Lynnwood

Shawneri Guzman, center, who was named Washington's Fire Educator of the Year and her team of Community Resource firefighter paramedics Janette Anderson, left, and Captain Nicole Picknell, right, at the Lynnwood Fire Station on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A pandemic playbook, used nationally, was made in Snohomish County

South County Fire helped transport “patient zero.” Their COVID manual has helped departments far and wide.

Shawneri Guzman, center, who was named Washington's Fire Educator of the Year and her team of Community Resource firefighter paramedics Janette Anderson, left, and Captain Nicole Picknell, right, at the Lynnwood Fire Station on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Two brother bear cubs, burned in a fire last summer, were recently reunited at PAWS in Lynnwood. (PAWS) 20211129

Bear cubs, burned in wildfires, reunited in viral video in Lynnwood

The brother cubs are being treated at PAWS Wildlife Center. They were injured in a wildfire near Lake Chelan.

Two brother bear cubs, burned in a fire last summer, were recently reunited at PAWS in Lynnwood. (PAWS) 20211129
Top (L-R): Brian Holtzclaw, Eric Cooke, Judy Williams, Tim Schmitt. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Leonetti, Donna Cross, Dani Gaumond, Rob Johnson.

Recounts in Mill Creek, Stanwood as 2021 election is certified

Another tally is required to settle races for seats on city councils, as well as the Alderwood water district.

Top (L-R): Brian Holtzclaw, Eric Cooke, Judy Williams, Tim Schmitt. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Leonetti, Donna Cross, Dani Gaumond, Rob Johnson.
Shannon Session's high school photo decorates a signal box at Alderwood Mall.     (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Lynnwood blue’ eyeshadow, ’80s glam shots adorn new landmark

A signal box by Alderwood mall is a throwback to an era of big hair, lampooned on local sketch show “Almost Live.”

Shannon Session's high school photo decorates a signal box at Alderwood Mall.     (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Alternatives for the West Alderwood light rail station. (Sound Transit)

Where should Everett Link light rail line and stations go?

East or west of I-5? How close to Alderwood mall, Boeing or Paine Field? Sound Transit wants input.

Alternatives for the West Alderwood light rail station. (Sound Transit)
Dylan Blaney, 3, talks with Santa about what she wants for Christmas at the Santa Magic experience at Alderwood Mall on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Vaxxed and sanitized, Santa is no longer behind plexiglass

Local malls say he’s ready for a normal holiday, with kids on his knee. Want to stay ho-ho-home? Long-distance options remain.

Dylan Blaney, 3, talks with Santa about what she wants for Christmas at the Santa Magic experience at Alderwood Mall on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sheriff Deputy Art Wallin testifies during the trial of Kevin Lewis on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New lawsuit filed against deputy in shooting of Edmonds man

The plaintiff, Britt Jakobsen, was in the passenger seat when her boyfriend was fatally shot by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy Art Wallin.

Sheriff Deputy Art Wallin testifies during the trial of Kevin Lewis on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jerradon Phelps, seen here in a 2019 court appearance, testified this week that he killed Alisha Canales-McGuire because he thought it would give him "street cred." (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)

Shooter testifies in Everett murder-for-hire trial

Jerradon Phelps said he killed Alisha Canales-McGuire, 24, of Everett, for $2,400 and “street cred.” At the time, he was 19.

Jerradon Phelps, seen here in a 2019 court appearance, testified this week that he killed Alisha Canales-McGuire because he thought it would give him "street cred." (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)
A cat watches TV at PAWS in Lynnwood. The animal rescue is seeking TV donations for all the cat rooms. It helps the cats from feeling lonely and acts as a window of sorts for them to watch birds and squirrels. (Lynn Jefferson / PAWS)

Kitty TV: Shelter cats get a digital window to outside world

PAWS in Lynnwood seeks TV donations to keep all 30 of its cats happy and entertained.

A cat watches TV at PAWS in Lynnwood. The animal rescue is seeking TV donations for all the cat rooms. It helps the cats from feeling lonely and acts as a window of sorts for them to watch birds and squirrels. (Lynn Jefferson / PAWS)
Mario Lotmore

Lynnwood publisher files new campaign finance complaint against Binda

Mario Lotmore of the Lynnwood Times says the city council winner wasn’t transparent enough.

Mario Lotmore
Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood’s $40 vehicle license fee survives with mayoral veto

The Lynnwood City Council did not have the five votes necessary to undo Mayor Nicola Smith’s veto.

Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Joshua Binda

21-year-old frontrunner faces campaign finance questions

As Joshua Binda closed in on a Lynnwood City Council seat, his campaign made unusual changes to public disclosures.

Joshua Binda
Kevin Lewis listens to Abigail Ruggles' testimony during his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Alleged target of Everett murder-for-hire testifies against ex

A trial is underway for Kevin Lewis, who is accused of trying to get his ex-wife killed. Instead, her sister was shot to death.

Kevin Lewis listens to Abigail Ruggles' testimony during his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727

Prosecutor declines to charge staff in Lynnwood jail death

Tirhas Tesfatsion died July 13. An inquiry found officers had not checked on her for almost three hours.

Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727
Nicola Smith

Lynnwood mayor among Leadership Snohomish County honorees

Also receiving awards this year were a Snohomish Health District communicator and The Everett Clinic.

Nicola Smith
Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In close vote, Lynnwood council plans to end $40 car-tab fee

Members voted 4-3 to end fees that fund road work. With an election Tuesday, the matter might not be settled.

Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Top: Derek Daniels (left) and Maya Ojalehto. Bottom: Rashawn Smith (left) and David Chan.

Taxes divide candidates in South County Fire race

Rashawn Smith said David Chan has “disparaged” his constituents. The firefighters’ union endorsed the newcomer.

Top: Derek Daniels (left) and Maya Ojalehto. Bottom: Rashawn Smith (left) and David Chan.
City officials break ground for the Community Justice Center Wednesday afternoon with Elizabeth Lunsford laying in protest in Lynnwood on October 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood breaks ground on a justice center shaped by protest

The building will include an 84-bed jail, misdemeanor court, police department — and behavioral health wing.

City officials break ground for the Community Justice Center Wednesday afternoon with Elizabeth Lunsford laying in protest in Lynnwood on October 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Harbor seal (PAWS)

Jetty Island, a seal paradise, becomes new home for 2 pups

The harbor seals were emaciated when they arrived at PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. They’re ready for the wild now.

Harbor seal (PAWS)
Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Housing authority traded $2,000 for Lynnwood tenants’ silence

Low-income tenants agreed not to sue or discuss a traumatic housing search, amid Whispering Pines’ impending demolition.

Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)