Rachel Riley

‘Fulfillment center’ proposed along Bothell Everett Highway

Amazon denies that it’s involved in the project. But permitting documents include the company name.

 

Robert Preston in 2014 on the ground at an Everett park-and-ride, where he said he was assaulted by a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy. The incident led to a lawsuit and a $150,000 settlement. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office via federal court filing) 20210822

County pays $600,000 to settle 7 claims of deputy misconduct

In one case, settled for $150,000, a man who was allegedly fleeing said a deputy sheriff beat him senseless.

 

A memo from Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell to the County Council requesting financial help for a backlog of criminal prosecutions. 20210810

‘Unprecedented’ crime backlog: Justice leaders plead for help

The county prosecutor and the courts say they need far more American Rescue Plan money than is proposed.

 

Dr. Amit Singh is the new president of Edmonds Community College. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds College head, a parking scofflaw, faces ethics fine

President Amit Singh wanted unusual parking privileges. A state board says he broke the law.

Dr. Amit Singh is the new president of Edmonds Community College. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
An instructor playing the role of a suspect in a vehicle sticks her hands out of a car door during a training class at the Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Burien, Wash. Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, with nearly a dozen new laws that took effect Sunday, July 25, but law enforcement officials remain uncertain about what they require in how officers might respond — or not respond — to certain situations, including active crime scenes and mental health crises. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

As police adjust to reforms, crisis responders feel deserted

A new law leaves mentally ill people on the streets, responders say. It’s not what lawmakers intended.

An instructor playing the role of a suspect in a vehicle sticks her hands out of a car door during a training class at the Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Burien, Wash. Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, with nearly a dozen new laws that took effect Sunday, July 25, but law enforcement officials remain uncertain about what they require in how officers might respond — or not respond — to certain situations, including active crime scenes and mental health crises. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Everett man hits patrol car in suspected DUI crash Saturday

The trooper involved sustained minor injuries in the collision at 32nd Street and Rucker Avenue.

Community leaders and officials break ground at the Port of Everett's Norton Terminal at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site along the waterfront Thursday morning in Everett on July 15, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Legacy of pollution makes Everett port project ‘challenging’

The former Kimberly-Clark mill site is nearing the end of a complex cleanup, part of a $36 million terminal project.

Community leaders and officials break ground at the Port of Everett's Norton Terminal at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site along the waterfront Thursday morning in Everett on July 15, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Child, 6, pulled from Lake Ballinger in Mountlake Terrace

The girl was taken to a hospital, according to South County Fire. She was unconscious.

Dewey, a Welsh corgi, cools off as a heat wave hit the Pacific Northwest in June 2021. (Abigail Cooley)

Few solutions for pet owners during the stressful heat wave

The risk of heat stroke loomed for animals, too. Wet towels, cool baths and icy treats helped.

Dewey, a Welsh corgi, cools off as a heat wave hit the Pacific Northwest in June 2021. (Abigail Cooley)

Judge finds deputy ‘NOT credible,’ but his firing is overruled

A neighbor has a protection order against Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy Daniil Nazaria. He still has a badge.

Site preparation for housing development was underway Tuesday, June 8, at the property known as Frognal Estates near Edmonds. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210608

Site prep underway at contested development near Mukilteo

The site near Picnic Point recently sold for $24 million after the previous developer filed for bankruptcy.

Site preparation for housing development was underway Tuesday, June 8, at the property known as Frognal Estates near Edmonds. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210608

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.

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

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)