Some pampering for women dealing with hardships
Date: 08/25/2015 | Local News
The Obama Department of Justice argued last week that a Boise, Idaho, law against "public sleeping in a city without adequate shelter space constitutes criminalizing homelessness itself, in violation of the Eighth Amendment." In a statement of interest filed in federal...
Date: 08/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists
With a problem that encompasses poverty, homelessness, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction and with one or more of those often contributing to the others, it's clear there are no silver-bullet solutions.It's why the
Date: 08/14/2015 | Editorials
EVERETT — A convicted felon was ordered never to have contact with the good Samaritan whom he robbed at gunpoint two years ago.
Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News
Recently the City of Monroe reviewed its city ordinances with respect to complaints about panhandlers. Panhandlers are generally homeless and homelessness cannot be eliminated by an ordinance.
Date: 08/06/2015 | Commentary
EVERETT — A proposal to renovate the former Carnegie Library into transitional housing for the homeless received a boost from the state.Legislators allocated $1.34 million from the state's capital budget for the project, which is being called the
Date: 07/20/2015 | Local News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Drug Administration this week confirmed what states have been reporting for years: That the rate of heroin use in the U.S. has climbed 63 percent in the past decade; and the rate of heroin abuse or dependence climbed 90...
Date: 07/10/2015 | Editorials
Downtown San Francisco feels like a large public toilet without enough janitors. More than once this year, I've seen men drop their pants in public places — including at Fifth and Market — to leave a smelly mess on the sidewalk. You can walk for blocks and never escape the...
Date: 07/05/2015 | Opinion Columnists
It was Aug. 20, 2013, and I had just gone to sleep for the night on a bench off U.S. 2 in Gold Bar outside the gas station. I slept with one eye open, because I worried an officer would drive by and arrest me.According to a Homeless Point in Time count conducted in 2014,...
Date: 06/28/2015 | Commentary
There's been a significant rise in "heavy drinking" among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington.But what do these researchers mean by "heavy drinking"? wine lovers must ask. For a woman, heavy drinking is defined as...
Date: 06/16/2015 | Opinion Columnists
Former addict Robert Smiley now lives to help the homeless
Date: 06/15/2015 | Local News
GETCHELL — It didn't take long.Less than two weeks after getting training, a Snohomish County Sheriff's deputy brought a woman who'd overdosed on heroin back from the edge of death.Deputy Jacob Navarro administered a nasal spray version of naloxone when he...
Date: 05/13/2015 | Local News
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses.Subsequent steps are harder, but no real progress can be made until the basics of life and liberty are dealt with. If anything positive...
Date: 05/05/2015 | Opinion Columnists
Hardly a day goes by when Washington's pioneering position in the legal marijuana market is not in the national news. For better or for worse, we have set the pace as a leader for both recreational and medical marijuana and the eyes of America remain upon us.But there is an...
Date: 05/02/2015 | Commentary
HONOLULU — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.
Date: 04/25/2015 | Nation & World
When faced with a long list of tasks, the temptation is to start with the easiest to complete. Sometimes that can help build momentum toward taking on tougher tasks, but it can also divert attention and energy from the overall goal.That appears to be what happened earlier...
Date: 04/16/2015 | Editorials
Former heroin user works to convince teens to stay clean
Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The Everett City Council plans to take up three ordinances this week designed to address problems centered on the city’s homeless population.The plan is meeting some resistance from the public.
Date: 04/13/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The City Council is taking up three ordinances that would have a significant affect on the activities of homeless people in the city.Everett is in the implementation phase of the Community...
Date: 04/04/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The Everett Recovery Cafe, a new facility helping people who have struggled with addiction, will host an open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Date: 04/04/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The Everett Community Streets Initiative task force will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss a plan to put myriad recommendations into action.
Date: 03/29/2015 | Local News
Reclaiming Futures gives young lives shot at success
Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News
The name itself, Point in Time, tells you something.This is a snapshot, an attempt to count a moving, difficult-to-quantify population on a single night in January.So, while there have been successes in connecting those in Snohomish County's homeless community...
Date: 02/24/2015 | Editorials
LAKE STEVENS — Legal troubles keep piling up for the mom of three children who were rescued from a filthy Lake Stevens house last month.Police say the children, ages 7 years, 3 years and 11 months, were
Date: 02/13/2015 | Local News
WASHINGTON — Drugmakers aiming to tackle alcoholism, a condition that affects 17 million Americans and is in need of pharmaceutical options, may have a smoother path to market under a U.S. proposal to guide their development.
Date: 02/12/2015 | Nation & World
EVERETT — Two grieving parents on Monday tried to describe the hurt of losing of their son over $840.Brad Dahlquist is a healthy man who has felt an intense physical pain since his boy’s death. “They’re not just a child. They’re part of you,” he said.
Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Heroin deaths reached epidemic levels from 2011 through 2013 in Snohomish County, which accounted for nearly one in five of the state's heroin fatalities, officials say.The findings were included in a
Date: 01/27/2015 | Local News
Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe sees prostitution as something best addressed from its demand side and its supply side.He's tackling the demand by prosecuting those who promote and solicit prostitution.But those supplying prostitution often begin as victims...
Date: 01/22/2015 | Editorials
Mom’s death inspires advocate for those living with addiction
Date: 01/09/2015 | Local News
His nickname is “Rotten,” but this weekend he’ll be part of something kind and decent. He’s in a biker club, but there’s nothing to fear from his not-so-wild bunch.
Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News
EVERETT — The Everett Community Streets Initiative task force presented its final report to the City Council and outlined the processes, deliberations and final recommendations to tackle the city’s chronic problems with homelessness,...
Date: 11/24/2014 | Local News
Every day that I drive through downtown Everett I see a homeless person sitting on the corner holding up a sign asking for help, and it's unsettling to me. I hate the fact that I live in the wealthiest developed nation and we have homeless people. This should not be! No...
Date: 11/24/2014 | Commentary
Thank you for the excellent article regarding Project 99 and the collaborative efforts to address pressing social issues facing us all in Snohomish County in the Nov. 16 Sunday Herald. While the incidents...
Date: 11/22/2014 | Commentary
The intention is to address the causes rather than continue to treat the symptoms.Two major initiatives in Snohomish County are attempting to go beneath the surface and find solutions to the root sources of homelessness, addiction, crime and the cycle of poverty in our...
Date: 11/17/2014 | Editorials
EVERETT — The Everett Community Streets Initiative task force held its final meeting Thursday, finishing up a draft report that will go to the city council later this...
Date: 11/15/2014 | Local News
At times its unavoidable and unpleasant. We are confronted by those with drug and alcohol addictions, mental illness or homelessness, often in very public places, a Broadway fast-food restaurant, the library or busy intersections.
Date: 11/02/2014 | Editorials
EVERETT — Snohomish County leaders have plans for a vacant historic downtown building in hopes of keeping people off the streets and out of jail.The county is requesting $1.6 million from the state to help renovate the former Carnegie Library so it can house what is...
Date: 10/10/2014 | Local News
ST. LOUIS — It's going to be more difficult to refill prescriptions for the most popular painkillers starting Monday, when new federal rules move products with hydrocodone into a stricter drug class reserved for the most dangerous and addictive substances.In approving...
Date: 10/05/2014 | Nation & World
The doors aren’t open, but the will is there.
Date: 09/28/2014 | Local News
PARIS — France plans to mandate plain packaging of cigarettes as part of an effort to reduce one of the highest rates of smoking among major European countries.
Date: 09/26/2014 | Nation & World