SNOHOMISH — The city is proposing to allow multi-family housing on a portion of Homestead Park off of Ludwig Road. The site could be used to encourage affordable housing. Also, the Kla Ha Ya Village shopping plaza seeks to expand its footprint.
SNOHOMISH — In the race for City Council position No. 4, two retirees, Tom Merrill and Brian Mills, seek to help guide Snohomish’s future. The Tribune asked the candidates five questions.
EVERETT — The shakeup on City Council that turned five at-large seats into council districts has one incumbent and one challenger running in District 1, which covers northernmost Everett.
The race is between Paul Roberts and Mary Fosse. The Tribune asked the candidates questions.
EVERETT — The council district system being introduced this year has two candidates running for District No. 2: Greg Lineberry and Paula Rhyne.
The district’s map covers much of midtown Everett, including the downtown core, and the Lowell, Port Gardner, Glacier View and South Forest Park neighborhoods. The Tribune asked the candidates questions.
SNOHOMISH — All zombies and ghouls are invited to gather Saturday,
MONROE — The Monroe Police Department's domestic violence advocate handles every police case where DV is suspected. Her role as supporter, adviser and aide can mean a huge difference for a domestic violence survivor. A look at what resources the advocate brings through Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.
Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue is asking voters to reset the levy rate to $1.50 per $1,000 in assessed property value for one year. On the ballot, it’s Fire Proposition No. 1. Ballots begin arriving in mailboxes this week.
SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish School board election has incumbent Shaunna Ballas running for re-election against challenger Christina Ridges.
NOHOMISH — Fire District 4’s longest-serving commissioner is being challenged for re-election by a resident who’s spent years studying the district.
SNOHOMISH — The City Council last week asked city staff to bring back details for creating a City of Snohomish-specific affordable housing sales tax to aid in encouraging affordable housing within Snohomish.
SNOHOMISH — A City Council majority on Tuesday, Oct. 5 informally rejected a request from Mayor John Kartak to send a letter on behalf of Snohomish that requests Gov. Jay Inslee to call state Legislators into a special session to develop clearer guidance for the state’s police reform laws and to push state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to release model policy guidelines for police sooner.
EVERETT — The Everett Gospel Mission plans to add 10 more Pallet shelters to give temporary space for people experiencing chronic homelessness, and Faith Lutheran Church on Cady Road also plans to add a small group of Pallet shelters, a city official said.
EVERETT — Mayor Cassie Franklin’s $446.5 million 2022 budget proposal continues to take novel approaches toward keeping the budget balanced, and adds to specific focuses on climate change, homelessness and equity. But to keep city finances sustainable, Franklin will be seeking a city ballot measure next year to increase property taxes more than usual.
MONROE — The City Council last week declined a homebuilder’s request to get a foot in the door for its proposal to build a housing development on the East Monroe site off of U.S. 2.
SNOHOMISH — Spending your life doing something you love sounds like a dream for most people, and Pastor Tom Rohde of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church got to do just that.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Come January, state legislators will begin cleaning up ambiguities within the slew of police reform bills passed this year to make them clearer to follow. Local jurisdictions have begun sending letters requesting Gov. Jay Inslee call state Legislators into a special session to develop clearer guidance and to push state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to release model policy guidelines sooner. The Snohomish County Council, though, isn’t one of them. A Democratic majority on County Council declined a request from Republican
Sam Low and Sheriff Adam Fortney to send a similar letter in a 2-3 vote Sept. 15.
EVERETT — Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, like all hospitals, is grappling with the pressure of higher volumes of hospitalizations caused by the delta variant of COVID-19.
SNOHOMISH — The only entry road to Pilchuck Park will need to be relocated away from where it sits today on an eroding riverbank. That much is a given, from what city engineer Yosh Monzaki explained to the city parks board last week.
EVERETT — Two volunteer-staffed groups are reaching out, hand in hand, with some much-needed services for homeless individuals in Snohomish County.
EVERETT — Residents of The Grand Apartments, already facing a rent increase by the property’s new owners, Dimension Townhomes, LLC, claim they are now being evicted after complaining to the City of Everett about possible noise and safety violations.
SNOHOMISH — A write-in candidate for school board has sprung up in the southwestern part of the Snohomish School District.
Sarah Ricci is running against Jay Hagen for District 5.
SNOHOMISH — The lake in the center of Snohomish is struggling. Water clarity is down, phosphorous is increasing. Toxic algae blooms are sometimes seen because these are getting overfed by the fertile water. What can be done?
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