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Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This B&B (bud and bong) is a stoner’s forest paradise

Relax and spark up at this cannabis-friendly treehouse BB in the woods outside of Sultan.

Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Replacement Point of Elliot Treaty marker on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo restores stolen plaque at site of fateful Point Elliott Treaty

The Tulalip Tribes chair said it “would’ve been nice” if Mayor Joe Marine consulted with the tribes to make the plaque more “appropriate.”

Replacement Point of Elliot Treaty marker on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kindergarteners from around the school district wait to change classrooms at Woodside Elementary School during Everett Ready, a program that helps kindergarteners get familiar with school routines on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, near Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Hundreds of Everett kindergarteners get a dress rehearsal for school

Everett Ready, a transition program, helps students learn what to expect in class. About 78% of incoming students signed up.

Kindergarteners from around the school district wait to change classrooms at Woodside Elementary School during Everett Ready, a program that helps kindergarteners get familiar with school routines on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, near Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People wander through the DraftKings Sportsbook during the soft opening at the Tualip Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Just as MLB, NFL seasons overlap, Tulalip Tribes open sportsbooks

At Tulalip’s new sportsbooks run by DraftKings, wagers can be made on Seahawks and Mariners games, but not the Huskies or Cougars.

People wander through the DraftKings Sportsbook during the soft opening at the Tualip Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on August 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Search suspended: 1 dead, 9 missing in Whidbey Island seaplane crash

One person was found dead Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard searched overnight. Air crews launched Monday morning.

A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on August 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Walt Jackson, a Granite Falls veteran, has attached a rare sidecar to his Honda Shadow which allows his wife, who suffered a stroke, to take ride along. Photographed Tuesday morning in Granite Falls, Washington on August 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After stroke, Granite Falls couple still finds a way to ride together

Walt Jackson built a motorcycle sidecar for his wife. It’s smooth sailing. “You can sip your coffee and enjoy your ride.”

Walt Jackson, a Granite Falls veteran, has attached a rare sidecar to his Honda Shadow which allows his wife, who suffered a stroke, to take ride along. Photographed Tuesday morning in Granite Falls, Washington on August 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
PCT thru-hiker Manny pulls out a hot pizza at Washington Alpine Club’s Guye Cabin near Snoqualmie Pass on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

The Thru-Hiker’s Diet: PCT hikers devour calories to fuel 100 marathons

On a 2,650-mile journey, what does a hiker eat? Ramen bombs. Sour Patch Kids. Tortillas stuffed with Lucky Charms.

PCT thru-hiker Manny pulls out a hot pizza at Washington Alpine Club’s Guye Cabin near Snoqualmie Pass on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)
Greg Nance walks through the woods below Mount Pilchuck while reflecting on his path to sobriety on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at the Mount Pilchuck Trailhead near Verlot, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

From Puget Sound to Pilchuck, marathon runner finds path to recovery

Greg Nance, 33, has run across the United States and up mountains, raising more than $110,000 for youth mental health.

Greg Nance walks through the woods below Mount Pilchuck while reflecting on his path to sobriety on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at the Mount Pilchuck Trailhead near Verlot, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Wary optimism as students, educators embark on new school year

There’s a sense of normalcy. There’s also concern about the pandemic’s toll on students and its impact on staff shortages.

Onions are grilled up at the Walla Walla Burger booth during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bloomin’ onions, giant corn dogs: Eat your way through the Evergreen State Fair

Food reporter Taylor Goebel faced a delicious dilemma with Evergreen State Fair’s 40 food vendors.

Onions are grilled up at the Walla Walla Burger booth during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Aleigh Davis, left, becomes emotional and hugs her friend Dylan Carpenter, right, after the sale of her steer Maverick during the Evergreen Youth Livestock Show at the Evergreen State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Youth livestock auction in Monroe ‘teaches them so much’

The event at the Evergreen State Fair is open to ages 8 to 21. For some kids, it’s money for college.

