Rachel Riley

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

 

Homeless people fenced out of small park in downtown Everett

Protesters want sanctioned encampments and resources to get the unsheltered off the streets for good.

 

Four vie for county council district 4 post

The seat represents Mill Creek, part of Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated parts of the county.

 

Local COVID-19 case rates soar to springtime peak levels

Many public employees of Everett and Snohomish County will continue to telework until the end of 2020.

In Mill Creek, more drama at City Hall — and a budget crisis

The city manager is under fire for hiring friends, laying off long-timers and soaring legal bills.

Bankruptcy complicates disputed Frognal Estates development

The developer says the filing is a temporary setback that won’t block 112 planned homes near Picnic Point.

Rule-breaking partiers are causing large rise in virus cases

Long wait times for test results are hampering efforts to contain the virus through contact tracing.

Over 100 forced to disperse as Everett evicts homeless camp

The ACLU urged city leaders not to sweep the stopgap camp off Rucker Avenue. It was cleared Thursday afternoon.

City orders dispersal of Rucker Avenue homeless encampment

Police gave a deadline of noon on Thursday, saying the conditions threaten public health and safety.

Downtown Everett homeless camp moves to Rucker Avenue lot

The encampment isn’t “legal, authorized or safe,” police say. Neighboring businesses are pushing back.

Mental health providers brace for forecasted spike in demand

Some fear the local behavioral health system, which has bled revenue, isn’t ready for the onslaught.

‘Not a safe situation’: County is evicting homeless campers

Residents of the Everett tent city aren’t sure what’s next. Operations at local shelters have been curtailed.

Instead of arrest, new diversion program to offer resources

The county has a nearly $1.7 million grant for the initiative, which focuses on repeat offenders.

A homeless camp of last resort pops up on the county campus

Dozens of people live in tents on a patch of concrete in downtown Everett. The county does what it can to help.

Port makeover of old mill property loses $15.5 million grant

Key federal money was rescinded because of a technicality, the Port of Everett says, and it has reapplied.

County town hall shows schism over whether racism is here

Some denied that systematic discrimination exists. Others called for reforms to fix the problem.

Snohomish County opens 2nd round of small business grants

Lynnwood also announced a funding opportunity for local establishments struggling amid the pandemic.

Town hall to explore race issues, criminal justice reforms

Snohomish County is hosting the meeting via Zoom on Monday.

COVID-19 quarantine center to move from Everett arena

The new site at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe is expected to save the county money.

Free COVID-19 testing coming to Lynnwood

The tests will be offered in the parking lot of a local food bank on Thursday.