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Mental health providers brace for forecasted spike in demand

Some fear the local behavioral health system, which has bled revenue, isn’t ready for the onslaught.

‘Not a safe situation’: County is evicting homeless campers

‘Not a safe situation’: County is evicting homeless campers

Residents of the Everett tent city aren’t sure what’s next. Operations at local shelters have been curtailed.

‘Not a safe situation’: County is evicting homeless campers
Instead of arrest, new diversion program to offer resources

Instead of arrest, new diversion program to offer resources

The county has a nearly $1.7 million grant for the initiative, which focuses on repeat offenders.

Instead of arrest, new diversion program to offer resources
A homeless camp of last resort pops up on the county campus

A homeless camp of last resort pops up on the county campus

Dozens of people live in tents on a patch of concrete in downtown Everett. The county does what it can to help.

A homeless camp of last resort pops up on the county campus
Port makeover of old mill property loses $15.5 million grant

Port makeover of old mill property loses $15.5 million grant

Key federal money was rescinded because of a technicality, the Port of Everett says, and it has reapplied.

Port makeover of old mill property loses $15.5 million grant
County town hall shows schism over whether racism is here

County town hall shows schism over whether racism is here

Some denied that systematic discrimination exists. Others called for reforms to fix the problem.

County town hall shows schism over whether racism is here

Snohomish County opens 2nd round of small business grants

Lynnwood also announced a funding opportunity for local establishments struggling amid the pandemic.

Town hall to explore race issues, criminal justice reforms

Snohomish County is hosting the meeting via Zoom on Monday.

COVID-19 quarantine center to move from Everett arena

COVID-19 quarantine center to move from Everett arena

The new site at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe is expected to save the county money.

COVID-19 quarantine center to move from Everett arena

Free COVID-19 testing coming to Lynnwood

The tests will be offered in the parking lot of a local food bank on Thursday.

Child care services are in limbo as the reopening commences

Child care services are in limbo as the reopening commences

Advocates worry the fiscal toll of COVID-19 could shutter some day-care providers for good.

Child care services are in limbo as the reopening commences
Dozens call on God for peace, justice after Floyd’s death

Dozens call on God for peace, justice after Floyd’s death

A prayer vigil at Everett’s Jubilee Church offered attendees solace at a time of civil unrest.

Dozens call on God for peace, justice after Floyd’s death
Sweeping racial justice plan blindsides sheriff, prosecutor

Sweeping racial justice plan blindsides sheriff, prosecutor

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers is pushing for bail reform, body cameras and a citizen oversight board.

Sweeping racial justice plan blindsides sheriff, prosecutor
Budget proposal prompts calls to defund sheriff’s office

Budget proposal prompts calls to defund sheriff’s office

Reform advocates sparred with police supporters for hours during a Snohomish County Council meeting.

Budget proposal prompts calls to defund sheriff’s office

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Graduation parade Mill Creek is recognizing graduating high school seniors with a parade procession at 10 a.m. on June 13. The parade is limited to… Continue reading

Phase 2 of reopening is here: Snohomish County gets state OK

Phase 2 of reopening is here: Snohomish County gets state OK

Effective immediately: Dining in restaurants, shopping in stores and getting a haircut.

Phase 2 of reopening is here: Snohomish County gets state OK
Part of Everett juvenile lockup to become treatment centers

Part of Everett juvenile lockup to become treatment centers

The pandemic has hurt many inpatient rehab facilities, but Snohomish County is getting more beds.

Part of Everett juvenile lockup to become treatment centers

Snohomish County submits application for Phase Two clearance

Officials expect the state will decide “fairly quickly” whether the county is able to proceed.

County staff urges ‘no’ on Point Wells development proposal

County staff urges ‘no’ on Point Wells development proposal

County Hearing Examiner Peter Camp could decide the fate of the high-rise project this summer.

County staff urges ‘no’ on Point Wells development proposal
Inslee wants nursing home residents, staff tested by June 12

Inslee wants nursing home residents, staff tested by June 12

Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.

Inslee wants nursing home residents, staff tested by June 12