SNOHOMISH COUNTY — After an abrupt end to a warm early fall, cold weather shelters have been opening up across Snohomish County. The shelters aim to provide comfortable lodging for those who may not have the facilities to withstand the freezing-temperature nights that are becoming more and more frequent. Locations and details inside story.
SNOHOMISH — Four people onboard a small plane died when it crashed hard in an unworked farm field between Snohomish and Monroe around 10:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and went into flames. The plane’s right wing separated in flight mid-air, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed Monday afternoon.
MONROE — The search is on for a new permanent superintendent who will start in fall 2023. A public focus group last week asked what qualities Monroe's next superintendent should possess and challenges they will face, and here's what was said.
EVERETT — Eight city bus routes will undergo service changes and a new bus route will be added in March if the City Council approves a current proposal by Everett Transit.
SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District Grizzly Cubs gathered after school in the Glacier Peak High School cafeteria Nov. 9 to put pen to paper, writing letters of encouragement to deployed soldiers for their Adopt a Soldier campaign.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — For people depending on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments, there's a bog of confusion regarding benefits, how to get back to work, how to map a career path, and what to put on a resume. A free program helps assist people on Social Security Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance in multiple ways.
SNOHOMISH — The City Council is prepared to make Mayor Linda Redmon's salary $30,000 a year, up from $18,000. Five council members came to this consensus at a workshop last week.
EVERETT — The Historical Commission said no. The city planning director overruled and said yes.
And the neighbors to a proposed small apartment building along north Grand Avenue’s hillside have been opposed since the very start for multiple reasons beyond demolishing a near-100-year-old house.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Food banks are facing a new squeeze as they are seeing more clients but have less spending power to buy food with the current situation of inflation. The area's biggest food bank has had to throtte back and ration how often people can visit to get food.
SNOHOMISH — Harvey Field is proposing to lengthen its runway to meet FAA compliance. To do that, Airport Way needs to be relocated farther away around the end of the runway. A comment period for these proposals will open in December.
EVERETT — A malfunctioning pump at the city’s wastewater plant allowed just shy of 10 million gallons of not fully disinfected wastewater to go into the Snohomish River in early June.
MONROE — Matthew House, a nonprofit located near the Monroe prison, ensures families of the incarcerated are taken care of with temporary shelter, food and clothing at the time in their lives when their world's been turned upside down.
SNOHOMISH — Mayor Linda Redmon’s preliminary $80 million two-year budget through 2024 adds more community services, outlines goals for modernizing the city and dedicates millions of dollars toward future projects. The City Council, though, will soon have to start making choices on how to ensure the budget is sustainable into future years as labor costs will be rising, Redmon told the council last week.
SULTAN — The city is centering on a plan to gradually widen U.S. 2 to four lanes, and build roundabouts at multiple highway intersections within the city. Three fixes are looking promising in the immediate future. The city will start lobbying Olympia for specific projects in January.
EVERETT — A state airports committee is suggesting to either greatly grow services at Everett’s Paine Field in tandem with growth at Sea-Tac Airport or to construct a brand-new airport in either Pierce or Thurston counties. They’re working on deciding which option to put forward to state legislators next year.
CLEARVIEW — Dozens of neighbors in Clearview want to have sound controlled from activities at a destination religious assembly facility located on rural land off of State Street. County Hearing Examiner Peter Camp is deciding whether to approve a conditional use permit for the Husaynia Islamic Society of Seattle to upgrade a barn's interior to be a better worship center.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — State Sens. Marko Liias and John Lovick, both of Snohomish County, would like to lower the state’s legal drunk-driving impairment limit to 0.05% blood-alcohol concentration.
CATHCART — The County Council last week dismissed a land-use appeal crying foul to how county officials approved 286 townhomes at state Route 9 and Cathcart Way. Opponents say the fight's not over. Appellants contend multiple issues of transparency and incompleteness of the environmental review in relation to the county hearing examiner's approval of a private development on county surplus land at Cathcart Way and Highway 9.
A bipartisan coalition of city mayors seeking to re-harden some of the state’s police reform laws to help control crime launched last week.
MONROE — K-9 Sam's been the department’s narcotics K-9 for five years, paired with Officer Devin Tucker. He could hardly contain himself at his retirement acknowledgement last week.
EVERETT — A feasibility study began last week for siting a new multipurpose outdoor stadium in Everett.
EVERETT — One could say building rehabilitator Pete Sikov is a secret part of Hewitt Avenue's revival. Through selecting who to rent to, it transformed into a historic arts and culture district. The Hodges Building, smack-dab in the center of downtown, underwent years of restoration after a damaging fire and opened in May. A story of the landowner who has slowly curated whole blocks of downtown.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A countywide survey will dig deeper into internet gaps in rural county. Informal surveys show Machias, Three Lakes, and the outskirts north of Monroe, plus the Highway 9 corridor between Lake Stevens and Arlington, are populated areas have internet speeds below broadband standards. Residents in the most outlying pockets might be buying satellite internet services as no internet lines come to them.
MONROE — Renee Uribe-Sayah endured much in her life: The domestic abuse, the migraines, the car accident, the brain tumor. She took each step as a challenge.
MONROE — Progress is steadily being made behind the scenes to widen the last part of state Route 522 and completely redo the Maltby Road/Paradise Lake Road intersection to get rid of the stoplight.
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