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Family, friends and supporters gather in the quest for answers in the death of Tirhas Tesfatsion on July 13 during a protest rally Monday afternoon at the Lynnwood City Hall on July 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood council agrees to ask AG to investigate jail death

At a rally Monday evening, Tirhas Tesfatsion’s family called for answers in her July 13 death.

 

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, left and Husaynia Islamic Society of Seattle vice president Masood Zaidi, right, chat at the Eid ul Adha celebration on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish Islamic society’s interfaith celebration draws many

Sheriff Adam Fortney was one of the many who attended the meet-and-greet at the new mosque.

 

PUD Generation Senior Manager Brad Spangler points out a megawatt meter for one of two generators that provide power to the City of Everett at the Henry M. Jackson Hydroelectric Project on Friday, July 23, 2021 in Sultan, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

How the PUD kept things humming during the record heat wave

The public utility has been bracing for the impacts of climate change for more than a decade.

PUD Generation Senior Manager Brad Spangler points out a megawatt meter for one of two generators that provide power to the City of Everett at the Henry M. Jackson Hydroelectric Project on Friday, July 23, 2021 in Sultan, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Avery Rochon,16, won the Queen of the Hill and 1st place in Super Stock at the Camano Island Soap Box Derby in June. She will be racing on Monday at Derby Downs in Ohio at the All-American World Championship Soap Box Derby. Photographed at Arrowhead Ranch on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. Camden Tatarian, 7, also qualified for the the Championship in Akron, Ohio.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Speedsters will represent Stanwood, Camano Island at derby

After winning the 14th Stanwood-Camano Island Soap Box Derby, Avery Rochon and Camden Tatarian will race at the big event in Akron, Ohio.

Avery Rochon,16, won the Queen of the Hill and 1st place in Super Stock at the Camano Island Soap Box Derby in June. She will be racing on Monday at Derby Downs in Ohio at the All-American World Championship Soap Box Derby. Photographed at Arrowhead Ranch on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. Camden Tatarian, 7, also qualified for the the Championship in Akron, Ohio.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jeff Irtter (left) and Tom Glasenapp work it dismantle a tent of the covid vaccination station Wednesday morning at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on June 30th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish County winds down emergency response to COVID-19

Local leaders are shifting to long-term recovery, though the pandemic isn’t over, they say.

Jeff Irtter (left) and Tom Glasenapp work it dismantle a tent of the covid vaccination station Wednesday morning at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on June 30th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bert Erickson Field in the Delta Neighborhood in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Housing Authority considers 1,500 units for Baker Heights

The agency hasn’t made final plans for 10 acres previously slated for a university expansion.

Bert Erickson Field in the Delta Neighborhood in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Community leaders and officials break ground at the Port of Everett's Norton Terminal at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site along the waterfront Thursday morning in Everett on July 15, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Legacy of pollution makes Everett port project ‘challenging’

The former Kimberly-Clark mill site is nearing the end of a complex cleanup, part of a $36 million terminal project.

Community leaders and officials break ground at the Port of Everett's Norton Terminal at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site along the waterfront Thursday morning in Everett on July 15, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Essie Klopfenstine hands off one of her birthday presents Tuesday afternoon in Marysville on July 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After no-show party, a birthday parade helps heal a hurt

Drivers surprised an 8-year-old with gifts. “It’s just amazing what a community can do,” her Marysville mom said.

Essie Klopfenstine hands off one of her birthday presents Tuesday afternoon in Marysville on July 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Giselle Dogan of Jackson High School is The Athlete of the Month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

May/June Athlete of the Month: Giselle Dogan

The freshman point guard poured in 19 points to help her team win its final game of the season.

Giselle Dogan of Jackson High School is The Athlete of the Month. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Karen Sample with her daughter Erin take in the view on the Erinswood Trail. The 0.6-mile loop is an ADA-accessible companion trail to the Leovy Trail in Index on July 6, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In Index, Erinswood Trail will be a place for everyone

Named after Erin Sample, who has cerebral palsy, it will become fully ADA-compliant.

