Edmonds

Kathy Purviance-Snow poses for a photo in her computer lab at Snohomish High School on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Snohomish, WA. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

To ban or embrace ChatGPT? Local teachers fight AI with AI — or don’t

“It has fundamentally changed my teaching in really stressful and exciting ways,” an EvCC teacher said. At all levels of education, ChatGPT poses a tricky question.

 

A Snohomish County no trespassing sign hangs on a fence surrounding the Days Inn on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Meth cleanup at Edmonds motel-shelter made matters worse, report says

Contamination has persisted at two motels Snohomish County bought to turn into shelters in 2022. In January, the county cut ties with two cleanup agencies.

 

A Keyport ship docked at Lake Union in Seattle in June 2018. The ship spends most of the year in Alaska harvesting Golden King crab in the Bering Sea. During the summer it ties up for maintenance and repairs at Lake Union. (Keyport LLC)

In crabbers’ turbulent moment, Edmonds seafood processor ‘saved our season’

When a processing plant in Alaska closed, Edmonds-based business Keyport stepped up to solve a “no-win situation.”

 

A group of travelers aboard the MV Suquamish watch from the sun deck as MV Tokitae passes starboard side on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in the waters near Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Bill seeks to improve ferry reliability with a work group

While the state Department of Transportation isn’t completely on board, Rep. Greg Nance thinks his bill will help ferries long-term.

A group of travelers aboard the MV Suquamish watch from the sun deck as MV Tokitae passes starboard side on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in the waters near Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
People look for ocean creatures during the Starlight Beach Walk on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 near the Olympic Beach Visitor Station in Edmonds, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Sea-stargazers explore low tide nightlife on Edmonds’ Olympic Beach

Over 100 visitors searched for anemones and chitons Tuesday. Volunteers said the event sparks “enthusiasm for the natural world.”

People look for ocean creatures during the Starlight Beach Walk on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 near the Olympic Beach Visitor Station in Edmonds, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Edmonds College’s Josiah Pierre puts up a three against Everett Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at Seaview Gym in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Tritons race past Trojans in key NWAC men’s hoops battle

Edmonds scores an important victory over Everett in the hotly-contested North Region.

Edmonds College’s Josiah Pierre puts up a three against Everett Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at Seaview Gym in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Angela Harris, Executive Director of the Port of Edmonds, stands at the port’s marina on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Leadership, love for the Port of Edmonds got exec the job

Shoring up an aging seawall is the first order of business for Angela Harris, the first woman to lead the Edmonds port.

Angela Harris, Executive Director of the Port of Edmonds, stands at the port’s marina on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Katie Townsend, senior vice president, marketing and communications with Seattle Kraken.

With Kraken’s help, Edmonds International Women’s Day set for March 8

It’s a two-part event this year: brunch followed by the option to attend “Women in Hockey Night” with the Seattle Kraken.

Katie Townsend, senior vice president, marketing and communications with Seattle Kraken.
Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).

‘Just so sorry’: Suspect in killing of Uber driver wrote apology letter

Prosecutors charged Alex Waggoner with murder in the fatal shooting of Abdulkadir Shariff Gedi in Edmonds.

Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).
The music room inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Edmonds School District asks voters for $700M for new schools, upgrades

For the seventh time in a decade, the district is asking voters to approve bonds and levies for upgrades.

The music room inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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Edmonds rep’s bill would try to stop police from lying in interrogations

Rep. Strom Peterson’s measure aims to make statements inadmissible if police use deceptive tactics to get those statements.

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Rachel Gardner, the owner of Musicology Co., a new music boutique record store on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. Musicology Co. will open in February, selling used and new vinyl, CDs and other music-related merchandise. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Edmonds record shop intends to be a ‘destination for every musician’

Rachel Gardner opened Musicology Co. this month, filling a record store gap in Edmonds.

Rachel Gardner, the owner of Musicology Co., a new music boutique record store on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. Musicology Co. will open in February, selling used and new vinyl, CDs and other music-related merchandise. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Laura Han (center), of Lynnwood, and Derek Arterburn (right), of Everett, use the glow of a flashlight to look for marine life during a beach walk after dark in Edmonds Feb. 7 2017. (Ian Terry / The Herald file)

Volunteers to lead starlight walk at Olympic Beach in Edmonds

Guides will identify species at low tide Feb. 6. Visitors can expect to see anemones, sea stars and crabs.

Laura Han (center), of Lynnwood, and Derek Arterburn (right), of Everett, use the glow of a flashlight to look for marine life during a beach walk after dark in Edmonds Feb. 7 2017. (Ian Terry / The Herald file)
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)

After Washington lawsuit, Providence erases or refunds $158M in bills

Attorney General Bob Ferguson argued Providence, with hospitals in Everett and Edmonds, violated the state’s charity care law.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)
Lynn Deeken, the Dean of Arts, Learning Resources & Pathways at EvCC, addresses a large gathering during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Cascade Learning Center on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Free community college bill advances through House committee

If the bill passes, Snohomish County graduates could get one year of free college locally, regardless of income.

Lynn Deeken, the Dean of Arts, Learning Resources & Pathways at EvCC, addresses a large gathering during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Cascade Learning Center on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
People walk along the Port of Edmonds on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

A glimpse into the new and improved Edmonds portwalk

The Port of Edmonds has roughly four years to rebuild the portwalk before it becomes unsafe — and puts $55 million in port property at risk.

People walk along the Port of Edmonds on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A house fire on Jan. 19 in the Meadowdale neighborhood in Edmonds, Washington killed two dogs and four cats. (South County Fire)

6 pets die in Edmonds house fire

The two residents were not home at the time, fire officials say. Four cats and two dogs did not survive.

A house fire on Jan. 19 in the Meadowdale neighborhood in Edmonds, Washington killed two dogs and four cats. (South County Fire)
Students make their way after school at Edmonds-Woodway High School on March 12, 2020. All public and private schools in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties must close for six weeks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Icy roads close schools in Edmonds, Mukilteo, Snohomish and beyond

Early in the week, burst pipes closed a few schools. On Wednesday, a new cold patch affected schools across the county.

Students make their way after school at Edmonds-Woodway High School on March 12, 2020. All public and private schools in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties must close for six weeks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lola Ernsting, 6, second from left, and Sofia Banan, 6, far right, play with other kids in a structure meant for reading during the grand reopening of the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘We come together’: After burst pipe, revamped Edmonds library reopens

When the library at 650 Main St. flooded in 2022, it gave officials a “completely blank slate” to improve the branch.

Lola Ernsting, 6, second from left, and Sofia Banan, 6, far right, play with other kids in a structure meant for reading during the grand reopening of the Edmonds Library in Edmonds, Washington on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).

Police: Edmonds man ‘overreacted,’ shot apologetic rideshare driver

Alex Waggoner was reportedly crossing the street when Abdulkadir Shariff Gedi almost hit him. Waggoner then opened fire.

Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).