Marysville

Branden McKinnon (Family photo)

Lawsuit blames mother’s unsecured gun for Marysville boy’s death

Branden McKinnon, 12, got hold of a gun belonging to his mother, a Department of Corrections lieutenant. His father is suing.

 

Mara Wiltshire, left, celebrates her first place finish in Mario Cart against her son Miles Jenkins, 7, as Calvin Jenkins, 5, looking on Friday evening at their home in Everett, Washington on January 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Child care’s heightened burden takes parents out of workforce

One Snohomish County mom said she couldn’t return to work “because I didn’t have child care and I wouldn’t be able to afford it.”

 

Marysville Pilchuck student Gianna Frank and Marysville firefighters bag puzzles and snacks in Marysville, Washington on January 17, 2022. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

In Marysville, care packages filled in an MLK act of service

Some bags will go to seniors, some to survivors of domestic violence and some to those living with housing insecurity.

 

Anthony Boggess

$1M bail for Marysville murder suspect who heard ‘voices’

Anthony Boggess reportedly admitted to killing his former roommate, James Thrower, 65, of Marysville.

Anthony Boggess

Schools in Marysville and elsewhere pivot as COVID spreads

Parents find they have to be flexible as districts react to outbreaks and shortages of staff and test kits.

Traffic moves along 172nd Street NE near the intersection at 23rd Avenue NE on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Development led to frequent street cleaning near Smokey Point

Work on a possible residential development tracked dirt onto the road. Marysville made the company clean it.

Traffic moves along 172nd Street NE near the intersection at 23rd Avenue NE on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Someone left and apparently tried to light a homemade explosive Sunday afternoon near a gas station in Marysville. It was rendered safe. (Marysville Police Department)

Marysville police find homemade explosive near gas station

People were cleared from the area, and Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad troopers rendered the device safe.

Someone left and apparently tried to light a homemade explosive Sunday afternoon near a gas station in Marysville. It was rendered safe. (Marysville Police Department)
Anthony Boggess

After days on the run, Marysville murder suspect arrested

Anthony Boggess was arrested Friday afternoon for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of James Thrower.

Anthony Boggess
(Marysville Pilchuck High School)

Marysville Pilchuck mascot decision postponed until spring

Tulalip tribal members have been split over doing away with the nickname Tomahawks. They’ll consider it again at an annual meeting.

(Marysville Pilchuck High School)
Anthony Boggess (Marysville Police Department) 20220104

Police seek acquantaince of man found dead in Marysville garage

Anthony Boggess reportedly told the dead man’s co-worker about an altercation before fleeing.

Anthony Boggess (Marysville Police Department) 20220104
Tim Pfahl finishes shoveling his long driveway for the third time this week on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Year’s thaw, rain should wash away snow; ice may linger

After days of temperatures well below freezing, Snohomish County will likely warm into the 40s by Sunday.

Tim Pfahl finishes shoveling his long driveway for the third time this week on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Laird Will and Glenna Atkins share a laugh Saturday afternoon in Marysville on December 18, 2021. Will found out he had additional siblings through a DNA test. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Oh, boy! DNA test reveals Marysville mom’s 1957 secret baby

Shirley Howard, 86, has two other kids, ages 60 and 62. They didn’t know they had a big brother. They welcomed him.

Laird Will and Glenna Atkins share a laugh Saturday afternoon in Marysville on December 18, 2021. Will found out he had additional siblings through a DNA test. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The California scrub jay. (Audubon.org) 20211228

Volunteers needed to spend New Year’s with the birds

The Pilchuck Audubon Society is looking for feeder-watchers to help add to decades of data this Saturday.

The California scrub jay. (Audubon.org) 20211228
FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Bonuses, discontent bring wave of Seattle cops to Snohomish County

Everett increased incentives up to $30,000 for “lateral” hires — officers with policing experience — on Wednesday.

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

After turmoil, search for Marysville superintendent begins

A new leader won’t be a fix-all, says the School Board president. It’s just a start.

Online threats spur police presence at Marysville schools

Extra law enforcement will be at schools Thursday and Friday.

The cover of the 1988 Marysville Pilchuck High School yearbook. 20211214

Timeline: Debate over Marysville Pilchuck’s Tomahawks nickname

As officials and the Tulalip Tribes consider changing it, a review of the state law and student unease that got us here.

The cover of the 1988 Marysville Pilchuck High School yearbook. 20211214
Tony Hatch at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tulalip students say change starts with the mascot

Tony Hatch, a Marysville Pilchuck senior, has been the target of racist slurs and war calls. She — and many others — want change.

Tony Hatch at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Preston Dwoskin, referee, leads the coin toss before the start of the Buddy Bowl Saturday afternoon at Marysville Getchell High School in Marysville on December 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Once bullied, he grew up to create an antidote: the Buddy Bowl

Preston Dwoskin, a public speaker with special needs, organized the anti-bullying football game.

Preston Dwoskin, referee, leads the coin toss before the start of the Buddy Bowl Saturday afternoon at Marysville Getchell High School in Marysville on December 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Marysville School Board seeks applicants for District 3 seat

The seat is unoccupied because an unopposed candidate who won last month decided not to take office.