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After 40 years, 3,500 columns, time to put my notebook down
Herald columnist has been an inspiring role, but it’s time to begin a new chapter in retirement.
‘Letters to Myself,’ a VOA effort, aimed at suicide prevention
Writers describe struggles from times past and hope to assure others that better days will come.
Longfellow building on National Register of Historic Places
The listing is an honor, but it wouldn’t save the old Everett school if the district decides to tear it down.
No horsing around: It’s all about helping for fair’s honoree
Kathy Van Buskirk, a 50-year 4-H equestrian volunteer, will be back at Monroe fairgrounds this week.
Camp Prov, ‘a place of hope,’ is back for special-needs kids
After missing 2020 due to the coronavirus, the program at Everett’s Forest Park has returned.
At 101, he talks of good life, keeps B-17 stories to himself
It was a surprise birthday party at a VFW post for Larry Negrette, a World War II veteran from Marysville.
Injured veteran’s wife, caregiver honored by Dole foundation
He suffered traumatic brain injury in Iraq. She is one of millions helping a vet.
VOA to run Everett senior center with ‘win-win-win’ agreement
Carl Gipson Senior Center, closed since March 2020 due to budget cuts, is likely to reopen by January.
Shoppers, it’s once again time to break the plastic bag habit
Everett is providing free reusable sacks. The state’s single-use plastic bag ban will kick in Oct. 1.
After no-show party, a birthday parade helps heal a hurt
Drivers surprised an 8-year-old with gifts. “It’s just amazing what a community can do,” her Marysville mom said.
‘It’s my thing,’ says powerlifter, 60, who runs ice cream shop
With a lighthearted spirit, Cindy Buchan can deadlift over 300 pounds and is qualified for a world event.
Coming soon: EvCC crossing Broadway for new student building
The Cascade Learning Resource Center, which will house the library, carries on a tradition of noting area peaks.
Mukilteo woman’s 44-star American flag is a history mystery
On July 4, 1891, a year after Wyoming’s statehood, the nation’s Old Glory was again officially updated.
As tribal-themed mascots go, should others also be dropped?
With new law calling for a change at Marysville Pilchuck, this Ferris Saxon is asking the question.
Whale skeleton will be a star attraction at children’s museum
Exhibit’s designer pitched in and shared expertise as volunteers spent a day cleaning massive bones.
‘A perfect storm’ of mixed emotions as state nears reopening
Pause before making decisions and act with compassion, says a Behavioral Health Strike Team psychologist.
National register listing could be next for old Longfellow
But the designation wouldn’t stop the Everett School District from tearing down the former school.
Need new-to-you bike? It’s time for a sale at Sharing Wheels
The Everett nonprofit kept fixing and donating bicycles in spite of pandemic closure and challenges.
HIV no longer diagnosis without hope, but so many have died
Forty years after AIDS epidemic began, those who helped fight it reflect on past and new treatments.
UW Bothell medalist a champion for people with disabilities
Cerebral palsy didn’t keep 2021 grad Chris Hays from achieving. “He tries, he does, and he succeeds.”