Melissa Slager

Lowe’s could bring intersection improvements

“The traffic area that I’m most concerned about as being dangerous is the Highway 9 and Soper Hill Road intersection,” writes Rose Marie Bayha, of… Continue reading

Stop signs added to dangerous ‘T’ intersection in Machias

Snohomish County workers have installed stop signs at a dangerous “T” intersection in the Machias area. Street Smarts readers over the years have expressed concerns… Continue reading

Super Kid is Catrien deBoer, a student leader and senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School who also is involved in the academically challenging International Baccalaureate program, swim team and Link Crew. At school on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No borders for this Edmonds-Woodway senior

Catrien de Boer is deep into the International Baccalaureate diploma program.

Super Kid is Catrien deBoer, a student leader and senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School who also is involved in the academically challenging International Baccalaureate program, swim team and Link Crew. At school on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Crosswalk coming to “T” intersection near Legion Park

Back in spring 2016, we wrote about a planned crosswalk improvement at the busy “T” intersection of Alverson Boulevard and West Marine View Drive at… Continue reading

Shedding light on a crosswalk

Let’s shed some light on a crosswalk near a school in south Everett. Wayne LeLoo lives near Odyssey Elementary and worries about poor lighting at… Continue reading

What clever personalized license plates have you spotted?

A story idea in the works for Street Smarts is a list of noteworthy personalized license plates. Sometimes, especially after the rush of the holidays,… Continue reading

Who’s the transpo geek you’d like to get to know?

Is there someone in the realm of transportation that you’d like to learn more about? Someone recently suggested a chat-like feature, and I’m gauging interest.… Continue reading

About expansion joint covers on US 2’s Pilchuck River Bridge

One lane has a reinforced concrete-type header instead of a plate. Both are used on other bridges.

Sequoia High senior overcomes challenges, turmoil

Caireanna Mills credits the Everett high school for helping her chart her own path.

A 22% traffic increase means a 90-minute drive to Seattle

“Congestion is part of a booming economy,” says the lead author of a state report on road capacity.

What’s your commute story? Send us your anecdotes

Street Smarts wants to hear from people with noteworthy commutes for future stories. How do you get to work? Is it a three-hour roll by… Continue reading

Sultan to build new bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists

At the same time, the iconic ‘Sultan John’ statue will be temporarily moved for restoration.

Plan your holiday travel; start with a full tank of patience

Compounded by uncertainty after the train derailment, driving will be challenging this week.

Roundabout coming to Highway 9 intersection

The Marysville-area highway project is one of several in line for federal funding.

Meadowdale High School senior Samantha “Sam” Phara is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Meadowdale senior has designs on a career in architecture

Samantha “Sam” Phara intends to build on her interest in drawing and art.

Meadowdale High School senior Samantha “Sam” Phara is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Ian Terry / The Herald Westbound cars merge from Highway 204 and 20th Street Southeast onto the trestle during the morning commute on Thursday, March 30 in Lake Stevens. Photo taken on 03302017

Pay a toll on US 2 trestle? 10,000 say no on social media

A GOP lawmaker’s chart shows theoretical toll rates of up to $6.30 to cross the trestle one way.

Ian Terry / The Herald Westbound cars merge from Highway 204 and 20th Street Southeast onto the trestle during the morning commute on Thursday, March 30 in Lake Stevens. Photo taken on 03302017

The retirees of the AOK Club are crafty fundraisers

Every year, their assembly line creates candy wreaths to raise money for charities.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Operation Homefront provides support for military families

It recently opened an office in Everett, where 2 Snohomish County women lead the nonprofit’s efforts.

Marysville Getchell High School junior David Samaniego is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

He’s into Latin, so naturally he’s also into sword-fighting

It’s a Roman thing, explains David Samaniego, a junior at Marysville Getchell High School.

Marysville Getchell High School junior David Samaniego is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)