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Glacier Peak can be seen through the foliage changing colors during the fall on the hike to Green Mountain Lookout on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

On late-fall hikes, there’s no shame in turning back

Wear the right boots, pack the 10 essentials, and remember that nature will beat you every time.

Glacier Peak can be seen through the foliage changing colors during the fall on the hike to Green Mountain Lookout on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Darrington woman, 18, dies in crash on Highway 530 near Oso

Mishelle D. Konertz was alone in a car that left the road and hit a pole, the State Patrol said.

Marysville man found dead on Mountain Loop trail

A search and rescue team discovered the 64-year-old man a half-mile away from his vehicle.

A chance meeting leads to dramatic rescue near Glacier Peak

The Pacific Crest Trail was Katharina Groene’s first hike. She made it 2,500 miles. Then it snowed.

A Berniecrat win on Trump turf may not be too far-fetched

Democrat Ivan Lewis is battling Republican Robert Sutherland, and history, in the 39th district.

The cautionary tale of a backpacker caught in a snowstorm

There’s much to learn from this news conference about the helicopter rescue of a Pacific Crest Trail hiker.

Helicopter rescues hiker near Glacier Peak after snowstorm

A Sultan woman reported the German woman might be in danger when bad weather moved in. She was right.

Snohomish County is looking for information about the mailboxes that once stood outside the Steelhead Haven community that was destroyed by the Oso mudslide in 2014. Officials involved in the project welcome pictures or stories about the 43 people whose lives were lost.

Artist seeks help re-creating Oso landmark for memorial

A bronze sculpture will feature mailboxes that once stood along Highway 530 near the Steelhead Haven neighborhood.

Snohomish County is looking for information about the mailboxes that once stood outside the Steelhead Haven community that was destroyed by the Oso mudslide in 2014. Officials involved in the project welcome pictures or stories about the 43 people whose lives were lost.

Test scores: Math still a struggle; science turnout low

There was a new science test in spring 2018. It’s not yet required to graduate, so many didn’t take it.

Legal community rallies behind a challenger in judicial race

Sitting judges usually face no opposition, but this year’s race in Cascade District Court is different.

8 local schools named Schools of Distinction

The Center for Educational Effectiveness named its 2018 School of Distinction Award Winners. The schools showed the most improvement over a five-year period in reading… Continue reading

Hunters asked to look for signs of missing hiker Sam Sayers

A new sign campaign tells deer hunters to look for any trace of missing Seattle hiker.

Anonymous youth survey to tackle tough topics

The state Healthy Youth Survey, given every other year, is scheduled for this month. It is optional.

The wily wolverine: Iconic species making comeback in state

A Snohomish man recently captured video of two wolverines near Glacier Peak.

Decades-old service station to become place for innovators

TheLab@arlington would be part of a network that also includes a new space in Everett.

Editorial board interview: 1st Congressional District

In this video, the Herald opinion editor questions U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and challenger Jeffrey Beeler.

How a small town saved its high school football program

Darrington set aside pride and tradition so the game could survive — with eight players instead of 11.

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.

Oso memorial fundraiser seeks to help build a place to heal

A family friend spent 122 hours making a quilt remembering 43 lives lost. It will be auctioned Friday.

Mountain goats hitch a helicopter ride to new home range

Hundreds of mountain goats are being relocated from Olympic National Forest to the North Cascades.