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The site of a new development along May Creek Road next to the entrance of Wallace Falls State Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Gold Bar, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gold Bar considers home parking permits near Wallace Falls

In the past, parking spilled from Wallace Falls State Park into town. Decals could avoid conflicts.

 

The construction site of the light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center on Thursday at August 5, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Volunteers needed to help guide future of Everett light rail

The Sound Transit panel will advise on the extension’s alignment, station locations and more.

 

The city of Everett is pursuing changing its municipal code's language to replace gender-specific pronouns with gender neutral words. Instead of his/her the code would use the specific position or title, such as police officer or public works director. (City of Everett)

Everett considers gender-neutral terms for municipal code

References to “he” or “she” could change to title-specific words such as “firefighter” or “police officer.”

 

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff (center) takes a ride on light rail from the Angle Lake Station in Seatac with King County Executive Dow Constantine (left) on Sept. 21, 2016. (Ian Terry / Herald file)

CEO of fast-growing Sound Transit system to step aside

The search will begin soon to replace Peter Rogoff, who leads the multibillion-dollar transportation network.

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff (center) takes a ride on light rail from the Angle Lake Station in Seatac with King County Executive Dow Constantine (left) on Sept. 21, 2016. (Ian Terry / Herald file)

Active transportation requires a lot of planning, preparation

Lawn care complicated our transportation columnist’s commitment to ditch his car for 1-mile trips.

David Rice-Whichers, right, and Justin Dull, volunteers with the Hands Up Project, search for needles during a clean up of an encampment along 130th Street on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Encampment cleanup removes hundreds of needles near Everett

The Hand Up Project enlisted the help of USS Chosin Navy members for the weekend work.

David Rice-Whichers, right, and Justin Dull, volunteers with the Hands Up Project, search for needles during a clean up of an encampment along 130th Street on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Exterior of the Van Valey House on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett giving nonprofit museum historic Van Valey House

The Everett City Council agreed to transfer ownership of the Colby Avenue home on Wednesday night.

Exterior of the Van Valey House on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett Police escort a pro-life supporter down the center of 32nd Street due to barriers set up along the sidewalk around Planned Parenthood as a part of a "time, place and manner restriction" imposed by the city on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Police: Man stunk up the protest zone at Planned Parenthood

The Everett suspect, 77, was detained briefly for spreading fish sauce on the sidewalk.

Everett Police escort a pro-life supporter down the center of 32nd Street due to barriers set up along the sidewalk around Planned Parenthood as a part of a "time, place and manner restriction" imposed by the city on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Faster trips, more service in store for Community Transit

The agency is reallocating 4,000 service hours that will be saved by ending commuter routes at Northgate.

Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Brenda Mueller, left, and Lynn Salvo arrives at Everett United Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon on September 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A wedding ring and a bicycle journey close a circle of grief

Fifty years after a joyful wedding, the sister of a fallen soldier and the sister of his bride meet to pay tribute.

Brenda Mueller, left, and Lynn Salvo arrives at Everett United Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon on September 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood city staff think a spur on the west end of town could disburse traffic away from downtown. Corridor A is one idea being considered. (City of Stanwood)

Could a bypass clear highway traffic in downtown Stanwood?

The connection would skirt west of downtown from Highway 532 north toward Old Pacific Highway.

Stanwood city staff think a spur on the west end of town could disburse traffic away from downtown. Corridor A is one idea being considered. (City of Stanwood)
A tiny homes program that opened in early July began with each unit claimed and a wait list of 60. Here Patrick Diller, head of community partnerships for Pallet, discusses the Pallet Shelter Pilot Project on June 29, 2021 in Everett. (Katie Hayes / Herald file)

Everett to buy 40 new small shelters, unsure where they’ll go

The pilot village managed by the Everett Gospel Mission has room for more, but other locations are possible.

A tiny homes program that opened in early July began with each unit claimed and a wait list of 60. Here Patrick Diller, head of community partnerships for Pallet, discusses the Pallet Shelter Pilot Project on June 29, 2021 in Everett. (Katie Hayes / Herald file)
Cars line up waiting to board the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on July 28. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Avoid Friday and Monday travel to beat Labor Day gridlock

The holiday weekend usually has a surge of traffic at the usual chokepoints in Snohomish County.

Cars line up waiting to board the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on July 28. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Participants in an organized weekly lit-up bike ride pause at Grand Avenue Park to take photographs of the sunset on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. The bike ride is part art collective, community building, but mostly it's just a fun thing for people to do. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Night riders light up Everett’s downtown and waterfront

An informal weekly Saturday night bike and roll brings out eclectic and electric styles.

Participants in an organized weekly lit-up bike ride pause at Grand Avenue Park to take photographs of the sunset on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. The bike ride is part art collective, community building, but mostly it's just a fun thing for people to do. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The McCallum and Arant families work on a painting at the Delta Art Experience on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Delta Art Experience beholds a changing Everett neighborhood

An art walk, music and poetry on Sunday brought energy to the city’s northeast area.

The McCallum and Arant families work on a painting at the Delta Art Experience on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Leigh Spruce gets off of Everett Para Transit at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

People with disabilities demand better sidewalks, transit

An initiative challenges elected officials to a week without driving in Snohomish County and elsewhere.

Leigh Spruce gets off of Everett Para Transit at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
(Julie Muhlstein / Herald file) May 2020

Everett City Council adopts tribal land acknowledgement

The statement about the sduhubš and Tulalip Tribes people will be part of each council meeting.

(Julie Muhlstein / Herald file) May 2020
Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Second toll lanes coming to I-405 between Highways 522, 527

At the same time the highway gets expanded, Sound Transit is developing bus rapid transit lines.

Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Patrick Diller, head of community partnerships for Pallet, discusses the Pallet Shelter Pilot Project on Tuesday June 29, in Everett. (Katie Hayes / The Herald)

Everett council evaluates city responses to homelessness

Two council members who won’t be in office next year are calling for stricter measures.

Patrick Diller, head of community partnerships for Pallet, discusses the Pallet Shelter Pilot Project on Tuesday June 29, in Everett. (Katie Hayes / The Herald)
Cars and pedestrians use the newly opened Harbour Reach Drive on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo’s new road offers slower parallel to Speedway

Harbour Reach Drive has one vehicle lane in each direction plus bike lanes and sidewalks.

Cars and pedestrians use the newly opened Harbour Reach Drive on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)