The Smith Ave homelessness camp Thursday afternoon in Everett on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Audit: Snohomish County lacks data-driven approach to homeless services

The Washington State Auditor’s Office this month published a 73-page report looking into four local governments across the state.

 

Lawmakers meet on the Senate floor, Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington lawmakers were wrapping up their work Thursday with final votes on a supplemental state budget and a transportation revenue package before planning to adjourn the legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Crime, climate, abortion on docket in legislative session warm-up

Washington lawmakers will hold 39 hearings this week. Nearly all will be conducted in person, which hasn’t happened in three years.

 

Detonators seized from Jeffrey Carlton's vehicle in Everett in May. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Man caught with illegal explosives in Everett sentenced to time served

Jeffrey Carlton has had a lifelong interest in explosives. He pleaded guilty to unlawfully owning them.

 

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New director named for county’s Department of Emergency Managment

After six years, Jason Biermann has stepped aside but will stay in Snohomish County. Lucia Schmit will move in from Seattle.

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Pulitzer winner’s new book digs into Snohomish County cold case killings

The Everett library will host a talk with Edward Humes on “The Forever Witness,” about a double murder and pioneering DNA evidence.

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Man taken into custody after threats, standoff at Lynnwood business

After four hours, a SWAT team detained the man, who claimed to have a gun and barricaded himself in the 17700 block of Highway 99.

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1 killed in south Everett crash, shooting

On Friday, police responded to reports of gunfire. They found a man trapped in a rolled vehicle, with an apparent gunshot wound.

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Bird scooters lined up along the intersection of Colby Avenue and Hewitt Avenue in downtown Everett on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bird scooters removed from Everett bridge overhang

A prankster, or pranksters, lugged the electrified rides to an area not meant for the public on the Grand Avenue Park Bridge.

Bird scooters lined up along the intersection of Colby Avenue and Hewitt Avenue in downtown Everett on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Beating the heat in their lawn chairs at Lake Roesiger County Park in July 2018, when a hot streak began, were Sonny Taulbee (left) his wife, Carissa and daughter, Ashlyn, 14.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Roesiger property owners to pay fee to clean invasive plants

Snohomish County Council voted 4-1 on a new service charge, dividing the cost among 463 shoreline properties.

Beating the heat in their lawn chairs at Lake Roesiger County Park in July 2018, when a hot streak began, were Sonny Taulbee (left) his wife, Carissa and daughter, Ashlyn, 14.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Luke Sayler and Claire Murphy stress out while watching the World Cup at the Irishmen Pub as the U.S. nearly gives up a last-minute goal during their 0-0 draw with England on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett fans cheer U.S. in tight World Cup match against England

Fans gathered at the Irishmen pub to watch the U.S. take on England in a World Cup match. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Luke Sayler and Claire Murphy stress out while watching the World Cup at the Irishmen Pub as the U.S. nearly gives up a last-minute goal during their 0-0 draw with England on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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One killed, two injured in Lake Stevens car crash

Police say the Thanksgiving Day collision left one man dead and sent two to the hospital with serious injuries.

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On site once planned for city hall, Lake Stevens OK’s commercial rezone

The city hopes the Chapel Hill property will be developed to will bring jobs. Locals say they’d be better served with a public park.

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A young red-tailed hawk takes a moment in a nearby tree after being released from a carrier Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Red-tailed hawk gets ‘second chance’ in release at Evergreen Cemetery

The hawk, found about three weeks ago, was likely hit by a car. PAWS rehabilitated the young bird.

A young red-tailed hawk takes a moment in a nearby tree after being released from a carrier Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Vehicles are parked in front boutique-style businesses on the brick road portion of 270th Street on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Historic West Downtown in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood voters embrace sales tax to pay for street work

Nearly two-thirds of voters backed a measure to keep the two-tenths of a percent sales tax for maintaining streets, sidewalks and more.

Vehicles are parked in front boutique-style businesses on the brick road portion of 270th Street on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Historic West Downtown in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jake Martinez-Torralba, left, smiles while and Evelyn Ward, right, does her best impression of a turkey at Central Primary School on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Piping-hot Thanksgiving takes: Snohomish elementary kids talk turkey

“The pilgrims made Thanksgiving. I know that because we read books.” Read on for more lessons from Snohomish students age 5 to 7.

Jake Martinez-Torralba, left, smiles while and Evelyn Ward, right, does her best impression of a turkey at Central Primary School on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Crew of 4 identified in deadly Snohomish plane crash

The Cessna 208B crashed into a field near U.S. 2. on Friday. A detached wing was found about 200 yards from the fuselage.

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Everett Clinic Founders Building on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Everett. (Eric Schucht / The Herald)

Contract impasse could affect thousands at Regence, Everett Clinic

After Optum reportedly demanded a 14.75% rate increase, Regence’s contract with the clinic’s parent company is set to expire soon.

The Everett Clinic Founders Building on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Everett. (Eric Schucht / The Herald)
Solar panels are visible along the rooftop of the Crisp family home on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Breaking it down: How consumers can cash in on federal climate bill

Tax credits and discounts on electric vehicles are among many incentives to help consumers save money and the planet.

Solar panels are visible along the rooftop of the Crisp family home on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lloyd Richmond listens while the prosecutor questions a witness during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett landlord, 85, convicted of murder for shooting tenant

Lloyd Richmond was charged in the 2021 killing of Justin Allan, 49. A jury found him guilty Tuesday.

Lloyd Richmond listens while the prosecutor questions a witness during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)

Providence responds to critical letter from Everett, county councils

It’s the latest chapter in an ongoing conversation about nurses’ concerns around exhaustion and short staffing at the Everett hospital.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)