Rachel Riley

Snohomish County Council to fill empty seat via video chat

The process for choosing a new council member has taken a unique turn due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Drive-thru coronavirus testing site could soon close

The federal government is “moving on” from the Everett location after next week, officials say.

 

Care homes face gear shortage, ill staff and the unknown

More than 100 COVID-19 cases have been linked to long-term care facilities in Snohomish County.

 

Recovering addicts turn to the web, each other amid outbreak

“We are taught … to not be alone.” As meeting sites closed in Everett, 12-step programs moved online.

Coronavirus adds to plight of Snohomish County’s homeless

Obstacles persist for the unsheltered amid the pandemic, even as some are relocated to motels.

COVID-19 outbreak strikes 2 more long-term care facilities

Snohomish County public health officials declined to name the locations, citing patient privacy.

Snohomish County homeless sex offender check-ins on hold until early April

The Sheriff’s Office has also suspended fingerprinting services due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Care home still on lockdown as connected COVID-19 cases rise

As of Friday, 17 infections — including two deaths — had been linked to Josephine Caring Community.

Local organizations bracing for COVID-19 to hit the homeless

Advocates question where those without homes will quarantine and self-isolate during the pandemic.

Government closures continue amid coronavirus concerns

Snohomish County, the Snohomish Health District and other localities are restricting operations.

Child care becomes dilemma as mandatory school closures loom

“We already have a crisis in Washington state with a shortage of child care,” said one daycare owner.

County social services hub closes amid virus exposure concern

It’s not clear when Snohomish County’s Carnegie Resource Center in Everett will reopen.

3 Stanwood care home residents test positive for COVID-19

“I can tell you these are incredibly tough times for our staff,” said the CEO of Josephine Caring Community.

Amid virus oubtreak, Cascade senior envisions future in public health

Hannah Tran, who wants to work with kids, is eying careers in pediatrics and communication science.

Environmental cleanup beginning at waterfront mill property

Kimberly-Clark has until the end of 2020 to remove the pollution, per pact with the Port of Everett.

Political angst adds challenges to 1st largely online census

Local organizers are working to dispel fears about privacy and security ahead of the 2020 count.

Road to Paine Field renamed in Hank Robinett’s honor

Snohomish County has dedicated 100th Street SW to a local champion for commercial air service.

3 Democrats vying for open Snohomish County Council seat

Jared Mead, Stephanie Vignal and Kyoko Matsumoto Wright are the nominees for the District 4 seat.

Mill Creek police chief may be on leave, but city won’t say

The city manager and other officials would not confirm the department head’s employment status.

Move to 2-year budget expected to save county time and money

The first biennial spending plan will be adopted in 2022, offering staffers breathing room.