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Curious boy gets the story behind the name of Snohomish park

The 5th grader researched the life and legacy of Willis D. Tucker. The result amazed his teacher.

 

E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

$5 parking fee coming to Gissberg, Twin Rivers county parks

“Clean, safe and open” is the goal, but anglers and other visitors are unhappy about the new cost.

 

Silly, useless robots may lead to the next big breakthrough

A “shoddy-robot” hack-a-thon at WSU Everett gave engineering students a taste of real-life problems.

 

A look inside the rapidly growing world of local esports

Northwest ESports is hosting local tournaments as competitive video gaming rises in popularity.

Betty Davis, left, holds on to her mother Leia, who holds onto daughter Alana,7, as they watch books fall from shelves inside The Big Shaker as it shakes like a magnitude 8 earthquake on April 19 in Everett. The Big Shaker is an earthquake simulator in a 24-foot trailer that replicates a typical living room of sofas and shelves with books and plastic dishes that fall during the demonstration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Big Shaker: This rockin’ trailer simulates an 8.0 earthquake

The real thing would be seismically serious, but getting a feel for what’s to come can be fun.

Betty Davis, left, holds on to her mother Leia, who holds onto daughter Alana,7, as they watch books fall from shelves inside The Big Shaker as it shakes like a magnitude 8 earthquake on April 19 in Everett. The Big Shaker is an earthquake simulator in a 24-foot trailer that replicates a typical living room of sofas and shelves with books and plastic dishes that fall during the demonstration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Lit crawl’ draws bookworms to compete in daylong marathon

Four local bookstores took part in this year’s Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Challenge.

The world of recycling is changing, and it will cost you

Market changes mean stricter rules on cleanliness, and a lot of recycled items are anything but clean.

Every theater in the county is showing ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Two cineplexes devoted half their screens to it. Still, it might be hard to get tickets this weekend.

Jackson gets revenge, hands Glacier Peak first league loss

Iyanla De Jesus whiffs 16 as the Timberwolves repay an earlier loss to the Grizzlies with a 5-1 win.

Glacier Peak boys, girls win team titles at Eason Invitational

The Grizzlies own the day in Snohomish at one of the state’s largest track and field meets.

Girl, 10, invents shampoo bottle that doesn’t waste a drop

Callia Park won Best of Show in Invent Washington and is headed to the nationals. Patent pending.

If it’s got a rabbit on it, this Snohomish woman wants it

Cheryl Bryan was born five days after Easter in 1960 — and she’s loved bunnies ever since.

Yoga for horses exists, and it’s exactly what you think it is

A Snohomish-area veterinarian teaches equine stretches important to health and performance.

Premera Blue Cross volunteer Jaimie Powell uses her cell phone light to look for a hole in a desk, as she and Michelle Rosenblad assemble furniture at the new Cocoon House on Colby Avenue on April 10. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett gets 40 new beds for at-risk youth and young adults

Cocoon House will open a new services and housing center on Colby Avenue on Friday.

Premera Blue Cross volunteer Jaimie Powell uses her cell phone light to look for a hole in a desk, as she and Michelle Rosenblad assemble furniture at the new Cocoon House on Colby Avenue on April 10. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Dozens of relatives and friends gathered Monday to wish LaVerne Bunney a happy 110th birthday at Brookdale Arbor Place in Everett. Her grandson, Doug Ware, watches Gideon Oravetz, 7, and Oden Roehl, 3, help blow out candles. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Pretty amazing’ LaVerne Bunney parties on her 110th birthday

She was born in North Dakota in 1909. Surrounded by family on her special day, she keeps on smiling.

Dozens of relatives and friends gathered Monday to wish LaVerne Bunney a happy 110th birthday at Brookdale Arbor Place in Everett. Her grandson, Doug Ware, watches Gideon Oravetz, 7, and Oden Roehl, 3, help blow out candles. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Marysville Getchell softball players enjoy a breakout season

The Chargers have made gradual improvements over the past four years and are now among the area’s best.

Cirque du Soleil glides in a new direction: the ice rink

The contemporary circus’ first skating-based show comes to Everett this week.

Mukilteo ferry terminal takes shape and could open in 2020

The Whidbey Island ride might be short, but it’s the busiest for traffic — 2.3 million vehicles per year.

Want to visit the tulips without the traffic? Come early or late

The Skagit Valley’s annual celebration of the colorful perennials runs through April 30.