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Your guide to Everett’s food truck bonanza at Fisherman’s Village

Thirteen food trucks are there to feed you at the musical festival this week in downtown Everett. Here’s a rundown.

 

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Edmonds proposal would criminalize camping on public property

Under the ordinance, backed by two council members, unhoused people who don’t accept services could be fined — or arrested.

 

A man wearing a face mask walks toward the rear door of a Community Transit bus at the Everett Station on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Community Transit, Paine Field, ferries drop mask requirement

After a federal judge struck down the CDC’s mask mandate, agencies in Snohomish County are changing direction.

 

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)
J.P. Patches Washington State License Plate.  The proposed J.P. Patches license plate would raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital's Strong Against Cancer.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

J.P. Patches plate: Would you want this clown on your car?

State lawmakers have finally given the OK for a “Patches Pal” license plate featuring the iconic TV show’s clowns, J.P and Gertrude.

J.P. Patches Washington State License Plate.  The proposed J.P. Patches license plate would raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital's Strong Against Cancer.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
The Mukfest Pirates outside of their 1945 “DUKW“ vehicle soon to be “pirate ship” on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo pirates seize their flagship: A ‘Ride the Ducks’ boat

Meet the town’s new ambassadors, the Mukfest Pirates. They’re a laidback krewe of part-time buccaneers.

The Mukfest Pirates outside of their 1945 “DUKW“ vehicle soon to be “pirate ship” on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address on Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, said that a bill sought by Inslee that would make it a crime for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence would not be brought up for a vote on the Senate floor because the bill did not have enough support to clear the Democratic-led chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Governor: Masks can come off March 21 in most public settings

They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address on Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, said that a bill sought by Inslee that would make it a crime for elected officials or candidates to knowingly lie about election outcomes if those claims result in violence would not be brought up for a vote on the Senate floor because the bill did not have enough support to clear the Democratic-led chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Participating in Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing were Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer for Snohomish County Kara Main-Hester (top left), Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (top right) and Snohomish County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters. (Snohomish Health District)

Snohomish County turns a corner on omicron, but it’s not over

Officials expect COVID-19 cases to rapidly decline in the next few weeks. Hospitalizations are also decreasing.

Participating in Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing were Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer for Snohomish County Kara Main-Hester (top left), Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (top right) and Snohomish County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters. (Snohomish Health District)
Veteran Keith F. Reyes, 64, gets his monthly pedicure at Nail Flare on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Stanwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

No more gnarly feet: This ‘Wounded Warrior’ gets pedicures

Keith Reyes, 64, visits a Stanwood nail salon for “foot treatments” that help soothe blast injuries.

Veteran Keith F. Reyes, 64, gets his monthly pedicure at Nail Flare on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Stanwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Mukilteo School Board plans vote on the fate of ‘Mockingbird’

Speakers offered varying opinions on whether the novel should be required. The board is to decide Jan. 24.

"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
Everett Police respond to an accident along Highway 99 just north of Airport Road on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sheriff’s patrols target an Everett hotspot of crime, poverty

Local businesses urged deputies to act, saying homelessness, vandalism and drug use are rampant at Airport Way and Highway 99.

Everett Police respond to an accident along Highway 99 just north of Airport Road on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Clouds move through the mountains in Skykomish on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A white Christmas in Everett? Maybe, with a side of ice

So stock up on hot chocolate and queue up your snow day soundtrack, because it’s going to get cold outside.

Clouds move through the mountains in Skykomish on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds council keeps ‘streateries,’ but businesses must pay

Council members were split 4-3 in approving the pricey $4,000 permit, with one calling it “elitist.”

Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Previous Smith Ave campers have relocated to across the  'no-sit, no-lie' ordinance boundary and set up on Hewitt at the US 2 entrance in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

County Council OKs sales tax for housing, behavioral health

The controversial 0.1% tax, opposed by many elected officials around Snohomish County, was passed along party lines.

Previous Smith Ave campers have relocated to across the  'no-sit, no-lie' ordinance boundary and set up on Hewitt at the US 2 entrance in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The event room that will be used for speed dating events at Meatheads Smokehouse and Beer Works in Lake Stevens. (Andrea Brown)

Meet market: Speed dating at Meatheads in Lake Stevens

Singles have five minutes to see if there’s a spark during two old-school face-to-face dating events.

The event room that will be used for speed dating events at Meatheads Smokehouse and Beer Works in Lake Stevens. (Andrea Brown)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sits in front of a solar panel after speaking, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced several climate-related proposals for the 2022 legislative session, including a plan to offer rebates on the purchase of new and used electric vehicles for qualified buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Electric-auto rebates: Governor unveils climate proposals

Rebates of up to $7,500 would be available for certain new and used electric vehicles.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sits in front of a solar panel after speaking, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced several climate-related proposals for the 2022 legislative session, including a plan to offer rebates on the purchase of new and used electric vehicles for qualified buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Granite Falls Bridge is seen in the days of yore and today.

Granite Falls group urges preservation of bridge slated for demo

Bridge 102 just east of Granite Falls was built in 1934. It has withstood quakes but might not survive time.

The Granite Falls Bridge is seen in the days of yore and today.
The Tulalip Semi-Annual General Council voted to reverse the Board of Directors' decision to ask the school district to change Marysville Pilchuck High School's mascot. (Marysville Pilchuck High School)

Tulalip elders vote to keep Tomahawks mascot in Marysville

The Tulalip Tribes chair said tribal members are conflicted. It leaves the school district in a complicated position.

The Tulalip Semi-Annual General Council voted to reverse the Board of Directors' decision to ask the school district to change Marysville Pilchuck High School's mascot. (Marysville Pilchuck High School)
Approved Legislative District Map (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

State Supreme Court declines to draw new redistricting plan

Many Snohomish County voters are now a big step closer to having new representation in the state Legislature.

Approved Legislative District Map (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
People walk through Grand Avenue Park with umbrellas on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Congratulations, you survived Everett’s second-wettest fall

Since 1948, only one other September-October-November period has brought more rain to Paine Field.

People walk through Grand Avenue Park with umbrellas on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)