Rachel Riley

Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead

Mead likely to win 1 more year on Snohomish County Council

The councilman got twice the votes of his contender. In county judge race, Lopez-Shaw took the lead.

Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead
The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway. (BSRE Point Wells, file)

BSRE to again make case for Point Wells development

The county hearing examiner will say if the project can advance after a multi-day hearing.

The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway. (BSRE Point Wells, file)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney during an interview at the sheriff’s department June 17, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Sheriff’s social justice proposals draw mixed reviews

On Monday, Fortney asked the County Council to fund outreach events and a virtual reality simulator.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney during an interview at the sheriff’s department June 17, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

County might add ‘crisis responders’ to address mental health

The change is one of many that the council might make to the executive’s $1 billion budget plan.

Scott Eastman

Acting Mill Creek police chief’s layoff came with $24k payout

The city admitted no fault in its agreement with Scott Eastman, who wasn’t picked as permanent chief.

Scott Eastman

Parties to pick nominees for county redistricting committee

The decennial process to revise County Council district borders will be detailed at Monday’s meeting.

Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead

Mead faces Republican challenger in bid to keep council seat

Brenda Carrington hopes to unseat the appointed, Democratic Snohomish County councilman on Nov. 3.

Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead
Scott Eastman

Mill Creek acting police chief laid off; new chief picked

Scott Eastman fell victim to budget cuts. Meanwhile, the city’s legal bills are estimated at $1.7 million for 2020.

Scott Eastman
Jeff Clarke (Snohomish County Health District)

Top water district official resigned with hefty payout

Jeff Clarke’s early ‘retirement’ from Alderwood Water & Wastewater District was shrouded in secrecy.

Jeff Clarke (Snohomish County Health District)

Boeing engineer appointed to Mill Creek City Council

Benjamin Briles was sworn in last week after former Mayor Pam Pruitt resigned mid-term in August.

County looks to fill 6 seats on Law and Justice Council

Officials seek applications from “underrepresented” communities. The deadline to apply is Friday.

Dave Somers

Body cams, no major police defunding in Somers’ budget plan

Sheriff Adam Fortney applauded a proposal to reduce county law enforcement budget by just 3 percent.

Dave Somers
Megan Dunn's post on social media. (Screenshot)

Dunn takes heat, apologizes for Molotov cocktail post

The Snohomish County Councilwoman deleted the Facebook post of a cross-stitched bomb, saying she meant no harm.

Megan Dunn's post on social media. (Screenshot)
Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager

Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager

The City Council said Michael Ciaravino is meeting expectations, but some areas need improvement.

Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager
County grows ‘no-shooting’ zone after bullet just misses child

County grows ‘no-shooting’ zone after bullet just misses child

The Snohomish County Council voted Wednesday to prohibit shooting in two areas on Monroe’s outskirts.

County grows ‘no-shooting’ zone after bullet just misses child
Port again wins millions in grant money for mill site revamp

Port again wins millions in grant money for mill site revamp

The Port of Everett successfully reapplied for federal funding after losing $15.5 million last year.

Port again wins millions in grant money for mill site revamp
After bullet nearly hits child, ‘no-shooting’ zone may expand

After bullet nearly hits child, ‘no-shooting’ zone may expand

The Snohomish County Council is weighing the measure for areas on the outskirts of Monroe.

After bullet nearly hits child, ‘no-shooting’ zone may expand
Vacancies could affect key county functions, officials warn

Vacancies could affect key county functions, officials warn

With a COVID-induced hiring freeze and budget talks looming, departments say they have been strapped.

Vacancies could affect key county functions, officials warn

Parking rules extended for heavy trucks outside city limits

The law bars such vehicles from parking on urban residential streets and sets limits in other areas.

Much at stake as deadline looms for comp plan proposals

Much at stake as deadline looms for comp plan proposals

Bothell and North Creek area residents, on the cusp of a rural-urban divide, will seek rezoning.

Much at stake as deadline looms for comp plan proposals