Ben Watanabe

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

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.

Is a little order in order at a busy on-ramp near Tulalip?
3 choices: How Swift, light rail should hook up in Shoreline

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

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

3 choices: How Swift, light rail should hook up in Shoreline
No flashing lights planned for giant Port of Everett cranes

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.

No flashing lights planned for giant Port of Everett cranes
Bus stop locations chosen for safety and convenience

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.

Bus stop locations chosen for safety and convenience
Crime is down, but Everett hopes to hire 24 more officers

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.

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

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.

Compass Health set to double its supportive housing in county
Early light rail station preparations under way in Lynnwood

Early light rail station preparations under way in Lynnwood

Parking spaces at the Lynnwood Transit Center park and ride are moving around, but numbers steady.

Early light rail station preparations under way in Lynnwood
Is it legal for a vehicle to be longer than its parking spot?

Is it legal for a vehicle to be longer than its parking spot?

Yes. No. Maybe. Kind of. Sort of. It depends if traffic can move safely behind it.

Is it legal for a vehicle to be longer than its parking spot?
First popup Everett Farmers Market draws hundreds of people

First popup Everett Farmers Market draws hundreds of people

With about 30 vendors, the inaugural monthly bazaar saw a steady stream of visitors over four hours.

First popup Everett Farmers Market draws hundreds of people
Everett Farmers Market set to launch monthly popup events

Everett Farmers Market set to launch monthly popup events

Ahead of the official season opener on Mother’s Day in May, the market is bolstering its offseason.

Everett Farmers Market set to launch monthly popup events
Keep Everett port cranes as-is, or pay for blue paint, lights?

Keep Everett port cranes as-is, or pay for blue paint, lights?

The FAA requires safety markings, including the white paint and red stripes already on them.

Keep Everett port cranes as-is, or pay for blue paint, lights?
Prepare (again) for more rain, with flood and landslide risk

Prepare (again) for more rain, with flood and landslide risk

Western Washington hardly had time to dry out from last week’s flooding before another round hits.

Prepare (again) for more rain, with flood and landslide risk
When other lights are red, what’s a flashing yellow arrow mean?

When other lights are red, what’s a flashing yellow arrow mean?

In Marysville’s busy and growing 116th Street NE area, a left-turn signal caused some confusion.

When other lights are red, what’s a flashing yellow arrow mean?
Everett teen changed his attitude and is ready to graduate

Everett teen changed his attitude and is ready to graduate

Armando Anguiano-Escutia, an ACES High School senior, caught up on credits at alternative school.

Everett teen changed his attitude and is ready to graduate
Namesake for Everett’s newest park was a pioneering educator

Namesake for Everett’s newest park was a pioneering educator

The city took almost 2 years to name the 1.4-acre space next to the new Everett Family YMCA.

Namesake for Everett’s newest park was a pioneering educator
No large-scale supportive housing in Everett’s single-family areas

No large-scale supportive housing in Everett’s single-family areas

The decision spiked proposed apartments for students and families, which were opposed by neighbors.

No large-scale supportive housing in Everett’s single-family areas
Everett might declare a climate emergency, adopt action plan

Everett might declare a climate emergency, adopt action plan

City council members are scheduled Wednesday to consider a resolution “to get the public’s attention.”

Everett might declare a climate emergency, adopt action plan
Long-closed gazebo at Everett’s Clark Park may be set free

Long-closed gazebo at Everett’s Clark Park may be set free

For years the gazebo in Everett’s first park has been fenced off, to deter vandalism and other damage.

Long-closed gazebo at Everett’s Clark Park may be set free
Supportive housing may be barred from single-family zones

Supportive housing may be barred from single-family zones

The Everett City Council is set to vote on the issue, which may delay homeless student housing.

Supportive housing may be barred from single-family zones