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Cooper Cummings from the United States celebrates after winning a men's downhill during the Cheese Rolling contest at Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, Monday May 29, 2023. The Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event where participants race down the 200-yard (180 m) long hill chasing a wheel of double gloucester cheese. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Arlington High School grad is the big cheese after winning UK race

Cooper Cummings, who grew up in Lake Stevens, defeated a world record-holder in Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake.

Cooper Cummings from the United States celebrates after winning a men's downhill during the Cheese Rolling contest at Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, Monday May 29, 2023. The Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event where participants race down the 200-yard (180 m) long hill chasing a wheel of double gloucester cheese. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Smoke comes out of the roof of ReMyx'd, a restaurant on Smokey Point Drive, on Sunday, May 28, 2023, in Arlington, WA. (IAFF Local 3438)

Fire damages Arlington bar that received death threats

Arlington police say initial indications show the fire at ReMyx’d did not appear to be intentionally set.

Smoke comes out of the roof of ReMyx'd, a restaurant on Smokey Point Drive, on Sunday, May 28, 2023, in Arlington, WA. (IAFF Local 3438)
Tia Rikki performs at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington nixes $3,500 in security fees for Pride event

The city will classify it as “a First Amendment event.” Meanwhile, organizers have seen more pushback against local drag performances.

Tia Rikki performs at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A sign for a garage sale in Mill Creek, Washington on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Bargains galore as yard sale season kicks off in Mill Creek and beyond

The Great Mukilteo Garage Sale is Saturday. Mega community sales continue through spring and summer.

A sign for a garage sale in Mill Creek, Washington on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Murphy’s Lala speaks to a crowd at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration telling them to “pay them no mind” in response to the Pride protestors on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington Pride event delayed after mayor questions ‘drag story time’

City leaders still want the event to go forward, but organizers were shocked by concerns about background checks for drag performers.

Murphy’s Lala speaks to a crowd at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration telling them to “pay them no mind” in response to the Pride protestors on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Community Transit’s 209 bus departs from the Lake Stevens Transit Center at 4th St NE and Highway 9 on Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Want ride-hailing at bus prices in Arlington? Let Community Transit know

The transit agency is in early development for microtransit services in Arlington, Darrington and Lake Stevens.

Community Transit’s 209 bus departs from the Lake Stevens Transit Center at 4th St NE and Highway 9 on Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Woman arrested in fatal Arlington hit and run

On March 7, a man was killed in a hit and run along 172nd Street NE. Police used telematics data to track down the suspect.

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WSDOT workers open up the Smokey Point Rest Area on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Maintenance closing Smokey Point rest areas for 2 weeks

Access to the bathrooms and parking will be closed until April 13. RV dumping stations will stay closed longer.

WSDOT workers open up the Smokey Point Rest Area on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The new Arlington Everett Clinic on Monday, March 27, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Everett Clinic branches opening in north Snohomish County

A new specialty and surgical clinic opened Monday in Arlington, with another clinic coming soon in Marysville.

The new Arlington Everett Clinic on Monday, March 27, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A vehicle makes an unprotected left turn on a flashing yellow arrow at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 530 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Reader: Arlington highway intersection signal change confusing

At the city’s request, the state changed the left-turn sequence. An Arlington reader said drivers are jumping the queue.

A vehicle makes an unprotected left turn on a flashing yellow arrow at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 530 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The drugs seized from a Clorox box and an air mattress box in the car of a courier in November 2020. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Relatives of Arlington fentanyl, meth ringleader get federal prison

Jose Arredondo-Valdez, the cousin of Cesar Valdez-Sanudo, got nine years Tuesday. Valdez-Sanudo’s wife got 30 months.

The drugs seized from a Clorox box and an air mattress box in the car of a courier in November 2020. (U.S. Attorney's Office)
WSDOT workers open up the Smokey Point Rest Area on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Massive amount’ of homeless RV camping closed Smokey Point rest area

Since November, 38 homeless people were identified through outreach. Six have accepted housing offers with case management.

WSDOT workers open up the Smokey Point Rest Area on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds’ own The Gothard Sisters perform Oct. 17 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. From left to right: Greta, Solana and Willow Gothard. (Element Creative)

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Snohomish and Island counties

Irish pubs and beer gardens are not the only places serving up Irish charm this year.

Edmonds’ own The Gothard Sisters perform Oct. 17 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. From left to right: Greta, Solana and Willow Gothard. (Element Creative)
Dennis Coile also known as “Dan Canyon” sings and plays guitar during a Dan Canyon Band rehearsal in the group's practice barn in Arlington, Washington, on Saturday, March 11, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Dan Canyon Band brings a taste of cowboy life to Snohomish County

Cowboy hats are rarities round these here parts. But these troubadours are riding out of the sagebrush and into the city.

Dennis Coile also known as “Dan Canyon” sings and plays guitar during a Dan Canyon Band rehearsal in the group's practice barn in Arlington, Washington, on Saturday, March 11, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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2 Arlington men hospitalized after trucks crash on Highway 530

A driver heading east allegedly crossed the center line and hit the other man’s truck head-on Tuesday afternoon near Oso.

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There were no injuries Tuesday night after a train collided with a truck at 212th Street NW and Sill Road south of Silvana. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

No injuries after train hits truck near Silvana

The people in the truck got out before the train hit it at 212th Street NW and Sill Road.

There were no injuries Tuesday night after a train collided with a truck at 212th Street NW and Sill Road south of Silvana. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
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Pedestrian killed in Arlington hit-and-run

Police were looking for a driver who fatally hit a man around 8 p.m. Tuesday on 172nd Street NE, which is also Highway 531.

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Vehicles head south on Highway 9 towards the intersection at 64th Street NE on Thursday, March 2, 2023, near Walmart in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Highway 9 due for more road work between Lake Stevens, Marysville

The state has a contract for crews to go out this year and repair the road between 132nd Street NE and Highway 528.

Vehicles head south on Highway 9 towards the intersection at 64th Street NE on Thursday, March 2, 2023, near Walmart in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Outside of the Arlington Police Department on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After wrongful stop, news carrier will be on Arlington police boards

In 2021, Maria Gutierrez alleged an Arlington police officer tore her rotator cuff. She settled with the city this month.

Outside of the Arlington Police Department on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Daniel Scott (center, in green jacket) and Eddie Block (bottom right) are shown in a video before the Proud Boys and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Ex-Arlington Proud Boy pleads guilty to fighting police in Jan. 6 riot

In his plea, Daniel Lyons Scott admitted assaulting federal officers to block the Electoral College vote.

Daniel Scott (center, in green jacket) and Eddie Block (bottom right) are shown in a video before the Proud Boys and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.