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The State of Everett: New employers are integral, mayor says

Cassie Franklin plans to introduce a directive aimed at economic development in the city.

Mayor: ‘Providing housing makes our entire community safer’

She and other leaders broke ground on a low-barrier housing project in Everett on Tuesday.

Teen charged with murder in shooting over car

A Lynnwood teen has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a man over a Honda Pilot. The confrontation occurred Dec. 30… Continue reading

Residents are helping turn Casino Road in a new direction

An initiative backed by a $700,000 grant goes to the community for solutions to the area’s challenges.

Marysville quits fire-department merger talks

Mayor Jon Nehring notified Arlington of the decision in a letter dated Jan. 10.

It’s hard to find a parking spot at Wallace Falls State Park

There’s a study under way on how to tackle that issue and others.

Water-use bill passage makes way for overdue capital budget

A lot of the money will to go to housing, schools and projects in Snohomish County and statewide.

Pedestrian bridge will offer easier link to Everett waterfront

That area is seeing an increase in shops and restaurants.

Man shot dead after argument at bar south of Everett

Police say an employee of the bar shot and killed the man, who had opened fire in the parking lot.

Ethel McNeal, whose heritage is African-American and Native American, is believed to be the first woman of color on the Everett City Council, lots out over the city on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Ethel McNeal takes her seat on the Everett City Council

The city’s first councilwoman of color is mindful of a fast-changing future.

Ethel McNeal, whose heritage is African-American and Native American, is believed to be the first woman of color on the Everett City Council, lots out over the city on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lynnwood bans safe-injection sites for 6 months of study

The city is the latest local government to take a stand on sanctioned spaces for using illegal drugs.

Everett council to resume discussion of election districts

Council President Paul Roberts’ draft resolution is to be considered at a Wednesday meeting.

Everett city public works staff may get portable offices

The city is exploring short-term options for the aging public works complex on Cedar Street.

Everett council votes to transfer land for low-barrier housing

The 65-unit complex would serve primarily the chronically homeless or those with mental illness.

Alleged home intruder charged with burglary

Said B. Osman has a warrant for his arrest, but he’s in federal immigration custody, officials said.

Ice water in their veins: The cult of the Polar Bear Plunge

Cigars and beers are among the traditions in Edmonds, along with bathrobes and goofy hats.

A lawyer slipped and fell, and Everett’s paying him $75,000

H. Scott Holte tripped over a metal utility cover, seriously injuring his arm and wrist.

Everett to repay $201,000 for insurance overbilling

The city also spent $153,500 on outside legal help and forensic accounting for the case.

Compass Health wants to build supportive housing complex

The units are primarily for homeless people living with mental illness, according to public records.

The 14-year Ray Stephanson era is coming to an end

The Herald sits down to talk to the outgoing Everett mayor about his long tenure, which ends Sunday.