Jerry Cornfield

Snohomish asks voters to renew sales tax for transportation

Money would pay for overlays and intersection fixes. Foes say city has money and tax no longer needed

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State will close a minimum security unit at Monroe prison

Corrections officials had targeted two units in the first phase of closures. No date for action.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish Council tackles touchy subject of mayoral pay hike

A Tuesday work session will be a chance for the City Council to discuss if it’s time for an adjustment

Fined: Elected leaders missed financial disclosure deadline

Among them were the county executive, two County Council members and a mayor.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With fewer inmates, state prepares to close prison units

In Monroe, two minimum security units will shut down soon, followed by the Washington State Reformatory.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County voters' pamphlet (Snohomish County)

Ready, set, vote: Ballots for Aug. 3 primary go out Thursday

A half-million voters get a say in setting the field for three dozen races for local office.

Snohomish County voters' pamphlet (Snohomish County)

Edmonds district and teachers agree on a short-term pact

The agreement will extend the current contract for a year and boost the pay of classroom instructors.

The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Oso slide memorial gets boost with $500,000 state grant

With the money, the county can continue work on a park where those who lost their lives can be remembered.

The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

On Wednesday, Reopening Day, take a seat anywhere you like

As the governor lifts restrictions, health officials caution that the pandemic is not over.

With credit scores out, will insurers cut or hike your rate?

Lack of affordable housing squeezed buyers and drove up home prices across Snohomish County.

The passenger loading ramp is nearing completion at the new Mukilteo ferry terminal. (Andrea Brown / The Herald) Feb. 4, 2021

State ferry fares set to rise for drivers and walk-ons

A state panel proposed a 2.5% hike in each of the next two years to cover the system’s operating costs.

The passenger loading ramp is nearing completion at the new Mukilteo ferry terminal. (Andrea Brown / The Herald) Feb. 4, 2021
Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gambling Commission OKs pacts with tribes for sports betting

Agreements with the Tulalips, Stillaguamish and 13 other tribes await approval by the governor and the feds.

Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cami Feek (Washington State Employment Security Department)

Inslee names new head of ESD; vax lottery winners contacted

The governor chose acting commissioner Cami Feek to lead the Employment Security Department.

Cami Feek (Washington State Employment Security Department)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee uses a red pen to veto sections of the state capital budget, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee signed the state's capital, operating, and transportation budgets Tuesday, officially designating funds — and new taxes — to pay for state programs for the next two years. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Supreme Court considers whether Inslee’s veto went too far

Lawmakers contend he exceeded his authority. The governor argues what he did was legal and necessary.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee uses a red pen to veto sections of the state capital budget, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee signed the state's capital, operating, and transportation budgets Tuesday, officially designating funds — and new taxes — to pay for state programs for the next two years. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Some sex offenders may return to home counties, but where?

A search is on for a Snohomish County site to house a dozen or more offenders returning from McNeil Island.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As cells empty, state looks to close Monroe prison units

Half of the lockup there could be shut down, with officials looking to close prison units statewide.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Passions escalate as Sound Transit ponders project delays

Directors could decide next month to extend the timeline for expansion, including service to Everett.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
With other officials behind her, u.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) speaks at a press conference underneath the US 2 trestle on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. The elected officials gathered  to make their case for how an injection of federal funds into the nation’s transportation infrastructure could lead to less congested and safer commutes for Snohomish County residents. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Federal aid sought to give aging U.S. 2 trestle a facelift

Standing near the westbound span, members of Congress said they’ll seek funding in a transportation bill.

With other officials behind her, u.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) speaks at a press conference underneath the US 2 trestle on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. The elected officials gathered  to make their case for how an injection of federal funds into the nation’s transportation infrastructure could lead to less congested and safer commutes for Snohomish County residents. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Deborah Rumbaugh

Contract will pay new Stanwood superintendent $250K a year

The Stanwood-Camano school board is to approve a multi-year pact with Deborah Rumbaugh on Tuesday.

Deborah Rumbaugh

A cash payment for teacher retention draws auditor’s interest

Marysville gave $400 to each of its teachers. Auditors said the district didn’t make clear why.