Lynnwood

Inches of snow cover roads Saturday afternoon in downtown Edmonds, Washington on February 13, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After snowstorms, cities make a roadmap for next time

Meanwhile, Lynnwood was inundated with entries in a contest to name a city plow. One idea? Plowy McPlowface.

 

Sam Dawson administers a collection swab herself Thursday afternoon at the walk-up COVID testing center on Wetmore Ave in Everett, Washington on January 13, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sketchy firm’s COVID-test sites shut down as questions mount

The Center for COVID Control will close an Everett site and others around the U.S. as officials take a closer look.

 

Teen arrested after allegedly threatening other students

The 14-year-old at Edmonds-Woodway High allegedly sent a video to students at another school, brandishing what appeared to be a handgun.

 

Don Gough

Former Lynnwood mayor and council member Don Gough dies at 70

Among other accomplishments, he was instrumental in creating a blueprint for the city’s future.

Don Gough
Kevin Lewis is handcuffed after receiving a life sentence in prison for aggravated murder in the first degree on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood man gets life sentence for botched murder-for-hire

Kevin Lewis paid his cousin $2,400 to kill his ex-wife. Instead, her sister, Alisha Canales-McGuire, 24, was killed.

Kevin Lewis is handcuffed after receiving a life sentence in prison for aggravated murder in the first degree on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Catholic Community Services case manager Rhonda Polly (left) chats with COET social worker Kelli Roark (right) as they check on known encampments during the annual Point in Time count Jan. 23, 2019, in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

‘Life-changing’ program expanding, offering services instead of arrest

Over 200 people have been referred to case managers through Snohomish County’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program.

Catholic Community Services case manager Rhonda Polly (left) chats with COET social worker Kelli Roark (right) as they check on known encampments during the annual Point in Time count Jan. 23, 2019, in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Kelly Brookbank performs a pre-drive check on her bus Wednesday morning at the depot in Seattle on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Authorities did little to help displaced low-income tenants

The end was chaotic and confusing for tenants of the Whispering Pines complex in Lynnwood. Volunteers tried to help.

Kelly Brookbank performs a pre-drive check on her bus Wednesday morning at the depot in Seattle on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Laird Will and Glenna Atkins share a laugh Saturday afternoon in Marysville on December 18, 2021. Will found out he had additional siblings through a DNA test. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Oh, boy! DNA test reveals Marysville mom’s 1957 secret baby

Shirley Howard, 86, has two other kids, ages 60 and 62. They didn’t know they had a big brother. They welcomed him.

Laird Will and Glenna Atkins share a laugh Saturday afternoon in Marysville on December 18, 2021. Will found out he had additional siblings through a DNA test. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Bonuses, discontent bring wave of Seattle cops to Snohomish County

Everett increased incentives up to $30,000 for “lateral” hires — officers with policing experience — on Wednesday.

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Bothell High School. (Madeline Coats / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter file)

Students arrested, charged as school threats surge here

The latest in Snohomish County: Bothell High School’s campus was closed Friday after threatening graffiti was found.

Bothell High School. (Madeline Coats / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter file)
The Rec Room Bar & Grill near Lynnwood. (Zachariah Bryan / Herald file)

DJ sues Lynnwood bar over racist attack by group in 2018

The man argues the Rec Room Bar and Grill did little to protect him from white supremacists.

The Rec Room Bar & Grill near Lynnwood. (Zachariah Bryan / Herald file)

Police: Student, 15, brought gun to Lynnwood high school

The student admitted he showed the pistol to other students. Police believe he stole it from a relative’s safe.

Student, 14, arrested after threats aimed at Lynnwood school

The threats “indicated an intent to harm others,” Lynnwood police said.

A woman allegedly hit a Lynnwood Police Department vehicle during her getaway after allegedly stealing from a store and using pepper spray on an employee Saturday night. The suspect’s getaway car was later reported on fire along I-5 at 220th Street SW. (Lynnwood Police Department)

Theft suspect used pepper spray on employee, hit cop car

After allegedly stealing from the Lynnwood Fred Meyer, the woman’s getaway car was reported on fire along I-5.

A woman allegedly hit a Lynnwood Police Department vehicle during her getaway after allegedly stealing from a store and using pepper spray on an employee Saturday night. The suspect’s getaway car was later reported on fire along I-5 at 220th Street SW. (Lynnwood Police Department)
Alderwood Middle High School Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mother says son’s beating in Lynnwood school was racist

“His dignity was taken from him,” she said of the latest report of racism in Snohomish County schools.

Alderwood Middle High School Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Brian Holtzclaw (left) and Tim Schmitt.

Recount confirms Holtzclaw’s re-election to Mill Creek council

In Stanwood, a machine recount validated Tim Schmitt’s defeat of City Councilwoman Judy Williams.

Brian Holtzclaw (left) and Tim Schmitt.
Everett Community College's Dennis Skarr sits in front of a 15-foot interactive wall that can replicate a manufacturing company's assembly line, hardware, software and networks on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A class taught by Skarr focuses on cyber threats against manufacturers, pipelines, water treatment systems and electrical grids.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

At EvCC, ‘The Wall’ teaches students how to thwart cyber crime

The Everett college is first in the nation to have a tool that can model cyber attacks aimed at vital infrastructure.

Everett Community College's Dennis Skarr sits in front of a 15-foot interactive wall that can replicate a manufacturing company's assembly line, hardware, software and networks on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A class taught by Skarr focuses on cyber threats against manufacturers, pipelines, water treatment systems and electrical grids.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Previous Smith Ave campers have relocated to across the  'no-sit, no-lie' ordinance boundary and set up on Hewitt at the US 2 entrance in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish County proposes 0.1% sales tax for affordable housing

The tax could be approved without a public vote. It would allow for a dramatic increase in new housing for low-income people.

Previous Smith Ave campers have relocated to across the  'no-sit, no-lie' ordinance boundary and set up on Hewitt at the US 2 entrance in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jacob Akers in his replica Dude sweater from The Big Leboswki on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dude, you’re knitting some bodacious ‘Big Lebowski’ sweaters

Jacob Akers, 29, a Costco shelf stocker, knits cardigans made famous by the 1998 cult classic guy flick.

Jacob Akers in his replica Dude sweater from The Big Leboswki on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A woman walks a dog in downtown Snohomish on Oct. 22. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Snohomish adopts sales tax for mental health, affordable housing

The city’s new 0.1% tax is also under consideration elsewhere in Snohomish County.

A woman walks a dog in downtown Snohomish on Oct. 22. (Sue Misao / The Herald)