Karen Sample with her daughter Erin take in the view on the Erinswood Trail. The 0.6-mile loop is an ADA-accessible companion trail to the Leovy Trail in Index on July 6, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arturo Salinas, 16, left, Ed Newsom, 63, and Johnryan Newsom, 16 were all together when Ed Newsom was pulled under a log while floating the Green River in Auburn where Arturo Salinas and Johnryan performed life saving measures to revive Ed Newsom. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

River rescue: A breath away from being a drowning fatality

Ed Newsom was saved by his son and a friend, both 16, after he was swept underwater while tubing.

Arturo Salinas, 16, left, Ed Newsom, 63, and Johnryan Newsom, 16 were all together when Ed Newsom was pulled under a log while floating the Green River in Auburn where Arturo Salinas and Johnryan performed life saving measures to revive Ed Newsom. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cindy Buchan, 60, recently won a most-inspirational award in a weightlifting competition in Oregon, where she lifted 319 pounds. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘It’s my thing,’ says powerlifter, 60, who runs ice cream shop

With a lighthearted spirit, Cindy Buchan can deadlift over 300 pounds and is qualified for a world event.

Cindy Buchan, 60, recently won a most-inspirational award in a weightlifting competition in Oregon, where she lifted 319 pounds. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The new Amazon fulfillment center under construction along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, just south of Arlington Municipal Airport. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210708

Arlington and Marysville trade open space for local jobs

Light-industrial development is transforming the farms and fields where the two cities join.

The new Amazon fulfillment center under construction along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, just south of Arlington Municipal Airport. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210708
Heading south from the Nakashima Barn. Mike Griffith is lead by the family dog, Crumb as wife Jen and daughter bike along the Centennial Trail on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Easy riding: Centennial Trail offers bicycle fun for everyone

The wide, paved path is suitable for all ages and abilities. On the way, there are plenty of places to stop for a rest and lunch.

Heading south from the Nakashima Barn. Mike Griffith is lead by the family dog, Crumb as wife Jen and daughter bike along the Centennial Trail on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Marysville Getchell Malachi Knight claps after making it to third base during the game against Marysville Pilchuck on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marysville Getchell Malachi Knight claps after making it to third base during the game against Marysville Pilchuck on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bill Taylor sits in an area called "Hobbit House" in the southwest area of his garden on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Edmonds, Washington. The Taylor’s home is a stop on the Edmonds in Bloom garden tour to be held on July 18th. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This garden featured on Edmonds in Bloom tour must be explored

Bill and Pat Taylor’s landscape has Japanese maples, conifers, rock work, a waterfall with a stream system and a pond.

Bill Taylor sits in an area called "Hobbit House" in the southwest area of his garden on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Edmonds, Washington. The Taylor’s home is a stop on the Edmonds in Bloom garden tour to be held on July 18th. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Allison Smith (left to right), Jamie Gonzales and Jodie Aney listen during the sentencing of Jeremy Pidgeon in Snohomish County District Court in Monroe on June 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Outside the ring, survivors say Snohomish coach abused them

When MMA gym owner Jeremy Pidgeon was arrested, it unmasked decades of domestic violence, three women say.

Allison Smith (left to right), Jamie Gonzales and Jodie Aney listen during the sentencing of Jeremy Pidgeon in Snohomish County District Court in Monroe on June 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bob Little, a Vietnam War veteran, receives a kiss from a labrador named Queso while waiting to walk in the "Edmonds Kind of 4th" parade with VFW Post 8870 on Sunday in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gallery: ‘Edmonds Kind of 4th’ parade

Scenes from Sunday’s “Edmonds Kind of 4th” parade, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

Bob Little, a Vietnam War veteran, receives a kiss from a labrador named Queso while waiting to walk in the "Edmonds Kind of 4th" parade with VFW Post 8870 on Sunday in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Aaliyah Collins, Glacier Peak senior, averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the Grizzles undefeated 9-0 season. Collins will attend Chicago State University in the fall and is The Herald's girl basketball Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aaliyah Collins, Glacier Peak senior, averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the Grizzles undefeated 9-0 season. Collins will attend Chicago State University in the fall and is The Herald's girl basketball Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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