Lizz Giordano

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)

Everett mayor proposes belt-tightening 2020 budget

A slimmer staff avoids cuts to police and fire departments, as the budget deficit still looms large.

Mountlake Terrace envisions a dense, walkable Town Center

Buildings as tall as 12 stories are now allowed near the future Sound Transit light rail station.

The Diversion Center, located in downtown Everett, diverts members of the county’s homeless population who are addicted to drugs from encampments to treatment then into housing. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Halting the cycle from jail to homelessness

Snohomish County’s new Diversion Center is showing early success, officials say.

The Diversion Center, located in downtown Everett, diverts members of the county’s homeless population who are addicted to drugs from encampments to treatment then into housing. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Paid parking begins at Providence’s Everett campuses

Rates start at $1 for 90 minutes and rise to $4 for six or more hours. The first 30 minutes are free.

Teacher, business owner challenge Everett Councilmembers

Only two of the four city council seats up for election drew opposition.

Everett reconsidering traffic-enforcement cameras

A plan with seven cameras was shelved a decade ago, citing erratic driving councilmember reassess.

Sparks fly at I-976 debate: Eyman vs. a mayor and a senator

Dishonesty was a prevalent theme at a Herald forum on the car-tabs ballot measure.

Members Julian Amrine (from left), Ellie Fog and Jennifer Bacon of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees held pickets outside Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett this fall. (International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees)

Workers at Angel of the Winds Arena wait years for contract

Stagehands at the Everett events center says the city should step in after negotiations linger.

Members Julian Amrine (from left), Ellie Fog and Jennifer Bacon of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees held pickets outside Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett this fall. (International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees)

County to stop providing opioid reversal drug to officers

Over the past 4 years, 2,550 naloxone kits have been distributed to police departments.