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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)
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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)
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Voters to act on school funding measures, fire district annexation

Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in February. They’ll try again April 26.

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Alex Hanson looks over sections of the Herald and sets the ink on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

On the move: Newer, bigger press will print The Daily Herald

For 121 years, editions of the newspaper have rolled off presses in Everett. Soon, that will change.

Alex Hanson looks over sections of the Herald and sets the ink on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Governor Jay Inslee prepares to sign a number of bills into law during a bill signing Friday, March 25, 2022, outside the ferry terminal in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lawmakers’ latest legal fight with Inslee nears a quiet end

They challenged two of the governor’s vetoes. Inslee conceded on one. Legislative action may have made the other moot.

Governor Jay Inslee prepares to sign a number of bills into law during a bill signing Friday, March 25, 2022, outside the ferry terminal in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Inslee signs new bills on catalytic converters, hazing and more

The governor also cleared the way for an Indigenous persons alert system, with highway messages like a “silver” alert.

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Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Locked up, but not locked out of the ballot box

Thousands of eligible voters are in jails. Washington counties are looking at ways to get more of them to vote.

Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Rep. Robert Sutherland at a "March For Our Rights" rally in Olympia in 2019. (Washington State House Republicans)

Rep. Sutherland reprimanded for berating, swearing at security chief

An investigation found the Granite Falls legislator’s behavior, including use of profanity, violated rules of conduct.

Rep. Robert Sutherland at a "March For Our Rights" rally in Olympia in 2019. (Washington State House Republicans)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill that bans the manufacture, distribution and sale of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition in Washington state, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., as his wife Trudi, center-right, and other supporters applaud. The measure was one of three in a package of bills tightening the state's gun laws that were signed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

‘A milestone’: Law signed banning sales of large capacity ammo magazines

Emotions swelled as Gov. Inslee signed a measure that limits capacity to 10 rounds. The new law takes effect July 1.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill that bans the manufacture, distribution and sale of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition in Washington state, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., as his wife Trudi, center-right, and other supporters applaud. The measure was one of three in a package of bills tightening the state's gun laws that were signed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Political shakeup underway as another Everett lawmaker makes exit

With Reps. Emily Wicks and Mike Sells leaving at end of the year, GOP looks to make gains in Democrat stronghold

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Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Once a rarity, remote government meetings appear here to stay

A locally inspired bill pushes governing boards to let people keep participating from afar, even when the pandemic fades.

Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)