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Construction continues at the site of the former Kmart for 400 apartments. and is slated for completion in 2023. Photo on September 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Coming soon to Everett, 430 apartments at former Kmart site

DevCo, Inc. is building six-story apartments “for the workforce” on Evergreen Way, near Boeing Freeway.

 

School-age lead Emilee Swenson pulls kids around in a wagon at Tomorrow’s Hope child care center on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A shortage of child care workers prompted HopeWorks, a nonprofit, to expand its job training programs. Typically, the programs help people with little or no work experience find a job. The new job training program is for people interested in becoming child care workers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

HopeWorks to offer career training for child care workers

The Everett nonprofit hopes to train workers as child care centers struggle to hire staff.

 

A rendering of new apartments coming to Housing Hope's Twin Lakes Landing development in Marysville. (Dykeman Architects)

60 more units of affordable housing going up in Marysville

Housing Hope’s Twin Lakes Landing will house low-income and formerly homeless families.

 

Man, 84, held in suspected slaying of tenant near Everett

The 49-year-old victim has not been heard from since Aug. 28. Detectives believe he is dead.

County’s $80M proposal will prioritize COVID-19 response

Economic recovery projects may lose money in the next round of American Rescue Plan Act spending.

Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Despite promises, Whispering Pines tenants feel abandoned

Money was meant to help renters at the low-income apartments. Some still haven’t gotten it.

Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Wyatt Liddle, 7, plays a ring toss game durning opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fair time: Goats, chickens, horses and kids who love them

People are making up for lost time at the Evergreen State Fair, which opened Thursday in Monroe.

Wyatt Liddle, 7, plays a ring toss game durning opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Whispering Pines Apartments complex which is slated to be demolished in October but must be vacated on August 31. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

$100K to help Whispering Pines tenants, but how?

It’s unclear who’s getting help, despite a possibly game-changing grant to relocate Lynnwood residents.

Whispering Pines Apartments complex which is slated to be demolished in October but must be vacated on August 31. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Fewer renter protections after Monday, but help is available

Programs in Snohomish County can aid tenants behind on rent, but to avoid eviction, they must use them.

High-density housing isn’t coming to Mukilteo

Recently, the City Council adopted a Housing Action Plan. Here’s a primer on what that means.

Lightning Powers, 8, splashes as he comes up for air while swimming in the South Fork Stillaguamish River on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As heatwave crests, smoky skies are fading in the forecast

Hot temps and smoke are expected to ease late Saturday and improve drastically by Sunday.

Lightning Powers, 8, splashes as he comes up for air while swimming in the South Fork Stillaguamish River on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Josh and Christine Alcaraz learned last week that their rent will increase by $475/month for their 3-bedroom Lake Stevens townhome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘With the snap of a finger, we’re facing housing uncertainty’

With the eviction moratorium’s expiration, Snohomish County renters are reporting major price hikes.

Josh and Christine Alcaraz learned last week that their rent will increase by $475/month for their 3-bedroom Lake Stevens townhome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Whispering Pines Apartments complex which is slated to be demolished in October but must be vacated on August 31. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New low-income apartments to replace Whispering Pines

On Monday, Lynnwood approved the housing authority’s plan for another affordable apartment complex.

Whispering Pines Apartments complex which is slated to be demolished in October but must be vacated on August 31. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

About 4,000 Snohomish County tenants approved for rent help

While some eviction restrictions have eased, it’s unclear what the effect will be here.

Hilary Lohman works to pack her home in the Whispering Pines Apartments complex which is slated to be demolished in October but must be vacated on August 31. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Whispering Pines residents ‘terrified’ as demolition looms

Facing a deadline to leave the low-income apartments in Lynnwood, dozens of tenants fear they’ll be homeless.

Hilary Lohman works to pack her home in the Whispering Pines Apartments complex which is slated to be demolished in October but must be vacated on August 31. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo to ask voters’ opinion on high-density housing

The city is seeking residents to write statements and rebuttals for the voter pamphlet.

The first flight for United Airlines servicing Paine Field taxis to the gate on March 31, 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Come October, United Airlines will discontinue flights at Paine Field

The airline is one of two commercial carriers at the Everett airport. United flies to Denver.

The first flight for United Airlines servicing Paine Field taxis to the gate on March 31, 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Bert Erickson Field in the Delta Neighborhood in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Housing Authority considers 1,500 units for Baker Heights

The agency hasn’t made final plans for 10 acres previously slated for a university expansion.

Bert Erickson Field in the Delta Neighborhood in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Federal Child Tax Credit payments are hitting bank accounts

Nearly all working families will automatically receive the money, with payments through December.

Wil Peterson is a cashier at Fred Meyer in Everett, but won't receive the temporary $4 per hour hazard pay increase that many grocery workers in unincorporated Snohomish County will receive.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Geography defines who gets grocery hazard pay — and who doesn’t

The county required at least eight grocery stores to temporarily boost pay in unincorporated areas.

Wil Peterson is a cashier at Fred Meyer in Everett, but won't receive the temporary $4 per hour hazard pay increase that many grocery workers in unincorporated Snohomish County will receive.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)