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A worker disassembles a fluidized bed incinerator at the Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In Edmonds, $26M goes to a cleaner way to get rid of poop

The city will reduce its wastewater carbon footprint by dumping an incinerator and using new technology.

A worker disassembles a fluidized bed incinerator at the Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
David Boushey is a retired former stuntman and member of Hollywood's Stuntmen's Hall of Fame. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This hometown fall guy is a legendary Hollywood stuntman

The illustrious career of David Boushey, 79, includes falls, fisticuffs and David Lynch flicks.

David Boushey is a retired former stuntman and member of Hollywood's Stuntmen's Hall of Fame. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
David Rice-Whichers, right, and Justin Dull, volunteers with the Hands Up Project, search for needles during a clean up of an encampment along 130th Street on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Encampment cleanup removes hundreds of needles near Everett

The Hand Up Project enlisted the help of USS Chosin Navy members for the weekend work.

David Rice-Whichers, right, and Justin Dull, volunteers with the Hands Up Project, search for needles during a clean up of an encampment along 130th Street on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Workers build the first all-electric commuter plane, the Eviation Alice, at Eviation's plant on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

All eyes on Alice, the electric plane made in Arlington

If all goes well, Eviation’s battery-powered airplane will make its debut test flight later this year.

Workers build the first all-electric commuter plane, the Eviation Alice, at Eviation's plant on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bufeng Gao, owner of Qin Xi'an Noodles, receives a check from the Edmonds Chamber Foundation's Wish Fund outside of her restaurant that was burned in a fire on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After arson burns Edmonds plaza, 14 businesses need help

Plum Tree Plaza — a cultural hub for Asian Americans — burned in a three-alarm fire early Sept. 11.

Bufeng Gao, owner of Qin Xi'an Noodles, receives a check from the Edmonds Chamber Foundation's Wish Fund outside of her restaurant that was burned in a fire on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Construction continues at the site of the former Kmart for 400 apartments. and is slated for completion in 2023. Photo on September 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Coming soon to Everett, 430 apartments at former Kmart site

DevCo, Inc. is building six-story apartments “for the workforce” on Evergreen Way, near Boeing Freeway.

Construction continues at the site of the former Kmart for 400 apartments. and is slated for completion in 2023. Photo on September 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Exterior of the Van Valey House on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett giving nonprofit museum historic Van Valey House

The Everett City Council agreed to transfer ownership of the Colby Avenue home on Wednesday night.

Exterior of the Van Valey House on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The crew of the Inspiration4 orbital mission of SpaceX during airborne training in zero gravity, from left: Chris Sembroski of Everett, Hayley Arceneaux of Memphis, Tennessee, Jared Isaacman of Washington, New Jersey, and Sian Proctor of Phoenix. (SpaceX) 20210913

All-civilian crew, with Everett astronaut, poised for launch

Chris Sembroski and three others are scheduled to fly into space Wednesday on a private orbital mission.

The crew of the Inspiration4 orbital mission of SpaceX during airborne training in zero gravity, from left: Chris Sembroski of Everett, Hayley Arceneaux of Memphis, Tennessee, Jared Isaacman of Washington, New Jersey, and Sian Proctor of Phoenix. (SpaceX) 20210913
Archbishop Murphy's Jojo Chiangpradit, (left) and Taylor Campbellat Archbishop Murphy, far right, celebrate  Cameron Bourne's goal and hat trick High School Tuesday night in Everett on September 14, 2021. The Wildcats won 6-1. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy's Jojo Chiangpradit, (left) and Taylor Campbellat Archbishop Murphy, far right, celebrate  Cameron Bourne's goal and hat trick High School Tuesday night in Everett on September 14, 2021. The Wildcats won 6-1. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
School-age lead Emilee Swenson pulls kids around in a wagon at Tomorrow’s Hope child care center on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A shortage of child care workers prompted HopeWorks, a nonprofit, to expand its job training programs. Typically, the programs help people with little or no work experience find a job. The new job training program is for people interested in becoming child care workers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

HopeWorks to offer career training for child care workers

The Everett nonprofit hopes to train workers as child care centers struggle to hire staff.

School-age lead Emilee Swenson pulls kids around in a wagon at Tomorrow’s Hope child care center on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A shortage of child care workers prompted HopeWorks, a nonprofit, to expand its job training programs. Typically, the programs help people with little or no work experience find a job. The new job training program is for people interested in becoming child care workers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
New construction of apartments and condominiums across from Alderwood Mall on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Census: All but 2 Snohomish County ZIP code populations grew

98258 in Lake Stevens saw the biggest gain. Snohomish County is now the fifth-most-diverse in the state.

New construction of apartments and condominiums across from Alderwood Mall on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
South County firefighters spray water into a business with fire damage at Plum Tree Plaza off of Highway 99 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

3-alarm fire burns Edmonds strip mall; no one hurt

Flames, smoke and water damaged “pretty much every business” in an L-shaped plaza Saturday morning.

South County firefighters spray water into a business with fire damage at Plum Tree Plaza off of Highway 99 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sylvi performs at the Schack Art Center during the first night of Fisherman's Village Music Festival on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett music fest draws hometown and visiting artists

The Fisherman’s Village Music Festival is underway with about 50 bands and artists performing at six venues.

Sylvi performs at the Schack Art Center during the first night of Fisherman's Village Music Festival on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Its business as usual in spite of construction starting on the Harvey Airfield runway on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  Planes use the grass/dirt runway as the asphalt runway gets a new facelift. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Harvey Field runway gets a makeover, the first in 40 years

Aviation-related federal revenue is covering the cost. The Snohomish airport has been family-owned since 1944.

Its business as usual in spite of construction starting on the Harvey Airfield runway on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  Planes use the grass/dirt runway as the asphalt runway gets a new facelift. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Brenda Mueller, left, and Lynn Salvo arrives at Everett United Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon on September 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A wedding ring and a bicycle journey close a circle of grief

Fifty years after a joyful wedding, the sister of a fallen soldier and the sister of his bride meet to pay tribute.

Brenda Mueller, left, and Lynn Salvo arrives at Everett United Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon on September 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Russell Struck, 63, started decorating his Chevy L5 about five years ago and never stopped and lives in his truck part-time. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

He keeps on truckin’ in a fabric-wrapped Chevy that’s his home

Russell Struck decorated his S-10 with 8 yards of flaming red cloth, holographic eyeballs and skulls.

Russell Struck, 63, started decorating his Chevy L5 about five years ago and never stopped and lives in his truck part-time. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Nicole VandePutte, an ecologist for Adopt A Stream, looks for fish in a stream along 67th Avenue NE on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In Arlington, a stream is born, giving fish a new route

The Adopt A Stream demonstration project will help salmon and trout avoid roadside pollution.

Nicole VandePutte, an ecologist for Adopt A Stream, looks for fish in a stream along 67th Avenue NE on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Elvis Presley impersonator a blast from the past for fans

Danny Vernon said Presley helped him discover singing. Now he performs his songs on stage.

Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
District Court Judge Steven Clough stands in the courtroom at Evergreen Division of Snohomish County District Court on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in Monroe, Washington. Clough has been a judge since 1978, making him the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

After 42 years, retiring Monroe judge sees cases as puzzles

District Court Judge Steven Clough, 74, is the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County.

District Court Judge Steven Clough stands in the courtroom at Evergreen Division of Snohomish County District Court on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in Monroe, Washington. Clough has been a judge since 1978, making him the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)