Everett

The Best Puzzles and Gifts of Everett was started as an online puzzle supply business based in Lynnwood for the last three years before becoming a brick and mortar store.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New puzzle store opens in downtown Everett

Jigsaw puzzle sales have surged during the pandemic. The Best Puzzles & Gifts has hundreds of designs.

The Best Puzzles and Gifts of Everett was started as an online puzzle supply business based in Lynnwood for the last three years before becoming a brick and mortar store.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ben Corey, left, and Ross Jinkens owners of Pops Skateshop on Friday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This new skateboard store in downtown Everett really ‘pops’

Is Rucker Avenue undergoing a retail revival? The owners of the Pops Skate Shop think so.

Ben Corey, left, and Ross Jinkens owners of Pops Skateshop on Friday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Daniel Kolodich works through an assignment Thursday morning at Sno-Isle Tech in Everett on January 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hands-on instruction in the COVID age is something to savor

At Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, the gradual return of in-person learning is a welcome reprieve from screen time.

Daniel Kolodich works through an assignment Thursday morning at Sno-Isle Tech in Everett on January 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Morgan Zehrung, owner of Forecast Solar, takes measurements for solar panel on the home of Brian Aikins Friday morning in Everett on January 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Pandemic slows growth of the clean-tech sector — for now

With economic uncertainty, homeowners and businesses have put the brakes on alternative energy plans.

Morgan Zehrung, owner of Forecast Solar, takes measurements for solar panel on the home of Brian Aikins Friday morning in Everett on January 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A man walks past a parking lot roof made up of solar panels at Hopeworks Station on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 in Everett, Washington. HopeWorks Station has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate for its environmentally-friendly design and features.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A green Everett architecture firm teams up with Housing Hope

Dykeman Architects has designed sustainable buildings for more than a quarter-century.

A man walks past a parking lot roof made up of solar panels at Hopeworks Station on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 in Everett, Washington. HopeWorks Station has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate for its environmentally-friendly design and features.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Washington State University, City of Everett and Snohomish County won a Vision 2040 award for the new WSU Everett campus. (Bob Hubner / Washington State University)

WSU Everett launches eighth undergrad program, in business

The campus in north Everett will offer bachelor’s degree in business administration in the fall.

Washington State University, City of Everett and Snohomish County won a Vision 2040 award for the new WSU Everett campus. (Bob Hubner / Washington State University)
Dennis Shewey, of Arlington, bowls at Evergreen Lanes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Starting Monday, certain categories of Snohomish county businesses were permitted to reinstate indoor occupancy at 25% capacity under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide reopening plan. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Reopening Day: Some businesses return with lockdown lifted

Bowling and indoor dining were back as Snohomish County moved to Phase 2 of the “Healthy Washington” recovery plan.

Dennis Shewey, of Arlington, bowls at Evergreen Lanes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Starting Monday, certain categories of Snohomish county businesses were permitted to reinstate indoor occupancy at 25% capacity under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide reopening plan. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Rex, a Snohomish County Sheriff's canine, was injured in a training accident and faces a long recovery. (Submitted photo)

Get well, Rex: Sheriff’s dog’s legs are in casts after fall

Newest canine of the Snohomish sheriff’s office force was injured in jump from a third-floor balcony.

Rex, a Snohomish County Sheriff's canine, was injured in a training accident and faces a long recovery. (Submitted photo)

Volunteer gymnastics coach in Everett suspected of voyeurism

Two hidden cellphones have been found at a gymnastics academy. The most recent discovery led to an arrest.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

Providence gave special vaccine access to donors, volunteers

The Everett hospital has apologized for sending vaccination invites to more than 200 big-money donors.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

We’ve got lots of vaccination capacity, but too few doses

The county set up drive-thru clinics quickly. But it’s still difficult to make an appointment.

Top row: Paula Rhyne (left), Craig Ollis (center) and Paul Roberts. Bottom row: Scott Murphy (left) and Don Schwab.

More people announce intent to run for Everett City Council

In the mix are incumbent council members, a retired firefighter and a business manager.

Top row: Paula Rhyne (left), Craig Ollis (center) and Paul Roberts. Bottom row: Scott Murphy (left) and Don Schwab.
Mayor Cassie Franklin makes her State of Everett address online from her office on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State of Everett: It was a ‘hellish’ year but better days loom

In her annual speech, Mayor Cassie Franklin reflected on losses and triumphs and stated her priorities.

Mayor Cassie Franklin makes her State of Everett address online from her office on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With deal, Inslee lifts pause on local highway projects

The governor says he has an agreement with lawmakers to commit to finding money to fix fish-blocking culverts

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Naval Station Everett. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Local Navy bases participating in February terrorism drill

Those near Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island might notice unusual activity.

Naval Station Everett. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)
With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777X lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

More 737 Max fallout: Boeing delays 777X delivery until 2023

The company also reported a record loss of $11.94 billion in 2020, much of that due to the 777X delay.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777X lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A man crosses the road under stoplights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The lights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way are being considered for controversial red-light traffic cameras. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Traffic-enforcement cameras are on Everett council agenda

The devices have generated millions of dollars of revenue for nearby Lynnwood over the past decade.

A man crosses the road under stoplights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The lights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way are being considered for controversial red-light traffic cameras. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett call center scammer convicted in $2.5 million fraud

Roughly 1,000 homeowners were scammed by Josh Herrera, 34, who advertised impossible mortgage rates.

Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Everett-based Pallet offers a novel way to shelter homeless

The manufacturer’s small, temporary homes have helped hundreds of people get off the streets around Puget Sound.

Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
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