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Ron Thompson looks around inside a trailer that he and his wife Gail keep stocked with emergency supplies in case of emergency at their home Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Oso, Washington. The Thompsons lost their home to the 2014 slide that claimed dozens of lives, and in the years since, they have worked to prepare themselves and their community members for future disaster. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

After big quake, Snohomish County would face jigsaw puzzle of ‘islands’

An interactive map of “Population Islands” shows who you might be isolated with — and where — in a major earthquake.

 

Lori Johnson, director of the Washington State Food Truck Association shows off a box of fresh malasadas during the grand opening of the GoodBelly LLC food truck on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fried dough on the go, from a woman who’s on the go

A decade after immigrating to the U.S., Alice Tum has mastered the art of making Hawaiian-style doughnuts and sells them from her own food trailer.

 

Everett Home Depot worker Jeffrey Raven Leonard, 52, holds a certificate that names him a Kentucky Colonel, an honor from the governor of Kentucky. He received the award, given to 4,000 to 5,000 people annually, for getting the word out about a hiring program for veterans at Home Depot. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

This Kentucky Colonel works at Home Depot, not a fried chicken stand

Jeffrey Raven Leonard, 52, of Everett, joins thousands of other colonels honored for good deeds by the governor of Kentucky.

 

The final 747 is revealed during a celebration in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. The plane was rolled out Dec. 6 from the Everett assembly factory and delivered to the customer, Atlas Air. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘Still jaw-dropping’: Last Boeing 747 takes the stage in Everett

Thousands, including actor John Travolta, gathered at Boeing’s Everett factory to bid goodbye to the “Queen of the Skies.”

The final 747 is revealed during a celebration in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. The plane was rolled out Dec. 6 from the Everett assembly factory and delivered to the customer, Atlas Air. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Ryder Bumgarner breaks away and runs the ball in for a touchdown while his teammates raise their arms and cheer during the 3A quarterfinal game against Odea on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep notebook: Bumgarner (UW), Williams (WSU) commit as PWOs

Plus, the 4A and 3A state baseball championships are coming to Funko Field in Everett and more.

Stanwood’s Ryder Bumgarner breaks away and runs the ball in for a touchdown while his teammates raise their arms and cheer during the 3A quarterfinal game against Odea on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A section of contaminated Wicks tidelands on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Port acquisition marks next step in toxic cleanup on Everett waterfront

Private owners donated land near the contaminated Wicks Tide Flats to the Port of Everett. Cleanup work could begin within the year.

A section of contaminated Wicks tidelands on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
K-9 Hobbs and Sgt. Jason Robinson pose for a photo after Hobbs’ retirement ceremony at the Edmonds Police Department in Edmonds, Washington on Thursday Jan. 26, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Police dog Hobbs retires after nearly 10 years on the Edmonds force

The German shepherd had 520 deployments, 166 arrests and 113 evidence finds with his handler, Sgt. Jason Robinson.

K-9 Hobbs and Sgt. Jason Robinson pose for a photo after Hobbs’ retirement ceremony at the Edmonds Police Department in Edmonds, Washington on Thursday Jan. 26, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Juniper DeCasso, 17, prepares groceries for pickup at the Edmonds Food Bank in Edmonds, Washington on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Scriber Lake High School student Juniper works at the Edmonds Food bank as part of an on-the-job training class that teaches students about career options and goal planning, while also paying them for a part-time internship. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

School program gives Scriber Lake teens class credits — and paychecks

The on-the-job training program offers paid internships and career planning assignments with a real-world feel.

Juniper DeCasso, 17, prepares groceries for pickup at the Edmonds Food Bank in Edmonds, Washington on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Scriber Lake High School student Juniper works at the Edmonds Food bank as part of an on-the-job training class that teaches students about career options and goal planning, while also paying them for a part-time internship. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Inside one of the event spaces with a full bar and stage inside King Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s former Club Broadway gets major facelift to host concerts, art

The Apex Art and Culture Center will host an 800-person hall for live music, as well as space planned for art, steak and more.

Inside one of the event spaces with a full bar and stage inside King Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mel Jennings sits in his structure during a point-in-time count of people facing homelessness in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Mel has had a brain and spinal surgery, and currently has been homeless for a year. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Annual homeless count aims to give snapshot of housing crisis

Volunteers set out into the rain Tuesday to count all the people facing homelessness in central Everett.

Mel Jennings sits in his structure during a point-in-time count of people facing homelessness in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Mel has had a brain and spinal surgery, and currently has been homeless for a year. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
CarlaRae Arneson, of Lynnwood, grabs a tea press full of fresh tea from Peanut the server robot while dining with her 12-year-old son Levi at Sushi Hana on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. CarlaRae said she and her son used to visit the previous restaurant at Sushi Hana’s location and were excited to try the new business’s food. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Peanut the robot waitress is on a roll at Lynnwood’s Sushi Hana

She’s less RoboCop and more Rosey as she patrols the restaurant, making sure everyone has a drink and good time.

