A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot got out of recount range Friday.
Date: 11/16/2015 | South County Politics
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
South Snohomish County will have a full ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 09/29/2015 | South County Politics
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
Sue Hoppe of Mukilteo wrote: “I am writing about the sequencing of the traffic lights on
Date: 09/11/2015 | Street Smarts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lack of rain drives up businesses’ costs, cuts into revenue
Date: 08/14/2015 | Business
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
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
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
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
EVERETT — A somber ceremony is planned in September to remember victims of local DUI crashes.
Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News
Voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 4 primary election are in the mail.
Date: 07/16/2015 | South County Politics
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
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 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
The information that will be in the Snohomish County local voters’ pamphlet is already available online.
Date: 06/25/2015 | South County Politics
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
If you’re a candidate for office in Snohomish County, change your last name to Bhab.
Date: 06/03/2015 | South County Politics
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 — 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
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
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
We recently told you about state plans to improve a pedestrian crossing on
Date: 05/06/2015 | Street Smarts
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: ROAD@snoco.org
Date: 05/05/2015 | Street Smarts
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
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
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
Awards to honor those who get their hands dirty to help
Date: 03/31/2015 | Life
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
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
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
EVERETT — Snohomish County added more jobs in January, as it usually does after the winter holidays.
Date: 03/12/2015 | Business
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
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
We spend a lot of time in our vehicles. And I mean a lot.
Date: 02/20/2015 | Street Smarts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Feb. 10 is election day in many places around Washington but not here.
Date: 01/02/2015 | South County Politics
What's up with those unusual road signs?
Date: 12/30/2014 | Whats Up With That?
County tourism volunteers inform, point the way
Date: 12/19/2014 | Local News
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
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
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
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