Ron Thompson looks around inside a trailer that he and his wife Gail keep stocked with emergency supplies in case of emergency at their home Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Oso, Washington. The Thompsons lost their home to the 2014 slide that claimed dozens of lives, and in the years since, they have worked to prepare themselves and their community members for future disaster. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

After big quake, Snohomish County would face jigsaw puzzle of ‘islands’

An interactive map of “Population Islands” shows who you might be isolated with — and where — in a major earthquake.

 

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Mukilteo citizen watchdog, 83, spoke for ‘the facts and the truth’

“It is fitting that the public see (Charlie Pancerzewski’s) name when they get up to the podium for public comment,” the mayor said.

 

Arif Ghouseat flips through his work binder in his office conference room Paine Field on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Paine Field Airport director departing for Sea-Tac job

Arif Ghouse, who oversaw the launch of commercial air travel at Paine Field, is leaving after eight years.

 

A suspect removes a rifle bag from a broken rear window of a Seattle police car on May 30 in downtown Seattle. An Everett man, Jacob D. Little, 24, has been charged with the theft of the high-powered rifle stolen from the car. This image is from the criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. 20200904

Everett man sentenced for stealing police gun in Seattle protest

Jacob Little, 26, now faces second-degree murder charges for allegedly killing a man in Renton in August 2020.

A suspect removes a rifle bag from a broken rear window of a Seattle police car on May 30 in downtown Seattle. An Everett man, Jacob D. Little, 24, has been charged with the theft of the high-powered rifle stolen from the car. This image is from the criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. 20200904
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Public school enrollment still down, even as rural districts grow

Smaller districts in Snohomish County seem to be recovering more quickly — and gaining students — than their urban counterparts.

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FILE - This scanning electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows rod-shaped Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using the over-the-counter eye drops, EzriCare Artificial Tears, that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night, Feb. 1, 2023, sent a health alert to physicians, saying the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. (Janice Haney Carr/CDC via AP)

Eye drops linked to Snohomish County man’s death

Amid dozens of non-fatal infections, federal health leaders this week urged people to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears.

FILE - This scanning electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows rod-shaped Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using the over-the-counter eye drops, EzriCare Artificial Tears, that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night, Feb. 1, 2023, sent a health alert to physicians, saying the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. (Janice Haney Carr/CDC via AP)
Angelica Montanari and daughter Makena, 1, outside of the Community Health Center of Snohomish County Everett-Central Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Amid patient woes, CHC of Snohomish County staffers push for a union

Doctors and nurse practitioners are worried about providers being shut out from clinical decisions, which hurts patient care.

Angelica Montanari and daughter Makena, 1, outside of the Community Health Center of Snohomish County Everett-Central Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Retooling drug laws, protecting octopus and honoring a cactus

It’s already Day 26. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature

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Left to right, Northwest Room Librarian Lisa Labovitch, 41, and contributors to HistoryLink, an online encyclopedia on Washington history, David Cameron, 81, and Louise Lindgren, 79, pose for a photo at the Everett Public Library in Everett, Washington on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Local historians spotlight ‘unsung heroes’ of Snohomish County’s past

The Northwest Room at the Everett Public Library is a treasure trove for the state’s online encyclopedia, HistoryLink.org.

Left to right, Northwest Room Librarian Lisa Labovitch, 41, and contributors to HistoryLink, an online encyclopedia on Washington history, David Cameron, 81, and Louise Lindgren, 79, pose for a photo at the Everett Public Library in Everett, Washington on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
April Berg, left, and John Lovick

Snohomish County legislators talk race, policy in Seattle

Rep. April Berg and Sen. John Lovick chatted about Tyre Nichols and education at an event kicking off Black History Month.

April Berg, left, and John Lovick
Students make their way after school at Edmonds-Woodway High School on March 12, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After Edmonds schools internet outage, staff ‘teaching like it’s the 1900s’

“Suspicious activities” on the district’s network delayed classes and caused schedule havoc. “Kids are using pencil and paper again.”

Students make their way after school at Edmonds-Woodway High School on March 12, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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High winds in Everett, north Puget Sound expected Friday

Winds could top 40 mph in Everett — and likely higher farther north — causing power outages and tree damage.

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Counterfeit pills containing fentanyl allegedly dealt to a law enforcement informant in April 2020 by Laura Rodriguez-Moreno, of Lake Stevens. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Family sentenced for running fentanyl ring at Lake Stevens restaurant

Laura Rodriguez-Moreno pleaded guilty to dealing heroin, meth and fentanyl out of Fuente de Café with her husband and son.

Counterfeit pills containing fentanyl allegedly dealt to a law enforcement informant in April 2020 by Laura Rodriguez-Moreno, of Lake Stevens. (U.S. Attorney's Office)
Traffic moves across Edgewater Bridge on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett council OKs eminent domain for bridge project

Negotiations with property owners near Edgewater Park are progressing, city staff said. But if that changes, Everett could claim it anyway.

Traffic moves across Edgewater Bridge on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The DSHS Mobile Office outside of the Gold Bar Family Grocer on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Gold Bar, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Office on wheels brings EBT cards, resources to rural Snohomish County

In places like Gold Bar, people can get their food assistance card immediately from the DSHS mobile office, a truck.

The DSHS Mobile Office outside of the Gold Bar Family Grocer on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Gold Bar, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Lawmaker aims to bolster safety net for victims of domestic violence

Rep. Lauren Davis got a no-contact order against an ex-partner. Her new bill provides tools for cops and courts to do more.

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Everett Home Depot worker Jeffrey Raven Leonard, 52, holds a certificate that names him a Kentucky Colonel, an honor from the governor of Kentucky. He received the award, given to 4,000 to 5,000 people annually, for getting the word out about a hiring program for veterans at Home Depot. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

This Kentucky Colonel works at Home Depot, not a fried chicken stand

Jeffrey Raven Leonard, 52, of Everett, joins thousands of other colonels honored for good deeds by the governor of Kentucky.

Everett Home Depot worker Jeffrey Raven Leonard, 52, holds a certificate that names him a Kentucky Colonel, an honor from the governor of Kentucky. He received the award, given to 4,000 to 5,000 people annually, for getting the word out about a hiring program for veterans at Home Depot. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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Monroe school board member chats on Facebook during closed-door meeting

Molly Barnes allegedly solicited opinions from a group of conservative parents and employees on Facebook. It’s unclear if she broke the law.

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Tala Davey-Wraight, 3, is thrown in the air by her dad Oscar Davey-Wraight, one of the Summer Meltdown headliners also known as Opiuo, during Cory Wong’s set on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After Monroe debut, no Summer Meltdown music fest in 2023

Organizers announced Wednesday they would “take the year off in order to figure out the best path forward for Summer Meltdown in 2024.”

Tala Davey-Wraight, 3, is thrown in the air by her dad Oscar Davey-Wraight, one of the Summer Meltdown headliners also known as Opiuo, during Cory Wong’s set on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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A tax credit for working families and a tax break for newspapers

And a new roadblock emerges to vehicle pursuit reforms. Here’s what’s happening on Day 24 of the legislative session

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