Rachel Riley

County airport workers got early shot at vaccinations

In January, though they were ineligible, staff booked shots at Paine Field after the airport director’s go-ahead.

 

Lake Stevens Sewer District wastewater treatment plant. (Lake Stevens Sewer District)

Rift between Lake Stevens, sewer district widens in court

A pending lawsuit asks whether the city can take control of the district earlier than planned.

 

Ex-Amazon manager alleges discrimination at Everett facility

Diana Cuervo says her supervisor spewed racial slurs and fired her for complaining. Amazon disputes the claims.

 

A safety inspection failed to catch a flaw in a vehicle that subsequently led to a horrific crash that nearly killed an Everett woman. (contributed photo)

Meineke pays Everett woman $12.5 million to settle lawsuit

A crash due to a faulty tire left Janyce MacKenzie in a wheelchair. Meineke OK’d her SUV, she claims.

A safety inspection failed to catch a flaw in a vehicle that subsequently led to a horrific crash that nearly killed an Everett woman. (contributed photo)
A view of the eastern lakeshore of the Lake Stevens that includes lakeshore and UGA that is a part of the city's annexation area on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lake Stevens annexation advances without public vote

Local leaders revisited the proposal after city staff said an advisory vote isn’t a legal option.

A view of the eastern lakeshore of the Lake Stevens that includes lakeshore and UGA that is a part of the city's annexation area on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An architectural model of the planned development of 3,080 waterfront condos at Point Wells near Woodway. (Blue Square Real Estate)

Council affirms ruling against Point Wells condo project

The decision is another setback in BSRE’s 10-year quest to build 3,000 waterfront homes near Woodway.

An architectural model of the planned development of 3,080 waterfront condos at Point Wells near Woodway. (Blue Square Real Estate)

Snohomish County kicks off new rental assistance program

It starts with nearly $25 million from the U.S. Treasury Department. More funding is expected soon.

Signs from the Department of Ecology warning about contamination in the creek that runs through Powder Mill Gulch on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State order targets Boeing Everett plant’s polluted history

Records show a dispute over cleanup requirements for chemically tainted water. The company denies there’s a disagreement.

Signs from the Department of Ecology warning about contamination in the creek that runs through Powder Mill Gulch on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Coho salmon fry from the Stillaguamish Tribe Salmon Hatchery at Harvey Creek on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A tall task: Finding common ground in region’s floodplains

Tribes, farmers, cities and other groups make some headway in the Stillaguamish River Basin.

Coho salmon fry from the Stillaguamish Tribe Salmon Hatchery at Harvey Creek on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Rally participates silently march for unity support Asian and Pacific Islander communities Saturday morning at Esperance Park in Edmonds on March 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

More than 100 protest Asian-American hate in Edmonds

At Saturday’s rally for unity in Esperance Park, speakers recognized that racism isn’t always overt.

Rally participates silently march for unity support Asian and Pacific Islander communities Saturday morning at Esperance Park in Edmonds on March 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Man critically injured in Arlington bar parking lot crash

The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle reversing from a parking spot. The driver is facing charges.

1 dead after late-night motorcycle crash near Lowell

The motorcyclist was riding on Lowell Snohomish River Road. No other vehicles were involved.

Body found in Snohomish River along Riverfront development

Everett police are investigating the death after a passing boater reported the body on Saturday.

Aerial view of 14th Ave. extension looking north. (Snohomish County Public Works)

Public outcry halts Brier-area road extension plan

The Snohomish County Council delayed a vote on the project amid traffic and environmental concerns.

Aerial view of 14th Ave. extension looking north. (Snohomish County Public Works)
Vicinity map of the Ironwood development project. (Snohomish County Council)

County Council upholds approval for Bothell-area subdivision

An environmental group appealed the hearing examiner’s favorable decision on the Ironwood proposal.

Vicinity map of the Ironwood development project. (Snohomish County Council)
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Tribes echo call for new probe of 2015 in-custody death

The family of Cecil Lacy Jr., of Tulalip, says officials conspired to protect law enforcement.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)
People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

City’s no-sit, no-lie ban could be unconstitutional, some say

The city of Everett says the ordinance is a legal, constructive part of a new homeless-shelter plan.

People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)

Voters may have a say in 1,500-acre Lake Stevens annexation

The August ballot might include an advisory vote to gauge interest on a move that could affect thousands.

The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)

New plan earmarks millions of dollars for pre-K programs

The Snohomish County Council unanimously approved the policy, with a focus on young, vulnerable kids.

Denise Huffer (Photo courtesy of Tracy Gielski)

Lawsuit blames Snohomish County for 2018 jail overdose death

Jailers ignored signs Denise Huffer wasn’t OK, her sister says. The county is reviewing the claim.

Denise Huffer (Photo courtesy of Tracy Gielski)