Rachel Riley

Scott Eastman

Acting Mill Creek police chief’s layoff came with $24k payout

The city admitted no fault in its agreement with Scott Eastman, who wasn’t picked as permanent chief.


Parties to pick nominees for county redistricting committee

The decennial process to revise County Council district borders will be detailed at Monday’s meeting.


Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead

Mead faces Republican challenger in bid to keep council seat

Brenda Carrington hopes to unseat the appointed, Democratic Snohomish County councilman on Nov. 3.


Scott Eastman

Mill Creek acting police chief laid off; new chief picked

Scott Eastman fell victim to budget cuts. Meanwhile, the city’s legal bills are estimated at $1.7 million for 2020.

Scott Eastman
Jeff Clarke (Snohomish County Health District)

Top water district official resigned with hefty payout

Jeff Clarke’s early ‘retirement’ from Alderwood Water & Wastewater District was shrouded in secrecy.

Jeff Clarke (Snohomish County Health District)

Boeing engineer appointed to Mill Creek City Council

Benjamin Briles was sworn in last week after former Mayor Pam Pruitt resigned mid-term in August.

County looks to fill 6 seats on Law and Justice Council

Officials seek applications from “underrepresented” communities. The deadline to apply is Friday.

Dave Somers

Body cams, no major police defunding in Somers’ budget plan

Sheriff Adam Fortney applauded a proposal to reduce county law enforcement budget by just 3 percent.

Dave Somers
Megan Dunn's post on social media. (Screenshot)

Dunn takes heat, apologizes for Molotov cocktail post

The Snohomish County Councilwoman deleted the Facebook post of a cross-stitched bomb, saying she meant no harm.

Megan Dunn's post on social media. (Screenshot)

Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager

The City Council said Michael Ciaravino is meeting expectations, but some areas need improvement.

County grows ‘no-shooting’ zone after bullet just misses child

The Snohomish County Council voted Wednesday to prohibit shooting in two areas on Monroe’s outskirts.

Port again wins millions in grant money for mill site revamp

The Port of Everett successfully reapplied for federal funding after losing $15.5 million last year.

After bullet nearly hits child, ‘no-shooting’ zone may expand

The Snohomish County Council is weighing the measure for areas on the outskirts of Monroe.

Vacancies could affect key county functions, officials warn

With a COVID-induced hiring freeze and budget talks looming, departments say they have been strapped.

Parking rules extended for heavy trucks outside city limits

The law bars such vehicles from parking on urban residential streets and sets limits in other areas.

Much at stake as deadline looms for comp plan proposals

Bothell and North Creek area residents, on the cusp of a rural-urban divide, will seek rezoning.

Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster

They cite City Manager Michael Ciaravino’s decision to lay off longtime staffers instead of instituting furloughs.

Frognal Estates property could get new owner

The developer pushing for 112 homes near Picnic Point needs another loan to deliver finished lots.

Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons

Pam Pruitt, a figure in city politics since the 80s, stepped down Monday with little formal notice.

Food drive to celebrate fair community, despite cancellation

Participants should bring non-perishable goods and decorate their vehicles for the drive-thru event.