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Under duress: Vacancies, backlog strain Snohomish County justice system
The sheriff’s office has 100 openings. The prosecutor seeks staff for prolific offenders. They made their pitches to the County Council.
As County Council begins budget talks, here’s how you can weigh in.
Department heads will make their pitches in the next few days. Residents will get a say at a forum and two hearings this month
Somers: Federal aid creates ‘historic opportunity’ to tackle challenges
The Snohomish County executive’s plan focuses on public safety, housing, child care, climate — and mountain biking.
No penalty for Lynnwood council member’s ‘underinformed’ views on racism
The City Council didn’t censure Jim Smith after a report found he discriminated against a Black city employee.
Snohomish County sheriff, chorus of local leaders decry policing reforms
Criminals are getting more brazen, they said. In a video, they called for easing vehicle pursuit rules and stiffening drug laws.
County executive lays out blueprint for $85M in federal relief
Dave Somers wants to use one-time pandemic aid on housing, child care and behavioral health in Snohomish County.
New deal gives Swedish nurses, health care workers a big boost in pay
The health care provider and SEIU 1199NW agreed to raises totaling at least 21.5% in the next three years
For Edmonds City Council, another vacancy means another search
Council member Laura Johnson’s departure created the opening. Those interested in serving have until Oct. 5 to apply.
Snohomish Council rejects tax break on housing for low-income families
A divided City Council worried an exemption for developers would boost property tax bills of homeowners.
Even as flames are quelled, slopes of Bolt Creek fire remain dangerous
Trees and boulders could come down on steep hillsides scarred by fire. Rain could increase threats by loosening soils.
1 of these 3 will soon be on the Snohomish County Council
Carin Chase, Strom Peterson and Colin McMahon are the Democratic Party nominees. Chase is top choice of precinct officers.
A rising tide of trash forcing another closure of county facilities
Transfer stations, drop boxes to close the next two Sundays. Also, yard debris won’t be accepted starting Sept. 21.
No penalty, so far, for Lynnwood council member accused of racism
The council took no action on a report saying Jim Smith discriminated against a Black employee. He maintains his innocence.
Everett Herald journalists vote overwhelmingly to unionize
Once results are certified, newsroom employees and company leadership can begin talks on an initial contract.
Snohomish County signs on for share of mega opioid settlement
Mukilteo and Lake Stevens are on board too. If all goes as planned, the first payments from a $518M deal will arrive in December.
Double duty: Low, Peterson aim for rare political feat, catch criticism
The Republican and Democrat both want to serve on the County Council and in the Legislature at the same time. They can. Should they?
Opening on Snohomish County Council draws a half-dozen contenders
Six people, including three now serving in elected office, seek to fill a vacancy created by Stephanie Wright’s sudden departure.
Wright resigns to serve as Somers’ senior policy adviser
Wright is the third sitting county council member to land a top post in Somers’ administration. She was in her final term.
Sparks fly as Hobbs, Anderson face off in secretary of state debate
Julie Anderson called Steve Hobbs an “inexperienced political appointee.” He’s been in the job since Inslee put him there in November.
It’s a wrap: Primary results certified as November matchups set
In Snohomish County, 3,008 ballots got rejected. Some arrived late. Others weren’t signed. Twenty were for the wrong election.