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Tribes echo call for new probe of 2015 in-custody death
The family of Cecil Lacy Jr., of Tulalip, says officials conspired to protect law enforcement.
City’s no-sit, no-lie ban could be unconstitutional, some say
The city of Everett says the ordinance is a legal, constructive part of a new homeless-shelter plan.
Voters may have a say in 1,500-acre Lake Stevens annexation
The August ballot might include an advisory vote to gauge interest on a move that could affect thousands.
New plan earmarks millions of dollars for pre-K programs
The Snohomish County Council unanimously approved the policy, with a focus on young, vulnerable kids.
Lawsuit blames Snohomish County for 2018 jail overdose death
Jailers ignored signs Denise Huffer wasn’t OK, her sister says. The county is reviewing the claim.
Snohomish County Council delays education spending vote
The council is now slated to decide next week on the measure, which targets a pre-K learning gap.
County Council proposes to address a big pre-K learning gap
Members are rethinking how to spend earmarked education money to “make a real difference.”
Assessor: Typical 2021 homeowner tax bill akin to last year’s
Snohomish County property owners will get tax statements in March. Some increased. Others decreased.
Justices nix state drug possession law; authorities react
Police must stop arresting people for simple possession. Snohomish County’s prosecutor and sheriff were still evaluating the impact.
Low opposes activist’s appointment to justice advisory group
He cited Luisana Hernandez’ “anti-police” Facebook posts. But he misconstrued the comments, she said.
Former Mill Creek director rejects appointment to top role
Jeff Balentine declined the job for “personal reasons.” That’s all he can say under a city contract.
Point Wells developer makes another appeal to County Council
BSRE says that the county again wrongly denied its condominium plan for an industrial site near Woodway.
Everett pallet shelter plan moves forward, with key caveat
The makeshift village could be on Smith Avenue — but only if people are barred from loitering nearby.
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.
‘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.
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.
Local businesses reeling over massive unemployment tax hike
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would moderate the increase, avoiding a big impact now.
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.
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.