EVERETT — Providence nurses are prepared to strike if a new contract isn't settled by a Oct. 30 deadline, a key union representative said last week.
SNOHOMISH — The county has a purchase-and-sale agreement with a prospective buyer for the former public works yard on Avenue D opposite
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The PUD has begun deploying the first of 403,000 latest-generation electric meters, which give people an instant glimpse of power usage and the utility instant alerts of outages. More about when they're coming to your neighborhood in the story.
MONROE — New Monroe School District superintendent Shawn Woodward has been spending his first 100 days in office listening to anyone with insights about public education. What is he hearing, and who is the new supe?
The County Council is anticipated to vote this week on a rule that cash must be accepted at retail stores outside city limits.
The rule would require accepting cash as an option for all purchases under $200. The rule ensures people who are “unbanked” without a debit or credit card aren’t shut out. Businesses can file for exceptions on certain grounds.
SNOHOMISH — Thirteen local art studios will open their doors to the public Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, for the first annual Snohomish Studio Tour. Learn all about what it's about in the story.
EVERETT — Fred Meyer corporate was concerned enough by theft and safety concerns at its store at Evergreen Way and Casino Road that it floated an inquiry to the city about possibly closing it. This would have created a food desert the city sought to avert.
SNOHOMISH — Since their arrival in October of 2019, Bill and Erin Webster have been dedicated to the close-knit and nurturing community that is Snohomish.
EVERETT — Police Officer Dan Rocha, who died in the line of duty in March 2022, is poised to have a street section named for him near Everett Community College.
MONROE — Almost every city resident has experienced waiting for the train to pass through. But what if the roads didn’t cross the rails?
MACHIAS — The man who raised his gun and shot a man in the chest while driving on a Machias roadway cried when told his action killed someone. The scene in the twilight hours of Sept. 7 was that the man he shot and his wife were attempting to slow down or block traffic on S. Machias Road near their home because deer were crossing the road.
SNOHOMISH — The city has laid out its planned transportation priorities for the next six years, including a roundabout at Second Street and Pine Avenue as well as better traffic controls along Bickford Avenue.
SNOHOMISH — The city's building official warned eight restaurants that their temporary structures, such as tents, might not meet code. Three restaurants told to straighten out the permits for their tents approached the City Council last week seeking a solution as the weather is turning, saying they'll lose business if they lose the tents.
MONROE — State Sen. Brad Hawkins held a town hall in Monroe Wednesday, Sept. 6 which discussed the state budget, transportation, nursing, K-12 spending, and the Senator’s views on all of the above.
MONROE — Many full-size Ford trucks have been stolen in the area. A flaw in the door is allowing thieves access. Here's what it is and how to stop it.
EVERETT — Better-than-predicted economic growth seen this year is helping allow Everett to prepare a balanced city budget for 2024, although it was no cakewalk to get here. Here's what being added and what's being not spent on.
EVERETT — The city filed its condemnation request against the Waits Motel in Snohomish County Superior Court Aug. 28, seeking the motel owner to immediately hand over the property under eminent domain. The action came after the city wasn’t able to make a deal to buy the motel.
EVERETT — The housing crisis in Everett has worsened over time, and fewer people can afford a home, but steps are being taken to address that.
MONROE — Encampments and man-made brush fires in a stretch of greenbelt skirting the city's north has prompted a coordinated cleanup plan that could come into action as soon as this fall.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Statewide, health officials want to
reduce levels of sexually transmitted diseases circulating. The county will be opening a public clinic for STDs as soon as this fall.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish County's plan to run a pedestrian and bike path from Snohomish to Woodinville has been held up in court cases for more than seven years since obtaining the rail line. A railroad company is fighting it. The backstory of the Eastside Rail Corridor is over a decade of twists and turns, partners turned enemies and $5 million taxpayer dollars on the line. Here's what has happened.
SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish County resident found a rare Lon Brown’s Theatre token that is nearly 100 years old while metal detecting on the shore of Lake Stevens.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Street drugs cut with the powerful animal
sedation drug nicknamed "tranq" are likely now in Snohomish County. Not all drug users know it's been added in. The chemical add-in ravaged the East Coast.
EVERETT — Steve Bertrand’s new book, “Mill Town Baseball,” traces America’s pastime in Everett from its roots in the late 1800s through the end of 2022 chock full of historical information, articles and essays. And the author is not done yet.
EVERETT — A school paraeducator is suing the Everett School District and a former Madison Elementary School principal for damages of discrimination and not meeting medical accommodations after getting ill from conditions in the school. Rodent and mold issues went unanswered and requests for accommodation were denied.
SNOHOMISH — This winter's test results are giving some early tells on why toxic algae seems to be able to thrive in Blackman Lake, and what can be done to restore it.
SNOHOMISH — Salmon have taken over the waters to create new spawning areas after the city let go of its dam on the Pilchuck River. The dam by Granite Falls was there to divert drinking water for the City of Snohomish. But by the mid-2010s, the city began to get all its water from Everett. The city no longer employed its use.
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