The Herald is one of 43 newspaper titles owned by Everett-based Sound Publishing, the largest community media organization in Washington state. We are the primary source of news and information for the communities we serve as well as the leading editorial voice. We are part of the greater Seattle metropolitan area. The fundamental philosophy that our founders committed themselves to from the first day they began publishing on Jan. 5, 1901 is still at the center of what we attempt to do every day: “There is in this community no one so poor or insignificant that The Herald will not defend him if he be wronged, no one so high and powerful that the Herald will not fearlessly attack him if he seek to do injustice.”
Location: * West, Washington
Beat: Working-class issues, including housing and health care, in Snohomish County
Position: This beat offers a broad palette of possible stories about a large segment of our community whose stories often go untold. That includes struggles with housing, employment, transportation, education, mental health, immigration, addiction, homelessness and a litany of other problems that confront a population that more and more finds itself seemingly left behind. Snohomish County has proudly worn its blue-collar label for more than a century. From its early days as a mill town to today as home of a Boeing assembly plant employing 30,000 it has long been associated with industry and labor. This reporter examines the impact political and social policy have on the working class and documents the daily effort required to get and stay ahead in one of the nation's richest and most expensive metropolitan areas.
Reporter: Ian Davis-Leonard