Aleigh Davis, left, becomes emotional and hugs her friend Dylan Carpenter, right, after the sale of her steer Maverick during the Evergreen Youth Livestock Show at the Evergreen State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Brad Holden, left, and Peter Blecha, authors of a new book about Prohibition-era roadhouses photographed Friday morning in Shoreline, Washington on August 26, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Decadent and debaucherous’: Looking back at Edmonds’ lost roadhouses

Historians Brad Holden and Peter Blecha explore dozens of local Prohibition-era roadhouses in their new book.

Brad Holden, left, and Peter Blecha, authors of a new book about Prohibition-era roadhouses photographed Friday morning in Shoreline, Washington on August 26, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mckenzie Roberts, 17, shears her sheep Aspen during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair is the hot ticket as 11-day run kicks off

Guests came out in 90-degree heat for animals, food, entertainment and rides. The heat should wane this weekend.

Mckenzie Roberts, 17, shears her sheep Aspen during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Keb, the 12-year-old search an rescue dog, stands at the feet of owner Suzanne Elshult after a quick training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Edmonds’ Keb, who combed Oso mud, up for Hero Dog of the Year

Suzanne Elshult’s search dog, a 12-year-old yellow Lab, has deployed on over 100 missions. She “is the consoler.”

Keb, the 12-year-old search an rescue dog, stands at the feet of owner Suzanne Elshult after a quick training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Dustin Allen, an Indiana-based service technician for Semcor Manufacturing, inspects the Freak Out as the state fair approaches on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair gears up for first full-capacity event since 2019

Organizers estimate crowds will be similar to pre-pandemic times. Old events are back and new ones will debut.

Dustin Allen, an Indiana-based service technician for Semcor Manufacturing, inspects the Freak Out as the state fair approaches on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
People line up outside of the Clyde for the premier showing of Elvis on Friday, July 8, 2022 in Langley, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

It’s showtime! Get in line for a seat at The Clyde Theater in Whidbey

The Langley movie house has served up butterless popcorn, iceless drinks and priceless memories since 1937.

People line up outside of the Clyde for the premier showing of Elvis on Friday, July 8, 2022 in Langley, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A few weeks before what could be her final professional UFC fight, Miranda Granger grimaces as she pushes a 45-pound plate up her driveway on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Her daughter Austin, age 11 months, is strapped to her back. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A mother’s fight: Miranda Granger’s journey from pregnancy to the Octagon

For the Everett-based UFC fighter, a grueling comeback was one of blood, sweat and tears.

A few weeks before what could be her final professional UFC fight, Miranda Granger grimaces as she pushes a 45-pound plate up her driveway on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Her daughter Austin, age 11 months, is strapped to her back. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Performers show off their mop talents during Up Up Up Crane Circus’ evening performance Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in the empty lot at Hewitt and Oakes in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Up Up Up’s circus truck troupe rolls into downtown Everett

A truck breakdown on Whidbey didn’t stop the show from going on — grand piano, aerial feats and all.

Performers show off their mop talents during Up Up Up Crane Circus’ evening performance Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in the empty lot at Hewitt and Oakes in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Diane Tillman, left, with Susan Kasch, her kidney donor, at Jennings Memorial Park on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Life-changing’ gift brought 2 Marysville school coworkers together

Susan Kasch donated her kidney to Diane Tillman in 2019. The women share their story to inspire more live kidney donors.

Diane Tillman, left, with Susan Kasch, her kidney donor, at Jennings Memorial Park on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Zion Wright, 6, makes a face as Cecilia Guidarrama starts to massage cold facial cleanser onto his face during Evergreen Beauty College’s annual back-to-school beauty event on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dozens of kids get free back-to-school haircuts in Everett

For hours on Wednesday, training beauticians pampered families at the Everett campus of Evergreen Beauty College.

Zion Wright, 6, makes a face as Cecilia Guidarrama starts to massage cold facial cleanser onto his face during Evergreen Beauty College’s annual back-to-school beauty event on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)