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Alex Rice, 11, swings during a game of YMCA's Miracle League Baseball at Monroe Rotary Field in Monroe, Washington on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The program is designed to allow people with diverse abilities to play baseball. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘Always a miracle’: Inclusive baseball league opens season in Monroe

After years off because of COVID-19, Miracle League Baseball returned Saturday with the help of a $10,000 donation.

Alex Rice, 11, swings during a game of YMCA's Miracle League Baseball at Monroe Rotary Field in Monroe, Washington on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The program is designed to allow people with diverse abilities to play baseball. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
City council member Josh Binda listens and eats a sucker during a city council meeting at Lynnwood City Hall in Lynnwood, Washington on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Binda criticism mounts over unapproved trip, shirtless photo, ‘excuses’

Lynnwood’s youngest council member went to a national conference despite being told not to — in the midst of other scandals.

City council member Josh Binda listens and eats a sucker during a city council meeting at Lynnwood City Hall in Lynnwood, Washington on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Locals from the group Safe Lynnwood gather in front of the Ryann Building on 196th Street SW to protest the opening of a methadone clinic in the building on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lynnwood council bans new drug treatment centers for 6 months

Months after being “blindsided” by an opioid treatment center near a Boys and Girls Club, the council approved a moratorium this week.

Locals from the group Safe Lynnwood gather in front of the Ryann Building on 196th Street SW to protest the opening of a methadone clinic in the building on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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1,670-stall Lynnwood Transit Center parking garage opens Monday

Sound Transit had the facility built as part of construction for light rail, which won’t begin service until next year.

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CVS Pharmacy, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client, a person with knowledge of the matter said Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Everett, first to sue opioid company, signs on to state settlements

Snohomish County’s largest city joined the settlements just ahead of an April 18 deadline. It could see $4 million.

CVS Pharmacy, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client, a person with knowledge of the matter said Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Edmonds man dies in Highway 99 crash north of Lynnwood

The Washington State Patrol was investigating the collision near 156th Street SW that closed both directions Sunday morning.

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Bandits reportedly cut a hole through Seattle Coffee Gear's bathroom wall to access the Alderwood mall Apple store, on Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Photo courtesy Mike Atkinson)

Thieves cut through wall in Alderwood mall to steal $500K in iPhones

The bandits broke into a next-door espresso store, then carried out the “well planned” heist by cutting through a bathroom wall.

Bandits reportedly cut a hole through Seattle Coffee Gear's bathroom wall to access the Alderwood mall Apple store, on Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Photo courtesy Mike Atkinson)
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Lynnwood residents get to vote for next Municipal Court judge

The Lynnwood City Council unanimously approved an ordinance March 27 to change the position from part-time to full-time.

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Overnight closures set for I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace

The closures will allow crews to replace concrete on bridges in Snohomish County.

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Matthew Sims places a traffic signal for his group's traffic project presentation at Hazelwood Elementary School on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood students pitch transportation safety solutions near school

Barbara Bromley’s fifth-grade class at Hazelwood Elementary School analyzed traffic issues near the parking lot.

Matthew Sims places a traffic signal for his group's traffic project presentation at Hazelwood Elementary School on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Alderwood Middle High School Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Student, 14, accused of attacking Lynnwood middle school teacher

The alleged assault occurred after lunch at Alderwood Middle School, according to the Edmonds School District.

Alderwood Middle High School Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Builders work on the Four Corners Apartments on Beverly Lane near Evergreen and 79th Place SE on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. DevCo, the real estate company building the affordable housing, is receiving a $1 million grant from the city of Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As Washington rents go up, up, up, the air gets thin for tenants

Hal Zack’s rent has tripled, and he’s scared he’ll be homeless soon. How did we get here? And what is the state doing now?

Builders work on the Four Corners Apartments on Beverly Lane near Evergreen and 79th Place SE on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. DevCo, the real estate company building the affordable housing, is receiving a $1 million grant from the city of Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Brian Geppert holds a birdhouse made of skis at his home in Lynnwood, Washington on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Geppert started a recycling program for the greater Seattle area, which has saved hundreds of skis from their demise. He turns the skis into functional art for the home, such as coat racks, bottle openers, bookends, shelves, candle sconces, toilet plungers, beer flights, and more. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Boeing engineer turns old ski gear into household essentials

If Lynnwood’s Brian Geppert isn’t on the slopes, then he’s turning skis into coat racks and bottle openers.

