EVERETT — Everett Transit’s plan to have an almost all-electric fleet by 2024 is heading toward halfway there. The agency is ordering nine more electric buses, and is aiming to win grants for 12 more. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, who was given a demonstration ride on Everett's buses last week, thinks the Northwest can lead in exchanging gasoline buses for electrics. Meanwhile, Community Transit is weighing its options.
EVERETT — The Carl Gipson Senior Center could reopen as soon as this fall under a forthcoming deal for Volunteers of America Western Washington.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Gov. Jay Inslee announced on March 31 that on April 15, COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to every Washingtonian over age 16. Meanwhile, everyone age 60 to 64 or work in certain industries became eligibile for a vaccine today. A new vaccine locator website launched recently. It is https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/
SNOHOMISH — City Hall is turning its attention to renewing a five-year contract with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for police services. Story includes coverage of the March 9 police town hall.
SNOHOMISH — Entire rows of lights for illuminating the baseball field at Piclhuck Park wouldn’t turn on. Not having night games poses a crunch for the upcoming youth baseball season.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — School districts are still working out whether to shrink from six feet to three feet apart for social distancing inside classrooms.
SNOHOMISH — If you hang onto batteries, lightbulbs and grocery bags intending to get them recycled, you may be interested in a collection service that expanded this month to the Snohomish area.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — In Snohomish County, an estimated 918 low-income children who are eligible for free preschool through state ECEAP and federal Head Start programs weren’t in it, in part because there are not enough classrooms to go around. Early Childhood learning is receiving a renewed focus from legislators.
EVERETT — The city says it cannot establish a buffer zone to move anti-abortion protestors away from Planned Parenthood’s premises. Supporters say not stopping women from being harassed is beyond disappointing. Every Wednesday brings a crowd.
Student survey shows racism, homophobia and sexism in
Monroe schools, but also discomfort with speaking up against it
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