Melissa Slager

This week’s Herald Super Kid, Kamiak senior Greg Marshall, is a kind and committed student leader. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Kamiak High senior accentuates the positive

Guiding principle for senior Greg Marshall: Kindness counts

This week’s Herald Super Kid, Kamiak senior Greg Marshall, is a kind and committed student leader. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Changes coming for bicycles pulling trailers onto ferries

On many routes, bicycles towing trailers will pay two one-way fees for a round trip.

This week’s Herald Super Kid is Nathan Nicholson of Snohomish High School. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘The future is biotech,’ but for now he’s busy with everything

Snohomish senior Nathan Nicholson is a student leader and media master.

This week’s Herald Super Kid is Nathan Nicholson of Snohomish High School. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Signs show the rates for using the express toll lanes for traffic headed southbound on Interstate 405, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Bothell, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee announced plans Tuesday to try to decrease congestion on I-405 in answer to commuter complaints that the new express lane tolling system is making traffic worse. The governor said he would not be shutting down the tolling system as some people have called for. But the state transportation department is making plans to add new northbound general purpose lanes to ease some of the congestion and also plan to make it easier to move into and out of the express lanes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

After a 2-year trial, are I-405’s toll lanes here to stay?

Lawmakers will decide whether to keep them or end the experiment and try something else.

Signs show the rates for using the express toll lanes for traffic headed southbound on Interstate 405, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Bothell, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee announced plans Tuesday to try to decrease congestion on I-405 in answer to commuter complaints that the new express lane tolling system is making traffic worse. The governor said he would not be shutting down the tolling system as some people have called for. But the state transportation department is making plans to add new northbound general purpose lanes to ease some of the congestion and also plan to make it easier to move into and out of the express lanes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Weary drivers using toll lanes say they have little choice

Congestion continues to be a tedious reality for commuters on I-405, which is as clogged as ever.

Pay-per-mile experiment here will test gas-tax replacement

Gasoline use is declining, so revenue is plummeting. Volunteers will report the miles they drive.

Expired child car seat? You have no choice but to trash it

China’s decision to stop accepting waste plastic puts a hold on area car seat recycling programs.

Faster speeds allowed on Highway 522

The speed limit was lifted to 60 mph between the Snohomish River and Monroe.

Volunteers needed to count pedestrians

The state’s annual tally of people bicycling and walking helps design new projects.

Free car seat checkups kick off Child Passenger Safety Week

About eight of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly, according to Safe Kids Snohomish County.

Video record traffic stops?

Street Smarts reader Phillip Jefferies, of Bothell, asks: Does Washington state law allow citizens to record police stops? This was in response to a video… Continue reading

Speed sign going up on south Everett’s 19th Avenue

It’s a highway, but that doesn’t mean you can go highway speeds. Street Smarts reader Harry Kautzman, of Everett, sees a lot of speeding on… Continue reading

Back-to-school means refresher course for drivers

Students head back to classes across Snohomish County this week. Here are some back-to-school driving refreshers. School zone rules More hairs can be split about… Continue reading

No earlier start for I-405 shoulder driving — at least, not yet

Street Smarts reader Dave Heinke, of Lake Stevens, writes: “I’m a daily driver on I-405 between Everett and Bellevue. The northbound lanes still consistently back… Continue reading

Drivers support toll option, but skeptical about effectiveness

Those who drive I-405 since carpool lanes were converted to toll lanes two years ago have grown to appreciate the option, new survey… Continue reading

Alternate ways for workers to get to Boeing’s Everett plant

Staggered start times were set to go away for many shift workers at Boeing’s Everett plant starting Monday. If you work there and are wondering… Continue reading

Bothell leans European with its new multiway boulevard

Our fascination with European traffic imports continues. First it was roundabouts. Now it’s a multiway boulevard. Bothell is one of the first cities… Continue reading

Travel tips if you want to drive down to see the eclipse

Planning to go see the total eclipse? Maybe leave the coffee at home, because those bathroom-break spots could be tough to reach. The Oregon Department… Continue reading

This elite Lake Stevens athlete competes in combat boots

Sgt. Grant Reimers, of Lake Stevens, was named the Army Guard’s Soldier of the Year after winning the 2017 Army National Guard… Continue reading