MONROE — Incidents with racism during November led parents to renew calls to the school district to act. Meanwhile, the Monroe Equity Council will hold a panel discussion this Wednesday, Dec. 1, online at 6 p.m. to discuss the experiences of BIPOC members of the community.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish High's theater troupe returns to the stage to perform Jane Austen's subdued satire "Pride and Prejudice." The cast and crew are enjoying putting it all together.
SNOHOMISH — For more than a century, the steeple of St. John's Episcopal Church at 913 Second St. has been a city landmark.
EVERETT — County leaders explained to the City Council last week how and why the county is seeking to convert a hotel into a temporary homeless shelter.
SNOHOMISH — The City Council unanimously approved creating a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase to go toward housing which is affordable to middle-income and low-income residents and for delivering mental health treatment services.
The 1.3 million Medicare eligible individuals in Washington have until Tuesday, Dec. 7 to select their Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan coverage for 2022.
Snohomish County Parks’ solution to reducing potential conflicts at Lord Hill Regional Park is by apportioning areas as specific to certain users in the county’s draft Preferred Plan, released last week. Other plans include better intersection controls and a new dual entryway to the trail system which separates equestrians from hikers and bikers.
MONROE — Due to worn out pavement and drainage issues, the city plans to rebuild the portion of Powell Street between S. Kelsey Street and S. Sams Street next year. Residents have asked for traffic concerns to be addressed.
EVERETT — Visitors and residents are invited to Everett’s annual Wintertide, a multi-week community holiday celebration. The festivities begin on Nov. 27, Small Business Saturday, at a kickoff celebration in downtown Everett with local shopping promotions, a tree lighting ceremony, holiday music and Everett Makers Market.
Cold weather shelters have begun to open their doors as temperatures in the region dip below freezing. Last year, people were directed to go to a building at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds due to social distancing requirements. This year these smaller shelters, all at churches, are opening their doors again for those in need.
EVERETT — Since 2013, Janet Bacon has been buying and delivering pairs of pajamas to local domestic violence shelters and other places of need. Here's her story and how you can help her efforts.
EVERETT — North Middle School art teacher Cynthia Gaub was named the Washington Art Educator of the Year for her contributions in education within fine arts.
SNOHOMISH — Linda Redmon, who ran on reunifying the city, will replace Mayor John Kartak come January. Redmon explains her priorities for Snohomish when in the mayor's seat and defangs a rumor circulating that she'll defund the police.
SNOHOMISH — Bill Mester made a large presence in a quiet way as superintendent of Snohomish Schools for 14 years.
SNOHOMISH — Laura Roetcisoender has always had a passion for entertaining children and writing. Now, she’s published a new children’s book.
SNOHOMISH — Avenue B neighbors pleaded to the City Council to not accept a rezone request to let a parking lot face their street. Meanwhile, the council gave the city a go-ahead to study the viability of designating part of its park space at 2000 Ludwig Road for housing.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Increased workload and a lack of respect and pay are all contributing to veterinary staffing shortages in Snohomish County and across the country. Underpinning the crisis is worker attrition, the most prominent issue animal health care has struggled with through the decades. Veterinarians explain the difficulties in this story.
SNOHOMISH — An independent state appeals board heard rebellious barber Bob Martin’s case last week. Martin disputed penalties levied on him for not following coronavirus business shutdown rules to the state Office of Administrative Hearings, a board where people can appeal state and local government actions.
SNOHOMISH — The City Council last month
approved interim zoning regulations to limit certain business types in the city’s commercial zones.
SNOHOMISH — Students angered by the belief Snohomish High School is burying an on-campus sexual assault from Monday, Oct. 18 led a protest the morning of Friday, Oct. 22 seeking to put this incident, and past assaults, into the spotlight. The mother explains what happened to her daughter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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