Lake Stevens

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)

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.

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.

Alex, left, and Michael Konicke react as Zachary Konicke, who killed Michael’s wife and tried to kill Michael, is sentenced at Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Everett, Wa. On Thursday, Zachary Konicke was given the maximum allowable sentence of 23 years for murder in the second degree, assault in the second degree and arson. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Machias man gets 23 years for killing mother, attacking dad

The judge called Zachary Konicke’s lack of empathy “disturbing.”

Alex, left, and Michael Konicke react as Zachary Konicke, who killed Michael’s wife and tried to kill Michael, is sentenced at Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Everett, Wa. On Thursday, Zachary Konicke was given the maximum allowable sentence of 23 years for murder in the second degree, assault in the second degree and arson. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Party marks decade of free books for Lake Stevens kids

Singer Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library to promote reading to and with young children.

Sunnyside Nursery gets ready for Saturday’s customer appreciation party on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. The nursery has been in operation for 70 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Sunnyside Nursery to celebrate 70 years of color, creativity

“We live in a horticultural paradise,” said Steve Smith, the third owner of the Marysville nursery.

Sunnyside Nursery gets ready for Saturday’s customer appreciation party on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. The nursery has been in operation for 70 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Owners who oppose Lake Stevens annexation to have their say

A review board has set an Oct. 1 hearing on an annexation petition signed 29 times by the mayor.

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