Ben Watanabe

Lime scooters are gone for the winter in Everett

The popular rentable electric scooters were removed from the city last week and will return in spring.

Everett might allow three more cannabis stores

The City Council will decide, possibly in January, whether to raise the limit to eight.

Holiday driving might be easier, but ferries will be packed

The daily commutes this week could be less congested, but plan ahead just in case.

Cleaning graffiti along our highways is a busy, dirty job

Four state workers spend 16 hours every week removing graffiti in King and Snohomish counties.

I want to discuss parking, traffic and transportation equity

Street Smarts will continue as a resource for readers to get answers and will focus on justice.

A man crosses the road under stoplights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The lights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way are being considered for controversial red-light traffic cameras. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett is considering 7 intersections for red light cameras

The city has listed the locations under review. No decisions have been made.

A man crosses the road under stoplights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The lights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way are being considered for controversial red-light traffic cameras. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett leaders to ponder red-light cameras, adding pot shops

The controversial traffic enforcement idea is getting revived, and the five-store cap may double.

Everett’s Rotary Park boat launch, parking set for renovations

The popular Snohomish River boat ramp will get new boarding floats, asphalt and lighting.

Everett homeless housing proposal to get design requirements

The City Council voted to amend a 2016 ordinance allowing supportive housing in single family zones.

Everett council backs supportive housing in single family zones

After more than two hours and 50 public comments, the council voted 5-1 for an amended option.

County exec suggests taking jail oversight away from sheriff

Dave Somers’ idea got pushback from Sheriff-elect Adam Fortney, who promised vigorous opposition.

Two children dead in apartment fire in Lynnwood

A boy and two adults escaped from the home in the 6700 block of 196th Street SW.

Botan Ramen blooms and grows in downtown Everett

Owned and operated by a 22-year-old Marysville woman, the place has become a hotspot since opening in July.

Marysville Olympian, honored Wednesday, found dead at 42

Jarred Rome was in town for his induction into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.

Umami makes the grade for refreshing poke and sushi burritos

The restaurant near Everett Community College and WSU also serves excellent chicken karaage.

Bubba of Bubba’s Salsa greets the new location with Peggy Webb (right) Sunday morning at Everett Farmers Market in Everett in August 4, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett Farmers Market move livens up downtown

The midseason relocation from port-owned waterfront space was met with a steady crowd.

Bubba of Bubba’s Salsa greets the new location with Peggy Webb (right) Sunday morning at Everett Farmers Market in Everett in August 4, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds boy with cerebral palsy inspires inclusive playground

Seaview Park’s new equipment includes an adaptive swing, disc swing and cushioned fall surface.

‘Napalm Girl’ no more: Iconic Vietnam War child shares faith

Kim Phúc, famous for being photographed naked and crying after a napalm attack, spoke at a Lynnwood church.

Sound to Summit in Snohomish excels at bites and brews

The original craft brewery in Snohomish has a menu of small plates perfect for sharing with friends.

Bothell state rep gets Democrats’ nod for Senate appointment

Derek Stanford was the party’s top choice to fill an opening left when Guy Palumbo resigned.