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Out while the sun lasted

With just the top of Whidbey Island visible over a low blanket of fog hovering over Port Gardner Bay on Friday, March 20, a photographer and several others went out to take in the sunny weather that we all enjoyed last week at Everett’s Grand Avenue Park. The photographer is shooting at a bust of Sen. Henry M. Jackson’s head installed a few years ago. While we enjoyed a week’s worth of spring-like weather last week, the rain has returned and is forecasted to stick through the first part of next week. Everett’s Mayor Cassie Franklin’s directive telling residents to stay home except for errands for health and safety, and for essential business, allows outdoor activity as long as you stay at least six feet away from other people under the principle of social distancing. The directive began this week.


Food banks adjusting to serve during COVID-19 pandemic, and will need help

SNOHOMISH — Food banks are working a little differently under the COVID-19 pandemic, but crucially still need supplies and volunteers. More on this story...


Midtown task force nominees approved by council

SNOHOMISH — Members of the Midtown Planning District Task Force were confirmed by the City Council in a block of all 13 of Mayor John Kartak’s choices. More on this story...


Boeing to suspend plant operations for 14 days

EVERETT — The announcement the company will temporarily wind down production came Monday, March 23, a day after news spread that a worker in Everett's plant died of COVID-19. Workers have expressed fears that the factories, while deeply sanitized, could permit spreading risks. More on this story...


Virus cases now in most cities

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Tracking data provided to the public by the county’s health district shows the tally of COVID-19 cases has surpassed 100 in Everett and two dozen in Snohomish. More on this story...


Neighbors to Baker Heights development hear update

EVERETT — Architects addressed the Delta Neighborhood’s monthly community meeting to discuss the future Baker Heights Apartments. More on this story...


Spring elections canceled; Everett school bond may go in fall

EVERETT — One impact from COVID-19: The April election is canceled. Everett's school bond and Monroe's municipal parks bond will have to wait. Everett Schools said they'll aim for this fall. More on this story...


New limits, closures to hinder virus spread

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — New limitations are in place to prevent spreading the virus. Event cancellations include the annual Snohomish Easter Parade. More on this story...


Need a doctor? Virtual visits can help lessen virus spread

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Medical clinics are encouraging people to reach them without having to physically visit. More on this story...


Snohomish Schools to feed students during closure

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District will bring out its summertime meal van to ensure kids are fed during the school closure with meals at these locations and times: More on this story...


Governments looking at option to have elected officials vote from offsite

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Special measures may allow elected officials to continue to conduct business using remote voting and deliberation. More on this story...


Big downtown Rucker tear-up may be done this spring

EVERETT — The contractor sought a noise variance to work late in the night in downtown. The city wouldn't grant it. Now as time slipped, the contractor asked for an additional $700,000 to cover its overages, which the City Council ended up agreeing to. More on this story...


Everett's proposed changes to city scooter riding laws would mean no helmet required

EVERETT — The city intends to adjust its rulebook on electric-scooter riders to match its bicycle regulations this spring with council voting on the options onMarch 25th. More on this story...


Everett Station area improvement plan set aside by city administration

EVERETT — Opposition from some landowners has put a blockade to a proposal to form a Business Improvement Area taxing district around Everett Station. More on this story...


COVID-19 virus: what you can do

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Effective hand-washing and social distancing are some of the ways to help prevent spreading the new coronavirus, COVID-19.  More on this story...


Everett may look to residents to help city budget with more taxes

EVERETT — City leaders are warning that Everett’s budget is nearing the point of having to cut services if it doesn’t take new steps to fix its cash flow. One idea that may appear on ballots this year is a city request for a property tax lid lift.  More on this story...


Affordable housing gets spotlight in county report

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The recommendations from the Housing Affordability Regional Task force (HART) attempt to match needs with reality regarding affordable housing.  More on this story...


Snohomish Chalet to close

SNOHOMISH — The center caring for people with brain injuries is only one in this state, and it runs on a tight budget. Limitations in government payments for the patients there factored into the decision. More on this story...


Erosion at Pilchuck Park in Snohomish being monitored

SNOHOMISH — The riverbank has eroded next to Pilchuck Park, and city employees are watching to see if it worsens.  
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