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Two brother bear cubs, burned in a fire last summer, were recently reunited at PAWS in Lynnwood. (PAWS) 20211129

Bear cubs, burned in wildfires, reunited in viral video in Lynnwood

The brother cubs are being treated at PAWS Wildlife Center. They were injured in a wildfire near Lake Chelan.

 

Lake Stevens' Drew Carter holds up the ball after scoring a touchdown to secure the win as Lake Stevens beat Eastlake 45-28 in a 4A state semi-final football game at Pop Keeney Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in Bothell, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens downs Eastlake to reach 4A state title game

The Vikings win 45-28 and will face Graham-Kapowsin for the state championship next weekend.

 

Kindergartener Robert, 5, imitates a turkeys actions as he answers questions about Thanksgiving outside Mt. Pilchuck Elementary on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Revisionist turkey talk: Kindergartners explain Thanksgiving

These Lake Stevens kids have holiday wisdom to impart, including what they’re grateful for — friends, family and paper swords.

 

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar leaps for a catch over a Gonzaga Prep defender during a 4A state quarterfinal game on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Images)

Lake Stevens shuts down Gonzaga Prep to reach 4A state semis

Jayden Limar runs for four TDs and the Vikings silence the Bullpups 35-14 in the state quarterfinals.

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar leaps for a catch over a Gonzaga Prep defender during a 4A state quarterfinal game on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Images)
Archbishop Murphy celebrates winning the 2A state championship at Shoreline Stadium on November 20, 2021. The Wildcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Archbishop Murphy girls cap perfect season with 2A state title

The Wildcats beat Hockinson 2-0 in the title game and finish the season with a perfect 23-0 record.

Archbishop Murphy celebrates winning the 2A state championship at Shoreline Stadium on November 20, 2021. The Wildcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy celebrates a goal by Archbishop Murphy's Jordyn Latta  in the second half Friday night at Shoreline Stadium on November 19, 2021. The Wildcats advance to the state championships with the 2-1 win over the Rapids. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Archbishop Murphy rallies into girls soccer state title tilt

Jordyn Latta scores twice as the Wildcats, who hadn’t trailed all season, advanced to face Hockinson.

Archbishop Murphy celebrates a goal by Archbishop Murphy's Jordyn Latta  in the second half Friday night at Shoreline Stadium on November 19, 2021. The Wildcats advance to the state championships with the 2-1 win over the Rapids. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett Firefighters put out a fire in a van along Hewitt Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Van goes up in flames in downtown Everett

No injuries were reported after a van burned in the 1100 block of Hewitt Avenue.

Everett Firefighters put out a fire in a van along Hewitt Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mary Clarke swims in the 100 Yard Freestyle during the 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Federal Way, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mary Clarke swims in the 100 Yard Freestyle during the 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Federal Way, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Joe Johnson and a coach react to losing to Bothell and being knocked out of the playoffs on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Glacier Peak blows big lead in crushing state loss to Bothell

The Grizzlies squander a 21-point lead and suffer a 49-35 season-ending loss in a 4A state opener.

Glacier Peak's Joe Johnson and a coach react to losing to Bothell and being knocked out of the playoffs on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sen. Steve Hobbs

Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens named secretary of state

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday appointed the Snohomish County Democrat to succeed departing Republican Kim Wyman.

Sen. Steve Hobbs
Second grader Emma Bahboud jumps for joy after splitting  an apple in half using just heir hands during class at Penny Creek Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Apple-splitting TikTok lands Everett teacher on ‘Ellen’ show

Sean Reich teaches students, staff and Ellen DeGeneres how to halve apples with bare hands.

Second grader Emma Bahboud jumps for joy after splitting  an apple in half using just heir hands during class at Penny Creek Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Arlington’s Brandon Moore (552), competes in the WIAA state 3A boys cross country tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Wash. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)

Arlington’s Moore takes 2nd at 3A state cross country meet

The senior caps a stellar finish to his career with a medal; Snohomish’s Paige Gerrard places sixth.

Arlington’s Brandon Moore (552), competes in the WIAA state 3A boys cross country tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Wash. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)
Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P

Arlington rides defense to first state football berth since 2012

The Eagles get three takeaways and score a defensive TD in a 35-0 playoff win over Auburn Mountainview.

Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P
Jeremiah Mack, 9, gets his COVID-19 vaccination Wednesday afternoon at Shoreline Community College on November 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kids ages 5 to 11 now eligible for vaccine in Washington

The COVID-19 shot approval comes as Snohomish County continues to see cases rise, especially in kids.

Jeremiah Mack, 9, gets his COVID-19 vaccination Wednesday afternoon at Shoreline Community College on November 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway's Sierra Fisher. left, and Snohomish's Sara Rodgers struggle for control of the ball Tuesday night at Shoreline Stadium on November 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sister duo propels Snohomish girls soccer to state berth

Cheyenne and Sara Rodgers lift the Panthers past Edmonds-Woodway 2-0 in a 3A district semifinal.

Edmonds-Woodway's Sierra Fisher. left, and Snohomish's Sara Rodgers struggle for control of the ball Tuesday night at Shoreline Stadium on November 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jerry Cornfield

The Herald’s Jerry Cornfield talks about the election results

Races up and down the ballot and all around Snohomish County.

Jerry Cornfield
Arlington's Brandon Moore finishes first in Saturday afternoon during the 3A District 1 Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Moore leads Arlington to district cross country title

Brandon Moore wins the 3A boys race, the Eagles win the team title and Snohomish’s Paige Gerrard wins the 3A girls crown.

Arlington's Brandon Moore finishes first in Saturday afternoon during the 3A District 1 Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar celebrates a touchdown at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Minus QB, Lake Stevens tops GP for 8th straight Wesco 4A title

The No. 2 Vikings ride a Wildcat attack past No. 8 Glacier Peak 34-28 in the de facto league title game.

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar celebrates a touchdown at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Harbor seal (PAWS)

Jetty Island, a seal paradise, becomes new home for 2 pups

The harbor seals were emaciated when they arrived at PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. They’re ready for the wild now.

Harbor seal (PAWS)
Jackson's Avery Friedricksen jumps to trap the ball during the game against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson girls soccer rallies past GP for shared Wesco 4A title

Kaeden Hansen nets a pair of 2nd-half goals and the Timberwolves win 2-1 to split the league crown.

Jackson's Avery Friedricksen jumps to trap the ball during the game against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)