Lizz Giordano

Stop holding people hostage, furloughed NOAA worker pleads

Everett resident Anna Kagley is one of the 800,000 workers not being paid as the shutdown continues.

 

Employees with Providence Hospice and Homecare of Snohomish County raised a 24-foot inflatable rocket outside Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Jan. 10. They wanted to draw attention to the high salaries many executives receive. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Hospice workers union has been seeking contract for 2½ years

Providence Hospice and Home Care employees rallied recently, flying a 24-foot rocket outside the hospital.

 

Longtime friends, Kyle Burgess (left) and Matt Benjamin are helping the city of Marysville develop a communication system for emergency response. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

When the cellphones stop working, these guys have a plan

In an emergency, a converted ambulance will be Marysville’s communication hub.

 

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For 3 weeks, no highway will escape the wrath of ‘viadoom’

Transportation agencies are urging patience as 90,000 cars each day will have to shift routes.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

City of Everett offers buyouts to 330 senior employees

As the city faces an $11 million budget gap, the move could reduce the need for later layoffs.

A man walks his dogs through Senator Henry M. Jackson Park on New Year’s Eve. Work is set to begin in late spring on an apartment complex that will bring 203 units of affordable housing to the Delta neighborhood on a site directly north of the park. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Low-income apartment plans worry some in northeast Everett

The nine-building complex arouses concerns but could meet a critical need for affordable housing.

A man walks his dogs through Senator Henry M. Jackson Park on New Year’s Eve. Work is set to begin in late spring on an apartment complex that will bring 203 units of affordable housing to the Delta neighborhood on a site directly north of the park. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Once completed, the Grand Avenue Bridge will provide a pedestrian pathway to Port of Everett. The western tower for the bridge, pictured in the lower right side, will contain an elevator and utility shaft. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Grand Avenue Park Bridge on track to open in 2020

Work has slowed on the site until the steel trusses can be installed. Crews must wait until the rail tracks can be closed.

Once completed, the Grand Avenue Bridge will provide a pedestrian pathway to Port of Everett. The western tower for the bridge, pictured in the lower right side, will contain an elevator and utility shaft. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Pastor Oscar Soto leads his congregation in prayer at the beginning of service on Sunday at Bible Baptist Church in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 50 years, Bible Baptist Church isn’t done evolving

The congregation wants to support its immigrant neighbors, launching English and citizenship classes.

Pastor Oscar Soto leads his congregation in prayer at the beginning of service on Sunday at Bible Baptist Church in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man posing as a real estate agent steals jewelry, police say

Apparently this wasn’t the first time the Mercer Island man has stolen from homes on the market.

Edmonds man’s alleged neglect led to wife’s death, report says

The woman, 20 years older than her husband, had not seen a doctor in 10 years or more.

Alta Langdon, a nurse practitioner and health services administrator at the Snohomish County Jail, pushed to bring medication-assisted treatment to inmates to lessen the discomfort and cravings that come with opioid withdrawal. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

How the jail became one of the county’s biggest detox clinics

To fight the cycle of addiction, crime and arrest, officials introduced something radical: treatment.

Alta Langdon, a nurse practitioner and health services administrator at the Snohomish County Jail, pushed to bring medication-assisted treatment to inmates to lessen the discomfort and cravings that come with opioid withdrawal. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Citing safety concerns, the Port of Everett has temporarily closed the Pigeon Creek Trail. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Port of Everett temporarily closes Pigeon Creek Trail

An increase of homeless encampments and the site’s limited access were factors behind the closure.

Citing safety concerns, the Port of Everett has temporarily closed the Pigeon Creek Trail. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Drawing and painting became an outlet for Ella Ness after she was diagnosed with a panic disorder. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Leaders in Learning High School gets Ella Ness back on track

The senior turned to art after she was diagnosed with a panic disorder that hindered her studies.

Drawing and painting became an outlet for Ella Ness after she was diagnosed with a panic disorder. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Wildfires risk expected to increase on Washington’s westside

County officials say agencies and residents should plan for fires as they do for earthquakes.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way. On Wednesday, the city of Everett passed a ban on the bags. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett City Council approves ban on single-use plastic bags

It will go into effect in September. Shoppers will be able to purchase a thicker plastic or paper bag for $0.05.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way. On Wednesday, the city of Everett passed a ban on the bags. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Andrea Reedy, (right) a Salvation Army pastor, and volunter Rick Barber arrange mats at Everett’s cold weather shelter located at the Salvation Army. Monday night was the first night the site was open this season. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Cold weather shelters prepare for a stretch of chilly nights

On freezing nights, a patchwork of emergency homeless shelters opens across Snohomish County.

Andrea Reedy, (right) a Salvation Army pastor, and volunter Rick Barber arrange mats at Everett’s cold weather shelter located at the Salvation Army. Monday night was the first night the site was open this season. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

These Arlington volunteers haven’t seen the need subside

For nearly a decade, Hands Together has hosted a cold weather shelter and provided sack lunches.

Future of Everett’s Animal Farm is uncertain

The petting zoo is funded through 2019, but if no group takes it over it’s likely to be eliminated in 2020.

Budget cuts $5.6 million from Everett’s long-term deficit

It’s a work in progress. More and bigger cuts are coming next year, Mayor Cassie Franklin warned.

Interwest Construction, Inc was issued two stop work order by the city of Everett after unpermitted work began on a site along the Snohomish River where the company is planning a concrete recycling facility. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Riverside residents push back on proposed concrete plant

After unpermitted work, distrust has grown over a project neighbors say could bring in hazardous materials.

Interwest Construction, Inc was issued two stop work order by the city of Everett after unpermitted work began on a site along the Snohomish River where the company is planning a concrete recycling facility. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)