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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.

 

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.

 

Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In close vote, Lynnwood council plans to end $40 car-tab fee

Members voted 4-3 to end fees that fund road work. With an election Tuesday, the matter might not be settled.

 

"Marlborough Man I" by Bob Fink was taken in Papau New Guinea. He is a Huli Wigman.

3 key questions about the Schack’s postponed photo exhibit

Here are notable takeaways from our deep look at the controversy around Everett artist Bob Fink and his work.

"Marlborough Man I" by Bob Fink was taken in Papau New Guinea. He is a Huli Wigman.
Everett Community College's resident hall, Mountain View Hall. The school will forgive more than $1M in student debt. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Everett Community College clears student debt from pandemic

The college is also providing students with free housing and up to $2,500, using federal money.

Everett Community College's resident hall, Mountain View Hall. The school will forgive more than $1M in student debt. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lawsuits claim 2020 ballots in Washington were manipulated

Plaintiffs argue in Snohomish County and elsewhere — without evidence — that machines “obviously are not working.”

Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protestors as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Inslee reinstates indoor mask rule, whether vaxxed or not

The governor also ordered employees of public schools, colleges and child care centers to get vaccinated.

Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protestors as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The muffler man statue along Hewitt Avenue wearing a custom face mask on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County health officer enacts indoor mask requirement

Starting Thursday, everyone 5 and up, vaccinated or not, must wear a mask in public indoor spaces.

The muffler man statue along Hewitt Avenue wearing a custom face mask on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Club president Zachary Nelson explains to a pair of students how the currency works while handing out free cryptocurrency at the University of Washington Bothell on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Crypto’s wild ride: It’s winning fans from here to Wall Street

Digital currency is worth trillions to traders betting on Dogecoin, Bitcoin and other blockchains.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Club president Zachary Nelson explains to a pair of students how the currency works while handing out free cryptocurrency at the University of Washington Bothell on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)

Everett’s own spaceman thrilled to join all-civilian mission

Christopher Sembroski is in training to be part of a three-day SpaceX Dragon flight funded by a billionaire.

Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)
“We are still trying to figure out what to do with him,” said Everett Police Department property crimes Det. Adam Gage, who transports the statue back to a room using a rolling chair on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Everett, Washington.The Batman statue was recovered after it was stolen from an Everett comic book store last year.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Batman returns! Stolen Funko statue is in police custody

The supersized bobblehead was taken from Everett Comics in an October “smash-and-grab.”

“We are still trying to figure out what to do with him,” said Everett Police Department property crimes Det. Adam Gage, who transports the statue back to a room using a rolling chair on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Everett, Washington.The Batman statue was recovered after it was stolen from an Everett comic book store last year.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Sheriff won’t face recall, but his foes say they’ll battle on

They came up short on signatures. They vow to keep watch and be ready if Fortney runs in 2023.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders may soon need to consider dropping Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Should Marysville Pilchuck High drop the name ‘Tomahawks’?

A state bill would ban Native American mascots and symbols from schools — unless there is tribal permission.

A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders may soon need to consider dropping Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Left, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) and teammates after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 38-24 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Right, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with his teammates after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps).

Old (Brady), young (Mahomes), different Super Bowl 55 awaits

Only 22,000 will be let in the stadium, with vaccinated health-care workers getting 7,500 of the tickets.

Left, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) and teammates after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 38-24 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Right, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with his teammates after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps).
Top (L-R): Amy McGrath, Lindsey Graham, Jamie Harrison. Bottom (L-R): Mark Kelly, Martha McSally, Mitch McConnell. (AP photos)

Washington donors help stoke fires of hot U.S. Senate races

Contributions are flowing into electoral battles from Arizona to Maine, Kentucky to South Carolina.

Top (L-R): Amy McGrath, Lindsey Graham, Jamie Harrison. Bottom (L-R): Mark Kelly, Martha McSally, Mitch McConnell. (AP photos)
A view of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the early days of the primary is largely frozen, according to fundraisers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A look at local dollars flowing into the presidential race

County donors poured more than $2 million into the contest. Contributions ranged from $1 to $50,000.

A view of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the early days of the primary is largely frozen, according to fundraisers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
COVID and road closures have hampered Rucker Ave. businesses
COVID and road closures have hampered Rucker Ave. businesses
Lawmakers welcome return of passenger service at Paine Field

Lawmakers welcome return of passenger service at Paine Field

Everett’s airline terminal fills with passengers on Saturday; elected officials pledge their support.

Lawmakers welcome return of passenger service at Paine Field
Poll: Most Washington voters want to pause reopening economy
Poll: Most Washington voters want to pause reopening economy