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Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster

Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster

They cite City Manager Michael Ciaravino’s decision to lay off longtime staffers instead of instituting furloughs.

Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster
Frognal Estates property could get new owner

Frognal Estates property could get new owner

The developer pushing for 112 homes near Picnic Point needs another loan to deliver finished lots.

Frognal Estates property could get new owner
Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons

Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons

Pam Pruitt, a figure in city politics since the 80s, stepped down Monday with little formal notice.

Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons

Food drive to celebrate fair community, despite cancellation

Participants should bring non-perishable goods and decorate their vehicles for the drive-thru event.

Mill Creek finance director steps down for ‘personal reasons’

Mill Creek finance director steps down for ‘personal reasons’

This fall, the city will confront pandemic-fueled budget issues without Jeff Balentine.

Mill Creek finance director steps down for ‘personal reasons’
Snohomish County needs to slash budget again, Somers warns

Snohomish County needs to slash budget again, Somers warns

The general fund reduction could be 10%, and no department or office will be spared, the executive said.

Snohomish County needs to slash budget again, Somers warns
‘Good news’: Average virus cases per 100K are declining here

‘Good news’: Average virus cases per 100K are declining here

However, the transmission rate is still considered too high for in-person learning, an official said.

‘Good news’: Average virus cases per 100K are declining here

Complaint: Planning commission member profited from his role

Merle Ash, a consultant for Frognal Estates, denies pushing a code change to help the project.

Slowdown ahead for port as COVID pummels aerospace industry

Slowdown ahead for port as COVID pummels aerospace industry

The Port of Everett is bracing to suffer as its biggest customer, the Boeing Co., scales back production.

Slowdown ahead for port as COVID pummels aerospace industry
Small hospitals weather the pandemic, but with heavy losses

Small hospitals weather the pandemic, but with heavy losses

Another economic shutdown could mean “difficult decisions” for EvergreenHealth Monroe and others.

Small hospitals weather the pandemic, but with heavy losses

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

Homeless people fenced out of small park in downtown Everett

Homeless people fenced out of small park in downtown Everett

Protesters want sanctioned encampments and resources to get the unsheltered off the streets for good.

Homeless people fenced out of small park in downtown Everett
Four vie for county council district 4 post

Four vie for county council district 4 post

The seat represents Mill Creek, part of Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated parts of the county.

Four vie for county council district 4 post
Local COVID-19 case rates soar to springtime peak levels

Local COVID-19 case rates soar to springtime peak levels

Many public employees of Everett and Snohomish County will continue to telework until the end of 2020.

Local COVID-19 case rates soar to springtime peak levels
In Mill Creek, more drama at City Hall — and a budget crisis

In Mill Creek, more drama at City Hall — and a budget crisis

The city manager is under fire for hiring friends, laying off long-timers and soaring legal bills.

In Mill Creek, more drama at City Hall — and a budget crisis
Bankruptcy complicates disputed Frognal Estates development

Bankruptcy complicates disputed Frognal Estates development

The developer says the filing is a temporary setback that won’t block 112 planned homes near Picnic Point.

Bankruptcy complicates disputed Frognal Estates development
Rule-breaking partiers are causing large rise in virus cases

Rule-breaking partiers are causing large rise in virus cases

Long wait times for test results are hampering efforts to contain the virus through contact tracing.

Rule-breaking partiers are causing large rise in virus cases
Over 100 forced to disperse as Everett evicts homeless camp

Over 100 forced to disperse as Everett evicts homeless camp

The ACLU urged city leaders not to sweep the stopgap camp off Rucker Avenue. It was cleared Thursday afternoon.

Over 100 forced to disperse as Everett evicts homeless camp
City orders dispersal of Rucker Avenue homeless encampment

City orders dispersal of Rucker Avenue homeless encampment

Police gave a deadline of noon on Thursday, saying the conditions threaten public health and safety.

City orders dispersal of Rucker Avenue homeless encampment
Downtown Everett homeless camp moves to Rucker Avenue lot

Downtown Everett homeless camp moves to Rucker Avenue lot

The encampment isn’t “legal, authorized or safe,” police say. Neighboring businesses are pushing back.

Downtown Everett homeless camp moves to Rucker Avenue lot