Joseph Thompson

Lynnwood plans for a new light-rail-linked urban village

Development near the coming train station would include 1,370 housing units and mid-rise offices.

 

In Edmonds, voters decided to put women in charge of things

If a woman is chosen to fill a vacant seat, it’d be first all-female city council in county history.

 

Swedish nurses authorize strike if negotiations stay stalled

Workers at all Swedish campuses, including Edmonds’, are asking for increased staffing, better wages.

 

Drones give state, local agencies a helpful eye in the sky

The Washington State Patrol has one of the largest drone fleets in the country with 130 statewide.

Lynnwood gives church cold weather shelter two-year permit

The doors at Maple Park Church open when temperatures are expected to dip below 34 degrees at night.

Edmonds City Council votes to appeal gun storage law ruling

In a 4-3 vote, council members argued whether the city could take gun laws further than the state.

Voters show county council their support for firework ban

Arlington could join list of cities with bans. Citywide proposition narrowly passing by 62 votes.

A fisher, a member of the weasel family, bolts for the forest as it is released at the Buck Creek Campground in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on Oct. 24. Local, state and federal agencies hope to reintroduce the animals into the North Cascades. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Fishers, a weasel relative, are back in the North Cascades

Hunted to near-extinction for their expensive furs, wildlife experts are confident they’re here to stay.

A fisher, a member of the weasel family, bolts for the forest as it is released at the Buck Creek Campground in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on Oct. 24. Local, state and federal agencies hope to reintroduce the animals into the North Cascades. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County residents giving most to Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg

Former VP Biden leads state donations, with 90% of his cash coming from King County, FEC data says.

Four Edmonds City Council seats up for grabs in November

Highway 99 development, public outreach and soothing partisan divides are key topics for candidates.

U.S. 2 logjam extends delays into at least Thursday morning

Logs piling up underneath the trestle caused WSDOT to block the eastbound right lane indefinitely.

And so it begins: Water floods some Snohomish County roads

Flood warnings in Snohomish, Arlington, Monroe, Silvana and Sultan in effect until Tuesday night.

Rainy season in full flow: first flood watch of the fall

The National Weather Service issued a minor flood warning for three Snohomish County rivers.

County’s median household income is $87,000; second in state

Seattle squeeze forces tech workers to move elsewhere, while local economy grows with higher wages.

Three director seats up for grabs on Edmonds School Board

Incumbents Carin Chase and Gary Noble face challengers while two newcomers face off for open spot.

World-renowned ukelele player wows Frank Wagner Elementary

Jake Shimabukuro picked up the instrument at age 4. Now, he performs in venues across the globe.

Monroe School District considers selling 1916 schoolhouse

The current office was built in 1916 by the same company responsible for the Space Needle, monorail.

Mountlake Terrace awarded money for inclusive playground

Grants from the state, Hazel Miller Foundation will fund an accessible facility in Ballinger Park.

Edmonds council colleagues square off in mayoral election

Councilmen Mike Nelson and Neil Tibbott present differing ideas for the growing city’s future.

Everett and Edmonds schools put big-ticket bonds on ballots

Combined, the bonds total nearly $1 billion and would replace three aging schools in each district.