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Claire Vondemkamp (left) and Jami Sollid check out customers Saturday afternoon at Just James Boutique in Stanwood on November 28, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Crazy or just brave? These folks opened businesses this year

In spite of the pandemic, the number of new businesses is up sharply compared to last year.

 

Anastasia Allison poses with samples of her Kula Cloth, a pee cloth for women to use outdoors, near her home on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Allison's invention has caught the eye of outdoor retail giant REI and will being selling them in stores soon. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kula Cloth tries to wipe away the mountains of toilet paper

An Arlington woman’s “spiritual awakening via pee cloth” led to a popular product for outdoorsy women.

 

Snohomish County deputy charged with child rape

Anthony Zayas, 26, claimed he did not know the girl he met on Tinder was 14, charging papers say.

 

Bothell pilot, 73, dies in plane crash north of Arlington

Ronald Borovec, a longtime aviation enthusiast, was active in the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde

Local funk-hop band took it to the streets of Seattle

The Marshall Law Band’s performances during Black Lives Matter protests inspired their new album.

Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde
Art Unruh, World War II veteran, celebrates a couple days before his 98th birthday with a parade and vintage warplane flyover Sunday afternoon at the Arlington Airport on November 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A high-flying thanks and happy 98th birthday to a war hero

As a gunner in B-17 “Flying Fortress,” Arlington’s Art Unruh flew 50 missions to fight Nazis in Europe.

Art Unruh, World War II veteran, celebrates a couple days before his 98th birthday with a parade and vintage warplane flyover Sunday afternoon at the Arlington Airport on November 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Its takes ropes and some climbing for Scott Greeley to work on his energy-saving distillation system, built 43 feet up in a tree on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Greeley has designed an energy-saving device that can purify water or distill alcohol using a low-fuel pump and gravity instead of a power-consuming compressor.
“We need better ways to produce clean water around the world,” said Greeley of the gravity-pressurized distillation system. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Amazon innovation contest rewards Snohomish County inventors

Winning teams from six cities took home $75,000 in prize money. One winner built a better still.

Its takes ropes and some climbing for Scott Greeley to work on his energy-saving distillation system, built 43 feet up in a tree on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Greeley has designed an energy-saving device that can purify water or distill alcohol using a low-fuel pump and gravity instead of a power-consuming compressor.
“We need better ways to produce clean water around the world,” said Greeley of the gravity-pressurized distillation system. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Voters to decide the future of the Arlington Fire Department

A proposal to merge with North County Fire will be on February special election ballots.

Arlington man identified in fatal motorcycle crash

Richard D. Sheppard, 50, died from blunt-force injuries, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner found.

Motorcycle rider dies after collision with car near Smokey Point

The investigation of the fatal crash on Pioneer Highway closed stretches of it to drivers.

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

PUD candidates focus on rates, broadband and renewables

Incumbent Sidney Logan faces former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer for the District 1 seat.

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer
The Arlington City Council will discuss asking voters to consider annexing its fire department to North County Fire & EMS. (North County Fire)

Arlington and North County Fire to consider annexation

If the Arlington City Council decides to move forward, voters would make the final decision.

The Arlington City Council will discuss asking voters to consider annexing its fire department to North County Fire & EMS. (North County Fire)
Arlington police officers arrested a suspect for allegedly breaking into Post Middle School and stealing computers early Monday morning. (Arlington Police Department) 20201012

Arrest made in theft of computers at Arlington middle school

A man reportedly walked out of a classroom with “his arms full of computers” worth $750.

Arlington police officers arrested a suspect for allegedly breaking into Post Middle School and stealing computers early Monday morning. (Arlington Police Department) 20201012

Woman, 68, dies in Arlington house fire

The house in the 20400 block of 64th Drive NE was a total loss, according to the city.

Travis Gilbert hugs his 15-year-old dog Abe on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Abe, deaf, nearly blind and old, went  missing and was found barely alive 12 days later at the bottom of a deep hole in the woods by PUD linemen. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The tale of old Abe, 15, a blind, deaf dog missing 12 days

The dog’s odyssey landed him at the bottom of a “Silence of The Lambs” pit. A PUD crew saves the day.

Travis Gilbert hugs his 15-year-old dog Abe on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Abe, deaf, nearly blind and old, went  missing and was found barely alive 12 days later at the bottom of a deep hole in the woods by PUD linemen. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington man dies after driver’s car hits him in Tulalip

Detectives believe he was walking the roadway when the vehicle struck him on 33rd Avenue Northeast.

Snohomish Historical Preservation Commission member Fred Cruger with his dog, Duffy, in Arlington along one of the history walk sections at Centennial Trail. The event will be up through September. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Discover local history as you walk the Centennial Trail

Take a smartphone quiz as you stroll the trail. If you answer every question correctly, you’ll win a prize.

Snohomish Historical Preservation Commission member Fred Cruger with his dog, Duffy, in Arlington along one of the history walk sections at Centennial Trail. The event will be up through September. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Stanwood is already teaching kindergartners on campus. Sultan and Arlington will soon follow suit.

Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Anacortes woman identified in death at Arlington park

Amanda D. Smith was 43. Police are seeking tips about her “suspicious” death.

Motorcyclist exceeded 120 mph during I-5 chase, patrol says

The rider of a stolen bike fled Bellingham police and the State Patrol before surrendering in Everett.

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