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Steve Fox, an amateur historian and member of the Everett Historical Commission, outside the restored Everett Fire Department building on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A look at Everett history through firefighting

“Everett was a lumber town, a mill town, and that wood burns,” Historic Everett calendar author Steve Fox said.

 

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Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5, Monday, just north of the Boeing Freeway (526) offramp provides a wicked brew of corporate, public and personal vehicles for homebound Boeing commuters to merge with, following a shift change at the Everett 747 plant.

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

 

Alternatives for the West Alderwood light rail station. (Sound Transit)

Where should Everett Link light rail line and stations go?

East or west of I-5? How close to Alderwood mall, Boeing or Paine Field? Sound Transit wants input.

 

The Phil Johnson Ballfields next to a large piece of undeveloped property that was the formerly the cement company, CEMEX, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New construction fee approved to help fund Everett parks

The City Council unanimously voted for a parks impact fee of $941 per bedroom on new housing.

The Phil Johnson Ballfields next to a large piece of undeveloped property that was the formerly the cement company, CEMEX, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Northbound view of Evergreen Way at Casino Rd on Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 17, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett considers red light cameras, mostly south of 41st

Councilmembers voted 5-1 in favor of a long-stalled project. The dissenting voice, Liz Vogeli, has equity concerns.

Northbound view of Evergreen Way at Casino Rd on Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 17, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A car drives by Everett Station where Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin's proposal for its ARPA funds includes funding a child care center at station. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald) 20211118

Shelters, child care in Franklin’s plan for $20.6M of federal relief

The Everett mayor called for a dramatic increase in shelter funding via the American Rescue Plan Act.

A car drives by Everett Station where Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin's proposal for its ARPA funds includes funding a child care center at station. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald) 20211118
Shawn Loring, owner of Lazy Boy Brewing, received $10,000 through Everett's federal CARES Act funding.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett, Snohomish breweries to open on Everett waterfront

Lazy Boy Brewing and Sound to Summit see a bright future at the port’s Waterfront Place.

Shawn Loring, owner of Lazy Boy Brewing, received $10,000 through Everett's federal CARES Act funding.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Students unload from a school bus on Evergreen Way Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 10, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Even on Evergreen Way, drivers can’t pass a stopped school bus

Everett school bus drivers say some aren’t always following the rules around their buses and students.

Students unload from a school bus on Evergreen Way Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 10, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood’s $40 vehicle license fee survives with mayoral veto

The Lynnwood City Council did not have the five votes necessary to undo Mayor Nicola Smith’s veto.

Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Highway 528 intersection signal work could disrupt traffic

Marysville is installing new signals at Highway 528 and 67th Avenue NE. Work is set through late November.

Leigh Spruce navigates from of the ramp cutouts and crosswalks at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Too many sidewalks aren’t built for people with disabilities

After the Week Without Driving challenge, our transportation columnist reflects on a recent scene in Everett.

Leigh Spruce navigates from of the ramp cutouts and crosswalks at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Phil Johnson Ballfields next to a large piece of undeveloped property that was the formerly the cement company, CEMEX, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett considers fees on new construction to fund parks, trails

City leaders are weighing a parks impact fee to build more recreation space as the population increases.

The Phil Johnson Ballfields next to a large piece of undeveloped property that was the formerly the cement company, CEMEX, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mayor Cassie Franklin, right, kisses her husband David, left, through their masks after getting the first ballot results of the night putting her ahead of opponent Steve Oss in her re-election run for Everett mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett voters elect woman-majority council; Franklin wins easily

The incumbent mayor had 73% of the vote on Election Day. Meanwhile, get used to new faces on city council, thanks to districts.

Mayor Cassie Franklin, right, kisses her husband David, left, through their masks after getting the first ballot results of the night putting her ahead of opponent Steve Oss in her re-election run for Everett mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (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)

Being car-less means cold waits, long trips: It’s ‘exhausting’

The Week Without Driving challenged policymakers and planning professionals to ditch their vehicles.

Leigh Spruce gets off of Everett Para Transit at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In close vote, Lynnwood council plans to end $40 car-tab fee

Members voted 4-3 to end fees that fund road work. With an election Tuesday, the matter might not be settled.

Construction along 196th Street SW in Lynnwood on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Top row (L-R): Paul Roberts, Mary Fosse, Paula Rhyne, Greg Lineberry, Don Schwab. Bottom row (L-R):Lacey Sauvageau, Tommie Rubatino, Liz Vogeli, Ben Zarlingo, Demi Chatters.

Who’s running for Everett council? New candidates — a lot of them

Ten people are vying for positions newly defined by districts. Only two are incumbents.

Top row (L-R): Paul Roberts, Mary Fosse, Paula Rhyne, Greg Lineberry, Don Schwab. Bottom row (L-R):Lacey Sauvageau, Tommie Rubatino, Liz Vogeli, Ben Zarlingo, Demi Chatters.
Steve Oss (left) and Cassie Franklin.

Budget and homelessness at center of Everett mayor’s race

Steve Oss, a longtime transit worker, is challenging incumbent Cassie Franklin.

Steve Oss (left) and Cassie Franklin.
Buses charge before their next route Friday afternoon at the Everett Transit Center in Everett on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett to get wireless electric bus chargers via grants

The city is set to benefit from over $2 million in state investments for electric vehicle charging.

Buses charge before their next route Friday afternoon at the Everett Transit Center in Everett on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bikers ride along a segment of the Interurban Trail during a  Leafline Trail Coalition and Snohomish County Transportation Coalition hosted "policy" ride on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Mountlake Terrace, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Cyclists highlight Interurban Trail needs before light rail arrival

Leafline Trails Coalition, Snohomish County Transportation Coalition and others toured some trail gaps.

Bikers ride along a segment of the Interurban Trail during a  Leafline Trail Coalition and Snohomish County Transportation Coalition hosted "policy" ride on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Mountlake Terrace, 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)

Union: Community Transit vaccine mandate puts jobs in ‘jeopardy’

Meanwhile, at King County Metro, a similar mandate has significantly boosted vaccination rates.

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)