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Silvertips' Cole Fonstad races for a rebound with Chiefs' Jordan Chudley and Chiefs' Adam Beckman giving chase Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on March 20, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips end lengthy delay with shutout win over Chiefs

Dustin Wolf gets the shutout as Everett tops Spokane 2-0 in its first game action in 377 days.

Silvertips' Cole Fonstad races for a rebound with Chiefs' Jordan Chudley and Chiefs' Adam Beckman giving chase Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on March 20, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
2020 The Game creators Kathryn Christensen and Jonathan Noble display the card game they created at their home on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Bothell, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The year 2020 — now it’s a card game, thanks to Bothell couple

The craziest, most trying year ever inspires the game invented by Kathryn Christensen and Jonathan Noble.

2020 The Game creators Kathryn Christensen and Jonathan Noble display the card game they created at their home on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Bothell, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘We could be no prouder’ as veteran gets WWII Victory Medal

“Bob Peterson Day” was declared in Marysville as the 93-year-old Navy vet was honored.

Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Leigh Spruce gets off of Everett Para Transit at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Where does Everett need accessible curb ramps and sidewalks?

The city is finishing an ADA transition plan to identify right-of-way barriers and how to fix them.

Leigh Spruce gets off of Everett Para Transit at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Berinda Wolitarsky gets her second vaccine shot Saturday morning at Snohomish High School on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

COVID survivor, teacher, walker, she’s grateful for each step

“I almost died, but people prayed for me,” says Berinda Wolitarsky, who’s back in Snohomish schools.

Berinda Wolitarsky gets her second vaccine shot Saturday morning at Snohomish High School on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
People experiencing homelessness camping on Smith Avenue Thursday afternoon in Everett on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Businesses and the homeless at odds over Everett ordinance

Even with a shelter village nearby, some say a limited “no-sit, no-lie” law would criminalize homelessness.

People experiencing homelessness camping on Smith Avenue Thursday afternoon in Everett on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The view from the balcony of the stage and open floor space in the renovated Marysville Opera House. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Like a sign of normalcy, Marysville Opera House opens again

A year after it closed, the historic building is once again available to rent, with a new sprinkler system.

The view from the balcony of the stage and open floor space in the renovated Marysville Opera House. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Farmer Frog volunteer Amy Drackert helps load potatoes into cars on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Woodinville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County wants non-profit food distributor to find a new home

Farmer Frog is operating on unleased land and could cause environmental harm, the county alleges.

Farmer Frog volunteer Amy Drackert helps load potatoes into cars on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Woodinville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gold Bar fire chief pleads for U.S. 2 traffic help from state

The highway’s long had backups. But now drivers are using apps that take them onto narrow side roads.

Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish woman’s new book fulfills a promise to her mother

“The Friendship Adventure” teaches children about working together and problem-solving.

Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Co-founders of Black Snohomish County Carissa Walker, left, Maïmouna Fame and Avianca Walker-Loundermon laugh together while they work on social media posts for the BlackSnoCo accounts on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 2020 protests, groups focus on laws, people, policies

National tragedies and widespread racism spurred growth and pushed new leaders into inclusion work.

Co-founders of Black Snohomish County Carissa Walker, left, Maïmouna Fame and Avianca Walker-Loundermon laugh together while they work on social media posts for the BlackSnoCo accounts on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Riaz Khan speaks at the groundbreaking at the site of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo that he helped spearhead over the last seven years on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ground is broken for Mukilteo’s own mosque

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo has been seven years in planning.

Riaz Khan speaks at the groundbreaking at the site of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo that he helped spearhead over the last seven years on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Public speaks out against Everett’s ‘no-sit, no-lie’ proposal

The ordinance would target homeless people near the site of a proposed village of small shelter dwellings.

People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
James Myles walks his 5-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi Ellie around Martha Lake Park on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Myles entered Ellie into a contest called Americas Favorite Pet, where she's currently in 2nd place for her group. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Vote for Ellie: Fluffy corgi from Lynnwood vying for top dog

“Her Fluffiness” is competing to be America’s Favorite Pet. The contest raised $300,000 for PAWS last year.

James Myles walks his 5-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi Ellie around Martha Lake Park on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Myles entered Ellie into a contest called Americas Favorite Pet, where she's currently in 2nd place for her group. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Barre3 owner Gina Drake leads an exercise class in the Red Barn at 5th Ave S and Maple Street on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Barre3 teaches a fitness trifecta for balance during COVID-19

The full-body workouts combine strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness to help you feel balanced.

Barre3 owner Gina Drake leads an exercise class in the Red Barn at 5th Ave S and Maple Street on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Elwin Pittman, 10, plays foosball with Ashley Kiboigo in the game room during a break at Safe Haven Cafe on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Born of the pandemic, this business is a parental reprieve

Ashley Kiboigo’s Safe Haven WiFi Cafe in Everett is a place for kids to study and play.

Elwin Pittman, 10, plays foosball with Ashley Kiboigo in the game room during a break at Safe Haven Cafe on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
About a dozen metal dinosaurs sit in the front yard of a home owned by Burt Mason and Mary Saltwick on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Freeland, Washington. The couple are used to finding strangers in their yard and taking photos. Every year on their trip to Tucson, Burt and Mary bring home another figure  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dinos on Whidbey? This Freeland yard is a Jurassic Park

These creatures from long ago won’t chomp or chase you, and you’re welcome to visit.

About a dozen metal dinosaurs sit in the front yard of a home owned by Burt Mason and Mary Saltwick on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Freeland, Washington. The couple are used to finding strangers in their yard and taking photos. Every year on their trip to Tucson, Burt and Mary bring home another figure  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Maryville Getchell High School students Madison Dawson, left, Kaden Vongsa and Jenasis Lee, who made a presentation to their school board discussing mental health, lack of resources and personal stories of their peers mental health struggles. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students plead for better mental health support from schools

Three Marysville Getchell seniors want more counselors and improved training for staff.

Maryville Getchell High School students Madison Dawson, left, Kaden Vongsa and Jenasis Lee, who made a presentation to their school board discussing mental health, lack of resources and personal stories of their peers mental health struggles. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Amy Perusse, who has worked as the Everett School District's Kids in Transition coordinator for seven years, has been recognized by Education Week as one of 11 "Leaders to Learn From." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Quite an honor’ for district’s champion of homeless students

Once a teen mom, Everett’s Kids in Transition coordinator wins national recognition by Education Week.

Amy Perusse, who has worked as the Everett School District's Kids in Transition coordinator for seven years, has been recognized by Education Week as one of 11 "Leaders to Learn From." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Granite Falls' Kaleb Roberts rushes with Sultan's Kaden Harwick closing Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 2021 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Friday night lights finally back on

Granite Falls beats rival Sultan in OT in the area’s first prep football game in more than 15 months.

Granite Falls' Kaleb Roberts rushes with Sultan's Kaden Harwick closing Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 2021 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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