Front Porch

Job and resource fair in Kenmore

The Northshore Fire Department is scheduled to host a career fair Wednesday.

Several positions at 30 local government and nonprofit groups will be featured. Candidates of all ages, experience levels and industries can attend to find full-time and part-time administrative, information technology, healthcare, public safety and other positions. Candidates should bring resumes and dress professionally.

Register online at, and search “Northshore Fire Department Job & Resource Fair.”

Parking is free and ADA accessible.

The event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Northshore Fire Department, 7220 181st St., Kenmore.

More info:

Naval station drills

Naval Station Everett is running security exercises from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The main gates will be closed for 10-minute intervals during the drill. Those nearby may notice a larger security presence than usual, and hear blank gunshots and emergency messages on loudspeakers.

That practice helps improve coordination between the Navy and local agencies. It also keeps the base prepared in the case of an actual emergency.

Comment on Arlington Comprehensive Plan

People can propose land-use changes to Arlington’s Comprehensive Plan or development regulations until Friday.

The document is used to guide long-range planning in the city and has periodic amendment opportunities. Anyone interested in proposing an amendment can contact the Community and Economic Development Department’s Permit Center staff at 360-403-3551 or

More info:

Lynnwood utility rates increase

Sewer, water and stormwater costs rose this year for Lynnwood residents and ratepayers.

The Lynnwood City Council adopted a new rate structure for each utility on Oct. 14 that includes adjustments annually over six years.

Lynnwood has utility rate assistance programs. For information about them, contact 425-670-5170 or

More info:

CT route changes to Seattle

With the impending arrival of light rail to Northgate, Community Transit is restructuring its service to connect with the frequent train schedule.

The Snohomish County transit agency proposed to connect 800-series buses to Link light rail at Northgate. All 400-series buses to downtown Seattle would continue operating. Sound Transit’s 510-series buses would connect Snohomish County to Northgate, but no farther into Seattle.

Sound Transit and Community Transit will present a revised proposal for public comment in April.

More info:, 425-353-7433

Talk to us

More in Local News

Homes along 55th Avenue SE in the Silver Firs neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Assessor: Typical 2021 homeowner tax bill akin to last year’s

Snohomish County property owners will get tax statements in March. Some increased. Others decreased.

Amy Perusse, who has worked as the Everett School District's Kids in Transition coordinator for seven years, has been recognized by Education Week as one of 11 "Leaders to Learn From." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
‘Quite an honor’ for district’s champion of homeless students

Once a teen mom, Everett’s Kids in Transition coordinator wins national recognition by Education Week.

Lilliana (Lilli) Broce
Edmonds Rotary honors Meadowdale junior

Edmonds Rotary honors Meadowdale junior The Rotary Club of Edmonds has honored… Continue reading

A driver struck a woman in a motorized wheelchair Saturday in Lynnwood. (Lynnwood police)
Woman on wheelchair hit by car in Lynnwood, seriously hurt

The woman was on a sidewalk, passing by a drive-thru in Lynnwood, when a driver pulled out and hit her.

State Patrol worker from Everett charged with attempted child rape

Trevor Smith worked as a commercial vehicle enforcement officer assigned inspecting school buses.

Missing Lynnwood girl found, man she was with arrested

The man, 32, is being investigated for harboring a minor and second-degree child molestation.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, the Legislative Building is shown partially shrouded in fog at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's richest residents, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, would pay a wealth tax on certain financial assets worth more than $1 billion under a proposed bill whose sponsor says she is seeking a fair and equitable tax code. Under the bill, starting Jan. 1, 2022, for taxes due in 2023, a 1% tax would be levied not on income, but on "extraordinary" assets ranging from cash, publicly traded options, futures contracts, and stocks and bonds. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Federal package could drive more than $10B to Washington

The state would get $7.6B for COVID response, schools and child care. Snohomish County is in line for $160M.

Samantha Lake
Missing girl, 12, found safely

Seattle FBI located Samantha Lake on Friday.

NO CAPTION NECESSARY: Logo for the Cornfield Report by Jerry Cornfield. 20200112
Clean fuels and police tactics advance, drug law fix arrives

Here’s what’s happening on Day 50 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

Most Read