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Snohomish County election staff Carolyn Thostenson, left, and Chris Faith, right, collect ballots from a drop box next to the Mill Creek Post Office on Friday, March 8, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Results of Washington’s 2024 presidential primary election

Delegates are allocated by votes in each of the state’s 10 congressional districts.

Snohomish County election staff Carolyn Thostenson, left, and Chris Faith, right, collect ballots from a drop box next to the Mill Creek Post Office on Friday, March 8, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Captain Ron Mead and Corporal Alexis Robinson embrace during a memorial for Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Simply the best’: Memorial honors state trooper Chris Gadd in Everett

Hundreds of law enforcement officers streamed into Angel of the Winds Arena for an emotional public memorial Tuesday.

Captain Ron Mead and Corporal Alexis Robinson embrace during a memorial for Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lily Gladstone and Josh Ryder in 2004 Mountlake Terrace High School yearbook photo as "Most Likely to Win an Oscar." (Submitted photo)

Despite no Oscar, Mountlake Terrace still plans Lily Gladstone tribute

Voted “Most Likely to Win an Oscar” as a duo in high school, both Lily Gladstone and Josh Ryder are still without a statue. But “she’s not done.”

Lily Gladstone and Josh Ryder in 2004 Mountlake Terrace High School yearbook photo as "Most Likely to Win an Oscar." (Submitted photo)
Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Boeing whistleblower found dead had worked at Everett plant

John Barnett, 62, was a quality manager with Boeing. Authorities believe he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday.

Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel, juniors at Mariner High School, stand in the entrance hallway at Mariner on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Everett, Washington. The two have won the Congressional App Challenge in Washington’s Second District for the second year in a row, this time for the creation of HopeHorizon. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mariner High teens crack congressional coding contest — again

This is the second year in a row that an app by Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel won in the state’s Second District.

Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel, juniors at Mariner High School, stand in the entrance hallway at Mariner on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Everett, Washington. The two have won the Congressional App Challenge in Washington’s Second District for the second year in a row, this time for the creation of HopeHorizon. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Bothell Council member Rami Al-Kabra poses for a portrait at Cedar Grove Park on Friday, March 8, 2024 in Bothell, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Bothell council member leads a push for ‘uncommitted’ vote in primary

Rami Al-Kabra, a Palestinian-American, hopes to pressure President Joe Biden to broker a ceasefire in Gaza.

Bothell Council member Rami Al-Kabra poses for a portrait at Cedar Grove Park on Friday, March 8, 2024 in Bothell, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Naval Station Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald file)

Congress approves $19M for new military housing in Smokey Point

The money, approved Friday by the Senate, will go toward constructing 88 new homes for sailors at Naval Station Everett.

Naval Station Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald file)
Flowers for slain trooper Chris Gadd begin to collect outside Washington State Patrol District 7 Headquarters on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Motorcade route to trooper’s public memorial set for Tuesday in Everett

Doors open at noon at Angel of the Winds Arena for a memorial for state trooper Chris Gadd, who was a “loving husband, devoted father, caring brother.”

Flowers for slain trooper Chris Gadd begin to collect outside Washington State Patrol District 7 Headquarters on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A front loader clears trash away from the wall as people unload their waste at Airport Road Recycling & Transfer Station at on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Antifreeze, batteries, cooking oil: All are recyclable — for free

Snohomish County Public Works operates six recycling and waste facilities. Residents can bring in lawn mowers and propane tanks.

A front loader clears trash away from the wall as people unload their waste at Airport Road Recycling & Transfer Station at on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Outside of Compass Health’s Andy’s Place residence next to the Broadway construction site of Compass Health’s new mental health facility on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mill Creek rep’s bill to tax expensive real estate sales fails

Supporters wanted to use revenue from the tax to help pay for affordable housing.

Outside of Compass Health’s Andy’s Place residence next to the Broadway construction site of Compass Health’s new mental health facility on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett

I-5 south reopens in Everett after crashes backed up traffic for miles

As of 9 a.m., all southbound lanes reopened, after crashes near Marine View Drive shut down the freeway for roughly two hours.

Everett
Lily Gladstone arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)

No Oscar for Mountlake Terrace’s Lily Gladstone

‘Oppenheimer’ wins best picture at Academy Awards, Emma Stone takes best actress over 2004 Mountlake Terrace High School grad Gladstone.

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Lily Gladstone arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Urban Center Apartments in Lynnwood is an example of housing faround the incoming light rail stations. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Audit: Lynnwood didn’t collect $350K in late utility fees in 2022

The city waived late utility fees for months after the governor’s pandemic-era suspension ended.

Urban Center Apartments in Lynnwood is an example of housing faround the incoming light rail stations. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bothell

Man booked into jail weeks after police shooting near Bothell

Timothy D. Ewald, 29, was accused of domestic violence at an apartment. He reportedly charged at deputies with a weapon in February.

Bothell
Leri Harper at her home on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett woman paid sewer bill for 23 years, unaware she had septic tank

Records showed the city signed off on a sewer connection in 1973. This year, Leri Harper had to spend $20,000 to fix it.

Leri Harper at her home on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Election workers receive and sort ballots during ballot processing for the U.S. Presidential Primary on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the County Elections Office in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

What happens to your presidential primary ballot? An inside look

See how the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office adheres to a number of safeguards to make your vote count.

Election workers receive and sort ballots during ballot processing for the U.S. Presidential Primary on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the County Elections Office in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County vital statistics

Marriage licenses, dissolutions and deaths.

Students work during a class at the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

At Edmonds College, students go from barista to airplane maker in weeks

In a bid to boost the workforce, Edmonds College has teamed up with the nonprofit Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Students work during a class at the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Yesterday was sine die in Olympia, now what?

Here’s what is happening even after the Legislature adjourns.

Community Health Center of Snohomish County’s new student health clinic at Mountlake Terrace High School on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Legislature OKs plan with $25M for Snohomish County projects

The capital budget passed Wednesday includes money for Marysville schools, behavioral health services in Arlington and more.

Community Health Center of Snohomish County’s new student health clinic at Mountlake Terrace High School on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)