Monroe

Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

By necessity, local farmers grow resilient to climate change

Snohomish County’s diverse agricultural community is learning to survive a bushel of challenges.

Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

11 days of glee: Evergreen State Fair ‘Back in the Saddle’

The fair was called off in 2020 due to COVID-19. Organizers are planning a revised event this year.

Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)

U.S. 2 Pilchuck River bridge closure and work delayed

The Pilchuck River bridge east of Highway 9 was set to close to one lane this weekend.

Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Monroe on Friday morning. (Monroe Police Department)

Pedestrian killed by train in Monroe

Three intersections with railroad crossings were closed for two hours as authorities investigated.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Monroe on Friday morning. (Monroe Police Department)
Looking east from the Highway 9 the overpass over U.S. 2 in Snohomish on Tuesday afternoon January 8, 2019. Median barriers are in planning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

U.S. 2 segment’s median barriers in place, bridge work ahead

The dividers are intended to reduce crashes. Pilchuck River bridge joints, meanwhile, will be replaced.

Looking east from the Highway 9 the overpass over U.S. 2 in Snohomish on Tuesday afternoon January 8, 2019. Median barriers are in planning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Saturday’s the time to show independent bookstores some love

The owner of Main Street Books in Monroe has been a bibliophile since a library was her second home.

Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Drink This: Raise a pint to breweries that survived COVID-19

The Herald’s beer aficionado enjoyed a beer crawl from Everett’s At Large Brewing to 5 Rights in Marysville.

The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Monroe man hospitalized after I-5 crash in Everett

He tried to change lanes, but veered back and collided with an SUV near Highway 526.

Man found dead outside Monroe shopping center is identified

The body of the Alaska man, 32, was discovered Tuesday morning, according to Monroe police.

Body found near Monroe shopping center Tuesday

Foul play is not suspected. The man, 32, was found behind bushes in the 1900 block of Lenton Place.

Officers saved three puppies Wednesday from a brush fire in Monroe. (Snohomish County Regional Fire & Rescue)

3 puppies and 1 person with minor burns in Monroe brush fire

The fire reportedly started in a homeless encampment. The puppies and the person were being treated.

Officers saved three puppies Wednesday from a brush fire in Monroe. (Snohomish County Regional Fire & Rescue)
AMERICAN IDOL – “401 (Auditions)” – “American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves during its season premiere SUNDAY, FEB. 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Christopher Willard)
BENSON BOONE

Twist: ‘American Idol’ heartthrob from Monroe not on the show

Singer Benson Boone, 18, has veered from the usual plot. He’s seen on TikTok with an Imagine Dragons singer.

AMERICAN IDOL – “401 (Auditions)” – “American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves during its season premiere SUNDAY, FEB. 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Christopher Willard)
BENSON BOONE
Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘We could be no prouder’ as veteran gets WWII Victory Medal

“Bob Peterson Day” was declared in Marysville as the 93-year-old Navy vet was honored.

Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

County vaccine taskforce to host second-dose vaccine clinics

Arlington Airport and Evergreen State Fairground sites will open this weekend for second doses only.

Benson Boone of Monroe will be on "American Idol" on Feb. 14. (ABC/Christopher Willard)

Monroe singer Benson Boone wins ‘American Idol’ golden ticket

The 18-year-old charmed Katy Perry and the others on Sunday. Lionel Ritchie called him “Benson Ka-boom.”

Benson Boone of Monroe will be on "American Idol" on Feb. 14. (ABC/Christopher Willard)
Benson Boone of Monroe will be on "American Idol" on Feb. 14. (ABC/Christopher Willard)

Is Benson Boone, 18, of Monroe the next ‘American Idol’ star?

The new singer faces judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on Sunday’s premiere on ABC.

Benson Boone of Monroe will be on "American Idol" on Feb. 14. (ABC/Christopher Willard)

City of Monroe’s utility billing vendor hit with data breach

A third of the city’s residential and commercial customers might have had have banking information exposed.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

Providence gave special vaccine access to donors, volunteers

The Everett hospital has apologized for sending vaccination invites to more than 200 big-money donors.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

We’ve got lots of vaccination capacity, but too few doses

The county set up drive-thru clinics quickly. But it’s still difficult to make an appointment.

Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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