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Snohomish County

A vision

The Chat: County's economic & cultural development director

Date: 11/17/2015 | The Chat

Lynnwood Council race now out of recount range

A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot got out of recount range Friday.

Date: 11/16/2015 | South County Politics

Auditor says nothing improper about her calls supporting Somers

The elected official who oversees elections and licensing in Snohomish County says there was nothing improper about her making robocalls supporting county executive candidate Dave Somers.

Date: 11/13/2015 | South County Politics

After rains, region dials back water alert

EVERETT — Recent rains have improved the region’s water supply and the cities of Everett, Seattle and Tacoma are rolling back their drought advisory to its lowest level.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Local News

Mail ballots in time to get Tuesday postmark

Voters who send their ballots by mail Tuesday need to be sure that they send them in time to get a Tuesday postmark.

Date: 11/02/2015 | South County Politics

County to take fresh look at placing signal at OK Mill Road

Elizabeth Chicoine of Marysville says: "A traffic light is needed at OK Mill Road and South Machias Road in Snohomish. Traffic is very...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Street Smarts

Edmonds, Woodway area leads south county in early ballot returns

Downtown Edmonds, Woodway and nearby areas lead south Snohomish County in early ballot returns for the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 10/28/2015 | South County Politics

Ballot drop box in Bothell joins those in Edmonds and Lynnwood

A new ballot-drop-box site in Bothell for the Nov. 3 general election will join those in Edmonds and Lynnwood.

Date: 10/23/2015 | South County Politics

Edmonds candidates to appear at Monday forum

Candidates in the City of Edmonds, the Edmonds School District, the Edmonds Port District and the Verdant Health Commission will appear at a candidate forum Monday at 7 p.m. in the Edmonds City Council chambers.

Date: 10/08/2015 | South County Politics

Charter review suggestions from candidates in District 4

Candidates for the Snohomish County charter review commission representing council district 4 recently sent their suggestions for reviewing the charter.

Date: 10/07/2015 | South County Politics

Issue statements from Fire District 1 candidates Luke and Schrock

Fire District 1 Commission candidates Mike Luke and Richard Schrock recently sent statements about what they think are the most important issues in this year’s election.

Date: 10/01/2015 | South County Politics

Look to bottom of ballot to find Community Transit measure

Voters will need to look to the bottom of the Nov. 3 ballot to find the proposition to raise the sales-tax rate by 0.3 cents per dollar in much of Snohomish County to pay for improvements to Community Transit.

Date: 10/01/2015 | South County Politics

Monday, Oct. 5, deadline for voter registration

Monday, Oct. 5, is the last day before the Nov. 3 general election for voters to register online or by mail or to update an existing registration.

Date: 09/30/2015 | South County Politics

What’s on November ballots in south Snohomish County

South Snohomish County will have a full ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/29/2015 | South County Politics

EvCC to offer tuition waivers to qualified low-income students

EVERETT — Acing the class isn't enough. Students in College in the High School programs can earn college credits, but $210 per five-credit class is more than some can afford. In Everett Public Schools, nearly a third of students who take College in the High School...

Date: 09/17/2015 | Local News

Lights wonky during Airport Road paving

Sue Hoppe of Mukilteo wrote: “I am writing about the sequencing of the traffic lights on

Date: 09/11/2015 | Street Smarts

Bridge to be replaced on 140th Street in Marysville

Street Smarts reader Steve Hardy wrote: “Some time back the County placed an emergency weight limit of 18 tons on the W. Fork Quilceda Creek...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Street Smarts

Briefs: Hotel exec returns to Snohomish County tourism board

Hotel exec returns to Snohomish County tourism boardBill Rode, a founding member of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau board of directors, is to serve on the board once again. A former general manager of two hotels in Snohomish County, Rode is currently the...

Date: 09/09/2015 | Bizblog

County tests new paving treatment

EVERETT — Snohomish County is taking the lead on a new approach to paving that could result in cheaper, faster and better upgrades to local roadways.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Street Smarts

Study: Merge county’s SNOPAC and SNOCOM dispatch centers

EVERETT — A new proposal suggests that Snohomish County’s two main dispatch centers merge into one entity.County Council members were briefed on the proposal in late August. The county paid for the study and employs the manager of the local 911 oversight board.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Unusual windstorm creates chaos across Snohomish County

EVERETT — Strong winds Saturday toppled trees, knocked down power lines and stretched emergency responders and repair crews thin across the county.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Local News

Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics

Anonymous records request seeks data from 1,000 county phones

EVERETT — A new anonymous records request has left Snohomish County grappling yet again with technological challenges and huge demands on staff time.A person using the name Mr. Public Requestor emailed in June to demand all data from all active government cellphones...

Date: 08/23/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Great Clips seeking stories of busy people

Great Clips seeking stories of busy peopleGreat Clips salon has launched a Back-To-School More Minutes campaign. From July through September, Great Clips will randomly surprise customers with small gifts to help in their busy lives. Customers should post a...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Bizblog

Drought hits bottom line

Lack of rain drives up businesses’ costs, cuts into revenue

Date: 08/14/2015 | Business

U.S. supports Tulalips in lawsuit to fight local, state taxes

SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department filed a motion on Tuesday asking to join the Tulalip Tribes in a federal lawsuit against the State of Washington and Snohomish County that seeks to stop them from...

