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Heather Adams, a single-mother of three, teaches her children Kiara and Matthew how to make breakfast in their apartment on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The benefits the Child Tax Credit on her family has meant more food and the ability to buy a van.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For some, advance Child Tax Credit payments will be lifeline

Starting in July, families who qualify can receive hundreds of dollars a month in advance payments.

Heather Adams, a single-mother of three, teaches her children Kiara and Matthew how to make breakfast in their apartment on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The benefits the Child Tax Credit on her family has meant more food and the ability to buy a van.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
In front of a memorial, Neil Hubbard plays the bagpipes at Floral Hills Cemetery on Memorial Day in 2020 in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Despite pandemic, services honor the fallen on Memorial Day

Whether virtual, drive-by or scaled back, veterans who died on service will be honored by many.

In front of a memorial, Neil Hubbard plays the bagpipes at Floral Hills Cemetery on Memorial Day in 2020 in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)

Alleged racist remarks at basketball game to be investigated

A law firm will look into what transpired at a girls game between Lakewood and Mariner high schools.

Lakewood High School. (Lakewood School District)
Country singer Chelsey Ann's single "She is Brave" will be released on May 28. (Mixed Media)

She found her voice while recovering from mental illness

Arlington native Chelsey Kucera records a new song about her lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression.

Country singer Chelsey Ann's single "She is Brave" will be released on May 28. (Mixed Media)
Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

By necessity, local farmers grow resilient to climate change

Snohomish County’s diverse agricultural community is learning to survive a bushel of challenges.

Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (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.

Arlington Proud Boy ‘Milkshake’ arrested in Capitol siege

Daniel Lyons Scott was “one of the first” to push into U.S. Capitol police lines on Jan. 6, according to the FBI.

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.
NorthPoint Development plans to construct nine industrial buildings at this site at the Cascade Industrial Center. (City of Marysville) 20210518

9 massive buildings planned at Cascade Industrial Center

NorthPoint Development plans to invest $400 million, and then some, in a business park that spans Marysville and Arlington.

NorthPoint Development plans to construct nine industrial buildings at this site at the Cascade Industrial Center. (City of Marysville) 20210518
Ron Detrick teaches his geometry class Wednesday morning at Lakewood Middle School in Marysville on May 12, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

For real, these Lakewood pupils are back in class full time

Elementary and middle school students are getting in-person instruction five days a week.

Ron Detrick teaches his geometry class Wednesday morning at Lakewood Middle School in Marysville on May 12, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jeffrey Phebus is sentenced to over 31 years in prison for the murder of his wife Rebecca Phebus, on Monday, May 10, 2021, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘No words’: Arlington man sentenced for killing wife at work

Jeffery Phebus, 61, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. He was sentenced to 31⅔ years in prison Monday.

Jeffrey Phebus is sentenced to over 31 years in prison for the murder of his wife Rebecca Phebus, on Monday, May 10, 2021, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington police arrest robber accused of three armed heists

The 27-year-old man is under investigation for robbing a gas station, a hotel and a Little Caesars Pizza.

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum is reopening

Visiting the museum will require following protocols for masks and social distancing.

Mount Vernon man hospitalized after hit-and-run near Arlington

The collision happened Tuesday evening on Highway 9 near 256th Street NE.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Marysville firefighters Luis Cruz, left, and Chris Brunett, right, about being vaccinators at the mass COVID-19 vaccination site on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County could fall back to Phase 2, officials warn

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise as more-contagious variants spread here.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Marysville firefighters Luis Cruz, left, and Chris Brunett, right, about being vaccinators at the mass COVID-19 vaccination site on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Drink This: Raise a pint to breweries that survived COVID-19

The Herald’s beer aficionado enjoyed a beer crawl from Everett’s At Large Brewing to 5 Rights in Marysville.

The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Firefighters kept a wildfire in the Grandview area northeast of Arlington from growing beyond the 1.5 acres it torched Sunday afternoon. (North County Fire/EMS)

Brush fire near Arlington scorches grass and shrubs

The fire reached about 1.5 acres Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters kept a wildfire in the Grandview area northeast of Arlington from growing beyond the 1.5 acres it torched Sunday afternoon. (North County Fire/EMS)
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.

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)

Father who fled state with 3 sons arrested in New Mexico

Richard Burke reportedly didn’t trust masks or vaccines. He was charged with custodial interference.

Richard John Burke

Charges: Citing COVID conspiracies, man fled with his 3 sons

Richard Burke left the state. “The Burke boys will be living on our own,” he wrote his ex-wife. He is now in custody.

Richard John Burke
Ivan Maik, 78, was shot to death outside a kidney dialysis center around 5 a.m. on April 10 in Arlington. (Courtesy of family) 20210414

Arlington gunfire victim, 78, was Marine who led simple life

Ivan Maik, of Granite Falls, was waiting for a dialysis appointment Saturday. The suspect remains at large.

Ivan Maik, 78, was shot to death outside a kidney dialysis center around 5 a.m. on April 10 in Arlington. (Courtesy of family) 20210414
Crews will begin preservation work on the the Stillaguamish Bridge starting April 12. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Stilly River bridge work to jam I-5 traffic near Arlington

The southbound bridge is expected to be closed for five months during preservation work.

Crews will begin preservation work on the the Stillaguamish Bridge starting April 12. (Washington State Department of Transportation)