Ben Watanabe

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)
Halloween decorations drape the home of Cameo and Nick Beedle of Everett. Spiders webs, giant teeth, grave stones and animatronics will complete the decor in time for Halloween. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘He’s awake!!!’ Monster House rises from slumber in Everett

Sharp teeth, reptilian eyes — Cameo and Nick Beedle’s house is a frightful, delightful experience.

Halloween decorations drape the home of Cameo and Nick Beedle of Everett. Spiders webs, giant teeth, grave stones and animatronics will complete the decor in time for Halloween. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Northgate light rail frees buses for Snohomish County routes

Community Transit is using the change to imagine service when light rail reaches Snohomish County.

A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ric Ilgenfritz, CEO of Community Transit. (Community Transit) 20201210

Community Transit issues vaccine requirement for employees

It starts with new hires this week, a vaccine or weekly negative test by Oct. 18, and full compliance by Jan. 1.

Ric Ilgenfritz, CEO of Community Transit. (Community Transit) 20201210
A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tugboat docks at its final home: Imagine Children’s Museum

The model ship is part of a new exhibit about the maritime industry and the Port of Everett.

A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A bicyclist navigates car traffic while riding south along 100th Avenue West toward the intersection with Highway 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bike lanes proposal could cut two vehicle lanes in Edmonds

Two options before the City Council would reduce at least one vehicle lane along 100th Avenue W.

A bicyclist navigates car traffic while riding south along 100th Avenue West toward the intersection with Highway 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)

Everett mayor to voters: ‘There isn’t anything left to cut’

Cassie Franklin thinks it’s time for voters to consider a ballot measure to lift the tax levy lid.

Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)
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 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)
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 construction site of the light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center on Thursday at August 5, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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.”

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)
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)