Dr. Jimmy Grierson gets a laugh from patient Caylee Lenay as second-year WSU med student Charlotte Cronenweth keeps Evelyn Heintz and Oliver Heintz’s attention using a stethoscope at Providence Marysville on April 8. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dr. Jimmy Grierson gets a laugh from patient Caylee Lenay as second-year WSU med student Charlotte Cronenweth keeps Evelyn Heintz and Oliver Heintz’s attention using a stethoscope at Providence Marysville on April 8. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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2019: The year in pictures

Daily Herald photographers showcase their top images from the past 12 months.

From defendants in the courtroom to a silhouette of a witch walking down Colby Avenue on Halloween, Daily Herald photographers take thousands of images of life in Snohomish County each year. Here are some of their favorites as well as the newsiest of 2019.

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With desks stacked away to provide social distance spacing, tenth grader Zendon Bugge attends a World History class during the first day of school for Everett High students on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Students statewide returned to school buildings on Monday

Districts are now required to provide in-person class two days a week for kids through grade 12.

Drivers go around a roundabout at 204th Street NE and 77th Avenue NE on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
As Amazon moves in, Arlington’s roads are already strained

The city and state are spending millions to improve traffic flow with more lanes and roundabouts.

One crime, two very different punishments for Everett teens

Two young men went on an armed robbery spree. One was sentenced to seven years in prison. The other, zero.

Langley has become a passport hotspot for off-islanders

In Snohomish County, appointments are reportedly booked out months in advance.

Brecca Yates, left, helps guide dental student Kaylee Andrews through a crown prep exercise at Northshore Dental Assisting Academy on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Dental staffing shortages are more than a pain in the mouth

With hundreds of open hygienist and assistant positions statewide, local dentists are short-handed.

Snohomish County kicks off new rental assistance program

It starts with nearly $25 million from the U.S. Treasury Department. More funding is expected soon.

Vehicles start to back ups at I-5's exit 192 as rush hour begins. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Survey: Snohomish is state’s sixth-healthiest county

While the county has low birth rates among teens, drivers here have some of the longest commute times.

Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)
Everett’s own spaceman thrilled to join all-civilian mission

Christopher Sembroski is in training to be part of a three-day SpaceX Dragon flight funded by a billionaire.

Alan Edward Dean in about 1993 (left), and in 2020. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
1993 murder suspect sent to mental hospital indefinitely

A judge dismissed the case against Alan Dean, finding him incompetent for trial in the murder of Melissa Lee, 15.

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