Ben Watanabe

Coming: Drive-thru tests, county park limits, Edmonds order

Across Snohomish County, governments took action Sunday in response to the outbreak.

Stolen firearm reports down, gun lock giveaways up in Everett

The program was designed to reduce violent crime, which has, but the relationship isn’t clear.

Hospital ban on visitors makes a life-or-death choice harder

Yuki Tolmie had no phone, and due to COVID-19, no way to speak to family from Providence in Everett.

Buses get disinfectant spray, wipedowns as riders stay home

People are heeding recommendations to limit exposure to one another, and transit agencies see it.

Everett eyes keeping sales tax for affordable housing fund

A 2019 state law allows cities to retain a portion of sales tax from the state for housing.

Virus pushes colleges online; infection touches Stanwood

A resident of a long-term care facility tested positive. Snohomish County has now logged 44 cases.

Two Everett parks to get pickleball striping on sport courts

Forest and Legion parks’ sport courts are set for major renovations and repairs this spring and summer.

30 years after ADA law, Marysville makes accessibility plan

Of the 4,100 locations for a curb ramp, 1,000 don’t have one and 700 don’t meet ADA standards.

Washington reaches 18 coronavirus deaths and cases grow

As of Sunday, 35 people, including one who died, were confirmed to have the illness in Snohomish County.

Study recommends Everett use paid parking downtown

Other solutions included more enforcement and a parking manager, with revenue up to $1 million.

The Everett Municipal Building on Wetmore sits just across the street from the old city hall, which houses the Everett Police Department. A new study contends that many city buildings will need upgrades and repairs over the next two decades. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett facilities’ ‘to-do’ list could cost over $150 million

A new report tabulated the cost of necessary repairs and maintenance in aging city-owned buildings.

The Everett Municipal Building on Wetmore sits just across the street from the old city hall, which houses the Everett Police Department. A new study contends that many city buildings will need upgrades and repairs over the next two decades. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Hey drivers, new law requires 3 feet to pass bicyclists, walkers

State law requires drivers move over at least 3 feet to pass cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders.

Mystery mailer opposes possible Everett pot shop increase

The city is considering allowing three more cannabis stores, with would-be owners ready and waiting.

Is a little order in order at a busy on-ramp near Tulalip?

A reader’s question resurfaced an old request for meter signals on 88th Street NE to southbound I-5.

3 choices: How Swift, light rail should hook up in Shoreline

Do you prefer the 185th street corridor, the Aurora Transit Center or decongestion?

No flashing lights planned for giant Port of Everett cranes

The Port sought public input on making them blue and adding lights or keeping them as they were.

Bus stop locations chosen for safety and convenience

A reader wondered why so many bus stops are on the far side of an intersection. It’s on purpose.

Crime is down, but Everett hopes to hire 24 more officers

There’s still a sense residents “don’t feel safe,” the mayor says, and police are busier than ever.

photos by Dan Bates / The Herald 
                                WSDOT spokeswoman Diane Rhodes talks with reporters and photojournalists at the passenger terminal under construction at Mukilteo on Thursday.

Passenger building offers glimpse of Mukilteo ferry terminal

The new facility connecting Mukilteo and Whidbey Island is expected to open in October or November.

photos by Dan Bates / The Herald 
                                WSDOT spokeswoman Diane Rhodes talks with reporters and photojournalists at the passenger terminal under construction at Mukilteo on Thursday.

Compass Health set to double its supportive housing in county

Work will begin on 82 units of a five-story apartment building after a groundbreaking Friday.