Noah Haglund

County courthouse redo gets go-ahead vote, but barely

To cut costs, the Snohomish County Council reduced public arts funding on high-dollar projects.

Josh Ignacio, recent graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School, will attend the University of Washington and study aerospace engineering. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

He’s set on a future in aerospace

Mountlake Terrace grad Josh Ignacio heading for UW engineering school

Josh Ignacio, recent graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School, will attend the University of Washington and study aerospace engineering. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Pricey courthouse re-do triggers debate over public art

Save taxpayers $400,000 by shrinking the project’s commitment to artwork, says one councilman.

Ruling imminent on future of final Oso wrongful-death suit

The claim filed on behalf of the estate of Steven Hadaway cites the documented history of landslides.

Steps leading to an empty lot are the remains of arson 10 years ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Once a crime scene, Street of Dreams to feature luxury homes

The goal is to attract buyers fleeing the congestion and high real estate prices on the Eastside.

Steps leading to an empty lot are the remains of arson 10 years ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Second group of Oso families settles for $11.5M

The agreement resolves death, property damage and injury lawsuits against the state and a timber company.

Mill Creek taxpayers footed city manager’s alcohol tabs

They also paid for her steak dinner, desserts and more.

Ruling pours cold water on jail employees’ free hot meals

The state Public Employment Relations Commission reversed an earlier ruling for union members.

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.