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Lynnwood’s property tax promise to homeowners sort of true

They were told consolidation of fire departments would save, but new rates likely will be more.

Cassie Franklin has a transition team — but no mandate

“Sitting down with Judy is going to be one of my top priorities,” said the Everett mayor-elect.

Franklin becomes first woman to be elected mayor of Everett

The new mayor-elect thanked her opponent for “the incredible work she continues to do for the city.”

Verlot ranger station pay phone removed, then reinstalled

The phone will stay until an “affordable solution” can be found, Frontier Communications said.

Life-saving Verlot pay phone to be removed

It’s often the only accessible lifeline on a stretch of that highway, 911 responders say.

Apartment complexes moving closer to fire alarm compliance

It’s been nearly two years since the fatal blaze at the Bluffs property in Everett.

Close races, including for Everett mayor: 7-vote difference

It could be a while before final results are known for many local elections.

Tuohy ahead of Franklin by 49 votes in Everett mayoral race

Election officials expect to release the next tally of ballots around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Developer plans 7-story, 140-unit senior complex in Everett

28 of the apartments slated for Broadway, near Pacific, would have to be affordably priced.

Residents starting to fill Everett’s newest housing development

There’s a story behind every home sold in an area that was once a landfill and old industrial center.

Adult family home near Snohomish has license suspended

Among other issues, the state says, patients were denied painkillers — because they vanished.

Everett standing firm on bikini barista rules

The city filed legislation in response to their legal request to have the ordinances tossed.

3 Everett City Council positions contested in the election

Meanwhile, if one of two council members running for mayor wins, a replacement will be appointed.

Team of veterans work on eco-friendly projects across county

The Washington Conservation Corps partners with the publicly funded Snohomish Conservation District.

Families begin relocating from public housing complex

Baker Heights is in need of repairs deemed to costly to make, and will be demolished and replaced.

For happy, nervous teens, it was a big day to be in the band

Nearly 2,000 students from 17 schools gathered in Everett for the Puget Sound Festival of bands.

City of Everett to give $400K to a nonprofit housing project

The city expects to enter a contract with HopeWorks, an affiliate of Housing Hope.

Lynnwood mayor challenged by councilman in general election

Three City Council members also are facing challengers on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Church takes a quiet, contemplative approach to worship

Alternative services at First Congregational Church of Maltby offer “a good deal of silence.”

County’s 911 dispatch centers are poised for ‘historic’ merger

Combining SNOPAC and SNOCOM will obviate the need to transfer 50,000 calls per year.