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Flo Tremper, 8, who is currently a second grader, helps lead the start of the March For Our Lives out of Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza on Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Hundreds turn out in Everett for protest against gun violence

They were among tens of thousands across the country who mobilized in the second March for Our Lives rally.

Flo Tremper, 8, who is currently a second grader, helps lead the start of the March For Our Lives out of Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza on Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Rebecca Suryan, an alpaca breeder of over 20 years, gets in the pen with some of her younger male animals Monday, March 28, 2022, at Alpacas from MaRS in Snohomish, Washington. Males and females are kept separate because unlike most animals, they do not have a breeding season and will reproduce any time of the year if left together. The alpacas are herd animals, so they are kept in groups of three or more on the farm. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This Snohomish couple is enchanted with alpacas from MaRS

Two decades ago, they ditched the suburbs and started raising the fleecy creatures. Today, they’ve grown their herd to about 40 animals.

Rebecca Suryan, an alpaca breeder of over 20 years, gets in the pen with some of her younger male animals Monday, March 28, 2022, at Alpacas from MaRS in Snohomish, Washington. Males and females are kept separate because unlike most animals, they do not have a breeding season and will reproduce any time of the year if left together. The alpacas are herd animals, so they are kept in groups of three or more on the farm. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A student wipes away tears as the 592 graduates take their places during the processional at Lake Stevens High School’s 2022 commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

’Tis the season for tassel-turning and cap-tossing

Thousands of students will receive diplomas as 2022 graduation ceremonies kick into high gear.

A student wipes away tears as the 592 graduates take their places during the processional at Lake Stevens High School’s 2022 commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Phaedra Dunko, of Courting Frogs Nursery in Stanwood, brings out tray after tray of pitcher plants and other carnivorous plants as vendors prepare for Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival Thursday, June 9, 2022, on Colby Avenue in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Sorticulture, Everett’s garden arts fest, returns to downtown

The three-day event runs Friday through Sunday on Colby Avenue.

Phaedra Dunko, of Courting Frogs Nursery in Stanwood, brings out tray after tray of pitcher plants and other carnivorous plants as vendors prepare for Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival Thursday, June 9, 2022, on Colby Avenue in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Transportation Security Officer Jerry Drews speaks with a person in the security line Friday, May 27, 2022, at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Transportation Security Officer Jerry Drews speaks with a person in the security line Friday, May 27, 2022, at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

First-ever Pride celebrations draw hundreds in north county

“We didn’t expect this could happen here,” said Sall Hutson, 76. “In little towns a long time ago, you could hardly come out at all.”

People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Laura Phillips, left, waves a rainbow flag while Everett Public Schools superintendent Ian Saltzman raises a PRIDE rainbow flag at the Everett Public School’s PRIDE month celebration on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pride flag flies over Everett Public Schools headquarters

In a show of support for students and staff, the rainbow LGBTQ flag will be up all month.

Laura Phillips, left, waves a rainbow flag while Everett Public Schools superintendent Ian Saltzman raises a PRIDE rainbow flag at the Everett Public School’s PRIDE month celebration on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cathy Clark tallies Vaux’s swifts as they fly into the chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Swifts descend by the thousands in Monroe — but who’s counting?

Vaux’s swifts are back in town. Armed with pencils and scrap paper, volunteers count thousands at a time.

Cathy Clark tallies Vaux’s swifts as they fly into the chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glenda Wabaluku, 17, works together with a group of peers to piece together a creative action plan for their communities during Leadership Launch’s "Emotion Commotion" event on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Teenagers help each other tackle anxiety and depression

Youth-focused Leadership Launch saw students struggling, so they organized a mental wellness event.

Glenda Wabaluku, 17, works together with a group of peers to piece together a creative action plan for their communities during Leadership Launch’s "Emotion Commotion" event on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
New LGI Homes on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Sultan, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sultan gets a boost from remote-work newcomers — and growing pains

Houses are sprouting. Traffic is worsening. And new Sky Valley residents find “we don’t really get Uber Eats out here.”

New LGI Homes on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Sultan, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ken Crossman, from Snohomish County Planning and Development, looks over a flood map of the Skykomish during a disaster simulation Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Snohomish County Fire District 5 Station 51 in Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This is a drill: Officials rehearse for a dam bursting near Sultan

If Culmback Dam at Spada Lake reservoir really were to fail, a wall of water would sweep through the Sky Valley.

Ken Crossman, from Snohomish County Planning and Development, looks over a flood map of the Skykomish during a disaster simulation Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Snohomish County Fire District 5 Station 51 in Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Hundreds gather to listen to a lineup of guest speakers during Snohomish County’s “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the county courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett rally draws 400-plus abortion rights supporters

Saturday’s rally was part of “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests in response to the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Hundreds gather to listen to a lineup of guest speakers during Snohomish County’s “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the county courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.

Photography: the extracurricular shots

Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.

Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.
Snohomish's Alli Wilson, left, and welcomes teammate Emma Hansen to the plate, scoring a run against Cascade High School Thursday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on May 5, 2022. The Panthers won 9-3.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Alli Wilson, left, and welcomes teammate Emma Hansen to the plate, scoring a run against Cascade High School Thursday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on May 5, 2022. The Panthers won 9-3.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A worker sprays down the floor near a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. The garbage pile at the facility is reaching never-before-seen proportions. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County is hoping to avoid literal dumpster fire

Our stinky trash mountain could spontaneously combust, so officials are arranging to send garbage to Oregon.

A worker sprays down the floor near a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. The garbage pile at the facility is reaching never-before-seen proportions. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Record inflation puts crunch on Snohomish County farms

Fertilizer prices doubled. Global wheat supply is under threat due to war. Gas, too. And that may add up to smaller yields.

Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.

Photography: the extracurricular shots

Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.

Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.
Snohomish’s Alex Flohr delivers a pitch against Arlington Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Alex Flohr delivers a pitch against Arlington Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The OL Reign celebrate Olivia Van der Jagt’s game winning goal in stoppage time of a NWSL Challenge Cup matchup against Angel City FC Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

OL Reign top Angel City on last-minute goal

OL Reign defeated Angel City FC by a score of 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Lumen Field in Seattle. An Olivia Van der Jagt goal in… Continue reading

The OL Reign celebrate Olivia Van der Jagt’s game winning goal in stoppage time of a NWSL Challenge Cup matchup against Angel City FC Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Photography: the extracurricular shots

Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.

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