Noah Haglund

Parking fixes, trail upgrades on itinerary at Wallace Falls

A state parks meeting on Wednesday aims to fine-tune ideas for the popular hiking spot.

Early fears over juvenile jail conversion to rehab give way

The county plans to use part of Denney Juvenile Justice Center to treat adults for substance abuse.

Thanks to high bids, courthouse overhaul already over budget

Blame the hot Seattle-area construction market. Work is scheduled to start next month.

Mother of murdered Kamiak grad files suit against killer

The lawsuit seeks damages from the shooter and his parents. He killed three people and wounded another.

Fewer single-family homes on the horizon

Snohomish County is seeing a shift to more apartments, townhomes.

They collected 4,676 bags of trash along 445 miles of road

The team of six Litter Wranglers are back at it this year, responding to trashed county roads.

Railroad bridge would help fish habitat — but at a high cost

BNSF is happy to help restore an estuary at Lund’s Gulch, but it would cost the county $16 million.

Snohomish County courthouse construction starts next month

The project in downtown Everett will add a five-story wing, to be completed in 2020.

Apparent no-go for Point Wells development near Woodway

The Snohomish County hearing examiner ruled Friday that plans fall short of land-use requirements.

Mountain bike riders Mike McGuire, left, Keith Goodnight and Frank Rentko ride by horse riders Janet Berko and Catherine Collins, right, on a trail at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mountain bike riders Mike McGuire, left, Keith Goodnight and Frank Rentko ride by horse riders Janet Berko and Catherine Collins, right, on a trail at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Estimated Snohomish County population is now 805,000, up 2%

Growth is happening faster than expected, often outside of city limits where housing is cheaper.

It’s getting real: Light rail is coming to the ’burbs

Plans are farther along in Lynnwood than in Everett, which is the end of the line in more ways than one.

County settles sexual harassment suit for $350K

Accusations centered on human services and contractors.

Everett grad doing swimmingly

Swim team captain Gabrielle Schmidt headed to Gonzaga.

Light-rail construction continues just west of Northgate Mall in Seattle. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Help plan the light rail stations in Lynnwood and Everett

The county wants to hear from people who live and work nearby.

Light-rail construction continues just west of Northgate Mall in Seattle. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Audit questions Mill Creek manager’s alcohol, meal expenses

The state found a pattern of spending by the city manager that lacked a clear public purpose.

County Council puts sales tax increase on ballot

The money would support replacing the emergency radio system used by first responders.

Rebecca Polizzotto

Mill Creek official placed on leave; no explanation given

The council’s move followed an executive session partly about potential legal action against the city.

Rebecca Polizzotto
Brandon Deines (left), of Duvall, rides his ATV with Carl Teunissen (right), of Issaquah, at the Reiter Foothills Forest ORV Trails near Sultan last October. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Imagine 25 miles of non-motorized forest trails

What develops in the Reiter Foothills between Index and Sultan is up for debate.

Brandon Deines (left), of Duvall, rides his ATV with Carl Teunissen (right), of Issaquah, at the Reiter Foothills Forest ORV Trails near Sultan last October. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Light rail loses some bells and whistles as it inches north

To cut costs, it will look less pretty and have smaller parking stalls as it enters Snohomish County.