CarlaRae Arneson, of Lynnwood, grabs a tea press full of fresh tea from Peanut the server robot while dining with her 12-year-old son Levi at Sushi Hana on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. CarlaRae said she and her son used to visit the previous restaurant at Sushi Hana’s location and were excited to try the new business’s food. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A big head Buddha turns to the crowd during a celebration of the Lunar New Year on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in downtown Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A big head Buddha turns to the crowd during a celebration of the Lunar New Year on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in downtown Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
One worker looks up from the cargo area as another works in what will be the passenger compartment on one of the first Boeing 787 jets as it stands near completion at the front of the assembly line, Monday, May 19, 2008, in Everett, Wash. The plane, the first new Boeing jet in 14 years, is targeted for power on in June followed by an anticipated first flight sometime late in 2008.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Boeing workers long-exposed to carcinogen far above legal limits

The company confirmed in depositions that parts of its Everett plant still don’t meet 2010 standards.

One worker looks up from the cargo area as another works in what will be the passenger compartment on one of the first Boeing 787 jets as it stands near completion at the front of the assembly line, Monday, May 19, 2008, in Everett, Wash. The plane, the first new Boeing jet in 14 years, is targeted for power on in June followed by an anticipated first flight sometime late in 2008.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Snohomish County Human Services Opioid Outreach Specialist Amy Wheat talks about Narcan at the Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘We cannot help people if they are not alive’

Everett libraries and Snohomish County have partnered to train people on how to use naloxone, in an effort to reverse overdoses.

Snohomish County Human Services Opioid Outreach Specialist Amy Wheat talks about Narcan at the Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Store owner Jay Behar, 50, left, and store manager Dan Boston, 60, right, work to help unload a truck of recliners at Behar's Furniture on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Behar's Furniture on Broadway in Everett is closing up shop after 60 years in business. The family-owned furniture store opened in 1963, when mid-century model styles were all the rage. Second-generation owner, Jay Behar says it's time to move on. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Behar’s Furniture in Everett closing after 60 years

“It’s time to move on.” The small family-owned store opened in 1963 and grew to cover an entire city block.

Store owner Jay Behar, 50, left, and store manager Dan Boston, 60, right, work to help unload a truck of recliners at Behar's Furniture on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Behar's Furniture on Broadway in Everett is closing up shop after 60 years in business. The family-owned furniture store opened in 1963, when mid-century model styles were all the rage. Second-generation owner, Jay Behar says it's time to move on. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A pair of over easy eggs cook away on the flat top during lunch service at Totem Family Diner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Shoppers, restaurants, bakeries bedeviled by soaring egg prices

Avian flu is to blame for costs that have more than doubled in the past year. Local diners in particular are shelling out more cash.

A pair of over easy eggs cook away on the flat top during lunch service at Totem Family Diner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Master Gardener Jackie Trimble, 68, checks on compost in the backyard of her home in Lake Stevens, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

DIY composting puts table scraps to good use

Composting is low-effort and high-reward: “It improves all kinds of soils, including dense and waterlogged.”

Master Gardener Jackie Trimble, 68, checks on compost in the backyard of her home in Lake Stevens, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Volunteer Victor Rodriguez chats with supporters as he hands out yard signs during a campaign event in support of Marysville School District’s proposed levy on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at the Marysville Historical Society Museum in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Marysville to run ‘most critical levy’ in its history, schools chief says

Coming off of a double levy failure last year, the district could face “impossible choices” and lose about a sixth of its budget.

Volunteer Victor Rodriguez chats with supporters as he hands out yard signs during a campaign event in support of Marysville School District’s proposed levy on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at the Marysville Historical Society Museum in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A paddleboarder makes their way across Lake Ballinger on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Decade after golf course closed, Ballinger Park taking shape

Mountlake Terrace is spending millions to revamp the former nine-hole course into a regional lakeside park.

A paddleboarder makes their way across Lake Ballinger on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Patricia Cairus, 36, left, and Nick Cairus, 38, right, pose for a photo by one of their vans at Fast Track Hvac in Stanwood on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Nick Cairus and Patricia Cairus lost their housing in the recession and were homeless for a number of years. They started a successful HVAC company during the pandemic in a former newspaper printing building.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Homeless for years, Stanwood family now runs ‘busy as heck’ HVAC business

The Cairus family moved at least 11 times since 2006. Housing Hope offered stable housing and a chance to “build traction.”

Patricia Cairus, 36, left, and Nick Cairus, 38, right, pose for a photo by one of their vans at Fast Track Hvac in Stanwood on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Nick Cairus and Patricia Cairus lost their housing in the recession and were homeless for a number of years. They started a successful HVAC company during the pandemic in a former newspaper printing building.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)