Melissa Slager

Traffic signal near Alderwood mall to light up soon

A new traffic signal at a crash-prone intersection near the Alderwood mall should go live soon. The signal was installed last year where the southbound… Continue reading

Rollin’ snake eyes: Doubling down on double-decker buses

A Community Transit purchase will keep its double-decker fleet No. 2 in nation behind Las Vegas.

At this stage of life, she’s ready for anything

Glacier Peak High School senior Freja Jorgensen was drawn to theater early on.

Dust settles, and so does striping for E Marine View lanes

and, so too, have the rules about what lane is for what. East Marine View Drive in Everett was a… Continue reading

Steamboat Slough bridge painting will bring maritime closures

The Steamboat Slough bridge on northbound Highway 529 entering Marysville is getting a new paint job, and mariners will need to prepare for long-term maritime… Continue reading

Students’ eye-opening journey: ‘How much we take for granted’

They spent their spring break on a service trip to Haiti. Now they’re packing meals to send there.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

US 2 and I-5 top a big list of disruptive summer road work

It’s the season for repaving and replacing. Here are the major projects in Snohomish County and beyond.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cougs beat Dawgs — and the Hawks

WSU boasts the No. 1 specialty license plate, and the money that comes with it.

North Machias Road bridge down to one lane until fixes made

A bridge south of Lake Stevens remains at one lane of travel after a heavy truck damaged the structure in a crash earlier this month.… Continue reading

This week’s Herald Super Kid is Grace Academy senior Jenna Knudson. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Her 14 years at Grace Academy have been ‘pretty cool’

Senior Jenna Knudson has attended the Marysville Christian school since preschool.

This week’s Herald Super Kid is Grace Academy senior Jenna Knudson. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘PUMKING’: We’re not finished with funny licenses plates

Readers sent more of their personalized plates, explaining what they really mean.

In danger: State workers endure risks along our highways

WSDOT is marking National Work Zone Awareness Week with a plea to “slow down and give us room.”

It’s big, it’s gray, it’s ugly — it’s physics

Diagonal “bridges” are a lot of metal for a simple traffic signal. Size of intersection is a reason.

North Creek junior gearing up for a big 2019

T.J. Ingersoll, who will be in the school’s first graduating class, helps build a positive climate.

State residents take a ‘road usage charge’ for a test drive

Pay-per-mile taxes are being pitched as an eventual replacement for the gas tax.

‘We’re all different and we all just need to respect each other’

Everett High School senior Amy Nguyen wants to be a doctor, helping those in developing countries.

Snohomish High senior is cherishing all the moments

Emma Lande has a new appreciation for life as she battles Hodgkins lymphoma.

Navigating roundabouts 101

Richard Springer, formerly of Mill Creek, still subscribes to The Daily Herald from Chelan and keeps up on Street Smarts. (Clearly, he is a model… Continue reading

Spring break plans taking you on Highway 20? Plan for delays

A double-roundabout project will impact holiday traffic to Anacortes ferry, Whidbey Island

NOPEYEP, YEPNOPE: We love our personalized license plates

Street Smarts asked you to send in vanity plate finds, and readers did not disappoint.