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Arlington's Hannah Rork struggles to grab the ball from Garfield's Malia Samuels during the 3A state semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, March 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington girls give Garfield a scare, but fall in state semis

The Eagles are undone by a rough 4th quarter in a 56-42 state semifinal loss to the defending champs.

Arlington's Hannah Rork struggles to grab the ball from Garfield's Malia Samuels during the 3A state semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, March 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Jenna Villa and Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles go up for a rebound Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls edge rival Snohomish, advance to state semis

The Eagles survive a furious comeback by the Panthers and prevail 50-47 in the 3A state quarterfinals.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa and Snohomish’s Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles go up for a rebound Thursday, March 3, 2022, during a 3A matchup at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish's Ella Gallatin shoots over Bonney Lake's Brooke Mansfield Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Panthers advance with the 46-44 victory over the Panthers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish girls survive upset bid, advance to face Arlington

The Panthers fend off a second-half comeback by Bonney Lake and win 46-44 to reach the 3A state quarters.

Snohomish's Ella Gallatin shoots over Bonney Lake's Brooke Mansfield Wednesday evening in Tacoma, Washington on March 2, 2022. The Panthers advance with the 46-44 victory over the Panthers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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This slice of Mardi Gras offers a respite in troubling times

If you’re in the mood for a cooking project and a break from the news, chocolate king cake is a delicious way to celebrate Fat Tuesday.

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Arlington's bench reacts to action on the floor against Evergreen Tuesday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on February 22, 2022. The Eagles won 73-53. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington boys race past Evergreen, advance to state regionals

Ethan Martin scores 35 and the Eagles unleash frustration over their seeding with a 3A state play-in rout.

Arlington's bench reacts to action on the floor against Evergreen Tuesday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on February 22, 2022. The Eagles won 73-53. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cooking with Taylor: The making of a Dutch baby, and a harrowing hiking tale

It’s “basically a giant pancake,” though slightly less fluffy and a bit more chewy.

Jensen Elsemore, of Jackson, competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the WIAA 4A Boys Swimming Championship on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson boys swim earns program-best 3rd-place team trophy

No local swimmers capture titles, but the T-wolves put together a strong showing for their best finish in program history.

Jensen Elsemore, of Jackson, competes in the 100 yard freestyle during the WIAA 4A Boys Swimming Championship on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Rex Buck of the Wanapum tribe., left, rings a bell during a blessing ceremony to prepare Sacajawea State Park near Pasco, Wash., for its future art installations on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. The park will be one of seven sites which will be getting art installations as part of the Confluence Project. The project will commemorate locations along the Columbia River Basin where waterways merge or American Indians traditionally gathered. (AP Photo/Jackie Johnston)

Longtime leader of Native American Wanapum band dead at 66

Rex Buck Jr. helped ensure proper care for Kennewick Man for 19 years until the bones were reburied.

Rex Buck of the Wanapum tribe., left, rings a bell during a blessing ceremony to prepare Sacajawea State Park near Pasco, Wash., for its future art installations on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. The park will be one of seven sites which will be getting art installations as part of the Confluence Project. The project will commemorate locations along the Columbia River Basin where waterways merge or American Indians traditionally gathered. (AP Photo/Jackie Johnston)
Bart Lematta proudly stands in the engine room of his ferry Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, along the shore of Langley, Washington. “I go down in the engine room, picture all the work that has gone into it and all the hands, the artistry and craftsmen,” he said. “It’s a beautiful piece of artwork that has taken millions of hours.” (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

He’s the guy who bought a boat — a big old $290,000 state ferry

Bart Lematta has plans for the retired Evergreen State ferry, docked in Langley since October.

Bart Lematta proudly stands in the engine room of his ferry Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, along the shore of Langley, Washington. “I go down in the engine room, picture all the work that has gone into it and all the hands, the artistry and craftsmen,” he said. “It’s a beautiful piece of artwork that has taken millions of hours.” (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Toshihiro Kasahara works the grill on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Toshi’s Teriyaki in Mill Creek. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Teriyaki trailblazer: Mill Creek’s Toshi created our regional dish

His humble takeout on Bothell Everett Highway is a throwback to the 1976 Seattle store that made the fast food famous here.

Toshihiro Kasahara works the grill on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Toshi’s Teriyaki in Mill Creek. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mariner's Naser Motley is able to get around Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers to make a layup during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mariner boys beat GP in battle for 1st place atop Wesco 4A

The Marauders ride their defense to a 53-43 win over the No. 7-ranked Grizzlies in a key league clash.

Mariner's Naser Motley is able to get around Glacier Peak's Bobby Siebers to make a layup during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington’s Keira Marsh gos for a layup against Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at Arlington High School. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls fend off Snohomish in pivotal league showdown

The Eagles ride their defense to a 57-44 win over the Panthers in a clash of 3A state top-five teams.

Arlington’s Keira Marsh gos for a layup against Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at Arlington High School. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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)
Shorecrest's Parker Baumann gathers a loose dribble with Stanwood's John Floyd defending Thursday evening at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. The Highlanders won 88-68. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Shorecrest boys race past Stanwood in key league clash

Devon Nehring has a career night as the Scots improve to 10-1 with an 88-68 win over the Spartans.

Shorecrest's Parker Baumann gathers a loose dribble with Stanwood's John Floyd defending Thursday evening at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. The Highlanders won 88-68. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113

Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

Guard troops will help Providence in Everett, among other places, deal with a surge in virus patients and staffing shortages.

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Gov. Inslee calls on lawmakers for ‘big’ and ‘bold’ action

The governor focused on the pandemic’s impact on kids, the climate, and homelessness.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jack Rice, left, gives his grandmother Carolyn Rice, a tutorial on her new tablet Saturday afternoon in Edmonds on November 20, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Need to Ring or Zoom? Edmonds teen comes to the rescue

Jack Rice, 17, started a free service to help seniors connect with tech. “He’s a hero around here.”

Jack Rice, left, gives his grandmother Carolyn Rice, a tutorial on her new tablet Saturday afternoon in Edmonds on November 20, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson's Drilon Veliu splits the defense of Woodinville's Ryan Roth, left, and Akhil Damidi at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson boys rout Woodinville, continue strong start

Sylas Williams and the T-wolves improve to 9-1 with a 76-57 win over the previously unbeaten Falcons.

Jackson's Drilon Veliu splits the defense of Woodinville's Ryan Roth, left, and Akhil Damidi at Jackson High School Wednesday evening in Mill Creek, Washington on January 5, 2022. The Timberwolves won 76-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Television station lights illuminate those gathered for a rally demanding the Monroe School District address harassment and bullying problems on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Parents and teachers call for Monroe superintendent’s firing

A few School Board members backed Justin Blasko on Monday. Critics blamed him for a “toxic culture.”

Television station lights illuminate those gathered for a rally demanding the Monroe School District address harassment and bullying problems on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Ethan Martin and the Arlington bench react to his three-point shot during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington boys outlast Shorecrest in wild overtime clash

Arlington’s Ethan Martin and Shorecrest’s Elijah Johnson both score 37 in the Eagles’ 83-80 OT win.

Arlington's Ethan Martin and the Arlington bench react to his three-point shot during the game against Shorecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)