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Affordable homes require planning, good transportation

The question of how to create more affordable housing has been a hotly debated topic this year, especially in the city of Seattle with the release last summer of the Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee's recommendations.This is a critical discussion and I...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Commentary

Mill Creek neighbors oppose townhouse development

MILL CREEK — Neighbors here are fighting a proposed housing development set to be built just south of the city limits.Kirkland-based Westcott Homes wants to build 149 townhouses on...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

County Council approves growth plan; focus on Everett

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council adopted a plan Wednesday that favors more population growth in Everett over the next 20...

Date: 06/11/2015 | Local News

County’s larger cities best for growth

For those who lived in Snohomish County before 1990, you remember it as being very different. The way we've planned and built our community over the last 20 years has led to traffic gridlock on our roads and strip malls on our farmlands. It doesn't have to be this way.In the...

Date: 05/03/2015 | Commentary

Proposed subdivision near landfill on hold for more study

EVERETT — A housing development proposed next to a former landfill where subterranean fires ran rampant in the 1980s will need more attention from Snohomish County planners before gaining approval.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News

City or suburbs? It’s a life, lifestyle question

Here’s an idea, millennials. What if we switch? You take the too-big houses. We boomers are about ready for cool urban apartments.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Local News

Golf-course luxury

Check out Mill Creek home that sold for $1.4 million

Date: 03/12/2015 | Business

Housing Hope's campaign boosted by $200,000 grant from BECU

Housing Hope is more than halfway to its $9.4 million goal in a multiyear capital campaign aimed at providing more affordable housing and jobs programs, and enhancing services for children. A recent grant from

Date: 03/05/2015 | Local News

A 'major fixer'

Abandoned and trashed after landslide, house now for sale

Date: 02/11/2015 | Local News

Sealing the Habitat deal

A Lynnwood woman is set to take ownership of home

Date: 02/07/2015 | Local News

Proposed development on landfill near Everett to be scrutinized

EVERETT — As some neighbors see it, the former Go-East landfill is a Pandora's Box of unknown contaminants that could be unleashed by a proposed housing development.For the owner and would-be...

Date: 12/26/2014 | Local News

E. Idaho family says they own Jesse James’ cabin

MALAD, Idaho— A southeastern Idaho family that says it owns a dismantled cabin where the outlaw Jesse James once lived wants to raise money to restore the building and create a historical site.

Date: 12/22/2014 | Northwest

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