SNOHOMISH — Voters are being asked whether to continue the city’s 0.2 percent sales tax for roads under what’s called a Transportation Benefit District.
SNOHOMISH — The city removed trash cans from its most popular parks around mid-July because of too much demand and having too few employees to keep things tidy, according to Mayor John Kartak.
EVERETT — What kinds of future housing should sprout, and where, are key pieces to the city's Housing Action Plan.
SNOHOMISH — Two former mayors and the head of the group Snohomish for Equity are challenging each other for a council seat. The August primary will narrow the field by one. Read the answers to questions the paper sent to the candidates.
SNOHOMISH — Two prominent names in city politics and a newcomer who wants to revolutionize the city’s governance model are each aiming to
advance from August’s primary election to November’s ballot. Read the answers to questions the paper sent to the candidates. Candidate Sam King missed deadline to provide responses.
MONROE — A Sultan man was cited for releasing an “unwholesome substance” into the Skykomish River at the Lewis Street boat launch. He put his car in the river and got stuck in a failed attempt to wash it. There are a lot of environmental impacts to washing motorboats, let alone cars, in rivers.
EVERETT — Upended from its longtime home by Everett Community College, Julie’s Licensing Services reopened in the former Blue Moon Tavern building at
1331 Broadway after undertaking a full renovation. Julie's owner and namesake tells that she got lucky.
SNOHOMISH — On Monday, July 13, the rubble began being cleared away. How the fire that destroyed Eastside Tire on Avenue D started is not known, but it started behind the building. Its owners aim to have a new shop operating by next year, and says thank you for the community's kindness.
EVERETT — Three people are angling to represent residents in City Council District 5 covering southeast Everett.
SNOHOMISH — The City Council last week discussed affordable housing and the changes needed to the city’s zoning to meet its goals.
EVERETT — Two candidates for the council district covering western Everett — Don Schwab and Jacob Vail — are split on topics such as transit and taxes. Candidate Lacey Sauvageau did not respond in time to questions. Read the answers to questions the paper sent to the candidates.
EVERETT — The City of Everett has an estimated $16.5 million deficit next year, about $15 million in underexpenditures it can draw from, $20 million coming to it from the federal American Rescue Plan and $48 million in retired employee obligations to plan for.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Variants of the coronavirus that have mutations from the original, such as the UK variant, pose a risk vector in the fight against the infectious disease. Health officials also emphasize that unvaccinated individuals are still catching COVID-19 even though numbers are down.
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