Lizz Giordano

A new life in the HOV lane

A new passenger is steering Street Smarts columnist Lizz Giordano away from The Daily Herald.

 

Jim Dean has been executive director of the Interfaith Association for Northwest Washington since 2007. (Lizz Giordano / Herald File)

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.

 

Signs popped over the summer up in the Port Gardner neighborhood against a proposal by the Everett School District and Housing Hope to build supportive housing on lot owned by the school district on Norton Avenue. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett considers ban on supportive housing

If passed, this type of low-income housing would be prohibited in single-family areas.

Signs popped over the summer up in the Port Gardner neighborhood against a proposal by the Everett School District and Housing Hope to build supportive housing on lot owned by the school district on Norton Avenue. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

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.

Twice a month Deb Kocher paddles to the middle of Lake Crabapple to collect data. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

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.

Twice a month Deb Kocher paddles to the middle of Lake Crabapple to collect data. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett entertains pitch for joining county-wide bus system

Community Transit CEO: “There is an inefficiency in operating to two systems.”

Before the library remodel, Jamie Thomas and daughter Nina Garcia looked for books among tightly spaced shelves. (Andy Bronson / Herald File)

Everett’s Evergeen library branch set to reopen Dec. 6

The remodeled space includes more meeting rooms, a laptop bar and additional parking spaces.

Before the library remodel, Jamie Thomas and daughter Nina Garcia looked for books among tightly spaced shelves. (Andy Bronson / Herald File)

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.

Workers and supporters protested against proposed cuts of benefits outside Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in June. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Providence workers authorize a strike over wages, sick leave

If one is called, the union will give the hospital 10 days notice.

Workers and supporters protested against proposed cuts of benefits outside Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in June. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)