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A new life in the HOV lane
A new passenger is steering Street Smarts columnist Lizz Giordano away from The Daily Herald.
Interfaith Family Shelter finds creative ways to expand reach
It’s one of the few shelters in the county that takes dads and older sons, allowing familes to stay together.
Gridlock keeps many in Sultan feeling trapped in their homes
Held hostage by an onslaught of cars that clog U.S. 2, Sky Valley residents rally for a solution.
Everett considers ban on supportive housing
If passed, this type of low-income housing would be prohibited in single-family areas.
The Interurban Railway: Everett’s first rapid transit line
The trolleys ran to Seattle from 1910 to 1939, along a similar route to what light rail will follow.
State delays funding for local projects in the wake of I-976
The $30 car-tab measure blows a $451 million hole in the transportation budget.
Lawyers make a case in court to delay effect of I-976
Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman tried to intervene in court proceedings but was stopped by the judge.
Plan ahead for smooth sailing (and driving) this Thanksgiving
Heaviest traffic in the region is expected Wednesday between 4 and 6 p.m.
Pending I-976 litigation, business as usual at Sound Transit
The outcome will determine whether the agency has to deal with a significant reduction of revenue.
Our bus routes could terminate at Northgate as soon as 2021
Under a tentative proposal, commuters would have the option to transfer to light rail trains.
Cities start to deal with the fallout of I-976
Without the revenue car tabs brought in projects and road maintenance are likely to be postponed.
Everett rethinks low-cost housing opposed by some neighbors
The reversal would halt plans for affordable apartments for homeless students in the Port Gardner area.
Everett balances 2020 budget with no new fees or taxes
Next year, the city will have a $13 million budget deficit to bridge.
Snohomish County’s budget surpasses $1 billion this year
The plan reverses a 2-gram threshold for felony drug prosecutions and adds to the rainy-day fund.
Some noisy vehicles are illegal, but it’s hard to enforce
If an exhaust system has been modified to make it louder than the factory setting, that’s a violation.
Nearly 30 years of keeping tabs on Snohomish County lakes
Volunteer monitors have become the “eyes and ears” of 31 lakes, tracking changes in the waterways.
Everett entertains pitch for joining county-wide bus system
Community Transit CEO: “There is an inefficiency in operating to two systems.”
Everett’s Evergeen library branch set to reopen Dec. 6
The remodeled space includes more meeting rooms, a laptop bar and additional parking spaces.
Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet
It will be a literal sea change for the nation’s biggest system — and a technically ambitious one.
Providence workers authorize a strike over wages, sick leave
If one is called, the union will give the hospital 10 days notice.