Date: 08/04/2015 | Local News

No fare

Bus freeloaders cost $1 million last year

Date: 08/02/2015 | Local News

New voters can register for primary election through Monday

New Washington voters can register through Monday, July 27, to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett.

Date: 07/22/2015 | South County Politics

Briefs: Snohomish County leads nation in manufacturing growth over 50 years

Report: Snohomish County leads nation in manufacturing growth over 50 yearsSnohomish County had the largest percentage job growth in manufacturing in the nation during the last half-century, according to University of Washington Professor Richard Morrill,...

Date: 07/20/2015 | Bizblog

Inaugural Snohomish County Bike Bash is July 25

It's not that Dorothé Reijnders didn't bike before. "I'm from the Netherlands. Over there, we bike because we need to go from A to B," she said.But it wasn't until she bought a road bike and then started training two years ago for a 200-plus...

Date: 07/20/2015 | Street Smarts

Memorial Wall ceremony in Everett remembers DUI victims

EVERETT — A somber ceremony is planned in September to remember victims of local DUI crashes.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News

Primary voters' pamphlets in the mail

Voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 4 primary election are in the mail.

Date: 07/16/2015 | South County Politics

It's summer, let the chip sealing begin

Your local pothole may soon be filled.The summer road work season is under way in unincorporated Snohomish County areas with paving or chip sealing planned for a total of 107 miles of roadway.By the end of October, Snohomish will see the most road miles treated...

Date: 07/06/2015 | Street Smarts

July 6 deadline for voter registration

Monday, July 6 is the last day before the Aug. 4 primary to register online or by mail or to update an existing registration.

Date: 06/30/2015 | South County Politics

Ballot drop boxes open for August primary

Ballot drop boxes in Edmonds, Lynnwood and nine other sites around Snohomish County already are open for the Aug. 4 primary election.

Date: 06/26/2015 | South County Politics

Voter guide information available online

The information that will be in the Snohomish County local voters’ pamphlet is already available online.

Date: 06/25/2015 | South County Politics

Democrats' dinner to feature Lovick, DelBene, Keister, Steves

The 2015 Snohomish County Democratic Dinner and Henry M Jackson Awards at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood Saturday will feature Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, TV comedian John Keister and travel writer Rick Steves.

Date: 06/09/2015 | South County Politics

Change your name to Bhab for the top spot on county ballots

If you’re a candidate for office in Snohomish County, change your last name to Bhab.

Date: 06/03/2015 | South County Politics

No ‘walkable path,’ no crosswalk

Phyllis Hawkins of Everett writes: The corner of 110th Street SE and 23rd Drive SE in south Everett could really use a crosswalk, even...

Date: 06/02/2015 | Street Smarts

Marysville among top U.S. cities for population growth

MARYSVILLE — This city is among the fastest-growing in the nation, according to the latest census figures.Meanwhile, Snohomish County surpassed three quarters of a million residents last year, and Washington passed the 7 million mark.Marysville was 45th in...

Date: 05/23/2015 | Local News

Builders make ramps for people in need

Several contractors and other businesses participated in the annual Rampathon last Saturday by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County.Here are projects that were built around the county:• Master Builders Association, Arlington Hardware...

Date: 05/21/2015 | Business

A toxic cycle takes its toll on Lake Ketchum

LAKE KETCHUM — Snohomish County is two treatments in to a long-term water quality project here, and officials estimate that phosphorus levels — the key to controlling toxic algae blooms — are about a tenth of what they once were.

Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News

Will crosswalk project make 164th traffic even worse?

We recently told you about state plans to improve a pedestrian crossing on

Date: 05/06/2015 | Street Smarts

Question about county streets project? Just remember ROAD

Snohomish County Public Works is making it easier for people to find more information on road projects:Website: snocoROAD.orgPhone: 425-388-ROAD (7623)Email:

Date: 05/05/2015 | Street Smarts

Briefs: Snohomish County shops to participate in 'yarn crawl'

Snohomish County shops to participate in ‘yarn crawl'The Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour, possibly the first yarn crawl in North America, celebrates its 10th year at its May 13 through 17 event. Various stops on the tour will offer free patterns, yarn...

Date: 05/01/2015 | Bizblog

Briefs: Tourism bureau adds group sales, events coordinator

Tourism bureau adds group sales, events coordinatorKarolyn Jensen has joined the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau in the newly created position of group sales and events coordinator. She will be responsible for promoting the county as an event, meeting and...

Date: 04/21/2015 | Bizblog

February’s unemployment rate in county rises slightly

EVERETT — The unemployment rate in Snohomish County rose slightly in February, as is typical for mid-winter. Labor analysts expect the number to fall in the coming months as hiring for spring and summer picks up.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Business

Making things better

Awards to honor those who get their hands dirty to help

Date: 03/31/2015 | Life

Take a Sunday drive

Head to north county for lots to do, gorgeous scenery

Date: 03/21/2015 | Life

Local Adopt-a-Street programs welcome volunteers

Want to volunteer to keep local streets spiffy? Awhile back, we had a story about Adopt-a-Highway volunteer opportunities. Many cities and towns have their own Adopt-a-Street programs as...

