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Sawyer West was last seen Oct. 16 at Highway 99 and 220th Street Southwest in Lynnwood. (Courtesy Carol Crane)

Search continues for missing man last seen in Lynnwood

Family, friends and police ask that people keep an eye out for Sawyer West, who has schizophrenia.

Sawyer West was last seen Oct. 16 at Highway 99 and 220th Street Southwest in Lynnwood. (Courtesy Carol Crane)
Looking east down the First Street bypass on Oct. 1 in Marysville. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Speed limits are about design, development and use

Marysville’s traffic engineer rebuffed a claim that the city’s streets are all built to be 35 mph.

Looking east down the First Street bypass on Oct. 1 in Marysville. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Ian Terry / The HeraldAn abandoned car sits on flooded Mann Road in Sultan on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.Photo taken on 11132015

County considers raising roads to skirt flooding near Sultan

Ben Howard Road and Mann Road are in line for culverts and elevation gains.

Ian Terry / The HeraldAn abandoned car sits on flooded Mann Road in Sultan on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.Photo taken on 11132015
Don Sperlin works on a bike Thursday afternoon at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett on May 30, 2019. Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be hosting it's 17th annual kids bike swap on June 9.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Help fix children’s bikes at Everett shop

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop needs volunteers for weekly work parties to give children bikes.

Don Sperlin works on a bike Thursday afternoon at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett on May 30, 2019. Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be hosting it's 17th annual kids bike swap on June 9.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
June Robinson (left) and Bernard Moody

Moody seeks political balance; Robinson touts her experience

Bernard Moody is seeking his first elected office against longtime former Rep. June Robinson.

June Robinson (left) and Bernard Moody
A biker looks right and slowly proceeds through a stop sign at 16th Street and Colby Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Everett, Washington. As of Oct. 1, bike riders can treat stop signs like yield signs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State law lets stop signs become yield signs for bike riders

Keep your eyes peeled and let the cyclists go, drivers. But the new law doesn’t mean bikes can zip by.

A biker looks right and slowly proceeds through a stop sign at 16th Street and Colby Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Everett, Washington. As of Oct. 1, bike riders can treat stop signs like yield signs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A toll? More lanes? Have your say on future U.S. 2 trestle

WSDOT wants to know what people think of the existing highway link and its eventual replacement.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A couple takes the stairs near the Grand Avenue Park Bridge elevator on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  The elevator was out of service for a couple of days when the door was damaged between the evening of Sept. 18 and morning of Sept. 19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Out of service: Grand Avenue Park Bridge elevator vandalized

It’s running again, but the damage will cost the city $1,200 to $1,500.

A couple takes the stairs near the Grand Avenue Park Bridge elevator on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  The elevator was out of service for a couple of days when the door was damaged between the evening of Sept. 18 and morning of Sept. 19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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