her time on “The Bachelor.” With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men; with 30 lucky potential suitors pulling out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony. Strap in, it’s going to be a season like no other on “The Bachelorette,” airing MONDAY, JUNE 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
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Lynnwood High grad Katie Thurston is ‘The Bachelorette’

She gets her pick of 30 hopeful husbands-to-be on the hot hit ABC show that airs Monday.

THE BACHELORETTE - “1701” – Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love with her charm, wit and take-no-nonsense attitude that fans fell in love with during her time on “The Bachelor.” With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men; with 30 lucky potential suitors pulling out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony. Strap in, it’s going to be a season like no other on “The Bachelorette,” airing MONDAY, JUNE 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
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Kira Mauseth, a clinical psychologist, is co-lead of the state Department of Health's Behavioral Health Strike Team. (contributed photo)

‘A perfect storm’ of mixed emotions as state nears reopening

Pause before making decisions and act with compassion, says a Behavioral Health Strike Team psychologist.

Kira Mauseth, a clinical psychologist, is co-lead of the state Department of Health's Behavioral Health Strike Team. (contributed photo)
Bernard Gordon (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Everett pimp sentenced to 21 years for human trafficking

Bernard Gordon, 33, has a long history of sexual violence against women, here and in King County.

Bernard Gordon (Washington State Department of Corrections)
Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict tenants who refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)
Helen Mary Vaudrin, a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Goodyear Aircraft plant in Akron, Ohio during WWII, touches a Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair at the Restoration Center & Reserve Collection at Paine Field,  on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Everett, Washington. It is believed she riveted the fuselage of the plane during her time at the Goodyear Factory.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Rosie the Riveter’ reunites with plane she helped build

A 100-year-old Monroe resident came face to fuselage with a World War II Corsair at Paine Field.

Helen Mary Vaudrin, a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Goodyear Aircraft plant in Akron, Ohio during WWII, touches a Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair at the Restoration Center & Reserve Collection at Paine Field,  on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Everett, Washington. It is believed she riveted the fuselage of the plane during her time at the Goodyear Factory.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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A car makes its way through a winding unpaved section of the Mountain Loop Highway 15 miles outside of Darrington.

Mountain Loop Highway reopens, in time for a hot weekend

The opening comes with a warning: Fire danger will be high with the hot, dry conditions.

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A car makes its way through a winding unpaved section of the Mountain Loop Highway 15 miles outside of Darrington.

County Council OKs $1,250 payments to essential county staff

In a 3-2 vote, the council also approved hazard pay for grocery store workers.

Monroe Equity Council has planned what is believed to be the city's first public Pride event with a program of activities, art, music and stories from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27 at Sky River Park. (Monroe Equity Council)

Pride gatherings planned for Everett, Monroe this weekend

The in-person events are places for community and support of LGBTQIA people.

Monroe Equity Council has planned what is believed to be the city's first public Pride event with a program of activities, art, music and stories from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27 at Sky River Park. (Monroe Equity Council)

Edmonds council moves to ‘prevent unnecessary evictions’

An emergency ordinance was passed Tuesday with the aim of helping fill a gap in eviction protection.

A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders will soon need to drop Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Native American mascots to be discontinued in Marysville

A new state law, which bans the use of Native American mascots by schools, takes effect July 25.

A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders will soon need to drop Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Max Djenohan climbed Alaska's Denali in early June to snowboard off the summit. (Submitted photo)

From steamy ‘Naked and Afraid’ to snowboarding down Denali

Max Djenohan spent the pandemic pursuing outdoor adventures, clothed and in the buff.

Max Djenohan climbed Alaska's Denali in early June to snowboard off the summit. (Submitted photo)
With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish County airports get $5.5 million in federal grants

Paine Field will receive $5.4 million. Arlington’s airport and Harvey Field each are getting $59,000.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Traffic will be rerouted from a closed section of 220th Street SW just west of I-5 for overnight road repairs Wednesday and Thursday. (Sound Transit)

Overnight work to close 220th Street SW and southbound I-5

Contractor crews plan to repair 220th and need to close the freeway for light rail work.

Traffic will be rerouted from a closed section of 220th Street SW just west of I-5 for overnight road repairs Wednesday and Thursday. (Sound Transit)

Lynnwood man is challenging the legality of his imprisonment

The Island County Jail inmate was temporarily sent to a state prison and allegedly held in solitary confinement.

Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting at the Colonial Gardens apartments in Lake Stevens on May 24. (Dakota Bair, file)

Prison guard charged with murder of Lake Stevens roommate

Emmanuel Perez shot his roommate seven times, according to prosecutors. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting at the Colonial Gardens apartments in Lake Stevens on May 24. (Dakota Bair, file)
Galina Volchkova, the Volunteers of America Housing Director, discusses the volume of applications for rental assistance her office received Friday. (Katie Hayes / The Herald) 20210618

7,000 tenants, waiting for help, fear eviction after June 30

Rental assistance money won’t reach many landlords before the coronavirus eviction moratorium expires.

Galina Volchkova, the Volunteers of America Housing Director, discusses the volume of applications for rental assistance her office received Friday. (Katie Hayes / The Herald) 20210618
The Port of Everett is adjusting its summer outdoor movie series, Sail-In Cinema, to meet public health guidelines this year. It'll be a drive-in theater. (Port of Everett)

Outdoor movies on the waterfront: Drive in or lawn seating

A six-movie lineup by the Port of Everett features action, cartoons and rom-com.

The Port of Everett is adjusting its summer outdoor movie series, Sail-In Cinema, to meet public health guidelines this year. It'll be a drive-in theater. (Port of Everett)
Carmen Miller, (left) helps Ezekiel Eagle with his selection at Tulalip Remedy in Tulalip on August 22, 2018.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Joints for jabs: Pot-up at a pop-up COVID vaccination clinic

Remedy Tulalip is giving away cannabis cigarettes to those 21 and older who get a shot on Tuesday.

Carmen Miller, (left) helps Ezekiel Eagle with his selection at Tulalip Remedy in Tulalip on August 22, 2018.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Junelle Lewis becomes emotional while performing a dance with her children during the Justice to Jubilee Juneteenth Celebration at Skykomish River Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Justice to Jubilee: ‘No one is free till everyone is free’

People gathered Saturday in a Monroe park to celebrate Juneteenth, a new federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery.

Junelle Lewis becomes emotional while performing a dance with her children during the Justice to Jubilee Juneteenth Celebration at Skykomish River Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie film crew: Whidbey residents are ‘generous and welcoming’

The movie makers are shooting scenes for a full-length feature at various sites around the island.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)