Noah Haglund

County Council chairman proposes a lower tax increase

Brian Sullivan’s plan would cut in half a property tax increase proposed by the county executive.

Mill Creek councilman Kelly ineligible? Canvas board to decide

Officials to consider challenge alleging that he moved into a Snohomish house over the summer.

Judy Tuohy’s lead over Cassie Franklin grows to 19 votes

South county fire Commissioner David Chan opened a lead, after trailing slightly a day earlier.

First returns show incumbents holding County Council seats

As of Tuesday, Nehring had 59.1 percent, Ryan had 62.9 percent and Low had 57.6 percent.

Controversy swirls around proposal to cut stormwater surcharge

Paring down tax increases for county services has been a focal point to help property owners.

Lowland snow could dust parts of Snohomish County

There’s little chance for lowland accumulation, but expect it to remain chilly through the weekend.

County settles lawsuit over water-quality issues

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance had alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

Hundreds donate to preserve Bridal Veil Falls, Lake Serene

With that support, a nonprofit expects to purchase land from Weyerhaeuser — after some logging.

Judge rules that school district may condemn 3 properties

Owners of affected properties say they understand, but they’ve been unable to agree on price.

Wellington Hills property sold to Northshore School District

The county once planned to develop a regional park there.

DNR promises to build bridges — and ends up buying three

After a voided timber harvest, the logging company is reimbursed and officials look for a new plan.

County’s revamped website tracks flooding on local rivers

“People can use it to decide when to take action, such as turning off utilities … or evacuating.”

People speak out against proposed county tax hike

Executive says without the bump, $3 million would have to be trimmed.

Boeing marks the start of 777X production at Paine Field

The new jetliner combines “the best of the 777 and the best of the 787.” Test flights begin in 2019.

Help Snohomish County figure out how to make ends meet

Wanted: Five new deputies, a code-enforcement officer, an intact rainy-day fund and no layoffs.

Trail work by juvenile offenders builds resumes, confidence

Kayak Point trails were built out this year by groups from Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

Friend or stranger, Sikhs extend hand to those in need

Sikhs have accepted people of all backgrounds as equals, regardless of race, social class or religion.

Q&A with candidates running for Snohomish County Council

Republican incumbent Sam Low faces Democratic challenger Kristin Kelly in District 5.

County Council candidates have vastly different experience

Nate Nehring is young but politically anointed. Ray Miller is a civic volunteer and retired social worker.

Funds up for council vote would aid conservation district

District stands to receive an extra $1 million each year, if the County Council gives its approval.