Ben Watanabe

Traffic’s creeping back and some transit to collect fares again

Community Transit and Sound Transit are set to resume fares June 1, but not Everett Transit.

 

Everett Farmers Market welcomes back walkers

Social distancing will be key to keeping pedestrians safe at city market.

 

Everett sheds more than 160 employees as part of budget cuts

The way the furloughs and layoffs happened drew a sharp response from the employees’ union.

 

Articulated buses with few riders? Better social distancing

The extra room on the 60-foot buses allows for greater spacing between riders and from drivers.

Marysville-Lake Stevens roundabout work to cause congestion

There will be detours this week at 83rd Avenue Northeast and Soper Hill Road.

Former Nord Door’s roof caved in, pushing wall toward road

A wall of the once-bustling Everett factory leans toward the sidewalk and West Marine View Drive.

Arthur Bender, right, sticks out his sign to direct and high-five a drive-in church goer at Marysville Foursquare Gospel Church on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Parking lot parishioners congregate at church in Marysville

Houses of worship can host drive-in services to deliver religious and spiritual messages.

Arthur Bender, right, sticks out his sign to direct and high-five a drive-in church goer at Marysville Foursquare Gospel Church on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Traffic’s thin but we’re still waiting for the light to change

An Everett man sat at a stoplight for a full minute without any crossing traffic. What gives?

Port of Everett work forges ahead at Kimberly-Clark site

COVID-19 has impacted waterfront tenants, especially restaurants, but some port projects are moving on.

Water bill help available for people living in Everett

The city increased how much financial aid customers can receive and expanded who qualifies.

Funko gets its Pop! from creative minds in Everett

The company’s team at its Wetmore Avenue headquarters is behind all of the intricate details that make a must-have toy.

Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling

Millions in federal CARES Act funding is marked for Community and Everett transit agencies.

Snohomish County picks favored light rail station locations

To anticipate development, the county is suggesting preferred locations 15 years before they’ll be built.

Bike shops and trails in Snohomish County are open and busy

Nice weather and a litany of outdoor activity restrictions are nudging people to hop on bicycles.

How much traffic does an intersection need for a stop light?

A Monroe intersection without a signal caught the ire of one reader.

Stave off stay-at-home boredom and go for a drive

With the roads so empty and few entertainment options outside the house, it’s time for a joyride.

Staying home without gyms means we should all tour the ’hood

To stay active, stroll or roll around your neighborhood, pick up trash, and fight your sweet tooth.

Stop flushing wipes, facial tissue, paper towels, cities beg

Coronavirus prompted a run on them. But they’re wreaking havoc on utilities across Snohomish County.