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Point Wells plan should abide stricter rules, critics say
Landslide hazard regulations drew scrutiny at a public meeting this week on BSRE’s longtime proposal.
Facing enormous need, county grapples with critical deadline
Council members say residents are struggling now as they weigh saving money for 2021 relief efforts.
County OKs budget, with fraction to focus on people of color
The Council voted 4-1 on the spending plan. Dunn, opposed, said it didn’t meet community demands.
Point Wells plan still not up to code, county tells examiner
BSRE says it’s solved key problems with its high-rise condo pitch. The hearing continues on Thursday.
Black activists, sheriff partner to spur talks on race
The group plans to bring people of color and deputies together at barber shops to build trust.
Even with cuts, county budget makes room for social justice
The Snohomish County Council is scheduled to pass a 2021 spending plan on Tuesday.
2 dead after car slams into piling beneath U.S. 2 trestle
The victims, 20-year-old and a 40-year old from Snohomish, haven’t been publicly identified.
Politicians react to Biden’s win after days of uncertainty
Democratic lawmakers applauded the new president-elect and Kamala Harris, who made history.
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.
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.
Sheriff’s social justice proposals draw mixed reviews
On Monday, Fortney asked the County Council to fund outreach events and a virtual reality simulator.
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.
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.
Parties to pick nominees for county redistricting committee
The decennial process to revise County Council district borders will be detailed at Monday’s meeting.
Mead faces Republican challenger in bid to keep council seat
Brenda Carrington hopes to unseat the appointed, Democratic Snohomish County councilman on Nov. 3.
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.
Top water district official resigned with hefty payout
Jeff Clarke’s early ‘retirement’ from Alderwood Water & Wastewater District was shrouded in secrecy.
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.
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.