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Dan Baer unloads e-scooters as his wife wheels them into a their garage for charging. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

The nightly race to collect e-scooters in need of a charge

Juicers keep the battery powered vehicles moving on Everett’s streets.

 

Critics and allies sounded off on controversial housing plan

The proposal would bring 34 low- to moderate-income units to Everett’s Port Gardner neighborhood.

 

Signs have popped up in the Port Gardner neighborhood against a proposal by the Everett School District and Housing Hope to build affordable housing on a playfield on Norton Avenue. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Meeting tonight on a controversial Port Gardner housing plan

Housing Hope is partnering with the Everett School District to build 34 low- to moderate-income units.

 

A Street Smarts reader wants the city of Everett to install a right-turn signal at the intersection of 112th Street SE and 7th Avenue SE. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

A lengthy signal saga continues at an Everett intersection

After making a helpful suggestion, a driver has waited years for change at 112th Street SE and 7th Avenue.

A Street Smarts reader wants the city of Everett to install a right-turn signal at the intersection of 112th Street SE and 7th Avenue SE. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Candidates debate housing affordability and opioids response

These issues have continued to dominate the conversation during election seasons.

Historic groundbreaking for Lynnwood light rail extension

Soon after service to Snohomish County begins in 2024, trains are forecast to carry up to 55,000 riders a day.

The installation of a roundabout at Highway 9 and 108th Street NE in north Marysville is one of four projects the State Department of Transportation has planned for Snohomish County this summer. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Roundabout finally coming to Highway 9 near Marysville

Back to back weekend closures of the highway — starting September 6 — is needed to complete the work.

The installation of a roundabout at Highway 9 and 108th Street NE in north Marysville is one of four projects the State Department of Transportation has planned for Snohomish County this summer. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair is set to break the attendance record

Monday is the last day visitors can see the animals or take a ride in the carnival area.

Adam Skirkis, a naturalist on Jetty Island, sets cones around a seal that was slowly making its way back to the water. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

This is the last weekend to hitch a ride to Jetty Island

The free ferry to the two-mile isle off Everett stops running after Labor Day.

Adam Skirkis, a naturalist on Jetty Island, sets cones around a seal that was slowly making its way back to the water. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Oklahoma’s opioid verdict could bolster Everett’s own lawsuit

A gag order prevented officials from talking about the Purdue Pharma negotiations.

EvCC drops fight against private student housing on Broadway

The college was worried that the 5-story apartment building would siphon residents from its dorms.

The Edmonds-Kingston and Mukilteo-Clinton ferry routes are expected to be two to of the busiest lines this Labor Day weekend. (Andy Bronson / Herald File)

Labor Day travel: Get an early start or wait until nightfall

Avoiding traffic congestion can be a guessing game, but here’s what state agencies are predicting.

The Edmonds-Kingston and Mukilteo-Clinton ferry routes are expected to be two to of the busiest lines this Labor Day weekend. (Andy Bronson / Herald File)
A man looks up at the Grand Avenue Park Bridge as he walks along the marina on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

September closure for W Marine View Drive to place bridge

The Grand Avenue Park Bridge span will be lifted, rotated and installed over a 10-day period.

A man looks up at the Grand Avenue Park Bridge as he walks along the marina on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Vern Van Winkle was one of the first residents of Clare’s Place, a supportive housing building which opened in July. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Clare’s Place: A refuge for healing for one Everett resident

The supportive housing building opened 65 units for the chronically homeless in July.

Vern Van Winkle was one of the first residents of Clare’s Place, a supportive housing building which opened in July. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
After almost three decades at Baker Heights, emotions spill over for Kathleen Mullen as she prepares to move to a new home. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Baker Heights: Tight-knit Everett community must scatter

It’s a bittersweet time for residents in the WWII-era public housing where many lived for decades.

After almost three decades at Baker Heights, emotions spill over for Kathleen Mullen as she prepares to move to a new home. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Map of the Highway 92 - Little Pilchuck Creek fish passage project. (The state Department of Transportation)

Weekend closure coming to Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

Crews will be finishing up a fish passage project along Little Pilchuck Creek.

Map of the Highway 92 - Little Pilchuck Creek fish passage project. (The state Department of Transportation)
In general, the state Department of Transportation prefers to install roundabouts versus other intersection types. (WSDOT)

How and why an intersection gets redesigned in Washington

The most common question submitted to Street Smarts: How do I get a roundabout installed?

In general, the state Department of Transportation prefers to install roundabouts versus other intersection types. (WSDOT)

Amid safety concerns, Everett e-scooters likely here to stay

Since the pilot began in mid-May, over 28,000 rides have been taken in the city.

In May, 100 rentable e-scooters were dropped in Everett and since have been whizzing down sidewalks in the city. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett e-scooter pilot update tonight at council meeting

City Council is considering permanently adding the rentable scooters to city.

In May, 100 rentable e-scooters were dropped in Everett and since have been whizzing down sidewalks in the city. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
The new location of Everett Farmers Market opened on Wetmore Avenue in Everett on Aug. 4. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Long parking lines, costs led Everett Farmers Market to move

Emails between port officials and market leaders reveal concerns about maintaining order.

The new location of Everett Farmers Market opened on Wetmore Avenue in Everett on Aug. 4. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)