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A female beaver makes her way out of the temporary constructed den for herself and another relocated male beaver on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 near Sultan, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Beavers: Good environmental stewards, but lousy neighbors

Tulalip Tribes biologists are relocating nuisance beavers to forest areas where they can thrive.

 

A biker looks right and slowly proceeds through a stop sign at 16th Street and Colby Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Everett, Washington. As of Oct. 1, bike riders can treat stop signs like yield signs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State law lets stop signs become yield signs for bike riders

Keep your eyes peeled and let the cyclists go, drivers. But the new law doesn’t mean bikes can zip by.

 

Newly certified teacher Shana Brown assists a student with a Zoom meeting, while overseeing a class of seven students, in the former warehouse space at Malicious Women Candles on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For some Snohomish County kids, a warehouse is a schoolhouse

Employers made space for students to attend virtual classes on-site. But at least one learning pod had to shut down.

 

Kellie Shanahan loads Jacob McGovern's vehicle with his class tool bag at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on October 1, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How do you teach auto shop remotely? Edmonds class finds out

For some local high school students, auto shop is the thing that keeps them from dropping out.

Kellie Shanahan loads Jacob McGovern's vehicle with his class tool bag at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on October 1, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Volunteers await the next grouping a cars Friday morning at the Faith Food Bank at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett on October 9, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Friendly faces and free food at the Faith Food Bank

Friday food distributions at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett serve about 1,600 people each week.

Volunteers await the next grouping a cars Friday morning at the Faith Food Bank at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett on October 9, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Caroline Petry collects her food the food truck stop on Beverly Blvd. in Everett on October 1, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Looking for a quick bite? A new Everett food truck lot opens

In a trial run, the city of Everett launches a new food truck lot on city property.

Caroline Petry collects her food the food truck stop on Beverly Blvd. in Everett on October 1, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dean of Students Jeff Latta, center, helps a student through their online health questionnaire while Athletic Director Cassie Snell, left, checks a students temperature before the start of class at Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett-area high school starts bringing some students back

Archbishop Murphy High School has welcomed freshmen and sophomores back to campus, in small numbers.

Dean of Students Jeff Latta, center, helps a student through their online health questionnaire while Athletic Director Cassie Snell, left, checks a students temperature before the start of class at Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bruce and Marie Ferguson sit on a rail car set atop train tracks in their yard at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  The Ferguson's built in their home in 2007 to mimic a Northern Pacific train depot. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Home, sweet, depot: Train station pad yours for $1.2 million

The Snohomish house comes complete with tracks, speeder car and people looking in the window.

Bruce and Marie Ferguson sit on a rail car set atop train tracks in their yard at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  The Ferguson's built in their home in 2007 to mimic a Northern Pacific train depot. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A couple takes the stairs near the Grand Avenue Park Bridge elevator on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  The elevator was out of service for a couple of days when the door was damaged between the evening of Sept. 18 and morning of Sept. 19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Out of service: Grand Avenue Park Bridge elevator vandalized

It’s running again, but the damage will cost the city $1,200 to $1,500.

A couple takes the stairs near the Grand Avenue Park Bridge elevator on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  The elevator was out of service for a couple of days when the door was damaged between the evening of Sept. 18 and morning of Sept. 19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Walt Gillette with his wife Saundra Cope at their home in Everett on October 2, 2020.  Walt was a lead engineer on the 787. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

787 will always be part of Everett story, lead engineer says

Walt Gillette and Saundra Cope are now Boeing retirees with focus on local arts, culture and children.

Walt Gillette with his wife Saundra Cope at their home in Everett on October 2, 2020.  Walt was a lead engineer on the 787. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Looking west down First Street on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Looking west down First Street on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sun Ho, owner of the Happy Tummy Grill near Boeing, talks about the loss of business after Boeing announced the future closing of the 787 line, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Washington. “If Boeing shuts down, I’m shut down too,” Ho said. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For those who feed Boeing, it’s gone from bad to worse

First a pandemic, now the departure of the Dreamliner. Many Everett restaurants are struggling to survive.

Sun Ho, owner of the Happy Tummy Grill near Boeing, talks about the loss of business after Boeing announced the future closing of the 787 line, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Washington. “If Boeing shuts down, I’m shut down too,” Ho said. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A man operates a radio-controlled car on a street near the Bay Wood property on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The  Port of Everett is set to clean up the Bay Wood property, which lies along the northern end of West Marine Drive near Maulsby Mudflats where the Snohomish River and Port Gardner Bay meet. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Port of Everett’s next cleanup will bring jobs, public access

The Bay Wood property on the north end of West Marine Drive is contaminated from its sawmill days.

A man operates a radio-controlled car on a street near the Bay Wood property on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The  Port of Everett is set to clean up the Bay Wood property, which lies along the northern end of West Marine Drive near Maulsby Mudflats where the Snohomish River and Port Gardner Bay meet. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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)

Lake Stevens teacher’s upbeat lesson goes viral on TikTok

A video posted by kindergarten teacher Mackenzie Adams has been viewed more than 10 million times.

Running for a dream, Tulalip man helping people with autism

Tyler Fryberg and his former teacher finish 1,000-mile challenge to support Leah’s Dream nonprofit.

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)

Suicide Prevention Month a reminder that help is available

Online or by phone, resources are widely accessible as millions struggle with mental health.

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

With funding tied to getting students to school, districts are uncertain how much money they’ll receive.

‘The wind in your hair’: ATVs can stay on Snohomish streets

After a year-long pilot program, the city council voted to permanently open city streets to all-terrain vehicles.

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