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Three transmission lines that bring water  into Lake Stevens are being raised from their original depth so they remain accessible for public works crews as a road to Costco is built. (Everett Public Works) 20210910

Lake Stevens road work will interrupt water service briefly

Water transmission lines are being raised as part of the 91st Ave SE extension near the future Costco.

Three transmission lines that bring water  into Lake Stevens are being raised from their original depth so they remain accessible for public works crews as a road to Costco is built. (Everett Public Works) 20210910
Its business as usual in spite of construction starting on the Harvey Airfield runway on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  Planes use the grass/dirt runway as the asphalt runway gets a new facelift. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Harvey Field runway gets a makeover, the first in 40 years

Aviation-related federal revenue is covering the cost. The Snohomish airport has been family-owned since 1944.

Its business as usual in spite of construction starting on the Harvey Airfield runway on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  Planes use the grass/dirt runway as the asphalt runway gets a new facelift. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park in Lake Stevens. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Lake Stevens is still at odds with state over bridge permit

The city has until Sept. 15 to undo site preparation for a pedestrian bridge over Stevens Creek.

Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park in Lake Stevens. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Emily Heck gives a speech during the public speaking clinic for the newly formed Marysville Youth Advocacy Committee Tuesday afternoon at Marysville-Getchell High School in Marysville on August 24, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Marysville youth are recruited to tackle big social issues

Adults helped organize the first Youth Advocacy Committee. The students will take it from there.

Emily Heck gives a speech during the public speaking clinic for the newly formed Marysville Youth Advocacy Committee Tuesday afternoon at Marysville-Getchell High School in Marysville on August 24, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)

A ‘first’: Lake Stevens annexed a big area without public vote

After the city acquired the area through interlocal agreement, some new residents feel they had no say.

The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)
Jeffrey Beazizo, Lake Stevens' Chief of Police  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Beazizo takes reins at LSPD, hopes to continue Dyer’s work

Deputy Chief Jeff Beazizo became Lake Stevens’ top cop after Chief John Dyer retired on Aug. 18.

Jeffrey Beazizo, Lake Stevens' Chief of Police  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds City Councilmembers voted unanimously to confirm Michelle Bennett as police chief during Tuesday's meeting. (City of Edmonds)

New Edmonds police chief is confirmed by City Council

Michelle Bennett, who has served as interim chief for five months, will be paid $184,694 a year.

Edmonds City Councilmembers voted unanimously to confirm Michelle Bennett as police chief during Tuesday's meeting. (City of Edmonds)
Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Unpermitted bridge work stalls project in Lake Stevens park

Without state approval, the city plowed ahead with a pedestrian bridge in North Cove Park.

Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Michelle Bennett (City of Edmonds)

Edmonds mayor chooses interim police chief for permanent job

Michelle Bennett “really knocked it out of the park” during the hiring process, the City Council president said.

Michelle Bennett (City of Edmonds)
Those at risk of losing their job for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine, and their supporters, lined an intersection to protest vaccine mandates in downtown Snohomish Thursday evening. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Amid surging cases, nurses and others protest vax mandates

About 30 people gathered in Snohomish to demonstrate against vaccination requirements.

Those at risk of losing their job for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine, and their supporters, lined an intersection to protest vaccine mandates in downtown Snohomish Thursday evening. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut for the new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210810

Lake Stevens neighbors mourn 1,000s of trees at Costco site

A woodland off 20th Street SE has been leveled, leaving wildlife in search of new habitat.

Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut for the new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210810
Edmonds Police Chief finalists talk with residents Wednesday afternoon during a meet-and-greet with at the Edmonds Library on August 4, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds, trying again to find police chief, has 3 finalists

One is local, two are from across the nation. They all bring decades of experience.

Edmonds Police Chief finalists talk with residents Wednesday afternoon during a meet-and-greet with at the Edmonds Library on August 4, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mike Evans, Blue Heron Canoe Family patriarch, asks permission to navigate the Coast Salish waters as paddlers prepare to depart on their two week journey to Lummi Island. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Pandemic disrupted tradition, but not their love of the sea

The Blue Heron Canoe family has embarked on a two-week journey, launching from the Edmonds waterfront.

Mike Evans, Blue Heron Canoe Family patriarch, asks permission to navigate the Coast Salish waters as paddlers prepare to depart on their two week journey to Lummi Island. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
L-R: Vanessa Edwards, Wade Rinehardt, Jim Ross, Clarence Shaw.

Marysville School Board candidates focused on transparency

Four candidates are vying for the highly contested District Director 4 seat.

L-R: Vanessa Edwards, Wade Rinehardt, Jim Ross, Clarence Shaw.
The growing business district along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, looking west toward I-5. At lower left is the construction site of the new Amazon fulfillment center. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Marysville-Arlington road improvements won’t happen at once

Traffic improvement projects near the Cascade Industrial Center will take shape over the next decade.

The growing business district along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, looking west toward I-5. At lower left is the construction site of the new Amazon fulfillment center. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)
L-R: John Kartak, Linda Redmon, Sam King.

Council prez, Army vet look to unseat Snohomish Mayor Kartak

The incumbent and his challengers have different goals for the city of about 10,100 people.

L-R: John Kartak, Linda Redmon, Sam King.
Naz Lashgari (left), Don Gough (center) and Patrick Decker.

Council appointee faces former DEI chair and former mayor

Longtime Lynnwood residents are vying for Lynnwood City Council Position 2.

Naz Lashgari (left), Don Gough (center) and Patrick Decker.
Lisa Utter (left), Josh Binda (center) and James Rutherford.

Fair taxation, affordable housing fuel debate in Position 3 race

Lisa Utter, Josh Binda and James Rutherford are seeking Position 3 on the Lynnwood City Council.

Lisa Utter (left), Josh Binda (center) and James Rutherford.
Shirley Sutton (left), Nick Coelho (center) and Christine Eck.

Position 1 candidates share a similar vision for Lynnwood

Two political newcomers and a former City Council member are vying for an open seat

Shirley Sutton (left), Nick Coelho (center) and Christine Eck.
Kids' Oasis, a wooden castle playground adjacent to Mount Pilchuck Elementary School, is demolished on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Nothing lasts forever — Lake Stevens’ castle playground leveled

When it was built in 1992, Kids’ Oasis at Mount Pilchuck Elementary was unlike anything else.

Kids' Oasis, a wooden castle playground adjacent to Mount Pilchuck Elementary School, is demolished on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)