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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.

Close races, including for Everett mayor: 7-vote difference

It could be a while before final results are known for many local elections.

Developer plans 7-story, 140-unit senior complex in Everett

28 of the apartments slated for Broadway, near Pacific, would have to be affordably priced.

Adult family home near Snohomish has license suspended

Among other issues, the state says, patients were denied painkillers — because they vanished.

Residents starting to fill Everett’s newest housing development

There’s a story behind every home sold in an area that was once a landfill and old industrial center.

Everett standing firm on bikini barista rules

The city filed legislation in response to their legal request to have the ordinances tossed.

3 Everett City Council positions contested in the election

Meanwhile, if one of two council members running for mayor wins, a replacement will be appointed.