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A driver yelled "Black lives don’t matter” at a man working in his driveway.

Family endures racist taunt over ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign

They were doing yard work at their Everett home when a driver yelled ‘Black lives don’t matter.’

A driver yelled "Black lives don’t matter” at a man working in his driveway.
Some school zones with reduced speed limits are active, even though students aren't in the buildings, while others are not.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Even with no (or few) students, school zones still are active

With Snohomish County school districts mostly using remote learning, drivers still should slow down.

Some school zones with reduced speed limits are active, even though students aren't in the buildings, while others are not.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Proposed Everett budget drops public services, spares police

Proposed Everett budget drops public services, spares police

A pool, an animal farm and more could be paused due to an $18M funding gap under Mayor Cassie Franklin’s plan.

Proposed Everett budget drops public services, spares police
Everett to consider allowing three more pot shops in city

Everett to consider allowing three more pot shops in city

After months of economic, planning and public safety review, the city council could vote next month.

Everett to consider allowing three more pot shops in city
New U.S. 2 roundabout sought by state, Sultan at Main Street

New U.S. 2 roundabout sought by state, Sultan at Main Street

Traffic through the town is a nightmare for locals. Swapping the signal for a roundabout could help.

New U.S. 2 roundabout sought by state, Sultan at Main Street

Reader asks about rules for people parking in front of gate

In Marysville, someone on 145th Street Northeast kept seeing cars blocking their fence gate.

New Everett City Council boundaries are taking shape

New Everett City Council boundaries are taking shape

The proposals divvy up the city into five districts and are now up for public comment.

New Everett City Council boundaries are taking shape

County asks: What should housing look like near light rail?

Snohomish County wants public input on housing types in the areas around light rail stations.

Council considers federal grant, but can Everett afford it?

Council considers federal grant, but can Everett afford it?

The $6 million Department of Justice money would cover only some of the cost for 16 new police officers.

Council considers federal grant, but can Everett afford it?
Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Snohomish County’s regional trail from Arlington to Darrington was interrupted by slides and washouts.

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail
Planned new I-5 on-ramp could be on hold for lack of $7.2M

Planned new I-5 on-ramp could be on hold for lack of $7.2M

WSDOT says the cost of improvements at the interchange of I-5 and Highway 529 is higher than expected.

Planned new I-5 on-ramp could be on hold for lack of $7.2M
New Snohomish stoplight to move cars, literally and monetarily

New Snohomish stoplight to move cars, literally and monetarily

Bickford Ford is paying for a traffic signal on Bickford Avenue as part of its expansion.

New Snohomish stoplight to move cars, literally and monetarily
Bars, cafes and tai chi set for Everett ‘streatery’ spaces
Bars, cafes and tai chi set for Everett ‘streatery’ spaces
E-bikes can use Centennial Trail, but not other motormobiles
E-bikes can use Centennial Trail, but not other motormobiles
Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up

Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up

Lake Stevens and Marysville worked together on the traffic infrastructure because of nearby development.

Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up
Overnight light rail work to close Highway 104 and I-5 ramps

Overnight light rail work to close Highway 104 and I-5 ramps

Starting Monday, the links between the freeway and highway will close nightly for light rail work.

Overnight light rail work to close Highway 104 and I-5 ramps
Everett church wants to host tent camp; city ponders process

Everett church wants to host tent camp; city ponders process

Everett United Church of Christ is applying to host one. It’s a 45-day process.

Everett church wants to host tent camp; city ponders process
Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Projects between Snohomish and Index are set for the coming week, with single-lane traffic in spots.

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work
Did you get a late car-tab renewal notice? You’re not alone

Did you get a late car-tab renewal notice? You’re not alone

Meanwhile, a reader is upset with a “hidden” 3% fee for using a credit card to pay for registration.

Did you get a late car-tab renewal notice? You’re not alone
Despite drownings, TikTok fame draws hordes to Eagle Falls

Despite drownings, TikTok fame draws hordes to Eagle Falls

The swimming hole in east Snohomish County has been cramped with people — and bad parkers along U.S. 2.

Despite drownings, TikTok fame draws hordes to Eagle Falls