Brian Geppert holds a birdhouse made of skis at his home in Lynnwood, Washington on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Geppert started a recycling program for the greater Seattle area, which has saved hundreds of skis from their demise. He turns the skis into functional art for the home, such as coat racks, bottle openers, bookends, shelves, candle sconces, toilet plungers, beer flights, and more. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Edmonds’ own The Gothard Sisters perform Oct. 17 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. From left to right: Greta, Solana and Willow Gothard. (Element Creative)

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Snohomish and Island counties

Irish pubs and beer gardens are not the only places serving up Irish charm this year.

Edmonds’ own The Gothard Sisters perform Oct. 17 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. From left to right: Greta, Solana and Willow Gothard. (Element Creative)
Anthony Denice, left, and Jen Mannas releasing the bird on March 8, 2023 in Port Angeles, Washington. (Photo courtesy Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier, U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs)

PAWS gives injured albatross new wind beneath its wings

The seabird arrived in Lynnwood with an injured neck. But despite the odds, the bird kept up a “spicy” attitude.

Anthony Denice, left, and Jen Mannas releasing the bird on March 8, 2023 in Port Angeles, Washington. (Photo courtesy Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier, U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs)
Hurtado works in a tattoo style called “fine line.” (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Tattoo artist draws a fine line

Ernesto ‘Nesto’ Hurtado of Wicked Boy Tattoo in Lynnwood specializes in a minimalist style that draws praise and criticism.

Hurtado works in a tattoo style called “fine line.” (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Robert Smiley, founder of The Hand Up Project, has been helping people in Snohomish County get off drugs by bringing them to Port Angeles to detox. When they are done with detox they then return to their home community, he said. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

‘Baffled’: Hand Up Project founder faced concerns long before ouster

The Lynnwood nonprofit’s investigations found Robert Smiley pocketed thousands in donations meant to help vulnerable people.

Robert Smiley, founder of The Hand Up Project, has been helping people in Snohomish County get off drugs by bringing them to Port Angeles to detox. When they are done with detox they then return to their home community, he said. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
Construction workers walk along the underside of the Lynnwood Link light rail tracks on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Biden budget has $250M for Lynnwood light rail

Potential savings could go toward other Sound Transit projects in development, including the Everett extension.

Construction workers walk along the underside of the Lynnwood Link light rail tracks on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Ten-year-old Chloe Charles (center) jumps into the middle of a picture being taken by thirteen-year-old Jada Summers of the girls' respective mothers, Renee Charles (left) and Debbie Summers, outside of the new Chick-Fil-A location in Lynnwood Wednesday afternoon. The families showed up early Wednesday morning to be part of the first 100 people in line at the new location. The first one hundred people who camp overnight at the new location are entitled to one Chick-Fil-A combo meal a week for the next year. The Charles and Summers families met at the opening for the Bellevue Chick-Fil-A and were enjoying the family atmosphere. Games throughout the day keep the families occupied.
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New Chick-fil-A opening in Lynnwood, traffic expected

Locally, the opening of a Chick-fil-A has created “significant traffic impacts” in the past.

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Ten-year-old Chloe Charles (center) jumps into the middle of a picture being taken by thirteen-year-old Jada Summers of the girls' respective mothers, Renee Charles (left) and Debbie Summers, outside of the new Chick-Fil-A location in Lynnwood Wednesday afternoon. The families showed up early Wednesday morning to be part of the first 100 people in line at the new location. The first one hundred people who camp overnight at the new location are entitled to one Chick-Fil-A combo meal a week for the next year. The Charles and Summers families met at the opening for the Bellevue Chick-Fil-A and were enjoying the family atmosphere. Games throughout the day keep the families occupied.
Photo taken 20150506
A new $9.99 roast beef sandwich tested at the Lynnwood Costco food court of low-priced fare is blowing up on social media. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood’s new $10 roast beef sandwich is Costco sticker shocker

The new cold cut sub is the same price as an 18-inch pizza, six hot dogs or two rotisserie chickens from the vaunted food court.

A new $9.99 roast beef sandwich tested at the Lynnwood Costco food court of low-priced fare is blowing up on social media. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)