EVERETT — Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, 41, was killed by the suspect Friday, March 25 in a Starbucks parking lot at 10th and Broadway near Everett Community College.
SNOHOMISH — A state law restricting the use of Native American tribal iconography means Cascade View Elementary’s mascot, the Thunderbird, is being replaced soon, and the name and mascot of Totem Falls Elementary is being discussed between the Tulalip Tribes and the Snohomish School District.
EVERETT — The city’s traffic department wants your opinion through April 18 on its proposal to paint a bike lane from Sievers-Duecy Boulevard to the Interurban Trail along 1.7 miles of Madison Street. The city's survey link is in the story.
SNOHOMISH — Both of Snohomish’s big high schools will be getting new principals.
For Glacier Peak, the school district held final interviews for its next principal last week.
EVERETT — Where should the future Light Link Rail be routed through Everett? What should be demolished to make way for some of the line?
EVERETT — The Snohomish County PUD is looking to build a new solar panel array in South Everett next to Walter E. Hall Park on Casino Road on leased city land. The City Council will discuss at a public hearing March 30. The money that the PUD would save by generating electricity here will be donated into its program to help people with their utility bills, known as Project Pride.
SNOHOMISH — The City Council confirmed Heather Thomas as the new city administrator. The story discusses her initial goals and other details. Meanwhile, prior city administrator Steve Schuller quickly found a new role in another city after being let go by the mayor.
MONROE — The school board last week solidified a contract with interim superintendent Kim Whitworth through June 30.
EVERETT — Calling from a campsite 6,000 feet up in the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego, California, Monica Reinoso of Everett described how she’s on the trek of a lifetime, and she’s doing purposefully for a good cause. She is trying to raise $50,000 for Meals on Wheels, a program run by Homage that brings food to homebound seniors and people with disabilities.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Rural landowners will soon be able to build a second, smaller house anywhere on their property by a vote of the County Council last week.
MONROE — The city is progressing on renovating the city’s municipal campus at the March 1 City Council meeting. The municipal campus project would improve city hall, the municipal court’s space and the Monroe police station, among other facilities.
SNOHOMISH — After pivoting to take-out because of coronavirus restrictions, the nonprofit continues to serve meals for the public on Monday and Thursday afternoons outside St. John's Episcopal Church on Second Street with a lot of heart.
MONROE — To comply with a new state law, the Monroe Police Department will equip each of its officers with a body-worn camera to record interrogations.
MONROE — This April 1, the city’s municipal court will be establishing a therapeutic, intervention-based community court program.
Community courts offer low-level, nonviolent criminals with substance use disorders or other behavioral health a pathway into treatment.
SNOHOMISH — A roundabout is coming this year on state Route 9 where it meets the intersection at Avenue D. It is scheduled to come this summer. WSDOT selected the contractor Dec. 27 as the next milestone for the $3.4 million project.
SNOHOMISH — Spending 50 years doing a job you love sounds like a dream. For former Snohomish High School tennis coach Dick Jansen, he did it. Jansen continues to be active as a mentor, which is one part of why he loved coaching.
SNOHOMISH — A settlement agreement was reached in the case of a Snohomish chiropractor accused of sexually touching women while on the job. Now, the chiropractor's fate will be decided by a judge instead of a jury, and the settlement reduced the number of criminal counts he is charged with. A judge approved the agreement Thursday, Jan. 6.
MONROE — Emerging stories of retaliation and fear under School District Superintendent Justin Blasko that surfaced last week led to the school board to put Blasko on administrative leave and to hire a third-party investigator to probe the allegations. Meanwhile, multiple groups have stated opposition to Blasko, and two protests against the district occurred Dec. 13.
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