Bothell

Bothell ex-counselor gets two years of probation for touching children

Brian Hall, 61, was charged in 2019 with indecent liberties. Boys reported he touched them during counseling sessions.

Bothell
Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Murray, Smiley will debate head-to-head at least once, maybe twice

The two will face off in Spokane next month. They could square off in Seattle too before the election

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Drivers navigate through traffic at the intersection of Highway 9 and SR-204 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Weekend closures ahead for Lake Stevens roundabout construction

The first of three intersection closures is set for North Davies Road and Vernon Road next month.

Drivers navigate through traffic at the intersection of Highway 9 and SR-204 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Attorney Michael Andrews, left, and Kyle Brown listen to the judge's address Wednesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on September 21, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Marysville ex-youth minister gets community service for sexual assault

Kyle Brown, of Marysville, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault with a sexual motivation last month. In 2019, he was charged with molestation.

Attorney Michael Andrews, left, and Kyle Brown listen to the judge's address Wednesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on September 21, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in a video decries an erosion of public safety and increase in brazen criminal behavior. (Screenshot)

Snohomish County sheriff, chorus of local leaders decry policing reforms

Criminals are getting more brazen, they said. In a video, they called for easing vehicle pursuit rules and stiffening drug laws.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in a video decries an erosion of public safety and increase in brazen criminal behavior. (Screenshot)
On Aug. 30, Everett police posted this photo to Facebook seeking tips about an alleged fatal hit-and-run. (Everett Police Department)

Woman arrested in hit-and-run death of Everett pedestrian

Patricia Oman, 80, was walking on Broadway when she was hit. She died four days later. The alleged driver was held on $100,000 bail.

On Aug. 30, Everett police posted this photo to Facebook seeking tips about an alleged fatal hit-and-run. (Everett Police Department)
Crews work to clear debris from U.S. 2 on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2022 after the Bolt Creek fire destabilized the steep terrain. (Lauren Bonney, PIO NW team 8)

US 2 now reopening Saturday, as Bolt Creek wildfire stays contained

The earlier-than-expected reopen date comes two weeks after the wildfire erupted north of Skykomish.

Crews work to clear debris from U.S. 2 on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2022 after the Bolt Creek fire destabilized the steep terrain. (Lauren Bonney, PIO NW team 8)
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County executive lays out blueprint for $85M in federal relief

Dave Somers wants to use one-time pandemic aid on housing, child care and behavioral health in Snohomish County.

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Design rendering of the planned 16-bed mental health treatment center north of Stanwood. (Washington State Health Care Authority)

Stanwood mental health facility clears hurdle, but faces opposition

The facility passed an environmental review. A two-week comment period opened. Comments are due Oct. 3.

Design rendering of the planned 16-bed mental health treatment center north of Stanwood. (Washington State Health Care Authority)
A worker maneuvers a front-end loader around a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

As trash piles shrink, Snohomish County cancels Sunday closures

Transfer stations and drop boxes will be open for regular hours. But a ban on dropping off yard debris is still in effect.

A worker maneuvers a front-end loader around a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The sign at Swedish Edmonds. (Herald file)

New deal gives Swedish nurses, health care workers a big boost in pay

The health care provider and SEIU 1199NW agreed to raises totaling at least 21.5% in the next three years

The sign at Swedish Edmonds. (Herald file)
An aerial view of the proposed site for the Faith Family Village Project pallet homes for families on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Pallet shelter village for 8 families gets permit in Everett

Faith Family Village will house and provide services for 90 days, through city and federal funding.

An aerial view of the proposed site for the Faith Family Village Project pallet homes for families on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Amber Weaver, who has worked at the Lakewood Crossing Starbucks for 5 years, with her daughter Melody, outside of her workplace on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Complaint accuses Starbucks of anti-union threats in Marysville

Meanwhile, a mother of two said Thursday that Starbucks refused to accommodate her schedule when she returned from maternity leave.

Amber Weaver, who has worked at the Lakewood Crossing Starbucks for 5 years, with her daughter Melody, outside of her workplace on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A sign near an entrance to Western State Hospital is shown Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Lakewood, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Edmonds murder charge dismissed due to mental health treatment delays

John Fry allegedly confessed to killing his father in 2019. He has waited months to be admitted to Western State Hospital.

A sign near an entrance to Western State Hospital is shown Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Lakewood, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Crews from Washington State Department of Transportation continue to clear debris from U.S. 2 earlier this week. (Inciweb)

U.S. 2 to reopen Monday as Bolt Creek wildfire calms

The move comes two weeks after the fire north of Skykomish prompted the highway to close.

Crews from Washington State Department of Transportation continue to clear debris from U.S. 2 earlier this week. (Inciweb)
Lynnwood

4th defendant pleads guilty in white supremacist attack

Jason Stanley, of Boise, Idaho is one of four men prosecuted for attacking a Black DJ in Lynnwood.

Lynnwood
Riverside Park is the proposed site of a bridge to connect Everett Ave and 26th Pl in Everett, Washington on September 21, 2022. The city of Everett is planning a bridge from Everett Avenue east across the railroad to property it's developing into the Everett Point Industrial Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett mayor pivots from plan to seek higher taxes

City leaders could need to cut programs and services in the years ahead unless voters approve tax lifts.

Riverside Park is the proposed site of a bridge to connect Everett Ave and 26th Pl in Everett, Washington on September 21, 2022. The city of Everett is planning a bridge from Everett Avenue east across the railroad to property it's developing into the Everett Point Industrial Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett

Everett man gets 9 months for middle school bomb scare

Michael Harsh, a self-described “incel,” threatened to bomb and shoot a girls basketball game at Evergreen Middle School.

Everett
Outgoing Edmonds councilperson Laura Johnson sits in the shade at the park above Edmonds Library on Friday, Sep. 9, 2022, in downtown Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

For Edmonds City Council, another vacancy means another search

Council member Laura Johnson’s departure created the opening. Those interested in serving have until Oct. 5 to apply.

Outgoing Edmonds councilperson Laura Johnson sits in the shade at the park above Edmonds Library on Friday, Sep. 9, 2022, in downtown Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett

Man killed in downtown Everett shooting identified

Few details have been released about the shooting of Naej Belledent, 22, on Sunday.

Everett