Date: 03/18/2015 | Street Smarts

Road signs never die, they’re just reassigned

We're taking a detour today.An avid Street Smarts reader called me one day wondering about his Everett neighbor's propensity to decorate with street signs of various sorts. Is that even legal?(And what would we call that? Cabby chic? Mid-intersection modern?)

Date: 03/16/2015 | Street Smarts

Briefs: Economic Alliance to hold annual forecast in Lynnwood

Economic Alliance to hold annual forecast in LynnwoodJoin Economic Alliance Snohomish County at their 2015 Economic Forecast. The forecast features an economic overview from state economist Steve Lerch and the keynote speaker is Bill Conerly. The event is...

Date: 03/13/2015 | Bizblog

County adds jobs in every major sector, except manufacturing

EVERETT — Snohomish County added more jobs in January, as it usually does after the winter holidays.

Date: 03/12/2015 | Business

Briefs: Forum on Snohomish County agriculture planned

Forum on Snohomish County agriculture plannedThe League of Women Voters of Snohomish County invites the public to a forum on New Direction in Snohomish County Agriculture at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library. Panelists include Ellen Gray of...

Date: 03/12/2015 | Bizblog

Snohomish County hires new HR director

EVERETT — Snohomish County Human Services has hired an internal candidate as its new director following the retirement of Ken Stark.Mary Jane Brell Vujovic, the department's division manager for housing and community services, took over leadership of the department...

Date: 03/04/2015 | Local News

No 'green rush'

It's a tough market for budding marijuana businesses

Date: 02/22/2015 | Business

Snohomish County drivers spend the most time on the road

We spend a lot of time in our vehicles. And I mean a lot.

Date: 02/20/2015 | Street Smarts

A manhole should not be a pothole

At times it feels like manhole covers are meant to be those road turtles (OK, "raised pavement markers") designed to wake a drowsy driver.Street Smarts reader Merl Eaton brought this up."As I drive down Cathcart Way and my tires clatter over the...

Date: 02/13/2015 | Street Smarts

Cities pony up for fire services rendered

EVERETT — One city has paid, one has started a payment plan and another still is negotiating.After receiving retroactive bills last year from Fire District 1, three south Snohomish County cities have taken different approaches to settling up.

Date: 01/27/2015 | Local News

Police join forces to fight property crime

MARYSVILLE — It took about an hour before Sgt. James Maples had what he describes as his first "Aha" moment.It was the morning of Jan. 6. The veteran Marysville police officer was watching five detectives from three different agencies on their first morning...

Date: 01/26/2015 | Local News

New signs next step in Heritage merger

Heritage Bank is replacing the signs on most of the Whidbey Island Bank branches beginning this week, another step in the merger between two of Washington’s largest community banks.

Date: 01/22/2015 | Business

Timber sale on state lands on hold over landslide concern

INDEX — A timber sale on state lands in Snohomish County has been put on hold after concerns were raised about a potentially unstable landslide zone underneath the harvest area.

Date: 01/20/2015 | Northwest

Audit praises jail's work to prevent sexual assaults and harassment

EVERETT — A recent federal audit of the Snohomish County Jail gave staff high marks for their efforts to prevent sexual assaults and sexual harassment behind bars.It was the county's first audit under the

Date: 01/14/2015 | Local News

Stolen heavy equipment a challenge for task force

EVERETT — Big rigs worth big bucks often leave few clues when they're stolen.That's the challenge the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force is facing these days.In recent months, nine pieces of heavy equipment belonging to Snohomish County companies have...

Date: 01/03/2015 | Local News

No February election here

Feb. 10 is election day in many places around Washington but not here.

Date: 01/02/2015 | South County Politics

Something fishy is going on

What's up with those unusual road signs?

Date: 12/30/2014 | Whats Up With That?

First stop for tourists

County tourism volunteers inform, point the way

Date: 12/19/2014 | Local News

Ecology group offers free trees, education

People in southwest Snohomish County who live near streams, lakes or wetlands have the chance to receive a free tree to plant on their property, along with free advice from an ecologist about what other native plants would thrive in their yards and a guidebook about tree care and...

Date: 12/18/2014 | Home and Garden

Power outages remain after Thursday night’s windstorm

EVERETT — About 12,000 Snohomish County Public Utility District customers remained without power Friday afternoon after a windstorm blew through Western Washington.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News

Light cycle changed at North Road

Robert Casteel of Lynnwood travels south on North Road a couple times each week and had become frustrated by the timing on the light at 164th Street SW.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Street Smarts

Second Swift bus line being considered

It's the most popular route that Community Transit offers.Every month, 125,000 people board Swift buses — about one in six Community Transit passengers — along the route that runs between Everett Station and Aurora Village in Shoreline, mostly on Highway 99.

Date: 12/01/2014 | Business

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