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‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

Mill Creek workers helped deliver her big donation. Experts see a critical need for food assistance.


Debbie and Ed Cogswell of Tulalip built their gnome home on the stump of a tree they cut down five years ago. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pandemic Projects: Garden gnomes get a home of their own

The rustic retreat had been on this Tulalip couple’s to-do list for five years. Now, the gnomes — and the family cat — stay dry.


A yellow haze settles over the fiery Pacific Northwest

Meanwhile, the Downey Creek forest fire doubled in size. Relief in the form of rain may be coming.


Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank

“Hope the Whale” hopefully can do for Langley what “Rachel the Pig” did for Pike Place Market.

Only silence on original prep football opening night

Instead of being filled with screaming fans, football stadiums across the area will be empty Friday.

‘You can’t imagine the joy,’ vet says of war’s end 75 years ago

Marysville’s Farlan Dubarry fought on Okinawa. Before the pandemic, he was invited to Hawaii ceremony.

It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett

To find the new art you might have to walk down an alley. Graffiti murals are on 16 walls downtown.

Cancelled by COVID: Life without the Evergreen State Fair

How losing the county’s largest event affects vendors, students, businesses and local governments.

An addict’s life and death, and his loved ones’ plea for help

Years behind bars did nothing to end destructive cycle of heroin use, crime and pain for Justin Murphy.

A scary thing happened on her way to sign waving in Snohomish

Candidate April Berg suffered a broken back and fractured ribs in a head-on crash on Election Day.

Granite Falls protesters rally for social justice, unity

For a while, it appeared there would be dueling rallies on the same night in the east county town.

The wait is over: Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge opens

The bridge provides much-anticipated access to Everett’s waterfront from the Northwest Neighborhood.

Bars, cafes and tai chi set for Everett ‘streatery’ spaces

Several places applied and were approved to claim public right-of-way room to bolster business.

Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours

Everett’s most notable home “holds the imagination of the city.” And it’s for sale.

For WSU med students, it begins with white coats, big dreams

Amid COVID precautions, drive-thru ceremony in Everett Friday recognized hard work behind and ahead.

The county feeds people and pays farmers with federal funds

The Nourishing Neighborhoods program is delivering food to residents in need and helping local farmers.

Hilton name and gift store to live on after sale of pharmacy

Marysville druggist sells portion of century-old business to Rite Aid, but her shop’s getting a reboot.

After 128 years, an Everett business moves out of downtown

With demand soaring, it was time for glass company Goldfinch Brothers to find a new home.