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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.

 

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.

 

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)

Snohomish County Council delays education spending vote

The council is now slated to decide next week on the measure, which targets a pre-K learning gap.

A boy raises his hand during a lesson at Starbright Early Learning Center on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Everett. The Snohomish County Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a measure that would add early learning centers to a spending plan for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

County Council proposes to address a big pre-K learning gap

Members are rethinking how to spend earmarked education money to “make a real difference.”

A boy raises his hand during a lesson at Starbright Early Learning Center on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Everett. The Snohomish County Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a measure that would add early learning centers to a spending plan for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Homes along 55th Avenue SE in the Silver Firs neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Assessor: Typical 2021 homeowner tax bill akin to last year’s

Snohomish County property owners will get tax statements in March. Some increased. Others decreased.

Homes along 55th Avenue SE in the Silver Firs neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington State Supreme Court Justices (back row, L-R) Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Mary I. Yu, G. Helen Whitener, (front row, L-R) Susan Owens, Charles W. Johnson, Steven C. Gonzalez, Barbara A. Madsen and Debra L. Stephens.

Justices nix state drug possession law; authorities react

Police must stop arresting people for simple possession. Snohomish County’s prosecutor and sheriff were still evaluating the impact.

Washington State Supreme Court Justices (back row, L-R) Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Mary I. Yu, G. Helen Whitener, (front row, L-R) Susan Owens, Charles W. Johnson, Steven C. Gonzalez, Barbara A. Madsen and Debra L. Stephens.
Lu Hernandez works on a large canvas piece, Madre Mia, in her studio on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Low opposes activist’s appointment to justice advisory group

He cited Luisana Hernandez’ “anti-police” Facebook posts. But he misconstrued the comments, she said.

Lu Hernandez works on a large canvas piece, Madre Mia, in her studio on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jeff Balentine

Former Mill Creek director rejects appointment to top role

Jeff Balentine declined the job for “personal reasons.” That’s all he can say under a city contract.

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

Point Wells developer makes another appeal to County Council

BSRE says that the county again wrongly denied its condominium plan for an industrial site near Woodway.

An architectural model of the planned development of 3,080 waterfront condos at Point Wells near Woodway. (Blue Square Real Estate)
Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Everett pallet shelter plan moves forward, with key caveat

The makeshift village could be on Smith Avenue — but only if people are barred from loitering nearby.

Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)