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Break on surface water fee means less money for environment
The Snohomish County Council voted to nix an annual fee increase that funds preservation work.
‘There’s going to be some tears’ over 160-acre timber harvest
Despite local resistance, the Middle May tract next to Wallace Falls State Park was sold Monday.
Auditor: Lack of oversight led to errors in Sultan finances
For a second time, the state auditor’s office urged the city to improve its financial review process.
Edmonds council: Home developers, put down those chainsaws!
A new moratorium halts the subdivision of land that has more than eight trees per 10,000 square feet.
Physicians to strike, citing inadequate PPE and no breaks
Clinicians at Indigo Urgent Care facilities say they’re denied N95 masks when testing for COVID-19.
Mountain Loop Highway to close for the winter on Monday
Each year, a 14-mile gravel stretch of the loop closes due to snow and reopens in the spring.
Virtual and distanced, Holiday at the Bay is still happening
Holiday drive-in movies, a lighted boat parade and take-home craft kits are on the menu this year.
Snohomish County storm forecast calms to a rainy weekend
Expect showers and some wind, especially in coastal areas.
Horses will be welcome at this Darrington campground in 2021
Whitehorse Community Park will have the first equestrian campsites in the county, accommodating tents or RVs.
Incumbent Logan winning race to represent District 1 for PUD
Sid Logan leads former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer with 68.6% of the vote.
Companies illegally dumped debris into Skykomish River for three years
The dumping impacted almost three acres of wetlands and over 2,000 linear feet of streams.
Natural resources, conservation focus of new county agency
The county parks department may merge with agriculture, sustainability and surface water divisions.
Development has made the Pilchuck River warmer, harming fish
The river is 5.4 degrees above its historic temperature, says the State Department of Ecology.
PUD candidates focus on rates, broadband and renewables
Incumbent Sidney Logan faces former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer for the District 1 seat.
Millions have been spent on orca recovery: Is it working?
Restoring destroyed salmon habitat is the key to regaining Southern Resident killer whale numbers.
You will need a reservation to ski at Stevens Pass this year
But despite capacity restrictions, the resort expects most skiers and boarders will get a lift ticket.
Beavers: Good environmental stewards, but lousy neighbors
Tulalip Tribes biologists are relocating nuisance beavers to forest areas where they can thrive.
How do you teach auto shop remotely? Edmonds class finds out
For some local high school students, auto shop is the thing that keeps them from dropping out.
Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR
Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.
Port of Everett’s next cleanup will bring jobs, public access
The Bay Wood property on the north end of West Marine Drive is contaminated from its sawmill days.