Everett

A couple walks around Harborview Park as the  Seaspan Brilliance, a 1,105-foot cargo ship, moors near the Port of Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The ship is moored until it can offload its cargo in Vancouver, B.C. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Amid import delays, Everett hosts 1,100-foot container ship

The Seaspan Brilliance has been anchored in Port Gardner for over a week. The ship is bound for Canada.

A couple walks around Harborview Park as the  Seaspan Brilliance, a 1,105-foot cargo ship, moors near the Port of Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The ship is moored until it can offload its cargo in Vancouver, B.C. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snow fell (but didn’t stick) in Everett, and more is forecast

A cold front headed for the Northwest is expected to bring the lowest temperatures of the winter.

Snohomish County hopes to repurpose existing buildings at McCollum Park into a processing and distribution center and a commercial kitchen for farmers to use. County Agriculture Coordinator Linda Neunzig at McCollum Park on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  “If you and I have blueberries and we have a big order from a big institution and we only have enough if we package and deliver them together as one order, we as smaller farmers could meet that order,” Neunzig said.
Producers can also use the center to combine forces and outsource delivery, lowering cost and reducing time away from the farm. “It opens up a market,” Neunzig said.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Snohomish County hopes to repurpose existing buildings at McCollum Park into a processing and distribution center and a commercial kitchen for farmers to use. County Agriculture Coordinator Linda Neunzig at McCollum Park on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  “If you and I have blueberries and we have a big order from a big institution and we only have enough if we package and deliver them together as one order, we as smaller farmers could meet that order,” Neunzig said.
Producers can also use the center to combine forces and outsource delivery, lowering cost and reducing time away from the farm. “It opens up a market,” Neunzig said.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett fire inspector caught in fraud, forced to resign

Chad Harris was a holdover from a Fire Marshal’s Office where inspectors were rumored to take midday naps. Then he got new bosses.

Everett's Marisol and Hector Flores were blessed with twin daughters, Hadassah (left) and Tabitha, during the pandemic year. (Courtesy Marisol Flores)

Faith overcame fear for these grateful new parents of twins

After 12 years of marriage, pregnancy was a surprise. Friends and family have helped in the midst of the pandemic.

Everett's Marisol and Hector Flores were blessed with twin daughters, Hadassah (left) and Tabitha, during the pandemic year. (Courtesy Marisol Flores)
Rachel Recker works on a bowl at one of her pottery wheel stations at her new pottery studio, Salish Sea Ceramics, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A new pottery studio opens in downtown Everett

Salish Sea Ceramic Studio on Hewitt Avenue offers classes, clay, inspiration and plenty of light.

Rachel Recker works on a bowl at one of her pottery wheel stations at her new pottery studio, Salish Sea Ceramics, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Planning commissioner vindicated following ethics complaint

Two critics said Merle Ash profited from his public role. A Snohomish County ethics commission disagreed.

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

‘Pallet’ village for Everett’s homeless could open in June

The Everett City Council must still vote on the project’s components, including a “no-sit, no-lie” ordinance.

Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
Diane Symms, right, has been the owner and CEO of Lombardi's Italian Restaurants for more than three decades. Now in her 70s, she's slowly turning the reins over to her daughter, Kerri Lonergan-Dreke.Shot on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Frustrated restaurateur reflects on transformative pandemic

Lombardi’s owner Kerri Lonergan-Dreke is unhappy with government but is coping with the changes COVID brought.

Diane Symms, right, has been the owner and CEO of Lombardi's Italian Restaurants for more than three decades. Now in her 70s, she's slowly turning the reins over to her daughter, Kerri Lonergan-Dreke.Shot on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
People walk into the new Boeing Activity Center COVID-19 vaccination site on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Indoor vaccination commences at Boeing Activity Center

It’s the fourth mass vaccination clinic in Snohomish County and can administer 10,000 shots per week.

People walk into the new Boeing Activity Center COVID-19 vaccination site on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Two people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after the sedan they were in crashed into a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon on SE Everett Mall Way. (Everett Police Department)

Test drive leads to crash in Everett; 2 seriously injured

A woman allegedly drove recklessly. She and her passenger, a dealership employee, were hospitalized.

Two people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after the sedan they were in crashed into a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon on SE Everett Mall Way. (Everett Police Department)
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Trees tower above a group from Everett's YMCA as they hike along a trail at Forest Park in Everett on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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Everett considers revenue-generating leases of city property

A ropes course at Forest Park is just one public-private proposal under consideration.

Ian Terry / The Herald

Trees tower above a group from Everett's YMCA as they hike along a trail at Forest Park in Everett on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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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)
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