Noah Haglund

Mill Creek’s Donna Michelson ready to retire at year’s end

The city’s longest-serving council member says she has every intention of staying involved.

Students in the central African nation of Rwanda, which continues to rebuild after the 1994 genocide, are benefiting from vocational programs run by the Edmonds-based nonprofit ERM Rwanda. (ERM Rwanda)

Rebuilding from genocide

A Christian nonprofit based in Edmonds helps the African nation of Rwanda.

Students in the central African nation of Rwanda, which continues to rebuild after the 1994 genocide, are benefiting from vocational programs run by the Edmonds-based nonprofit ERM Rwanda. (ERM Rwanda)

School-impact fees to get another look from County Council

Such fees help pay for construction projects that otherwise would be funded through property taxes.

Now hiring: Younger factory workers, at Boeing and elsewhere

The company and its training partners are fighting perceptions of a dying manufacturing industry.

New rate plan means less money for conservation district

Under the plan OK’d by the County Council, property owners will pay less than the district had sought.

County exec dislikes council’s budget, but what can he do?

Dave Somers says the County Council’s proposal, leaner than his, could mean layoffs and other problems.

Video: Boar spotted pigging out in north Everett

Only 3 feet long or so, it appeared to be someone’s pet in the Northwest neighborhood.

Ryder Ransom, 11, holds up his candle while singing Chanukah songs at a celebration for the Festival of Lights during the fifth annual public Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Lynnwood City Hall on Dec. 26 of last year. Nearly 50 gathered to sing, eat and celebrate the third night of Chanukah. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Hanukkah sheds light on shared values

Jewish congregation to host two public events in observation of the holiday.

Ryder Ransom, 11, holds up his candle while singing Chanukah songs at a celebration for the Festival of Lights during the fifth annual public Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Lynnwood City Hall on Dec. 26 of last year. Nearly 50 gathered to sing, eat and celebrate the third night of Chanukah. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Everett to county: Where’s the money for low-barrier housing?

The city has yet to see more than $1M. The county says it’s waiting for requirements to be met.

Sean Kelly

Mill Creek councilman who lives in Snohomish will resign

Sean Kelly said he will repay the salary he received for the past few months.

Sean Kelly

This flight’s on time: Paine Field terminal work progressing

15 flights a day by Alaska and United are expected to begin in less than a year.

Local foes of federal tax plan raise their voices in protest

A new analysis by a nonpartisan government group found the Senate version benefits only the wealthy.

Flooding along the Snohomish River to recede today

“The front’s through, so that will allow the rivers to start coming down,” a forecaster said.

In Sultan, there was a seat at the table for everyone

Every year, the town’s community dinner ensures no one has to dine alone on Thanksgiving.

Snohomish County Council passes a no-new-taxes budget

The spending plan still funds the hiring of five new sheriff’s deputies and a code enforcement officer.

This is where all those abandoned RVs and trailers go to die

A county program recycles derelict vehicles left on roadsides and in homeless encampments.

Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’

Health workers, law enforcement agencies and emergency managers are responding as they might to a disaster.

Snohomish County Council rejects tax increase in 2018

Now it must decide which cuts to make to its operating budget.

Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry

The number of Boeing workers dropped almost 10 percent since last year.