Noah Haglund

Shoulder-driving could ease the morning I-5 bus commute

Sound Transit and the state propose reconfiguring southbound lanes from Lynnwood to Mountlake Terrace.

A drawing of the Lynnwood Link Light Rail station. [1] Bike racks; [2] parking garage; [3] station entrance; [4] elevator; [5] elevated platform. (Sound Transit)

Sound Transit a ‘little nervous’ about $1.2B light rail grant

One worry is that Trump’s infrastructure plans could support private toll roads over mass transit.

A drawing of the Lynnwood Link Light Rail station. [1] Bike racks; [2] parking garage; [3] station entrance; [4] elevator; [5] elevated platform. (Sound Transit)
Paul Karaitis performs during G. F. Handel’s Messiah with Northwest Chorale Saturday night at Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds on December 9, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Handel’s ‘Messiah’: A classic for the holidays

Northwest Chorale performed the 1741 musical story of Christ to raise money for Northwest Harvest.

Paul Karaitis performs during G. F. Handel’s Messiah with Northwest Chorale Saturday night at Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds on December 9, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish County has its own history of train derailments

Officials from Snohomish County are bound to play important roles as more becomes known.

County budget takes effect without Somers’ signature

The council passed its version with unanimous support and could have overridden an executive veto.

Losing Mill Creek candidate wants to be declared the winner

Carmen Fisher sued to get the council seat now vacated by incumbent Sean Kelly, who lives elsewhere.

Snohomish County’s campaign to land the 797 takes off

Executive Dave Somers announced the formation of a task force to urge Boeing to build the plane here.

County frees up $1.6M for Everett’s low-barrier housing

The plan appears on track for the City Council to transfer land ahead of next month’s groundbreaking.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

Street-legal ATVs approved for some roads near Sultan

Supporters foresee tourism benefits. Opponents are concerned about injury and pollution risks.

Mill Creek’s Donna Michelson ready to retire at year’s end

The city’s longest-serving council member says she has every intention of staying involved.

Students in the central African nation of Rwanda, which continues to rebuild after the 1994 genocide, are benefiting from vocational programs run by the Edmonds-based nonprofit ERM Rwanda. (ERM Rwanda)

Rebuilding from genocide

A Christian nonprofit based in Edmonds helps the African nation of Rwanda.

Students in the central African nation of Rwanda, which continues to rebuild after the 1994 genocide, are benefiting from vocational programs run by the Edmonds-based nonprofit ERM Rwanda. (ERM Rwanda)

School-impact fees to get another look from County Council

Such fees help pay for construction projects that otherwise would be funded through property taxes.

Now hiring: Younger factory workers, at Boeing and elsewhere

The company and its training partners are fighting perceptions of a dying manufacturing industry.

New rate plan means less money for conservation district

Under the plan OK’d by the County Council, property owners will pay less than the district had sought.

County exec dislikes council’s budget, but what can he do?

Dave Somers says the County Council’s proposal, leaner than his, could mean layoffs and other problems.

Video: Boar spotted pigging out in north Everett

Only 3 feet long or so, it appeared to be someone’s pet in the Northwest neighborhood.

Ryder Ransom, 11, holds up his candle while singing Chanukah songs at a celebration for the Festival of Lights during the fifth annual public Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Lynnwood City Hall on Dec. 26 of last year. Nearly 50 gathered to sing, eat and celebrate the third night of Chanukah. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Hanukkah sheds light on shared values

Jewish congregation to host two public events in observation of the holiday.

Ryder Ransom, 11, holds up his candle while singing Chanukah songs at a celebration for the Festival of Lights during the fifth annual public Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Lynnwood City Hall on Dec. 26 of last year. Nearly 50 gathered to sing, eat and celebrate the third night of Chanukah. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
Sean Kelly

Mill Creek councilman who lives in Snohomish will resign

Sean Kelly said he will repay the salary he received for the past few months.

Sean Kelly