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Lynnwood City Council member George Hurst moves to postpone action on the vehicle license fees ordinance during the council's meeting Monday. (Screenshot/City of Lynnwood)

Lynnwood to keep collecting a car tab fee and utility tax, for now

City Council members will consider repealing them in October when they write a new city budget.

 

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Lynnwood’s car tab fee and utility tax on chopping block again

City Council members will talk about repealing them. If they do, the mayor is prepared to veto their actions.

 

Top row (L-R): Rep. Suzan Del Bene, Sen. Keith Wagoner, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, Rep. Rick Larsen. Center (L-R): Tamborine Borrelli, Bob Hagglund. Bottom (L-R): Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Rep. Kim Schrier, Mark Miloscia, Sen. Patty Murray.

As filing ends, campaigning shifts into a higher gear

The ballot will feature intraparty battles, election deniers and 16 challengers to a longtime U.S. senator.

 

Students, parents and community leaders attend the school board meeting Monday evening at Cedarcrest Middle School in Marysville, Washington on May 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Passions flare over Marysville School Board parental consent policy

Critics say a proposed policy targets LGBTQ clubs, forcing students to out themselves. Backers say it affirms parents’ rights.

Students, parents and community leaders attend the school board meeting Monday evening at Cedarcrest Middle School in Marysville, Washington on May 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State Rep. April Berg will resign from Everett School Board

The Mill Creek Democrat will step down June 1. Meanwhile, she filed Monday for re-election to the state House.

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Election season about to get real as candidate filing begins

It will be an intriguing year in Snohomish County politics, as retirements open seats and redistricting stirs competition.

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Justin Blasko

Report on Monroe superintendent’s conduct delivered to school board

Employees accused Justin Blasko of fomenting a hostile workplace. Findings won’t be public for about two weeks or longer.

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The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Everett man’s cannabis DUI challenge rejected by state Supreme Court

Douglas Fraser III argued the law must be tossed, because the legal limit for THC is not supported by science.

The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
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35 teachers get layoff notices as Marysville braces for loss of levies

Athletics and security staff are also in danger, as district leaders look to trim $13.5 million from next year’s budget.

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Cuts loom in Marysville as final tally shows levy losses

Marysville schools expect to see layoffs after voters turned down an education levy a second time.

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In a 2019 report on the marketing and feasibility of a potential indoor sports facility, the Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission examined the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Factory in Rockford, Illinois for a comparable case study. (Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission)

Hoop dream: Sports commission renews pursuit of indoor facility

They envision a complex in Snohomish County that can host tourneys for elite basketball, volleyball and wrestling.

In a 2019 report on the marketing and feasibility of a potential indoor sports facility, the Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission examined the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Factory in Rockford, Illinois for a comparable case study. (Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, reacts after he signed a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Judge clears way for initiative to repeal capital gains tax

I-1929 sponsors are silent on when, or if, they will gather signatures. Opponents are gearing up for a ballot battle.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, reacts after he signed a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Rebecca Miner

Former Shoreline schools chief named interim Edmonds superintendent

Rebecca Miner will step in when Gustavo Balderas leaves this summer for new job in Oregon.

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Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).

School levies failing in Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, Lakewood

Granite Falls and Sultan were passing their levies. And in Mill Creek, voters approved joining South County Fire.

Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).
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Special election Tuesday in 5 school districts and 1 city

Voters are considering critical school funding measures. In Mill Creek, they are pondering a new partner for fire services.

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Sam Low (left) and Robert Sutherland.

Republicans choose sides with dollars in Low-Sutherland House race

Sam Low, who is also a County Council member, has racked up early money and endorsements in a bid to oust Rep. Robert Sutherland.

Sam Low (left) and Robert Sutherland.
A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Schools eye fixes to leaky roofs, aging boilers, old tech

The Lakewood and Stanwood-Camano districts are seeking voter approval for capital projects and technology needs.

A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Health board decides against COVID vaccine requirement for students

The state Board of Health wants to see more data for younger children. Members also note there is strong public opposition.

The Snohomish County PUD is experiencing a paper shortage. Customers who received bills this month did not get a payment envelope. (The Herald)

Envelope-less in Everett due to supply chain disruptions

City utility bills have arrived without a return envelope due to the shortage. The PUD faced a similar challenge in March.

The Snohomish County PUD is experiencing a paper shortage. Customers who received bills this month did not get a payment envelope. (The Herald)
Northbound view of Evergreen Way at Casino Rd on Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 17, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Traffic cameras get the green light from Everett council

Some City Council members and residents continue to question the equity of the planned red-light and school-speed-zone program.

Northbound view of Evergreen Way at Casino Rd on Wednesday afternoon in Everett on November 17, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)