Marysville

Eric Krueger, 46, who was convicted of his role in a 1997 double homicide in Marysville and originally sentenced to life in prison, speaks in court during his resentencing Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Court ruling leads to a shorter sentence for 1997 murders

Eric Krueger, then 20, was sentenced to life. But youth must now be a factor in determining prison time.

Eric Krueger, 46, who was convicted of his role in a 1997 double homicide in Marysville and originally sentenced to life in prison, speaks in court during his resentencing Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Trestle’s junction with I-5 is under evaluation (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

With money secured, study underway for I-5, U.S. 2 interchange options

The Everett City Council approved a $2 million contract to find alternative designs for the highly trafficked spot.

The Trestle’s junction with I-5 is under evaluation (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville

Use of force in Marysville arrest prompts investigation

The Marysville police chief made the request after reviewing drone footage of the incident last month.

Marysville
Zachary Robbins

A new Marysville superintendent, and a lot of hope for the future

Zachary Robbins is a high school principal in Las Vegas. He will take over a district mired in challenges.

Zachary Robbins
A BNSF train crosses Grove St/72nd St, NE in Marysville, Washington on March 17, 2022. Marysville recently got funding for design work for an overcrossing at the intersection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State funds to bridge the gap for Marysville rail crossings

The city’s getting $5 million for the Grove Street overcrossing and $500,000 for 156th Street NE.

A BNSF train crosses Grove St/72nd St, NE in Marysville, Washington on March 17, 2022. Marysville recently got funding for design work for an overcrossing at the intersection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bruce Englehardt of Marysville, a.k.a. "SounderBruce" is a major local Wikipedia editor and spends time researching local history at the Everett Public Library and Allen Library at the University of Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Meet Marysville’s Wikipedia workhorse

Bruce Englehardt spends about 40 hours a week working on the online encyclopedia. He has more than 80,000 edits.

Bruce Englehardt of Marysville, a.k.a. "SounderBruce" is a major local Wikipedia editor and spends time researching local history at the Everett Public Library and Allen Library at the University of Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Vehicles travel along Highway 9, just south of 84th St NE on Friday, March 11, 2022, near Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Rough and rumbly section of Highway 9 set for emergency repairs

The road between Arlington and Lake Stevens has cracks and potholes. An emergency repairs contract is in the works.

Vehicles travel along Highway 9, just south of 84th St NE on Friday, March 11, 2022, near Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Marysville

Marysville offers $200,000 in federal grants to nonprofits

The City Council set aside the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Applications are due by April 1.

Marysville
Members of PRISM close out a dance off Friday afternoon at the Stanwood-Camano YMCA in Stanwood, Washington on March 3, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gender-identity clubs face resistance in some local schools

Some Snohomish County parents have objected to supportive groups for LGBTQ youth. For the kids, the clubs can be lifesavers.

Members of PRISM close out a dance off Friday afternoon at the Stanwood-Camano YMCA in Stanwood, Washington on March 3, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
(Lake Stevens School District)

Lake Stevens schools investigating apparent racist threat

Superintendent Ken Collins said Lake Stevens police are helping to investigate “the origins and intentions” of a social media post.

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Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District)

4 districts hope to change voters’ minds on school funding

Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in this month’s special election. They’ll try again in April.

Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District)
Conceptual design for the new roundabout that will be built at 43rd Ave. NE and Highway 531. Amazon is building this new roundabout in preparation for opening a new fulfillment center this summer. (City of Arlington)

As Amazon moves in, Arlington road projects aim to ease traffic

Safety is also a priority for the first of many projects starting this spring on Highway 531, near the Cascade Industrial Center.

Conceptual design for the new roundabout that will be built at 43rd Ave. NE and Highway 531. Amazon is building this new roundabout in preparation for opening a new fulfillment center this summer. (City of Arlington)
Zac Robbins

New superintendent picked in ‘divided’ Marysville School District

Zachary Robbins, the principal of Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas, could be the next leader. But first, negotiations.

Zac Robbins
Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.

Marysville superintendent candidate withdraws

Zak Palsha, director of the Al-Bayan International School, decided to remain in Kuwait to finish construction projects.

Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.
Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.

Marysville superintendent finalists pitch their visions

Three candidates — currently based in Florida, Kuwait and Las Vegas — heard from district residents at a Monday meeting.

Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.
Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.

Meet-and-greet set for Marysville superintendent finalists

Margaret Aune, Zak Palsha and Zachary Robbins will answer questions Monday evening.

Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.
Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.

Marysville announces 3 superintendent finalists

Margaret Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins were selected from a pool of 42 potential school district leaders.

Margaret “Peggy” Aune, Zak Palsha and Zac Robbins.
Marysville Getchell High School (Marysville School District)

With a labor shortage, schools scrounge for substitutes

Looking for a career change? Schools in Snohomish County are emergency-certifying substitute teachers and paraeducators.

Marysville Getchell High School (Marysville School District)
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Police: Real estate agent impersonated surgeon to exploit women

Brandon Wooten, 25, was arrested for investigation of criminal impersonation with sexual motivation.

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Chad Hofland and his wife Xochitl look at a photograph of their son Andre, 17, at a memorial set up along 116th Street on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. Andre was was shot and killed in robbery on January 5th, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After Marysville teen’s killing, ‘a whirlwind of grief and anger’

Andre Hofland died by gunfire. An accomplice has pleaded guilty, while the alleged shooter still faces trial.

Chad Hofland and his wife Xochitl look at a photograph of their son Andre, 17, at a memorial set up along 116th Street on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. Andre was was shot and killed in robbery on January 5th, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)