After trees fall, Lynnwood light rail construction looms

Watch for major work along I-5 after Sound Transit approved $1.5 billion in construction contracts.

Cliff Edwards, 65, the sexton at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery & Columbarium, picks up and carries memorial flowers on his mower as he cuts the grass around headstones on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 in Edmonds, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

GRAVDGR: Edmonds cemetery sexton has deadpan sense of humor

Cliff Edwards has spent 46 years taking care of the final resting places of our loved ones.

Cliff Edwards, 65, the sexton at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery & Columbarium, picks up and carries memorial flowers on his mower as he cuts the grass around headstones on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 in Edmonds, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Inslee’s bid for third term derails plans for other Democrats

He tells supporters he wants to ensure Washington remains a “progressive beacon” for the nation.

Chronicling the last years of a dying North Cascades glacier

For nearly four decades, scientist Mauri Pelto has journeyed to measure the melting Columbia Glacier.

Lying, spying and destroying evidence spur guardian reforms

Judges say court-appointed guardians broke the law to keep a child away from her troubled parents.

Woman accused of trying to lure girl from family in Edmonds

The Lynnwood suspect allegedly was also seen photographing the 4-year-old at the Edmonds Yacht Club.

Bikini baristas could take dress code fight to Supreme Court

For now, they’ve requested a rehearing after the federal court sided with the city of Everett in July.

What can otters tell us about watershed pollution?

An Oregon professor spent a year on Whidbey studying river otters for insight into the environment.

Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia

Redmond’s Chahlia to compete for Mrs. America 2020 title

Mrs. Washington America winner says her journey embodies the ‘American Dream.’

Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia
Renton Police Officer Tanuj Soni has been charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and abuse of office. Photo courtesy of City of Renton

Court documents reveal details of alleged assault by a Renton police officer

Deputy Chief says RPD is performing an internal investigation

Renton Police Officer Tanuj Soni has been charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and abuse of office. Photo courtesy of City of Renton

Alaska Airlines to begin Everett-Spokane service on Nov. 4

It will be the carrier’s first in-state route and its 10th destination from Paine Field.

As his wife Heather looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson, and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson, right, after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This might be the best Spirit of St. Louis replica ever made

A plane like the one Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic logged its first flight in Arlington.

As his wife Heather looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson, and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson, right, after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Sound Transit to rent warehouse space in Kent for light rail projects

Mainly a storage facility for parts, supplies for Northgate, Bellevue extensions

Seattle anchors future Renton water taxi

SECO leaders tell state they are ready to implement new ferries

Soviet-era fighter jet from Paul Allen’s estate up for sale

The restored and flyable MiG-29 was formerly on display at a Paine Field aircraft museum.

Stevens Pass cleanup nets beer, jeans and a 20-year-old pass

Garbage is left behind when the snow melts. Nearly 150 people joined the annual event on Wednesday.

It works! State election system debuts without feared drama

And a new law allowing folks to register and vote on Election Day didn’t get a ton of takers.

King County’s Prop. 1 parks levy is passing

Initial results from the Aug. 6 primary King County Council races are also in.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

State awards millions for salmon recovery

Puget Sound counties received more than $45 million.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service
A helicopter crew scours rough terrain Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at Vesper Peak, in the search for missing hiker Sam Sayers, of Seattle. She went missing days earlier on the hike about 30 miles east of Granite Falls. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

A year later, no plans to renew search for hiker Sam Sayers

The Seattle woman went missing on Vesper Peak last August. An 8,000-hour search turned up no sign of her.

A helicopter crew scours rough terrain Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at Vesper Peak, in the search for missing hiker Sam Sayers, of Seattle. She went missing days earlier on the hike about 30 miles east of Granite Falls. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)