SNOHOMISH COUNTY — This year’s high precipitation levels may set Snohomish County’s rivers up for a flooding situation in January.
EVERETT — Sunday service could return at Everett Transit next spring, but it’s up to the public’s preference.
MONROE — Representatives from EvergreenHealth Hospital presented the impact of COVID-19, an update on vaccine distribution and 2020 community relations to the City Council recently.
MONROE — The school district’s proposal for future affordable housing at Marshall Field will not come to fruition. A final decision was made at the Dec. 8 council meeting.
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EVERETT — The children’s museum isn't taking visitors but is still producing activities, one of them being STEAM bags to teach science, engineering, art and mathematics in the most fun way possible: As hands-on projects.
SNOHOMISH — There are plans for a future roundabout on state Route 9 where it intersects with Avenue D. The state also is working to widen Highway 9 between Marsh Road and Second Street.
EVERETT — Minor adjustments worth $1 million by Council restores the Fourth of July fireworks celebration, increases the library system’s budget to restore city library hours when these can reopen, and budgets funding for the Carl Gipson Senior Center after it was defunded in 2020. Mayor Cassie Franklin disagreed with the path as the city is working to set up funding mechanisms for some of these items, but also crucially the city is negotiating for concessions from its unions to help balance the 2021 budget.
SNOHOMISH — For 30-some years, a man has let people down on their luck stay on his land and to lead them to the Lord. But when this got him in trouble, people stepped up to help make things square.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — County elected leaders are being asked to enact a new sales tax to help pay to construct subsidized housing. It’s one of many avenues that may get considered next year as the county’s affordable housing gap continues to grow.
EVERETT — A local Community Land Trust nonprofit bought close to 11 acres near 3rd Avenue W. and Everett Mall Way and plans to build 20 homes here. The land trust system focuses on selling homes to people who are low- and middle-income, and keeping prices deflated to keep the houses affordable.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) recently set up the programs StartUp NW and Project Reinvent. One aids businessowners with charting new paths for survival. The other helps people with ideas be able to discern if their business concept might sink or swim.
EVERETT — Through its recently started Delta Kids project, the local neighborhood is gifting art supplies and teaching lessons on everyday life using short, happy videos for every third-grade student at Hawthorne. Numerous neighbors are contributing expertise and help.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — For the first time in 39 years, Christmas House will not be operating for the holiday season. Although parents will not be able to come “shop” for their children’s toys at Christmas House in the Everett Boys and Girls Club like previous years, the organization will distribute toys to local food banks so children across the county can still receive gifts this year.
EVERETT — The Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens is well-known as a great place for a stroll and for the first time ever, the Arboretum will light up its gardens for festive evening walks. From Dec. 1 to 31, lights will turn on at dusk and turn off at 8 p.m.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish’s Sammie Davis has spent the last four fire seasons traveling across the country fighting fires, often for weeks at a time. It's important work that's almost taken her life.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Because of COVID-19, many smaller cold shelters in the county, like those based in churches, are not operating this year due to social distancing requirements. Efforts were merged to create a cold weather shelter at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds
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