SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Fire District 4’s three board members have directed the chief to approach Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue to have conversations about consolidating services.
EVERETT — In late June, three days after Roe vs. Wade was overturned, law enforcement believes someone tried to burn down a pregnancy health center in Everett. What happened in Everett with an incendiary device also happened in attacks elsewhere, and the FBI takes these attacks seriously. Now, the FBI is soliciting tips and put up reward money.
MONROE — Two superintendents and one assistant superintendent are the finalists to become the next district superintendent. A final selection will be Thursday, Jan. 26. Here are the finalists and how to participate in the selection.
SNOHOMISH — What should you do with opioids in the home? What should you know? How do you keep safe? Homage Senior Services recently led a discussion at the Snohomish Senior Center on opioid abuse geared for elders.
SNOHOMISH — Nobody was injured in a house fire that lit up the night at the corner of Shorts School Road and Treosti Road in the Snohomish River Valley.
SNOHOMISH — Darlene Huntington, 88, was known for her love of gardening and restoration of historic buildings in Snohomish, and was instrumental in establishing the Snohomish Historic Business and Residential Districts alongside her father, Everett Olsen.
SNOHOMISH — The boys of Snohomish's U12 flag football team are making a return trip to Las Vegas. They clinched a spot into the upcoming national tournament by reigning supreme at regionals held in Los Angeles in November.
EVERETT — Behar’s Furniture is winding down after a 60-year run. The business was still strong, so why close? Here's what's going on.
EVERETT — A bill introduced in Olympia aims to address understaffing in Washington state hospitals. Plus a bill to make it a felony to assault any amateur sports official such as a referee.
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MONROE — A new, covered off-leash dog park opened at the Evergreen State Fair Park this week. It will be open through Feb. 28 from dawn to dusk.
CATHCART — The park-and-ride section of the proposed townhome development at Cathcart Way and Highway 9 has been remanded for further environmental work. Underlying zoning was improperly applied. Modifying the stormwater drainage plan could open the chance the site layout would need reworking, a county planner said at the hearing. An opponent says this could reopen the whole thing.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish will still have two fire stations somewhere in town if a concept to build a City Hall-police station-fire station campus comes to fruition. More details in story.
SNOHOMISH — Richard Nash, a 1965 Snohomish High graduate, is honored that his work is the center of a gallery exhibit filling the Museum of Northwest Art in downtown La Conner.
MONROE — A marijuana shop is cleared to open soon in the former Roosevelt Store near Roosevelt and Trombley roads. The Kushery received its license approval from state regulators Friday, Dec. 16.
EVERETT — A four-story tall mural of Jimi Hendrix now graces the east wall of the Hodges Building.How did it come to be? Serendipity, maybe.
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.
MALTBY — A proposed townhome community that’s been revived, currently under county review, is facing strong opposition from area residents.
SNOHOMISH — The public has plenty of questions on Harvey Field's proposal to expand its airport footprint, which includes relocating Airport Way farther south.
MONROE — Eight unvaccinated firefighters at Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue who were given just the option to go on an unpaid leave of absence unless they got vaccinated have sued the agency in federal court for back pay during their absence and for discrimination because their religious exemptions were not accommodated with regular testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) instead. The district said the firefighters, by being unvaccinated, posed an unmitigated liability if they were working on public medical calls.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Operation Sky Valley is a grassroots organization that prepares 2,000 ready-to-go meals for children and seniors from Monroe to Gold Bar.
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 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.
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.
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. The topic is scheduled to return to the hearing examiner in February.
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.
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 — 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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