Ben Watanabe

Not just curb ramps: The ADA turns 30, and there’s more to do

Not just curb ramps: The ADA turns 30, and there’s more to do

The landmark civil rights legislation ensures people have equitable access in public places.

Not just curb ramps: The ADA turns 30, and there’s more to do
Everett’s $1 million CARES funds go to bills, bars and diners

Everett’s $1 million CARES funds go to bills, bars and diners

The city selected 50 small businesses and 11 nonprofit service providers for $10,000 to $100,000.

Everett’s $1 million CARES funds go to bills, bars and diners
Two men drown in lakes; several rescued from Eagle Falls

Two men drown in lakes; several rescued from Eagle Falls

The hot weather lured people to potentially dangerous waters.

Two men drown in lakes; several rescued from Eagle Falls
Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent

Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent

The temporary retaining wall blocks will be replaced with different retaining wall blocks.

Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent
Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

The city wants to encourage social distancing and active transportation. That means biking, walking.

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets
Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

Development sites have requirements. Paving season is underway in unincorporated Snohomish County.

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?
Lime scooters are unofficially, temporarily back in Everett

Lime scooters are unofficially, temporarily back in Everett

The electric rides popped up around north Everett in the past week. They’re probably from Bothell.

Lime scooters are unofficially, temporarily back in Everett
Everett wants a look at I-5, U.S. 2 interchange options

Everett wants a look at I-5, U.S. 2 interchange options

The city approved a $2.3 million study of the busy interchange, with an eye on alleviating backups.

Everett wants a look at I-5, U.S. 2 interchange options
Everett’s Grand Avenue bridge getting closer to opening

Everett’s Grand Avenue bridge getting closer to opening

Construction is set to finish later this month. But don’t expect a grand opening party.

Everett’s Grand Avenue bridge getting closer to opening
These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

The diamond/square-shaped panels are wireless antennas/radios for the city’s Ethernet communication.

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic
Other fireworks shows are canceled, but not Marysville’s

Other fireworks shows are canceled, but not Marysville’s

Amid the pandemic, most cities and towns are getting creative with drive-by parades and decorations instead.

Other fireworks shows are canceled, but not Marysville’s
Everett High students seek equity, racial justice

Everett High students seek equity, racial justice

Members of the school’s Black Student Union issued a list of student demands during a protest June 6.

Everett High students seek equity, racial justice

Where will the West Alderwood light rail station be? It’s TBD

It will be west of Alderwood mall, but Link to Everett is years away, so the exact site isn’t settled.

Everett district: What should school look like next year?

Everett district: What should school look like next year?

With the academic year over, school district leaders seek input about concerns for 2020-21.

Everett district: What should school look like next year?
Jetty Island ferry service canceled, another COVID casualty

Jetty Island ferry service canceled, another COVID casualty

People can still luxuriate on the sandy strip off Everett’s shores, just pack out what you bring.

Jetty Island ferry service canceled, another COVID casualty
Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

Community Transit and Everett Transit fares, suspended since March, are set to return July 1.

Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

Three injured after suspected DUI crash in Clearview

A Bothell man allegedly blew through the intersection of Highway 9 and 176th Street Southeast.

Why are manhole covers in the road, where tires go over them?

It’s expensive to relocate an entire sewer or stormwater system when the world above them shifts.

Everett yanks Wood Creek acreage from surplus property list

Everett yanks Wood Creek acreage from surplus property list

Mayor Cassie Franklin removed the 92.5 forested acres after public outcry.

Everett yanks Wood Creek acreage from surplus property list
Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

Everett’s ‘Rethink Transit’ outreach and planning process offers options, asks residents for direction.

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?