What's Up With That?

What’s essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington

What’s essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington

Pot shops stay open amid COVID-19, with curbside pickup. And stimulus checks are coming soon.

What’s essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington
The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In

The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In

In days before the stay-at-home order, families took in movies. Now you have to get your popcorn to go.

The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In
HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No more pretty hair or feet: COVID-19 closes beauty salons

Cosmetology in the time of coronavirus pandemic halted as non-essential services. No tattoos, either.

HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Coronavirus sparks rush on toilet paper — and condoms?

Coronavirus sparks rush on toilet paper — and condoms?

Stock the pantry and medicine cabinet, and get things to entertain the family and pets for 14 days.

Coronavirus sparks rush on toilet paper — and condoms?
He’s Camano’s Smokey Bear the Third … will he be the last?

He’s Camano’s Smokey Bear the Third … will he be the last?

Only YOU can prevent the theft of the famous fire prevention bear. Please keep your paws off.

He’s Camano’s Smokey Bear the Third … will he be the last?
Sherman, a 3-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, will compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City tonight. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hot dog! Sherman tries to make it big at Westminster show

Look for Marysville native Danielle Winship, 28, and her red-furred retriever at the New York event.

Sherman, a 3-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, will compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City tonight. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Cockroach à la King? It’s what’s for dinner with The Bug Chef

Cockroach à la King? It’s what’s for dinner with The Bug Chef

David George Gordon turns creepy crawlers and spindly spiders into kebabs and cookies.

Cockroach à la King? It’s what’s for dinner with The Bug Chef
The f-word: Everett woman turned frustration into fashion

The f-word: Everett woman turned frustration into fashion

The longtime social worker figured why not turn @$#*%! into $$$. She started My Curse Purse.

The f-word: Everett woman turned frustration into fashion
Twin sisters do makeover magic to local homes in HGTV series

Twin sisters do makeover magic to local homes in HGTV series

New “Unsellable Houses” focuses on transforming modest Snohomish County homes into hot properties.

Twin sisters do makeover magic to local homes in HGTV series
Grouchy Chef owner denies being grouchy — he’s focused on food

Grouchy Chef owner denies being grouchy — he’s focused on food

Chef’s manifesto: Sit up straight. No clinking crystal. No shoveling food in your mouth. NO jeans!

Grouchy Chef owner denies being grouchy — he’s focused on food
What’s up with these folks? Your favorite quirky 2019 stories

What’s up with these folks? Your favorite quirky 2019 stories

A flat-Earther, a He-Man and a naked man stood out this year in the world of What’s Up With That?

What’s up with these folks? Your favorite quirky 2019 stories
Best gift ever: Mail-order DNA test turns up a big sister

Best gift ever: Mail-order DNA test turns up a big sister

Kelly Howell, 53, of Mill Creek, was connected with her half-sibling in California by a 23andMe test.

Best gift ever: Mail-order DNA test turns up a big sister
Scientists at Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research Center in Wenatchee spent two decades developing the Cosmic Crisp apple tree seeds. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The juicy new starlet of the apple universe is Cosmic Crisp

They’re the first apples developed in Washington, and growers planted 12 million Cosmic Crisp trees.

Scientists at Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research Center in Wenatchee spent two decades developing the Cosmic Crisp apple tree seeds. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Score! 800-pound Ivan is a heckuva Seahawks 12th Man

Score! 800-pound Ivan is a heckuva Seahawks 12th Man

The 8-foot chain saw chiseled dude with a mohawk and shouting mouth swivels around Arlington.

Score! 800-pound Ivan is a heckuva Seahawks 12th Man
Meet Krampus: If you’ve been bad, this evil Santa is for you

Meet Krampus: If you’ve been bad, this evil Santa is for you

Krampus Night in Europe is Dec. 5. The creepster is making the rounds in these parts as well.

Meet Krampus: If you’ve been bad, this evil Santa is for you
She’s the curator of 200 crows at the goth house in Langley

She’s the curator of 200 crows at the goth house in Langley

Sharen Heath’s First Street home is an artsy haven for birds — and a year-round head-turner.

She’s the curator of 200 crows at the goth house in Langley
A cryptic meme splashes the usually benign rock of Snohomish

A cryptic meme splashes the usually benign rock of Snohomish

“Epstein didn’t kill himself” was a far cry from the usual fare of high-school pep and community spirit.

A cryptic meme splashes the usually benign rock of Snohomish
‘Wolfman Jim’ rocks out for handouts on Lynnwood street corner

‘Wolfman Jim’ rocks out for handouts on Lynnwood street corner

Drunk and homeless for decades, the well-known panhandler is performing his act clean and sober.

‘Wolfman Jim’ rocks out for handouts on Lynnwood street corner
Want to see UFOs? Washington is a popular hangout

Want to see UFOs? Washington is a popular hangout

Our state is third in nation for alien craft encounters. UFOiTeam says it’s nothing to snicker about.

Want to see UFOs? Washington is a popular hangout
Rick Steves meets his Halloween doppleganger

Rick Steves meets his Halloween doppleganger

The travel guru bumps into his scarecrow Franken side on an Edmonds porch.

Rick Steves meets his Halloween doppleganger
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