Rachel Riley

Grant program reopens for businesses suffering amid pandemic

Local businesses that haven’t applied to Snohomish County’s “R3” program can do so until Feb. 2.

 

Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)

Former Mill Creek finance director offered new role

Jeff Balentine has been assigned deputy city manager and internal auditor. The position was created last month.

 

Intensive care unit registered nurse Sara Gering at Providence Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A year later, Gering and her co-workers are still enduring the physical and emotional exhaustion that comes with caring for patients with COVID-19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For Providence ICU nurse, 2020 was a year of isolation

Sara Gering cares for the sickest of COVID-19 patients. She couldn’t do it without her co-workers.

 

Annual Point-In-Time survey to count the county's homeless population has been canceled due to COVID concerns.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

County to forgo half of homelessness survey due to COVID

The 2021 Point-In-Time Count will not include a survey of people on the streets, as it usually does.

Annual Point-In-Time survey to count the county's homeless population has been canceled due to COVID concerns.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood planning commissioner Nate Nehring was picked from three finalists, Monday, to fill Ken Klein's former seat, representing north Snohomish County on the county council.  Along with Nehring, Darrington Town Councilman Kevin Ashe and Marysville Councilman Michael Stevens made up the three finalists.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring to seek re-election

No one has announced plans to challenge the Republican incumbent, who represents District 1.

Stanwood planning commissioner Nate Nehring was picked from three finalists, Monday, to fill Ken Klein's former seat, representing north Snohomish County on the county council.  Along with Nehring, Darrington Town Councilman Kevin Ashe and Marysville Councilman Michael Stevens made up the three finalists.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Sam Low

Low faces 2 Democrats in 2021 Snohomish County Council race

Brandy Donaghy and Jordan Sears aim to unseat the District 5 incumbent. The primary is Aug. 3.

Sam Low
People walk by the Weyerhaeuser Building at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Port seeking new ideas for 97-year-old Weyerhaeuser building

The waterfront gem once housed offices of an Everett lumber mill. Next year, it could be reborn.

People walk by the Weyerhaeuser Building at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County allots $13.2 million to early 2021 pandemic response

The Snohomish County Council voted Wednesday to spend CARES Act funds on key programs next year.

SnoCoWork.com is free for local companies and job seekers. (Snohomish County)

Snohomish County launches job search site with local focus

SnoCoWork.com is a free resource for area businesses and residents seeking work during the pandemic.

SnoCoWork.com is free for local companies and job seekers. (Snohomish County)
Jennifer Carlson, left to right, Jim Staniford and Katherine Stipech put together cheeseburger and potato salad meals for the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

10 days, 3,000 meals: Everett cafe steps in to feed homeless

The Everett Gospel Mission couldn’t serve food due to an outbreak. So the mission called Vintage Cafe.

Jennifer Carlson, left to right, Jim Staniford and Katherine Stipech put together cheeseburger and potato salad meals for the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bothell area subdivision proposal sparks watershed concerns

Critics say Ironwood echoes Frognal Estates. County staff say the plans are environmentally sound.

State probe busts 5 for graffiti along highways, interstate

Troopers recommended that county prosecutors charge the men with 52 counts of malicious mischief.

Mill Creek fills another key position: finance director

Jeff Balentine left after budget season. Laurel Gimzo comes from Ottawa, Kansas, to replace him.

Everett Gospel Mission. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Everett shelters grapple with dozens of virus cases, 1 death

Many patients have recovered after outbreaks at the Everett Gospel Mission and Carnegie Building shelter.

Everett Gospel Mission. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Ric Ilgenfritz, CEO of Community Transit. (Community Transit) 20201210

Community Transit picks a CEO with regional experience

Ric Ilgenfritz starts Jan. 11. He has worked on Lynnwood Link and other Sound Transit projects.

Ric Ilgenfritz, CEO of Community Transit. (Community Transit) 20201210
Jack Travis gets help packing up his tent at the Rucker Avenue homeless camp on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

$4.3 million grant to fund Everett shelter, ‘pallet’ project

90 more spots for homeless people could make a dent in the area’s shortage of more than 500 beds.

Jack Travis gets help packing up his tent at the Rucker Avenue homeless camp on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Dr. Amit Singh is the new president of Edmonds Community College. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Parking reprieve didn’t break ethics law, college leader says

A state board found the Edmonds College president sought special privileges. He claims he was doing his job.

Dr. Amit Singh is the new president of Edmonds Community College. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The last of two cranes is slowly moved into its final position on the Port of Everett's South Terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett coffee heirs get $590K over crane color, ending saga

The Port of Everett promised to paint two giant green cranes blue, then didn’t. The Bargreens took issue.

The last of two cranes is slowly moved into its final position on the Port of Everett's South Terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

More deadlines loom for local small-business grant programs

Those in Everett and Stanwood must apply by Monday. Monroe and other cities are giving more time.

Local economic relief programs to get $4.5 million infusion

The new cash will go to small businesses via city grant programs and Economic Alliance Snohomish County.