Noah Haglund

Customers get sticker shock on fluorescent bulbs

An environmental handling charge increased to 95 cents per bulb on Feb. 1.

County quickly adapts to changes in state well-water rules

Planners say they’re ready to help property owners with domestic drilling permits.

Corrected: Overall, homelessness is on the rise, county says

Counters found 378 unsheltered people in January. Since 2013, that’s a 9.9 percent increase.

County seeks public input on stormwater drainage approach

They’ve scheduled a series of open houses this week to gather opinions.

16 apply for vacant Mill Creek City Council post

The vacancy opened after the departure of former Councilman Sean Kelly, who moved away from the city.

County Council overrides executive’s veto on hiring freeze

The disagreement stems from the yearly budget that was passed in the fall.

Studies anticipated 12 flights a day, but 24 are planned

The FAA will decide whether that change warrants another look at the impact of passenger service.

175 data layers: Planners roll out better online map system

Snohomish County’s online app can tell you everything you need to know about the local landscape.

Snohomish County executive vetoes hiring restrictions

The ordinance requires the council’s permission to advertise or fill any “management-exempt” positions.

County Council’s cost cutting efforts resisted by some

Seven department heads have expressed concerns about strategies intended to keep spending in check.

Property tax bills to rise by up to 27%, assessor says

There are local factors, but the increase is driven largely by changes in state education funding.

PAWS plans a large new shelter for pets and wildlife

Some neighbors in the Clearview area south of Snohomish worry about traffic and stormwater runoff.

‘It all went south from there’: They all have a story to tell

Volunteers for the annual Point-in-Time Count of homeless people “try to give them a little love.”

Former Everett councilman suing sexual harassment accusers

Ron Gipson claims allegations of sexual harassment caused him financial loss and emotional distress.

Here’s how much property taxes will rise to pay for schools

The owner of a $350,000 home is looking at a property-tax hike of nearly $300 this year.

Everett marchers: ‘There’s too much to protest’ for one sign

About 150 people joined the “March to Impeach” from the waterfront to a county courthouse rally.

Everett district relents on eminent domain moving expenses

Homeowners near Bothell still must be out by April to make way for a planned new high school.

Alaska Airlines has selected destinations for new service from Paine Field. (Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines will fly from Everett to 8 West Coast cities

Two destinations that didn’t make the list were Spokane and Hawaii.

Alaska Airlines has selected destinations for new service from Paine Field. (Alaska Airlines)

Work on damaged Index-Galena route could begin in 2019

Most of the work is done, but a half a mile of the roadway is still under water.

2 arrested on suspicion of illegally cutting down Douglas fir trees

Illegal harvesting of timber on state trust land is a perennial problem.