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Fidget spinners, the new weapons of mass distraction

It’s the weapon of mass distraction. What’s up with that? Fidget spinners. Little twirling gadgets that spin around a ball bearing. The toy craze that’s… Continue reading

Snohomish composer, 14, finds inspiration all around him

As a toddler, he’d strum his knuckles on the edge of a table, a cast iron radiator or whatever else he could find,… Continue reading

Retiring Everett school bus driver gets taken for a ride

The Everett School District’s bus drivers decided to send their boss off in style for her retirement. As in retro style, in a… Continue reading

Iconic OMG! Lake Stevens spaceship house faces demolition

It’s that wacky house that doesn’t look like any other home in town. Or in the state. Maybe even on the planet. What’s up with… Continue reading

Couple pays $5,495 owed for lunches at Marysville schools

On Friday, Tom and Christy Lee called the Marysville School District, intending to pay off the lunch money debt for the students at… Continue reading

People with drug arrests lose more ground in Everett

The Everett City Council is taking up an expansion of the ordinance that prevents people arrested for drug crimes from entering certain parts… Continue reading

Peggy Olafson Curtis: She gave her daughter a new life

We asked readers to tell us what they love about their moms. Kids from 17 to well over 70 entered The Herald’s Mother’s Day contest.… Continue reading

Snohomish earns state bid with 5-4 comeback win over MP

Less than 24 hours after being dealt a crushing walk-off loss in extra innings, the Panthers found themselves on the winning side of… Continue reading

Powerlifting began as training; now he’s among elite in US

All Ben Howard was looking for was a way to break 40 feet in the shot put. Stuck on 39 feet, 11 1/2 inches last… Continue reading

Triple birthdays make May 9 a holiday for this family

It wasn’t family planning to start with, but it sure is now. Family birthday party planning, that is. Three O’Brien siblings each had… Continue reading

Program allows children with disabilities to play baseball

Matthew Irish plays third base with Lakewood High School’s Cougars. Noah, his 11-year-old brother, is a second baseman and center fielder on a Stilly Valley… Continue reading

Jackson High senior has sights set on global justice

Micaiah Anderson, 18, leads the Multi-Cultural Club at school and is planning on a career in international law. Question: What are your college plans? Answer:… Continue reading

Everett’s first-ever quilt show set to open this week

They’re part of a needlework tradition passed down through generations, but today’s quilters create contemporary art as well as time-honored patchwork masterpieces. Stunning quilts —… Continue reading

2016 Woman of the Year in Sports: Amy-Eloise Neale

Related: Desiree Miller, Liv Larson, Trystan Melhart finalists for Woman of the Year in Sports For two years, Amy-Eloise Neale wondered whether she would ever… Continue reading

Silvertips’ Hart is The Herald’s 2016 Man of the Year in Sports

Related: Finalists for 2016 Man of the Year in Sports For a junior hockey player, it would be hard to have a much more accomplished… Continue reading

Do baby teeth hold clues to mystery of what causes autism?

J.T. Fisher was surrounded by sharks. His delight seemed to flood into his snorkeling mask. The Bothell boy and his father had boarded… Continue reading

‘Instinct’: 11-year-old rescues drowning toddler from pool

Jonah Urie’s grandmother taught him to swim in Blackmans Lake. Jonah is 11, and his brother, Zeke, is 9. He’s used to being… Continue reading

Your guide to plant sales in and around Snohomish County

Just like at a garage sale, the best stuff goes fast at a plant sale. The Hardy Plant Society of Washington held one of the… Continue reading

Camano Island couple started award-winning winery in their garage

Camano Island winemakers Ryan and Dusty Kramer found their passion on a road trip to Northern California some 16 years ago. They’d been to Santa… Continue reading

Fur flies: Salon for cats in Edmonds is a big hairy deal

It’s not every day you hear about a cat getting a blueberry facial and a shave. So my ears perked up when Herald multimedia sales… Continue reading