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Liberty Elementary (top) and (bottom, L-R) 10th Street Middle, Cascade Elementary, Marysville-Getchell High and Shoultes Elementary schools. (Marysville School District)

Bigger class sizes, smaller staffs await Marysville students

After two levies failed, this year’s budget includes 45 fewer full-time positions. Most reductions were at the elementary level.

Liberty Elementary (top) and (bottom, L-R) 10th Street Middle, Cascade Elementary, Marysville-Getchell High and Shoultes Elementary schools. (Marysville School District)
The Marysville Municipal Court building is pictured Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Juror shortage leads to postponed trials in municipal courts

In Marysville and Edmonds municipal courts, people aren’t showing up for jury duty, causing cases to pile up.

The Marysville Municipal Court building is pictured Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Diane Tillman, left, with Susan Kasch, her kidney donor, at Jennings Memorial Park on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Life-changing’ gift brought 2 Marysville school coworkers together

Susan Kasch donated her kidney to Diane Tillman in 2019. The women share their story to inspire more live kidney donors.

Diane Tillman, left, with Susan Kasch, her kidney donor, at Jennings Memorial Park on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Branden McKinnon (Family photo)

Prison official charged with unsafe gun storage in Marysville son’s death

Prosecutors allege Jennifer Wright kept her pistol in a kitchen drawer and Branden McKinnon, 12, used it to shoot himself.

Branden McKinnon (Family photo)
Heritage High Principal Dr. Nathan Plummer and Tulalip Education Division Executive Director Jessica Bulstad stand out front at Heritage High School on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Marysville school’s new approach embraces ‘Indigenous ways of learning’

Educators are redesigning Heritage High’s education model to support Indigenous students in a culturally competent way.

Heritage High Principal Dr. Nathan Plummer and Tulalip Education Division Executive Director Jessica Bulstad stand out front at Heritage High School on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Snohomish County, cities announce $9.6M for mental health, shelter

Projects span from Edmonds to Sultan. Each city is using American Rescue Plan Act money, with the county contributing, too.

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Ride up to Arlington along the Centennial Trail for views of the countryside and a perfect lunch spot along the Stillaguamish River. Taylor Goebel / The Herald photo

Bike hard, eat hard: Take a bite out of Snohomish County’s Centennial Trail

By Taylor Goebel, Everett DailyHerald I love a good sweaty bike ride as much as a post-good-sweaty-bike-ride meal. So when the sunshine and warm weather… Continue reading

Ride up to Arlington along the Centennial Trail for views of the countryside and a perfect lunch spot along the Stillaguamish River. Taylor Goebel / The Herald photo
Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.

2 open seats create intriguing primaries in 38th Legislative District

The usual issues are at play. Meanwhile, the Senate race has an intraparty primary contest.

Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.
Peter Condyles (City of Marysville)

Marysville council fills vacancy with Mainstream Republican vice chair

At 24, Peter Condyles is now the youngest member of the Marysville City Council.

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Broken pipe shuts off water for Smokey Point customers

The city of Marysville expected to resume water service Tuesday afternoon.

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Investigators found this pill press that could be used to make fentanyl-laced pills in a search of a Marysville home Thursday, July 21, 2022. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Charges: Marysville residents bought fentanyl equipment from China

On Thursday, investigators say they found a pill press that could make thousands of fentanyl pills.

Investigators found this pill press that could be used to make fentanyl-laced pills in a search of a Marysville home Thursday, July 21, 2022. (U.S. Attorney's Office)
Nik Clovsky performs a song off his new album at his home Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Musical journey takes Marysville man from grunge to the blues

Nik Clovsky, who works in the state juvenile justice system, finds solace in music. He released an 11-song album in January.

Nik Clovsky performs a song off his new album at his home Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Martin McFalls (Marysville Fire District)

Marysville fire chief put on leave reaches deal, agrees to retire

Martin McFalls led the agency since 2015. “The board felt it was time to go a different direction. No harm, no foul.”

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Trays of plants grow inside one of Infarm's vertical farms. Photo credit: Infarm

Growing up: Indoor warehouse farms make inroads in Snohomish County

Vertical farms that use LED lights to grow fresh herbs and salad greens indoors are sprouting up.

Trays of plants grow inside one of Infarm's vertical farms. Photo credit: Infarm
Todd M. Kingma on February 25, 2019. (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Jury convicts man in Marysville gas station shooting

Todd Kingma, 37, previously told police he was “like a bird that can’t be caged.” A jury found he shot a man last October.

Todd M. Kingma on February 25, 2019. (Washington State Department of Corrections)
Jeffrey Vaughan

In unexpected move, Vaughan resigns from Marysville council

He got re-elected in November. But he and his wife moved to Texas when she received a job promotion.

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Police: Marysville man shot sword-wielding roommate in self-defense

The roommates were arguing over eBay sales, according to police. Then one of them allegedly brandished a two-foot sword.

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More than 1,100 utility customers lose power in Marysville

The Snohomish County Public Utility District attributed the outages to “equipment failure.”

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Calf steers into traffic, closing northbound I-5 near Marysville

A brown-and-white young cow found itself stuck in the median Wednesday. Authorities blocked all lanes.

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Detective Jim Scharf, left, of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with David Mittelman, CEO of Othram Inc. announces the identification on two cold cases Thursday afternoon in the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington on June 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Forensic genealogy cracks Snohomish County cold cases from 1977, 1981

Alice Williams’ skull was found in woods near Skykomish. Blaine Has Tricks’ remains were crushed in a Tulalip landfill.

Detective Jim Scharf, left, of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with David Mittelman, CEO of Othram Inc. announces the identification on two cold cases Thursday afternoon in the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington on June 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)