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Judge temporarily blocks Everett’s bikini-barista dress code

The preliminary injunction bars the city from enforcing the law pending a legal challenge.

City attorneys: Methadone clinics should be allowed downtown

The Planning Commission will discuss, and may vote on, the issue during Tuesday’s meeting.

Everett councilman wants a group to study districting

But the existing Everett Districts Now is concerned over “an attempt to confuse voters.”

Jacob Nanfito, an instructor with Goodwill Industries, teaches a large ESOL class to moms Tuesday at the Casino Road Academy, while in another room at the same Casino Road Community Center quad, instructors with the YMCA are teaching their preschool kids. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Collaborative groups awarded millions in grants from United Way

The money is aimed at combating multi-generational poverty in families with children younger than 8.

Jacob Nanfito, an instructor with Goodwill Industries, teaches a large ESOL class to moms Tuesday at the Casino Road Academy, while in another room at the same Casino Road Community Center quad, instructors with the YMCA are teaching their preschool kids. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett to county: Where’s the money for low-barrier housing?

The city has yet to see more than $1M. The county says it’s waiting for requirements to be met.

Wanted: Salvation Army bell ringers

Volunteer and paid shifts are available at 35 stores in Everett, Lake Stevens, Monroe and Snohomish.

State waging war with tenacious ivy, an invasive ‘bully’

The public is being asked to help with a study by collecting and sending in samples.

Offering comfort in times of grief

The new nonprofit group The Widows Project supports men and women who have lost a spouse.

Stillaguamish River crests; more flooding depends on rain

Rising water created problems along the Snohomish and Skykomish rivers, too. Landslides are possible.

Judge critical of both sides’ arguments in Everett bikini barista case

She will determine whether the city’s dress code suppresses free speech — or deters crime.

Injection sites still banned — County Council doesn’t budge

At a public hearing, more than 15 people said they are opposed to sanctioned areas for using heroin.

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

City Council OKs initial funding for Smith Avenue parking lot

The site of the former Smith Street Mill is being developed in anticipation of light rail.

Lynnwood, Marysville, Sultan consider ban on safe injection sites

If approved, they would join Lake Stevens and Snohomish County, which have temporary bans.

Lynnwood’s property tax promise to homeowners sort of true

They were told consolidation of fire departments would save, but new rates likely will be more.

Cassie Franklin has a transition team — but no mandate

“Sitting down with Judy is going to be one of my top priorities,” said the Everett mayor-elect.

Franklin becomes first woman to be elected mayor of Everett

The new mayor-elect thanked her opponent for “the incredible work she continues to do for the city.”

Verlot ranger station pay phone removed, then reinstalled

The phone will stay until an “affordable solution” can be found, Frontier Communications said.

Life-saving Verlot pay phone to be removed

It’s often the only accessible lifeline on a stretch of that highway, 911 responders say.

Apartment complexes moving closer to fire alarm compliance

It’s been nearly two years since the fatal blaze at the Bluffs property in Everett.