Rachel Riley

Cyclist dies in early morning crash in Lake Stevens

The collision happened in a rural, northeastern area of the city. The victim was a 22-year-old man.

Planning commissioner vindicated following ethics complaint

Two critics said Merle Ash profited from his public role. A Snohomish County ethics commission disagreed.

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

‘Pallet’ village for Everett’s homeless could open in June

The Everett City Council must still vote on the project’s components, including a “no-sit, no-lie” ordinance.

Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway. (BSRE Point Wells)

Hearing examiner denies Point Wells high-rise condo proposal

It’s the second time BSRE’s plan was determined to not conform to county rules. But the saga isn’t over yet.

The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway. (BSRE Point Wells)
Chiropractor and owner of Sultan Chiropractic & Massage Brian Copple at his business on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Local businesses reeling over massive unemployment tax hike

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would moderate the increase, avoiding a big impact now.

Chiropractor and owner of Sultan Chiropractic & Massage Brian Copple at his business on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Everett-based Pallet offers a novel way to shelter homeless

The manufacturer’s small, temporary homes have helped hundreds of people get off the streets around Puget Sound.

Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Paine Field makes short list of airports that could grow

Arlington’s airport is also in the running, says a state group planning for future air travel demand.

An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Grant program reopens for businesses suffering amid pandemic

Local businesses that haven’t applied to Snohomish County’s “R3” program can do so until Feb. 2.

Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)

Former Mill Creek finance director offered new role

Jeff Balentine has been assigned deputy city manager and internal auditor. The position was created last month.

Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)
Intensive care unit registered nurse Sara Gering at Providence Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A year later, Gering and her co-workers are still enduring the physical and emotional exhaustion that comes with caring for patients with COVID-19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For Providence ICU nurse, 2020 was a year of isolation

Sara Gering cares for the sickest of COVID-19 patients. She couldn’t do it without her co-workers.

Intensive care unit registered nurse Sara Gering at Providence Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A year later, Gering and her co-workers are still enduring the physical and emotional exhaustion that comes with caring for patients with COVID-19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Annual Point-In-Time survey to count the county's homeless population has been canceled due to COVID concerns.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

County to forgo half of homelessness survey due to COVID

The 2021 Point-In-Time Count will not include a survey of people on the streets, as it usually does.

Annual Point-In-Time survey to count the county's homeless population has been canceled due to COVID concerns.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood planning commissioner Nate Nehring was picked from three finalists, Monday, to fill Ken Klein's former seat, representing north Snohomish County on the county council.  Along with Nehring, Darrington Town Councilman Kevin Ashe and Marysville Councilman Michael Stevens made up the three finalists.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring to seek re-election

No one has announced plans to challenge the Republican incumbent, who represents District 1.

Stanwood planning commissioner Nate Nehring was picked from three finalists, Monday, to fill Ken Klein's former seat, representing north Snohomish County on the county council.  Along with Nehring, Darrington Town Councilman Kevin Ashe and Marysville Councilman Michael Stevens made up the three finalists.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Sam Low

Low faces 2 Democrats in 2021 Snohomish County Council race

Brandy Donaghy and Jordan Sears aim to unseat the District 5 incumbent. The primary is Aug. 3.

Sam Low
People walk by the Weyerhaeuser Building at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Port seeking new ideas for 97-year-old Weyerhaeuser building

The waterfront gem once housed offices of an Everett lumber mill. Next year, it could be reborn.

People walk by the Weyerhaeuser Building at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County allots $13.2 million to early 2021 pandemic response

The Snohomish County Council voted Wednesday to spend CARES Act funds on key programs next year.

SnoCoWork.com is free for local companies and job seekers. (Snohomish County)

Snohomish County launches job search site with local focus

SnoCoWork.com is a free resource for area businesses and residents seeking work during the pandemic.

SnoCoWork.com is free for local companies and job seekers. (Snohomish County)
Jennifer Carlson, left to right, Jim Staniford and Katherine Stipech put together cheeseburger and potato salad meals for the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

10 days, 3,000 meals: Everett cafe steps in to feed homeless

The Everett Gospel Mission couldn’t serve food due to an outbreak. So the mission called Vintage Cafe.

Jennifer Carlson, left to right, Jim Staniford and Katherine Stipech put together cheeseburger and potato salad meals for the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bothell area subdivision proposal sparks watershed concerns

Critics say Ironwood echoes Frognal Estates. County staff say the plans are environmentally sound.

State probe busts 5 for graffiti along highways, interstate

Troopers recommended that county prosecutors charge the men with 52 counts of malicious mischief.

Mill Creek fills another key position: finance director

Jeff Balentine left after budget season. Laurel Gimzo comes from Ottawa, Kansas, to replace him.