Lake Stevens

Shane McDaniel and his twin sons, Harrison and Henry, 20, stand by the wood stacked in front of their Lake Stevens home. They started with 40 cords of wood and are giving it out to those in need. The men spent months chopping the wood with the help of several friends. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The Paul Bunyans of Lake Stevens chop wood for a cause

Shane McDaniel and his twin sons split 40 cords to give to the needy. It took months, and muscles.

 

The living room space of the Henderson’s home was decorated by Kelly DuByne, of Distinctive Interior Designs, in Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Don’t have $10,000 for a remodel? Refresh your room on a budget

With a designer’s help, Shelly Henderson of Lake Stevens redecorated for a fraction of the cost.

 

Tulalip Tribes restoration ecologist Brett Shattuck, in red vest, takes a tour up the steps of the Pilchuck Dam along the Pilchuck River on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Granite Falls. A joint project by the Tribes and the city of Snohomish intends to remove the dam by the fall of 2020. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dam demolition would let Pilchuck River run free

The city of Snohomish and the Tulalip Tribes hope to restore steelhead, chinook and coho runs.

 

Snohomish County struggles with lack of affordable housing

Nearly one in nine households spends at least half their income on rent, according to a new report.

Lovick and Sax duel on car tabs, tolls and transparency

It’s quieter since Sax posted excerpts of sex abuse investigation of Lovick that produced no charges.

Cavelero Mid High junior Kashan Hussain tests a remote space vehicle, which speeds forward, after he built and programmed it with his work partner Tyler Koon (right) Thursday in a computer lab attached to a large assembly facility where the school’s robotics club meets and works. Kashan is one of 25 student ambassadors chosen for the national program Back to Space. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Stevens teen chosen to help reach for the stars

Kashan Hussain is one of 25 student ambassadors for the Back to Space project.

Cavelero Mid High junior Kashan Hussain tests a remote space vehicle, which speeds forward, after he built and programmed it with his work partner Tyler Koon (right) Thursday in a computer lab attached to a large assembly facility where the school’s robotics club meets and works. Kashan is one of 25 student ambassadors chosen for the national program Back to Space. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Hobbs, Roulstone duel for important Senate seat

After a testy primary, tolls, traffic and taxes are dominant concerns on the campaign trail.

Test scores: Math still a struggle; science turnout low

There was a new science test in spring 2018. It’s not yet required to graduate, so many didn’t take it.

Conservation District awards first Cascade Garden Award

The Snohomish Conservation District and city of Lake Stevens awarded the first annual Cascade Garden Awards at an Oct. 6 State of the Lake event.… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace sophomore Tommy Tran reads and takes notes during a World History 10 class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Mountlake Terrace, Wa. The number of high school credits required to graduate is increasing to 24 at the state level for the class of 2019. With a standard schedule of six daily classes for four years, a student would need to pass every course. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No room for error: Students need more credits to graduate

Schools are boosting existing programs and adding new ones to help students keep up.

Mountlake Terrace sophomore Tommy Tran reads and takes notes during a World History 10 class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Mountlake Terrace, Wa. The number of high school credits required to graduate is increasing to 24 at the state level for the class of 2019. With a standard schedule of six daily classes for four years, a student would need to pass every course. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mark Harmsworth tries to hold political battleground for GOP

Democrat Jared Mead opposes the Republican state House rep on roads, mass transit and schools.

Boy Scout rehabilitates disc golf sign for Eagle project

Boy Scout Kevin Mulvaney coordinated a volunteer effort to rebuild a park sign for the Lake Stevens Disc Golf Course as part of a project… Continue reading

Kiwanis gives fledgling foster care group a $5K boost

The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish recently donated $5,000 to The Bridge Receiving Center of Lake Stevens, which aims to help house children as they enter… Continue reading

2 drivers killed at Highway 9 intersection; passengers hurt

One car ran a stop sign, the Washington State Patrol said.

Anonymous youth survey to tackle tough topics

The state Healthy Youth Survey, given every other year, is scheduled for this month. It is optional.

Review board approves contested Lake Stevens annexation

Residents of the area had challenged the move. They are considering their appeal options.

A teen’s anti-bullying message: ‘Weigh it before you say it’

Cruelty in sixth grade stuck with her, but a student from Lake Stevens turned it into a positive.

Homeowners urge state board to halt Lake Stevens annexation

The fate of 108 disputed acres adjacent to the city is now in the hands of a boundary review panel.

Rain wins, for now: Remaining US 2 work put off until spring

The dry season has ended, so a moisture-sensitive repaving project on the trestle is postponed.

Drink this: Embrace this fresh hop ale made in Marysville

5 Rights Brewing will be pouring Embrace the Resin Citra Wet Hop DIPA at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival.