Inslee signs new $52.4 billion spending plan for the state

To help pay for this budget, taxes are getting raised on businesses, big banks and vaping products.

  • May 21, 2019

 

Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November

“Now is the time for us to be able to take control back of our town,” Councilman Scott Whelpley said.

 

Mayor Cassie Franklin pushes off her first ride Friday morning during a launch event for an e-scooter pilot program. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

My first Everett e-scooter ride: Not as daunting as I feared

A hundred rentable battery-powered scooters have begun dotting — and darting around — Everett streets.

 

A deceased gray whale was deposited at Possession Point. It proved to be an issue as it started to decompose.
                                (Photo provided by Jill Hein)

Dead whale dumped on Whidbey beach raises smelly questions

Island County leaders question the practice of leaving the giant carcasses on local shorelines.

A deceased gray whale was deposited at Possession Point. It proved to be an issue as it started to decompose.
                                (Photo provided by Jill Hein)

Tough decisions: Everett School Board weighs boundary changes

The district has heard from concerned families as it tries to address overcrowded high schools.

Report: Man under U.S. 2 aimed gun at deputies, who shot him

A Lake Stevens man was drinking and acting suicidal before he was killed in 2018, a new report says.

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MEETINGS Sound Transit public hearings Sound Transit is holding a public hearing regarding property acquisition for purposes of locating, operating and maintaining the Link light… Continue reading

An artist’s rendering of the new ferry terminal under construction in Mukilteo. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

It’s a go! Ferries awards $26.4 million for marine contract

After fish season, work begins in August for in-water structures. Terminal on track for fall 2020.

An artist’s rendering of the new ferry terminal under construction in Mukilteo. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Word’s out: A small drug stash can keep you out of trouble

Prosecutor wrestles with policy to avoid simple possession cases, but lacks staff to pursue them.

This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Yikes! Big hair and blue eye shadow is stylin’ in Lynnwood

Dude, beer can earrings are like, totally, a bonus in “Almost Live!” contest to art up a signal box.

This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Election drama begins as candidates file for dozens of races

Lots of hopefuls jumped in, especially when the current office holder was on the way out.

Free luge sessions draw young daredevils to Camano Island

Children 9-13 years old learned luge sledding — on wheels, for now — with the help of Team USA.

‘She is all we have’: Kids try to ‘hide their mother’s addiction’

A Lake Stevens woman was arrested after allegedly using drugs in an SUV with her kids, ages 3 to 15.

Aerospace program helped Tulalip teen break out of his shell

Gio Bryan wants to work at Boeing. First, he’s graduating from an alternative high school in Tulalip.

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EVENTS North county crime meeting Marysville and Arlington-area residents and businesses are invited to a panel discussion on May 28 about the status of the… Continue reading

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Snohomish County Executive David Somers was recently presented with a Patriot Award by John Van Dalen, ombudsman for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard… Continue reading

South County Fire commissioner Richard Schrock, 74, dies

Schrock played key roles in merging fire- and police-related agencies. “He left an imprint.”

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SERVICE CLUBS There are multiple local chapters of these service clubs, which serve both locally and globally. Kiwanis International focuses on improving the lives of… Continue reading

Arlington gets $1.1 million for improvements to its airport

It was one of three airports in Washington and 127 nationwide to receive money from the FAA.

E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

$5 parking fee coming to Gissberg, Twin Rivers county parks

“Clean, safe and open” is the goal, but anglers and other visitors are unhappy about the new cost.

E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)