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Sherman Pruitt 2020

Recently named Edmonds police chief is out before he begins

Mayor Mike Nelson said the city council-confirmed candidate omitted information on his application.

Sherman Pruitt 2020
Jim Lawless (left) and Sherman Pruitt

Edmonds City Council confirms Pruitt as next chief of police

The controversial vote followed an hour of public comment and multiple calls to delay the decision.

Jim Lawless (left) and Sherman Pruitt

South Snohomish County sites reviewed for affordable housing

Housing Hope is exploring locations with the Edmonds School District and Edmonds Lutheran Church.

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Edmonds mayor picks Sherman Pruitt to be next police chief

He currently serves as chief of police for the Sauk-Suiattle Police Department near Darrington.

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View of trees at 5th Avenue S and Main Street in Edmonds. (City of Edmonds)

Edmonds council: Home developers, put down those chainsaws!

A new moratorium halts the subdivision of land that has more than eight trees per 10,000 square feet.

View of trees at 5th Avenue S and Main Street in Edmonds. (City of Edmonds)
The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway, where a developer proposes to build more than 3,000 condos. (BSRE Point Wells)

Point Wells plan should abide stricter rules, critics say

Landslide hazard regulations drew scrutiny at a public meeting this week on BSRE’s longtime proposal.

The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway, where a developer proposes to build more than 3,000 condos. (BSRE Point Wells)
Top (L-R): Jennifer Pena, Shane Koyczan and Jericho Brown. Center: Andrea Gibson. Bottom (L-R): Kealoha, Robin Sanders and PJ Sorem.

We Speak: A virtual festival of poetry and storytelling

The winners of the Youth Poetry Slam Competition will perform live at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Dec. 3.

Top (L-R): Jennifer Pena, Shane Koyczan and Jericho Brown. Center: Andrea Gibson. Bottom (L-R): Kealoha, Robin Sanders and PJ Sorem.
A police dog helped capture one of the suspects who allegedly ran after a vehicle tried to run over two officers. (Edmonds Police Department)

Police: Suspect nearly ran over Edmonds officers

A suspicious vehicle call quickly turned into a dangerous situation for the responding officers.

A police dog helped capture one of the suspects who allegedly ran after a vehicle tried to run over two officers. (Edmonds Police Department)

Monroe teachers vote against in-person first grade classes

First-graders were to start a hybrid schedule on Monday, but teachers say the district is not ready.

Melanie Evans outside of the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center where she received her Quality Assurance Certificate on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With industries in flux, retraining gives workers options

Edmonds College and Everett Community College report increases of workers interested in education.

Melanie Evans outside of the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center where she received her Quality Assurance Certificate on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cars drive along I-5 past Sound Transit construction that will result in I-5 closures starting Friday, Nov. 20 at 11 pm along southbound I-5 before 220th Street Southwest. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Southbound I-5 at Mountlake Terrace to close for rail work

Crews will work overnight, on a weekend, where Sound Transit’s rail line will cross the freeway.

Cars drive along I-5 past Sound Transit construction that will result in I-5 closures starting Friday, Nov. 20 at 11 pm along southbound I-5 before 220th Street Southwest. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jim Lawless (left) and Sherman Pruitt (City of Edmonds)

Edmonds forum hijacked with racist and lewd disruption

Sherman Pruitt, a police chief candidate and person of color, was interrupted three times.

Jim Lawless (left) and Sherman Pruitt (City of Edmonds)
Via video monitor, Terrence Miller, a retiree living in the Edmonds area, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Jody Loomis in 1972, during his arraignment at Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Man convicted in 1972 murder died by suicide, autopsy shows

Hours before being found guilty, Terrence Miller died of a gunshot wound — the same cause of death for Jody Loomis.

Via video monitor, Terrence Miller, a retiree living in the Edmonds area, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Jody Loomis in 1972, during his arraignment at Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A thank you to healthcare workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is display on the skybridge at the medical center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The doctor will see you now — on your computer or smartphone

Virtual visits are helping Providence and Compass Health see more patients safely and promptly.

A thank you to healthcare workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is display on the skybridge at the medical center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Its takes ropes and some climbing for Scott Greeley to work on his energy-saving distillation system, built 43 feet up in a tree on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Greeley has designed an energy-saving device that can purify water or distill alcohol using a low-fuel pump and gravity instead of a power-consuming compressor.
“We need better ways to produce clean water around the world,” said Greeley of the gravity-pressurized distillation system. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Amazon innovation contest rewards Snohomish County inventors

Winning teams from six cities took home $75,000 in prize money. One winner built a better still.

Its takes ropes and some climbing for Scott Greeley to work on his energy-saving distillation system, built 43 feet up in a tree on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Greeley has designed an energy-saving device that can purify water or distill alcohol using a low-fuel pump and gravity instead of a power-consuming compressor.
“We need better ways to produce clean water around the world,” said Greeley of the gravity-pressurized distillation system. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Terrence Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Suspect in 1972 murder kills himself; jury finds him guilty

Terrence Miller, 78, apparently took his own life as jurors in his cold-case murder trial were reaching a verdict.

Terrence Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds girl, 5, injured in unintentional shooting

Her father, 36, was reportedly putting the gun away when it fired through a wall.

Terrance Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Defense challenges integrity of DNA evidence in 1972 murder

Jurors are deliberating the fate of Terrence Miller, 78, who is accused of killing Jody Loomis, then 20.

Terrance Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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ECA’s Kidstock! returns Saturday — in the virtual world

World music performer Eli Rosenblatt kicks off the annual event for children and their families with a free show.

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The Edmonds Theater is nearly as old as Hollywood's movie industry reopened the theater for outdoor popcorn-only sales on Saturday and Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Edmonds Theater is a single-screen survivor

The iconic theater has endured since 1923, and is hanging on during the pandemic.

The Edmonds Theater is nearly as old as Hollywood's movie industry reopened the theater for outdoor popcorn-only sales on Saturday and Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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