Rachel Riley

Small business relief effort inundated with 850 applications

The economy in and around Everett has struggled amid fallen revenues and uncertainty about the future.


$25 million allotted for Snohomish County’s hard-hit economy

In all, the County Council has OK’d nearly $75 million in federal CARES money. Only $70 million more to go.


Snohomish County settles lawsuit over 2016 park rape for $1.95 million

The county, accused of not hiring enough security staff for a sponsored event, admitted no fault.


No government aid for Everett’s undocumented amid pandemic

“It’s definitely not fair,” said one undocumented woman from Everett, adding that she pays taxes.

Test results released for 13 long-term care facilities

If the state works out kinks in a new plan, all nursing homes could get similar widespread testing.

Homeless get nonprofit help applying for stimulus checks

Navigating the registration process is tricky — especially without an e-mail or internet connection.

‘It’s regrettable,’ ex-police chief says of probe’s findings

Greg Elwin, who knew his daughter was wanted, let her live with him while she got back on her feet.

Mill Creek police chief out; city cites ‘unbecoming’ conduct

Records obtained by The Daily Herald say Chief Greg Elwin let a fugitive — a relative — live in his home.

Already on the edge, thousands seek help with food and rent

County residents are increasingly asking for government and nonprofit help to meet basic needs.

Snohomish County settles another Roe lawsuit for $625K

Lawsuits accused the former county prosecutor of inappropriate behavior. The county admits no fault.

The Community Health Center of Snohomish County central clinic location on Rucker Avenue on Saturday, May 2, 2020 in Everett, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lost jobs mean lost health care for 1,000s in Everett area

Amid COVID-19, the uninsured rate jumped from 7% to 13% in Snohomish County — the biggest spike in the state.

The Community Health Center of Snohomish County central clinic location on Rucker Avenue on Saturday, May 2, 2020 in Everett, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Here and elsewhere, minorities bear brunt of COVID-19 crisis

The Snohomish Health District reviewed 1,118 cases and found the highest incidence among Hispanics.

Mask-makers sew lifeline for Lynnwood nurses and 1,000s more

Can’t sew? No problem. Neither could Nikki Speaks, founder of a group that has made 3,000 masks.

Snohomish County extends development approval deadlines

The County Council also passed a hiring freeze on Monday to offset an expected revenue shortfall.

How will it end? Testing, testing, testing, tracing and time

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, broad testing and contact tracing will be crucial, experts say.

Frognal property up for auction over debt? Developer says no

A public notice warned of foreclosure due to a $10 million debt. But Integral Northwest says it’s a minor hangup.

Snohomish County budget shortfall could top $26 million

Officials are considering a hiring freeze and other steps to offset the pandemic’s economic impacts.

Coronavirus case count nears 200 at local nursing homes

Outbreaks were identified at four more Snohomish County care homes, while others have a single confirmed case.

County Council appoints Jared Mead to fill vacated seat

The Mill Creek-area Democrat is a state representative and will replace Terry Ryan, who stepped down.

Mill Creek police chief under investigation for misconduct

The police union accused Chief Greg Elwin of “a lack of honesty and integrity.” He’s on paid leave.