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Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Record inflation puts crunch on Snohomish County farms

Fertilizer prices doubled. Global wheat supply is under threat due to war. Gas, too. And that may add up to smaller yields.

Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Woman, 33, shot in leg near Arlington

The woman was taken to the hospital Friday. Several people were being questioned.

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Mike Hopson

Arlington City Council member was ‘fighter for the underdogs’

Mike Hopson, 74, died Tuesday. He was sometimes a minority opinion on the council. “He wanted to help people,” his wife said.

Mike Hopson
Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420

Arlington electric aircraft maker logs order for 75 planes

Massachusetts-based Cape Air has signed a letter of intent with Eviation for the Alice airplane.

Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420
Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. (City of Marysville)

Makeover of Marysville athletic complex will mean less mud

The city will convert one soccer field to synthetic turf as part of a $1.7 million upgrade of Strawberry Fields.

Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. (City of Marysville)
The Stilly Valley Center is selling its low-income housing for seniors. Photographed on April 5, 2022.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

For sale by nonprofit: 150 low-income apartments for seniors

Leaders at the Stilly Valley Center in Arlington say they won’t sell unless the buyer commits to keeping things as is.

The Stilly Valley Center is selling its low-income housing for seniors. Photographed on April 5, 2022.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Responders block off traffic at the site of a Wednesday morning crash on I-5 near Arlington that left one person dead. (Washington State Patrol)

Burlington man killed in crash on I-5 near Arlington

Southbound lanes of the interstate were blocked for about four hours just north of the Stillaguamish River Bridge.

Responders block off traffic at the site of a Wednesday morning crash on I-5 near Arlington that left one person dead. (Washington State Patrol)
Player of the year Jenna Villa from Arlington High School is pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, on her home court in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Jenna Villa

The Arlington junior used her versatile skill set to help lead the Eagles to a third-place trophy.

Player of the year Jenna Villa from Arlington High School is pictured Sunday, March 27, 2022, on her home court in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lambs and sheep gather together in the barn while it rains at On The Lamb farm on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lambing season: ‘Quite the adventure’ for Snohomish County farms

Farmers spend long hours in the barn to watch over their animals as new lives begin.

Lambs and sheep gather together in the barn while it rains at On The Lamb farm on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FIELD co-owner Liz Morgan processes flowers at their shop in Edmonds on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Great Resignation’: Many career shifts in Snohomish County

“I was angry, and in hindsight, I’m sure that was stress,” said Mary Goetz, who retired from her job as a nurse.

FIELD co-owner Liz Morgan processes flowers at their shop in Edmonds on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Vehicles travel along Highway 9, just south of 84th St NE on Friday, March 11, 2022, near Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Rough and rumbly section of Highway 9 set for emergency repairs

The road between Arlington and Lake Stevens has cracks and potholes. An emergency repairs contract is in the works.

Vehicles travel along Highway 9, just south of 84th St NE on Friday, March 11, 2022, near Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A quality control specialist at The Group14 Technologies in Woodinville, Washington on March 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A quality control specialist at The Group14 Technologies in Woodinville, Washington on March 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ronald David Chambers, 1980 "Stanwood Bryant" John Doe. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220304

1978 murder mystery solved in Snohomish County with DNA, genealogy

He was a John Doe for 41 years. Detectives believe a hitman killed Ron Chambers and left his body east of Stanwood in 1978.

Ronald David Chambers, 1980 "Stanwood Bryant" John Doe. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220304
Jac Cash, left, and Jill Cash own and operate FauxyFurr in Arlington, Washington. The boutique offers customs hats and upcycled custom boots. Photographed on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The fab hatter: FauxyFurr in Arlington took a chance — and grew

Its owners bet a part-time gig could be a successful business. They just needed more space.

Jac Cash, left, and Jill Cash own and operate FauxyFurr in Arlington, Washington. The boutique offers customs hats and upcycled custom boots. Photographed on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Jenna Villa looks to score with Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett defending Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Arlington girls take high-octane attack into Hardwood Classic

The Eagles have rattled opponents all season with their full-court pressure, fast pace and 1-2 punch.

Arlington's Jenna Villa looks to score with Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett defending Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington on Feb. 8, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)

Victim ‘deserved a second chance’; driver charged in deadly crash

Jason Vogan’s daughter told Ismael Cruz-Sanchez on Monday: “Your poor choices took away my father’s chances and it’s not fair.”

The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington on Feb. 8, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)
Conceptual design for the new roundabout that will be built at 43rd Ave. NE and Highway 531. Amazon is building this new roundabout in preparation for opening a new fulfillment center this summer. (City of Arlington)

As Amazon moves in, Arlington road projects aim to ease traffic

Safety is also a priority for the first of many projects starting this spring on Highway 531, near the Cascade Industrial Center.

Conceptual design for the new roundabout that will be built at 43rd Ave. NE and Highway 531. Amazon is building this new roundabout in preparation for opening a new fulfillment center this summer. (City of Arlington)
A car drives by flowers placed at a memorial for two pedestrians killed at the corner of 204th Street NE and Highway 9 on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Charges: Light was red when driver hit, killed Arlington parents

An online fundraiser for Tausha Schmidt and Justin Wilkerson’s three children has raised over $65,000.

A car drives by flowers placed at a memorial for two pedestrians killed at the corner of 204th Street NE and Highway 9 on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Former Arlington youth pastor arrested in child rape investigation

The arrest comes months after Jake’s House announced Kendal Kippen engaged in “sexual impropriety” with “multiple young women.”

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Lynn Sass, center, with Kim Cutts, right, listens as the judge hands down the sentence of Mark Abrahamson Monday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 14, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington-area man gets 7½ years for fatal machete attack

Family members of Scotty Sass, 51, addressed a judge this week in the sentencing of his killer, Mark Abrahamson Jr.

Lynn Sass, center, with Kim Cutts, right, listens as the judge hands down the sentence of Mark Abrahamson Monday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 14, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)