Fire districts 1, 7 will continue merger talks

CLEARVIEW — Leaders of two south Snohomish County fire districts have agreed to continue chewing over the pros and cons of a possible merger. On… Continue reading

Fire District 1’s plans bumping up against growing cities

EVERETT — Ed Widdis, chief of Snohomish County Fire District 1, walked to a large wall map in fire station headquarters. He pointed to the… Continue reading

Community Extra: Applause

HONORS Granite Falls Scout earns Eagle rank Jacob Brown of Granite Falls Boy Scout Troop 28 earned his Eagle Scout rank on May 20. Brown,… Continue reading

Woodway maps out road work for 2011

WOODWAY — As early as next summer, crews will start working on improvement projects for streets in Woodway. The Woodway Town Council approved a $390,000… Continue reading

All about the Stevens-Swedish hospital deal

Representatives of Stevens and Swedish hospitals will kick off a series of meetings in south Snohomish County next week to explain how the proposed affiliation… Continue reading

Front Porch

Day to think oceans World Oceans Day is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano… Continue reading

Community Calendar

Meetings Arlington Kiwanis Club: 7 p.m. at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club every first and third Wednesday at 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Boeing Bluebills:… Continue reading

Keep Fourth safe, say officials

As families all over the country get ready for July Fourth, public safety officials are gearing up for a busy weekend. Last year, the holiday’s… Continue reading

School Winners

Sons of Norway scholarship winners Five local high school seniors recently received scholarships from the Sons of Norway, Normanna Lodge 3, of Everett. The scholarship… Continue reading

Dentist to offer free care

Not everyone who needs dental care can afford it. There is help coming soon, however. Local dentist Michael Hrankowski will provide free treatments at Edmonds… Continue reading

Comments sought on Point Wells condo project

The corporate owner of a century-old petroleum and asphalt facility on Puget Sound is gradually moving along plans to transform it into high-end… Continue reading

Point Wells foes want zoning reversal

Neighbors of a high-end development proposed for the industrial Point Wells site on Puget Sound are asking the state to overturn Snohomish County’s… Continue reading

Judge orders halt to Point Wells condo development while county rewrites zoning ordinance

A judge dealt a setback Wednesday to a plan for high-rise waterfront condos at Point Wells by stopping the proposed project from moving… Continue reading

Woodway house fire caused by electrical problem in Christmas tree

A house fire in Woodway on Wednesday afternoon caused more than $100,000 in damage. The fire started with an electrical problem in an… Continue reading

Point Wells developer appeals ruling that halts project

The developer seeking to build nearly 3,100 high-rise condos at Point Wells filed an appeal Wednesday of a recent court decision that favored… Continue reading

Rethinking fire protection in south county

Fire protection agencies all over are struggling to pay the bills. Property taxes are the main source of income, and property values have dropped. Agencies… Continue reading

What mayors in Snohomish County are paid

If you’re going to be a mayor in Snohomish County, you want to be mayor in Everett. That’s because the job pulls down an annual… Continue reading

Blaze destroys home in Woodway

A fire Monday morning destroyed a Woodway home. Investigators were trying to determine what sparked the 6:10 a.m. blaze in the 11400 block… Continue reading

Woodway pitches smaller plan for Point Wells

The town of Woodway has drawn up an alternative vision for Point Wells, the waterfront industrial site where an international developer wants to… Continue reading

Garbage rates may increase for south county

Some garbage customers in southwest and eastern Snohomish County could see their rates go up starting July 1. A state commission will decide… Continue reading