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Mayor Cassie Franklin pushes off her first ride Friday morning during a launch event for an e-scooter pilot program. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

My first Everett e-scooter ride: Not as daunting as I feared

A hundred rentable battery-powered scooters have begun dotting — and darting around — Everett streets.

 

Electric scooters rolling into Everett for a 3-month test

Starting Friday, 100 Lime scooters will be available for rent at strategic locations across town.

 

Roger Evans is working to bring a tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness to the Monroe church New Hope Fellowship. He sits in a demo unit that was brought to church grounds recently. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Ambitious plan to bring tiny home village to a Monroe church

Sober for over two years, Roger Evans wants to give others a chance to make a change.

 

Dialing in the temperature is saving fish, gaining notice

After restoring five miles of habitat, the PUD needed to warm the Sultan River near a dam.

Resurfacing work starts on Snohomish County roads

Flaggers ahead: More than 83 miles will get a layer of chip seal and another 5.4 will be paved.

Marie Grady (left to right), Johnny Wickerling, Kimberly Kelley and Jason Kelley, helped clean up a neighborhood playground in the South Forest Park area. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

A new beginning for a neighborhood park in Everett

Neighbors banded together to reclaim South Forest Park, removing truckloads of trash.

Marie Grady (left to right), Johnny Wickerling, Kimberly Kelley and Jason Kelley, helped clean up a neighborhood playground in the South Forest Park area. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Number of Snohomish County homeless continues to grow

The Point in Time survey counted 599 people sleeping in abandoned buildings, vehicles or on the street.

A new bike rack outside Karl’s Bakery and Cafe on Wetmore in downtown Everett. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Dust off those bicycles: May is Bike Everywhere Month

The annual event is a good time for people to give bike commuting a try.

A new bike rack outside Karl’s Bakery and Cafe on Wetmore in downtown Everett. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Riverfront Boulevard will eventually replace the gravel road, which is currently only open only to emergency vehicles. It is set to open to residents of the Riverfront townhomes very soon, according to the developer of the land the road runs through. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Fix still in the works for Riverfront townhomes in Everett

Trains have been blocking residents’ only access to the housing development.

Riverfront Boulevard will eventually replace the gravel road, which is currently only open only to emergency vehicles. It is set to open to residents of the Riverfront townhomes very soon, according to the developer of the land the road runs through. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Riverfront plan approved, ushering in a new era for Everett

The City Council decision allows 1,250 apartments, retail and restaurant units along the Snohomish River.

Northpoint Recovery opened a 44-bed inpatient addiction treatment center in Edmonds this week. (Lizz Giordano/ The Herald)

44-bed addiction treatment center opens in Edmonds

So many patients at Northpoint’s Idaho facility were from this area that it decided to open one here.

Northpoint Recovery opened a 44-bed inpatient addiction treatment center in Edmonds this week. (Lizz Giordano/ The Herald)
Kimberly Placido, an Everett High School senior, plans on continuing her studies at the University of Washington in Seattle this fall. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett High School senior holds her Filipino culture close

Immigrating to the US as a fifth-grader, Kimberly Placido will be moving on to UW this fall.

Kimberly Placido, an Everett High School senior, plans on continuing her studies at the University of Washington in Seattle this fall. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
It wasn’t difficult for Lynnwood Police Department Sgt. Jason Valentine to find drivers holding cell phones during the city’s distracted driving campaign held earlier this month. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Distracted driving: ‘People are just sneakier about it’

It is the cause of 30 percent of all traffic deaths across the state, and the numbers keep rising.

It wasn’t difficult for Lynnwood Police Department Sgt. Jason Valentine to find drivers holding cell phones during the city’s distracted driving campaign held earlier this month. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Ken Buretta’s last call of the day was a driver stranded on the freeway with a damaged tire. (Lizz Giordano/ The Herald)

Push, pull or drag: They’re going to get the road open

The state’s Incident Response Team will fix a flat or clear a fender-bender.

Ken Buretta’s last call of the day was a driver stranded on the freeway with a damaged tire. (Lizz Giordano/ The Herald)
Everett Transit adopted a low-income fare of $1.50. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett Transit adopts low-income fare

It will go into effect July 1, the same time Everett Transit is increasing fares across all categories.

Everett Transit adopted a low-income fare of $1.50. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Three US 2 repaving projects could bring lengthy delays

Summer brings the season of repaving and repairing. Here’s a list of WSDOT work for Snohomish County.

Extra cops will be looking for stoned drivers on Saturday

The event coincides with “420” day — an annual celebration of marijuana use.

The poor and homeless are not what you think they are

The Everett Gospel Mission wants to challenge assumptions that stigmatize people.

Heading north after leaving the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, the light rail track will cross to the west side of I-5. Trees on both sides of the highway here will be heavily impacted by the buildout. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

To make room for light rail, 5,300 trees will fall along I-5

Sound Transit expects to start clearing in late April and eventually replant more than 20,000 trees.

Heading north after leaving the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, the light rail track will cross to the west side of I-5. Trees on both sides of the highway here will be heavily impacted by the buildout. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Startup wants to help Everett, Mukilteo teachers buy homes

A company called Landed provides half the down payment in return for a share of any future profit.