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Lake Stevens beats Woodinville to reach 4A state title game (video)

An improbable touchdown on third-and-goal from the 45-yard line lifts the Vikings to a 28-14 win.

 

Sporting opposing team gear, Lauren Rice and Avery Kirkman, right, enjoy chatting together as Dutch Hill Elementary held an Apple Cup-themed Dads and Donuts event, with the gym decked out in Cougar and Husky colors, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The Huskies and Cougars rivalry is elementary at this school

The annual Dads ’n Donuts event at Dutch Hill in Snohomish is all about the Apple Cup.

 

Married five years, Jeff Hebrank (left) and Chris Sullivan adopted 2-month-old Paige during National Adoption Day Friday. Their son Reed, a year and a half, has an affectionate moment with courthouse dog Lucy while awaiting the proceedings. “This is a special family,” Judge David Kurtz told those gathered in his courtroom. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Families created with stroke of a pen and strike of a gavel

“Now we know he’ll be with us forever,” says one mom celebrating parenthood on National Adoption Day.

 

Everett voters say yes to City Council districts

And in a council race, Liz Vogeli, with more than 51 percent of the vote, was leading Tyler Rourke.

After the verdict is handed down, Sneezy the Wolf (Sophie McDonald) is handcuffed by Sheriff Kaleigh Stull. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Wolf’ found guilty as kids learn and a federal judge laughs

U.S. District Judge John Coughenour was an honored guest at Hazelwood Elementary School’s mock trial.

After the verdict is handed down, Sneezy the Wolf (Sophie McDonald) is handcuffed by Sheriff Kaleigh Stull. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Kevin Grigsby, 61, has about 100,000 record albums. He buys, sells and trades out of the garage of his Lynnwood home. He calls it The Vinyl Garage. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Groovy! The dude has a vinyl stash of, like, 97,000 records

Kevin Grigsby, vinyl purist and Deadhead, is reliving and reselling the ’60s in his Lynnwood garage.

Kevin Grigsby, 61, has about 100,000 record albums. He buys, sells and trades out of the garage of his Lynnwood home. He calls it The Vinyl Garage. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Forget wedding gifts: Costumed couple wants food bank goods

The dress code was Halloween-chic for a wedding at the Snohomish Community Food Bank.

Cavelero Mid High junior Kashan Hussain tests a remote space vehicle, which speeds forward, after he built and programmed it with his work partner Tyler Koon (right) Thursday in a computer lab attached to a large assembly facility where the school’s robotics club meets and works. Kashan is one of 25 student ambassadors chosen for the national program Back to Space. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Stevens teen chosen to help reach for the stars

Kashan Hussain is one of 25 student ambassadors for the Back to Space project.

Cavelero Mid High junior Kashan Hussain tests a remote space vehicle, which speeds forward, after he built and programmed it with his work partner Tyler Koon (right) Thursday in a computer lab attached to a large assembly facility where the school’s robotics club meets and works. Kashan is one of 25 student ambassadors chosen for the national program Back to Space. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Snohomish High School student Hailey Knie uses her cellphone Monday to light up the wall where she is blending colors of paint in a tiny home at the school. The home was built by classmates and painted by students from the Art Honor Society, and will be used to house the homeless in Seattle. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish students paint tiny home for homeless in Seattle

They’re decorating the building with a deep sea theme. Another class at the school built the shelter.

Snohomish High School student Hailey Knie uses her cellphone Monday to light up the wall where she is blending colors of paint in a tiny home at the school. The home was built by classmates and painted by students from the Art Honor Society, and will be used to house the homeless in Seattle. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: Sunday at Skate America in Everett

Sunday of Skate America in Everett featured Ladies Free Skating and Free Dance.

Ashley Cain is spun by her partner Timothy Leduc during the paris free skating program at the 2018 Skate America competition on Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gallery: Saturday of Skate America in Everett

Saturday of Skate America in Everett featured Men’s Free Skating and Pair’s Free Skating.

Ashley Cain is spun by her partner Timothy Leduc during the paris free skating program at the 2018 Skate America competition on Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Reigning U.S., world champion charms crowd at Skate America

Nathan Chen took a commanding lead after the men’s short program at Angel of the Winds Arena.

At Marysville Getchell High, School Resource Officers Chris Sutherland, right, and Jeremy Wood pose for a photo on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cops share stories of trauma to encourage others to get help

The two Marysville school resource officers draw on their personal PTSD experiences.

At Marysville Getchell High, School Resource Officers Chris Sutherland, right, and Jeremy Wood pose for a photo on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Verlot Corridor Manager Erica Keene laughs as Richard Bake, tech support for Snohomish County, talks to a 911 operator after installing the new pay phone at the Verlot Public Service Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 in Verlot, Wa. The installation by Snohomish County puts a permanent payphone in the town of Verlot, a valuable public safety asset in an area with little cellphone service. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County, forest service install new payphone in Verlot

On the Mountain Loop Highway, where cell service is nonexistent, there are few options to call 911.

Verlot Corridor Manager Erica Keene laughs as Richard Bake, tech support for Snohomish County, talks to a 911 operator after installing the new pay phone at the Verlot Public Service Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 in Verlot, Wa. The installation by Snohomish County puts a permanent payphone in the town of Verlot, a valuable public safety asset in an area with little cellphone service. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kelly Hatley, 63, proudly displays characters from “King of the Hill” in Freeland on Whidbey Island. An artist friend, Linda Frasier, painted the cutouts that are copied from the cartoon series. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Why are there ‘King of the Hill’ figures in the front yard?

Freeland resident Kelly Hatley tries to explain the tribute to Hank Hill and cartoon sidekicks.

Kelly Hatley, 63, proudly displays characters from “King of the Hill” in Freeland on Whidbey Island. An artist friend, Linda Frasier, painted the cutouts that are copied from the cartoon series. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Taisey family steps out of their “little house on the water” (left) to walk down the Everett Marina pier to nearby Boxcar Park. From left, they are Joy, 11, Arianna, 10, Caleb, 4, Jacy, Felicity, 7, Ryan and Trusty the dog. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Life’s cozy for family of six in ‘little house on the water’

Now moored at the Everett Marina, they hope to trade their Cruise-A-Home for sailing the world.

The Taisey family steps out of their “little house on the water” (left) to walk down the Everett Marina pier to nearby Boxcar Park. From left, they are Joy, 11, Arianna, 10, Caleb, 4, Jacy, Felicity, 7, Ryan and Trusty the dog. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Suspicious’ fire destroys historic flagship Judd & Black store

The venerable retailer on Hewitt Avenue burned late Friday. Police and fire officials are investigating.

Ebey Island corn harvest to feed families around Washington

Volunteers picked three acres of corn that will be delivered to food banks throughout the state.

Lake Stevens clobbers Lincoln in Week 2 showdown (video)

The 4A No. 6 Vikings dominate the 3A No. 2 Abes on both sides of the ball in a 38-21 non-league win.