Katie Hayes

An excavator moves dirt at the Baker Heights project on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. Everett Housing Authority’s Phase 2 redevelopment of its old Baker Heights low-income housing could have high rises potentially 10 stories tall at the site. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Architects unveil new details for Baker Heights housing site

The northeast Everett housing development might be greener and taller than neighbors expected.

 

Dennie Willard, a Navy veteran, became homeless in 2014 and began job training through HopeWorks at Renew Home and Decor. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Looking for his ‘last job,’ veteran found new work, new life

U.S. Navy veteran Dennis Willard, once homeless, now works for the nonprofit that helped him.

 

Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

83% of Mukilteo voters don’t want ‘high-density’ housing

A ballot measure’s results won’t immediately change anything, but Mayor-elect Joe Marine sees it as a mandate.

 

Richie del Puerto watches as a student works to jump start a car during class at Sno-Isle Technical Skills Center on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He learned his trade in high school; now he leads the class

Richie del Puerto, an auto technician at Sno-Isle TECH, trains the next generation for high-wage jobs.

Richie del Puerto watches as a student works to jump start a car during class at Sno-Isle Technical Skills Center on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish Mayor John Kartak, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Marysville School Board Director Vanessa Edwards, Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts. Bottom (L-R): Snohomish Councilmember Larry Countryman, Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Bothell City Councilmember Rosemary McAuliffe.

Snohomish County voters said goodbye to these 7 incumbents

Collectively, these mayors, councilmembers and a school board director served decades in elected office.

Snohomish Mayor John Kartak, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Marysville School Board Director Vanessa Edwards, Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts. Bottom (L-R): Snohomish Councilmember Larry Countryman, Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Bothell City Councilmember Rosemary McAuliffe.
Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Housing authority traded $2,000 for Lynnwood tenants’ silence

Low-income tenants agreed not to sue or discuss a traumatic housing search, amid Whispering Pines’ impending demolition.

Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Top (L-R): Alicia Crank, Kristiana Johnson, Janelle Cass. Bottom (L-R): Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.

Q&A: Edmonds candidates talk policy on hot-button issues

Six candidates are running for three City Council seats. The Daily Herald quizzed them on housing, tree code and more.

Top (L-R): Alicia Crank, Kristiana Johnson, Janelle Cass. Bottom (L-R): Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.
Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Mukilteo asks for input on housing density, and it’s complicated

Here’s a guide to what voters should know about the advisory ballot measure. What does it actually do?

Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
With new owners demanding the Grand Apartments' longtime residents leave, Stephen Teixeira, 52, documents issues at the Rockefeller Avenue building, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Life at the Grand Apartments in Everett is now a ‘nightmare’

Longtime residents say the new owner, an investment company, is trying to bully them out of the building.

With new owners demanding the Grand Apartments' longtime residents leave, Stephen Teixeira, 52, documents issues at the Rockefeller Avenue building, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
“Black Lives Matter” buttons were distributed by UFCW 21 to Fred Meyer and QFC employees in August 2020.

Grocers at odds with workers over Black Lives Matter buttons

The National Labor Relations Board believes Kroger violated the law and is negotiating a settlement.

“Black Lives Matter” buttons were distributed by UFCW 21 to Fred Meyer and QFC employees in August 2020.

Report: Community’s health and well-being improved in 2021

Annual Edge of Amazing Conference to feature public and community health talks Wednesday.

Everett Community College's resident hall, Mountain View Hall. The school will forgive more than $1M in student debt. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Everett Community College clears student debt from pandemic

The college is also providing students with free housing and up to $2,500, using federal money.

Everett Community College's resident hall, Mountain View Hall. The school will forgive more than $1M in student debt. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Federal vax rules apply to half of Snohomish County workers

The Labor Department hasn’t issued guidance yet, but here’s what we know so far.

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.

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)
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.

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)
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.

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

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)