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Inside the Great Hall of the Monroe castle. All armor and weapons are included with the castle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Home sweet castle: $2.3M buys a medieval marvel near Monroe

Swords, armor and collectibles are included. The 19-acre property has a gun range and 9-foot dragon.

Inside the Great Hall of the Monroe castle. All armor and weapons are included with the castle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Volunteer Megan Gossen gets ready to plant a paper birch tree for Green Everett Day at Forest Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Trees, fighters of climate change, are also victims of it

As the weather becomes more extreme, the trees that are synonymous with Washington are suffering.

Volunteer Megan Gossen gets ready to plant a paper birch tree for Green Everett Day at Forest Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
With new owners demanding the Grand Apartments' longtime residents leave, Stephen Teixeira, 52, documents issues at the Rockefeller Avenue building, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Life at the Grand Apartments in Everett is now a ‘nightmare’

Longtime residents say the new owner, an investment company, is trying to bully them out of the building.

With new owners demanding the Grand Apartments' longtime residents leave, Stephen Teixeira, 52, documents issues at the Rockefeller Avenue building, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The South Fork Stillaguamish River runs through a new location past a man-made meander jam, large woody material jam and a live crib wall to help guide its new course on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Verlot, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At Gold Basin, a river is moved to save endangered salmon

A landslide had been dumping more than 40,000 tons of silt a year into the river. Not anymore.

The South Fork Stillaguamish River runs through a new location past a man-made meander jam, large woody material jam and a live crib wall to help guide its new course on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Verlot, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tugboat docks at its final home: Imagine Children’s Museum

The model ship is part of a new exhibit about the maritime industry and the Port of Everett.

A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Several hundred activists march in support of reproductive rights on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The march started at Everett Mall and then along Highway 99. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hundreds rally for abortion rights in Everett Women’s March

Toting feminist signs and chanting, “My Body, My Rules,” protesters walked along Everett Mall Way.

Several hundred activists march in support of reproductive rights on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The march started at Everett Mall and then along Highway 99. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bob Fink at his home in Everett on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Unaware of sex scandal, Schack named him Artist of the Year

A showcase by Everett photographer Bob Fink — a major donor — was delayed due to his art, not his past, Schack leaders say.

Bob Fink at his home in Everett on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Tulalip Tribes community members raise a fist as they gather at the last remaining building from the Tulalip Indian boarding school for a Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Tulalip Reservation, Washington. The Tulalip Tribes passed a resolution proclaiming Sept. 30 as Orange Shirt Day, a day of remembrance and awareness for Residential Boarding Schools.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Shining light on the dark age of the Tulalip Boarding School

A sunset gathering Thursday brought attention to mistreatment of children at Tulalip and elsewhere.

The Tulalip Tribes community members raise a fist as they gather at the last remaining building from the Tulalip Indian boarding school for a Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Tulalip Reservation, Washington. The Tulalip Tribes passed a resolution proclaiming Sept. 30 as Orange Shirt Day, a day of remembrance and awareness for Residential Boarding Schools.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jaswant Singh holds a photograph of her husband TejPal Singh at his candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Neighbors mourn beloved Lynnwood gas station worker

Over 200 people attendeded a vigil to share memories of TejPal Singh, 60, who was killed at his workplace.

Jaswant Singh holds a photograph of her husband TejPal Singh at his candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Evan Wiederspohn, a 15 year old from Arlington, who won the blind-judging Put It On The Menu category in a recent BBQ contest hosted by Famous Dave's. His bacon wrapped mac and cheese bites with burnt BBQ ends will go on the appetizer menu in November. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

BBQ whiz kid: At 15, he’s getting a dish on Famous Dave’s menu

Evan Wiederspohn of Arlington won a competition and $250 for his bacon-cheese-burnt ends bites.

Evan Wiederspohn, a 15 year old from Arlington, who won the blind-judging Put It On The Menu category in a recent BBQ contest hosted by Famous Dave's. His bacon wrapped mac and cheese bites with burnt BBQ ends will go on the appetizer menu in November. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson celebrates a goal Tuesday night at Lake Stevens High School on September 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson celebrates a goal Tuesday night at Lake Stevens High School on September 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The site of a new development along May Creek Road next to the entrance of Wallace Falls State Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Gold Bar, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gold Bar considers home parking permits near Wallace Falls

In the past, parking spilled from Wallace Falls State Park into town. Decals could avoid conflicts.

The site of a new development along May Creek Road next to the entrance of Wallace Falls State Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Gold Bar, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bill Johnson, left, looks to pass with Sean Hermis defending while playing korfball Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Latest endeavor for curious Everett man? Beach korfball

Kamiak grad and world traveler Bill Johnson is trying to put the obscure sport on the map in the U.S.

Bill Johnson, left, looks to pass with Sean Hermis defending while playing korfball Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Erik Denton (left) has been staying with his grandpa Terry Hubbard (right) in Marysville while the family holds several events honoring Denton's three slain children. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

‘I’ve been lost’: Learning to grieve, a father starts over

His children — 3, 2, and 6 months — were killed in April. Little can console his unimaginable loss.

Erik Denton (left) has been staying with his grandpa Terry Hubbard (right) in Marysville while the family holds several events honoring Denton's three slain children. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
A handful of Northwest Union Carpenter members picket in front of the new Marysville civic center construction site on the sixth day of a region wide union carpenter strike on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Union carpenters picket at Marysville and Everett projects

The Marysville Civic Center and an Everett Amazon building are among dozens of construction sites affected.

A handful of Northwest Union Carpenter members picket in front of the new Marysville civic center construction site on the sixth day of a region wide union carpenter strike on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Harlow Gore, 3, looks back at her mother and smiles while she hugs her dad, Senior Chief Jerry Gore, after he returns from deployment aboard the USS Kidd on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 4 months at sea, the USS Kidd comes home to Everett

A crew of over 370 sailors on Friday finished their second deployment in two years.

Harlow Gore, 3, looks back at her mother and smiles while she hugs her dad, Senior Chief Jerry Gore, after he returns from deployment aboard the USS Kidd on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Zach Graham stands in front of a newly restored Three Fingers Lookout. (Friends of Three Fingers Lookout)

Volunteers give makeover to precarious Three Fingers Lookout

Up high, with cliffs on all sides, the 90-year-old hut got much-needed new windows, shutters and paint.

Zach Graham stands in front of a newly restored Three Fingers Lookout. (Friends of Three Fingers Lookout)
Slit appears in Lane 13 of the 10th Street boat launch as a family hauls items to their boat before heading to Hat Island, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Port of Everett officials say sediment has been pouring in at a much greater rate than usual at Everett’s 10th Street Boat Launch. The Port is accepting bids for dredging the launch and the area north of it.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

At Everett boat launch, a sand bar is stranding seafarers

The pileup of silt from the Snohomish River is proving to be problematic. The port plans to dig it out.

Slit appears in Lane 13 of the 10th Street boat launch as a family hauls items to their boat before heading to Hat Island, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Port of Everett officials say sediment has been pouring in at a much greater rate than usual at Everett’s 10th Street Boat Launch. The Port is accepting bids for dredging the launch and the area north of it.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The start of the 400 yard freestyle relay Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 21, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The start of the 400 yard freestyle relay Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 21, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)