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Community Transit and Everett Transit might soon start offering a low-income fare to qualified riders. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Community Transit, Everett Transit propose a low-income fare

For the average household, transportation is often the second largest expense after housing.

 

Vehicles heading north start to backup on I-5 at exit 192 as rush hour began on Thursday. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Red brake lights line I-5 from Everett to Marysville

Population growth and the proximity of four ramps contribute to the congestion, says WSDOT.

 

Snohomish County PUD cancels energy rate increase

Electrical costs were set to rise by 1.3 percent in April.

 

A water plant got a new roof. It collapsed months later.

The damage to the Everett-owned facility came after a series of winter storms dropped record snowfall.

Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
                                Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
                                Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Passengers board a Sounder heading toward Seattle at the Edmonds Station, one of two in Snohomish County where Sound Transit will start offering parking permits.
                                (Michael O’Leary/ Herald File)

Permits will reserve parking spots at two Sounder stations

Solo drivers will pay $90 a month, but for carpools, it’s free.

Passengers board a Sounder heading toward Seattle at the Edmonds Station, one of two in Snohomish County where Sound Transit will start offering parking permits.
                                (Michael O’Leary/ Herald File)

Riverfront development could add 1,250 more homes to Everett

Many residents welcome a walkable area, but not the congestion that might come with limited access.

About a dozen lanes converge at the intersection of highways 9 and 204 in front of the Frontier Village Shopping Center in Lake Stevens. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Maybe 4 roundabouts can fix this nightmare intersection

There’s a new plan for that junk of a junction where highways 9 and 204 meet in Lake Stevens.

About a dozen lanes converge at the intersection of highways 9 and 204 in front of the Frontier Village Shopping Center in Lake Stevens. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Costs pile up as slush disappears in Snohomish County

Crews worked extra hours to clear the roads as the heavy, wet snow caused damage to buildings.

The Snohomish County Public Utility District unveiled two new small hydro projects in Snoqualmie Valley Thursday. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Snohomish County makes clean energy pledge

The goal is to run government operations entirely on clean, renewable energy by 2045.

The Snohomish County Public Utility District unveiled two new small hydro projects in Snoqualmie Valley Thursday. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Crowded race for open Snohomish County Council seat

So far, seven candidates have declared, and there could be more before the filing week in May.

Applications are now open for Everett’s districting commission. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Application now open for Everett districting commission

Commissioners will be charged with dividing the city into five districts for City Council elections.

Applications are now open for Everett’s districting commission. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Vehicles exiting I-5 compete for space with the traffic on 164th Street SW often causing congestion even during non-rush hour times. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Highway on- and off-ramps can bring congestion all day long

Why is the 164th Street SW overpass a jam? It’s the flow on the corridor and on the freeway ramps.

Vehicles exiting I-5 compete for space with the traffic on 164th Street SW often causing congestion even during non-rush hour times. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Frank Gadwa: The last of the Greatest Generation

The Marysville man has experienced adversity in a way that most of us never will know.

On Dec. 2nd, Andrea Reedy (right), a Salvation Army pastor laid out mats as she prepared for the first night the cold weather shelter was open this winter. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Near-record cold pushes emergency shelters to their limits

The Salvation Army, expecting to stay open for another week of freezing temps, needs volunteers.

On Dec. 2nd, Andrea Reedy (right), a Salvation Army pastor laid out mats as she prepared for the first night the cold weather shelter was open this winter. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Cold snap could send electric bills soaring dramatically

The Snohomish PUD warns that March bills could be twice as high as normal — or even higher.

Backlash stalls Edmonds’ housing strategy

The plan recommends increasing the supply of affordable housing and encouraging the development of multifamily units.

As snow melts, roofs collapse and power lines snap

Meanwhile, winter continues to be merciless in Darrington, where three feet of snow has fallen.

Another storm brings crashes, mounds of trash and an igloo

Snow, again? Yes, but slightly warmer temperatures, and maybe some rain, may come later in the week.

Clare’s Place will bring 65 units of supportive housing for the chronically homeless to Snohomish County. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

150 units of supportive housing coming to Everett in 2019

One will cater to youth, another will serve the chronically homeless and the third has a focus on job training.

Clare’s Place will bring 65 units of supportive housing for the chronically homeless to Snohomish County. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)