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Buses charge before their next route Friday afternoon at the Everett Transit Center in Everett on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett to get wireless electric bus chargers via grants

The city is set to benefit from over $2 million in state investments for electric vehicle charging.

 

A pink salmon makes its way upstream along a side stream created to help improve conditions for fish in the Sultan River on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As a dam tries to mimic nature, Sultan River comes to life

Water is flowing through new channels, salmon have new spots to spawn and kayakers have more chances to battle whitewater.

 

Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A fire took his family’s home, but Monroe QB has persevered

Evan Leggett and his family lost their home to a fire. But “I’ve still got what I love,” he says.

 

Snohomish School District students demonstrated in front of Snohomish High School Friday morning to protest sexual misconduct after a high school student said she was forcibly kissed in a hallway. (Isabella Breda / The Herald) 20211022

Snohomish High students walk out to protest sexual misconduct

Among other concerns, a 14-year-old student says she was forcibly kissed by a boy in the hallway.

Snohomish School District students demonstrated in front of Snohomish High School Friday morning to protest sexual misconduct after a high school student said she was forcibly kissed in a hallway. (Isabella Breda / The Herald) 20211022
Eve Barrows (left) and the students duck and cover under desks during an Earthquake Drill at Port Susan Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Drop, cover, hold on!’ Stanwood kids hear new alarms in quake drill

The Great ShakeOut offered a dress rehearsal Thursday for a new system that aims to warn before the tremors start.

Eve Barrows (left) and the students duck and cover under desks during an Earthquake Drill at Port Susan Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
John Morrison dressed up as Michael Myers wanders through a Halloween scene on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Facebook map sets path to Halloween fun around the county

Brandi Smith’s map lists nearly 500 — and counting — addresses for trick-or-treating and spooky decorations.

John Morrison dressed up as Michael Myers wanders through a Halloween scene on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A $10,000 taxidermied grizzly bear for sale at the new Everett Consignment on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Oh my! An Instagram wonderland of loveseats, rhinos and bears

Everett Consignment in the former Bramble building has 60,000 square feet of new and vintage items.

A $10,000 taxidermied grizzly bear for sale at the new Everett Consignment on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Deena Jones gets a physical by Briana Brewer during one of her twice weekly checkups Thursday morning at UW Medicine in Seattle on September 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Her brother offered a kidney, and she got one, with a twist

Deena Jones’ nephew died in a random knife attack. His death could keep the Arlington pastor alive for decades.

Deena Jones gets a physical by Briana Brewer during one of her twice weekly checkups Thursday morning at UW Medicine in Seattle on September 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Executive Officer Joseph Gunta reaches out to hug his daughter Charlotte, 2, after arriving on the USS John S. McCain in Everett on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 24 years abroad, USS John S. McCain calls Everett home

The ship brings with it over 300 sailors and their families to the area from Yokosuka, Japan.

Executive Officer Joseph Gunta reaches out to hug his daughter Charlotte, 2, after arriving on the USS John S. McCain in Everett on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Halloween decorations drape the home of Cameo and Nick Beedle of Everett. Spiders webs, giant teeth, grave stones and animatronics will complete the decor in time for Halloween. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘He’s awake!!!’ Monster House rises from slumber in Everett

Sharp teeth, reptilian eyes — Cameo and Nick Beedle’s house is a frightful, delightful experience.

Halloween decorations drape the home of Cameo and Nick Beedle of Everett. Spiders webs, giant teeth, grave stones and animatronics will complete the decor in time for Halloween. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Inside the Great Hall of the Monroe castle. All armor and weapons are included with the castle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Home sweet castle: $2.3M buys a medieval marvel near Monroe

Swords, armor and collectibles are included. The 19-acre property has a gun range and 9-foot dragon.

Inside the Great Hall of the Monroe castle. All armor and weapons are included with the castle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Volunteer Megan Gossen gets ready to plant a paper birch tree for Green Everett Day at Forest Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Trees, fighters of climate change, are also victims of it

As the weather becomes more extreme, the trees that are synonymous with Washington are suffering.

Volunteer Megan Gossen gets ready to plant a paper birch tree for Green Everett Day at Forest Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
With new owners demanding the Grand Apartments' longtime residents leave, Stephen Teixeira, 52, documents issues at the Rockefeller Avenue building, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Life at the Grand Apartments in Everett is now a ‘nightmare’

Longtime residents say the new owner, an investment company, is trying to bully them out of the building.

With new owners demanding the Grand Apartments' longtime residents leave, Stephen Teixeira, 52, documents issues at the Rockefeller Avenue building, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The South Fork Stillaguamish River runs through a new location past a man-made meander jam, large woody material jam and a live crib wall to help guide its new course on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Verlot, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At Gold Basin, a river is moved to save endangered salmon

A landslide had been dumping more than 40,000 tons of silt a year into the river. Not anymore.

The South Fork Stillaguamish River runs through a new location past a man-made meander jam, large woody material jam and a live crib wall to help guide its new course on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Verlot, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tugboat docks at its final home: Imagine Children’s Museum

The model ship is part of a new exhibit about the maritime industry and the Port of Everett.

A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Several hundred activists march in support of reproductive rights on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The march started at Everett Mall and then along Highway 99. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hundreds rally for abortion rights in Everett Women’s March

Toting feminist signs and chanting, “My Body, My Rules,” protesters walked along Everett Mall Way.

Several hundred activists march in support of reproductive rights on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The march started at Everett Mall and then along Highway 99. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bob Fink at his home in Everett on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Unaware of sex scandal, Schack named him Artist of the Year

A showcase by Everett photographer Bob Fink — a major donor — was delayed due to his art, not his past, Schack leaders say.

Bob Fink at his home in Everett on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Tulalip Tribes community members raise a fist as they gather at the last remaining building from the Tulalip Indian boarding school for a Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Tulalip Reservation, Washington. The Tulalip Tribes passed a resolution proclaiming Sept. 30 as Orange Shirt Day, a day of remembrance and awareness for Residential Boarding Schools.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Shining light on the dark age of the Tulalip Boarding School

A sunset gathering Thursday brought attention to mistreatment of children at Tulalip and elsewhere.

The Tulalip Tribes community members raise a fist as they gather at the last remaining building from the Tulalip Indian boarding school for a Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Tulalip Reservation, Washington. The Tulalip Tribes passed a resolution proclaiming Sept. 30 as Orange Shirt Day, a day of remembrance and awareness for Residential Boarding Schools.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jaswant Singh holds a photograph of her husband TejPal Singh at his candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Neighbors mourn beloved Lynnwood gas station worker

Over 200 people attendeded a vigil to share memories of TejPal Singh, 60, who was killed at his workplace.

Jaswant Singh holds a photograph of her husband TejPal Singh at his candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)