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Grand Apartments’ owners are under scrutiny over alleged unpermitted electrical and plumbing work. Photographed in Everett, Washington on August 11, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Decision delayed on $4,500 in fines for Grand Apartments owner

An attorney for the landlord said he only learned of the hearing 15 minutes before it started Thursday.

Grand Apartments’ owners are under scrutiny over alleged unpermitted electrical and plumbing work. Photographed in Everett, Washington on August 11, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)

Providence nurse’s tearful plea shines light on short-staffed ER

The nurse described an overwhelmed emergency department, as staff have pleaded with the Everett City Council for hazard pay.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)
A rendering of the Poplar Way bridge over Interstate 5 in Lynnwood. (Lynnwood)

Lynnwood’s Poplar Way bridge over I-5 gets $25M federal boost

Designs show a six-lane road with bike lanes and sidewalks between 196th Street SW and Alderwood Mall Boulevard.

A rendering of the Poplar Way bridge over Interstate 5 in Lynnwood. (Lynnwood)
A view of the proposed alternative station location to Everett Station located east of the current BNSF rail tracks in downtown. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Could light rail station under Pacific Avenue and over railroad work?

A group representing people around Everett Station wants Sound Transit to study the idea.

A view of the proposed alternative station location to Everett Station located east of the current BNSF rail tracks in downtown. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Snohomish County, cities announce $9.6M for mental health, shelter

Projects span from Edmonds to Sultan. Each city is using American Rescue Plan Act money, with the county contributing, too.

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An Everett Transit Route 6 bus arrives at the 13th Street stop near the Port of Everett Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett launches free evening bus rides to the waterfront

The service, dubbed ‘Wheels to the Waterfront’, will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting this week

An Everett Transit Route 6 bus arrives at the 13th Street stop near the Port of Everett Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A cyclist crosses Madison Street along the Interurban Trail Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Everett, Washington. The City of Everett is considering adding bike lanes to Madison Street to connect the Interurban Trail to other bike routes in the area. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Survey: Support for Madison Street bike lanes, worry over parking

Everett staff are conducting a traffic study and developing alternatives as part of the road’s scheduled road work.

A cyclist crosses Madison Street along the Interurban Trail Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Everett, Washington. The City of Everett is considering adding bike lanes to Madison Street to connect the Interurban Trail to other bike routes in the area. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.

2 open seats create intriguing primaries in 38th Legislative District

The usual issues are at play. Meanwhile, the Senate race has an intraparty primary contest.

Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.
In this April 10 photo, drivers head northbound on Highway 99, near the intersection of Evergreen Way and 112th Street where a motorcyclist was fatally struck by a motorist Friday. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

State OKs lower Highway 99 speed limits in south Everett

Speed limits will drop 5 and 10 mph on two different stretches between Airport Road and Seventh Avenue SE.

In this April 10 photo, drivers head northbound on Highway 99, near the intersection of Evergreen Way and 112th Street where a motorcyclist was fatally struck by a motorist Friday. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Buses cross routes at the Lynnwood Transit Center in the shadow of the lightrail station construction Friday afternoon in Lynnwood, Washington on July 22, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community Transit plan: more frequent buses, new routes, ‘clean’ fuel

The Snohomish County agency’s six-year outlook is bullish on growth despite lingering effects of the pandemic.

Buses cross routes at the Lynnwood Transit Center in the shadow of the lightrail station construction Friday afternoon in Lynnwood, Washington on July 22, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Downtown Everett Association is hosting Salty Sea Days, a former long-running summer festival in Everett on hiatus since 2004, this weekend as a two-day downtown block party. (Downtown Everett Association)

Salty Sea Days returns as downtown Everett block party this weekend

After 18 years on hiatus, the summer festival resumes with free entry, a beer garden, live music and kids games.

The Downtown Everett Association is hosting Salty Sea Days, a former long-running summer festival in Everett on hiatus since 2004, this weekend as a two-day downtown block party. (Downtown Everett Association)
Leslie Wall, left to right. Angela Hill and Cathy Tetzlaff unload donated dog food Monday afternoon at the Everett Animal Shelter in Everett, Washington on July 18, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett Animal Shelter ‘overwhelmed’ with dog food donations

Last week the shelter posted about being “dangerously low” on adult dog food. Then about 100 boxes arrived at the post office.

Leslie Wall, left to right. Angela Hill and Cathy Tetzlaff unload donated dog food Monday afternoon at the Everett Animal Shelter in Everett, Washington on July 18, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A child enjoys a sausage on a stick during Sausage Fest on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett Sausage Fest again on hiatus. Could it be brat back?

The annual Catholic fundraiser hasn’t happened since 2019. A social media post may have prematurely signaled its official end.

A child enjoys a sausage on a stick during Sausage Fest on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A drainage path at Thornton A. Sullivan Park on Silver Lake Monday afternoon in Everett, Washington on March 21, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

$2.5M in upgrades ahead for Silver Lake park playground, trail

A new roof is planned for a historic building in Thornton A. Sullivan Park as well.

A drainage path at Thornton A. Sullivan Park on Silver Lake Monday afternoon in Everett, Washington on March 21, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Many cities and Snohomish County have rules where semi-trucks and RVs can be parked. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Sorry, you can’t park with us (in some areas of Snohomish County)

Readers recently have wondered about parking rules and recourse in unincorporated areas of Snohomish County.

Many cities and Snohomish County have rules where semi-trucks and RVs can be parked. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)

Providence nurses seek hazard pay from Everett amid staffing woes

Council members agreed to review their options to support nurses, but mandating extra pay may not be possible.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)
Workers install two new EV charging stations along California Street on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the PUD headquarters in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Public electric vehicle chargers come to downtown Everett

They’re the first Level 3 chargers in north Everett and the Snohomish County PUD’s first for public use. More could follow.

Workers install two new EV charging stations along California Street on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the PUD headquarters in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Officials gather outside two of Everett’s electric buses to discuss the new BattGenie system on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Everett Transit bus yard in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Old batteries get new life as Everett Transit backup energy

Company BattGenie set up a container with dozens of used electric bus batteries that charge during non-peak times.

Officials gather outside two of Everett’s electric buses to discuss the new BattGenie system on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Everett Transit bus yard in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett Code Enforcement issued a violation citation to the owner of the Grand Apartments building at 2331 Rockefeller Ave., after allegedly finding exposed electrical wiring and evidence of unpermitted electrical and plumbing work. (City of Everett)

Grand Apartments, which saw outcry from tenants, faces code violations

The Everett complex has had its share of issues. Now the city is threatening fines if something isn’t done.

Everett Code Enforcement issued a violation citation to the owner of the Grand Apartments building at 2331 Rockefeller Ave., after allegedly finding exposed electrical wiring and evidence of unpermitted electrical and plumbing work. (City of Everett)
Arlington Public Works employees use The Big Sidewalk Sucker to lift a concrete panel from the sidewalk. The device saves the city some money and time to level ground below the concrete. (Arlington Public Works)

This thing sucks and helps repair sidewalks in Arlington

Public works crews can remove heavy concrete panels from sidewalks, so the ground underneath can be restored.

Arlington Public Works employees use The Big Sidewalk Sucker to lift a concrete panel from the sidewalk. The device saves the city some money and time to level ground below the concrete. (Arlington Public Works)