Community Transit's proposed 2024 bus routes. (Community Transit)

Community Transit plan funnels bus services to light rail

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to remake bus service in our county,” Community Transit CEO Ric Ilgenfritz said.

Community Transit's proposed 2024 bus routes. (Community Transit)

Police: 1 shot, killed at Everett storage facility

Officers found one person had suffered a gunshot wound around 6:20 a.m. Detectives were still investigating.

Sue Libow during the abortion rights rally at the Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza in Everett, Washington on May 3, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Fight like hell’: Rallies follow leaked abortion decision

In Everett and Seattle, protesters turned out to oppose a looming Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Sue Libow during the abortion rights rally at the Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza in Everett, Washington on May 3, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks March 23, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Months into a complex trial over their role in flooding Washington with highly addictive painkillers, the nation's three largest opioid distributors have agreed to pay the state $518 million. Ferguson announced the deal Tuesday, May 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

State reaches $518M settlement with opioid distributors

The agreement requires approval by a judge and dozens of Washington cities that pursued their own cases

  • May 3, 2022
FILE - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks March 23, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Months into a complex trial over their role in flooding Washington with highly addictive painkillers, the nation's three largest opioid distributors have agreed to pay the state $518 million. Ferguson announced the deal Tuesday, May 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Arlington

Arlington seeks applicants for vacant council seat

Under state law, the council has till July 18 to fill the seat. It became vacant after Mike Hopson died in April.

Arlington
Dr. Chris Spitters (Snohomish Health District)

Not a mandate, but a ‘call to action’ for return of masks

As hospitalizations surge, Snohomish County health officials recommend people wear masks indoors and in crowds.

Dr. Chris Spitters (Snohomish Health District)
Dwight Henline (San Juan County Sheriff’s Office)

Whidbey man accused of setting fire to Friday Harbor stores

The April 6 fire caused millions of dollars in damage and destroyed multiple businesses.

Dwight Henline (San Juan County Sheriff’s Office)
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Darrington in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Forest Service formulating big plan for Stillaguamish watershed

Three trails could be decommissioned. New ones could be built. And over 22,000 acres of trees could be thinned.

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Sibilings Michael, Crystal and Garry Larson outside of Everett High School on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With help, they made it, so Everett High alums pay it forward

Garry, Crystal and Michael Larson started a scholarship to help Black students and students who have been in foster care.

Sibilings Michael, Crystal and Garry Larson outside of Everett High School on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Electric Ford Mustangs are lined up for viewing Saturday afternoon during Drive Electric Earth Day in the Everett, Washington on April 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Electric car owners enjoy kicking the dinosaur fuel habit

The number of Washington drivers plugging in is growing, but the upfront cost of electric vehicles is high.

Electric Ford Mustangs are lined up for viewing Saturday afternoon during Drive Electric Earth Day in the Everett, Washington on April 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett

Days after Everett shooting, man dies; suspect arrested

The suspect allegedly shot the man in the head during a robbery. A judge set bail at $5 million.

Everett
Bakers Nechirvan Zebari, left, Amer Ali, Sam Hamber and Marwan Adham at Alida’s Bakery on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fasting for Ramadan, these Everett bakers made delicious bread all day

Hunger and flatbread go hand-in-hand when you’re a Muslim baker during the holy month.

Bakers Nechirvan Zebari, left, Amer Ali, Sam Hamber and Marwan Adham at Alida’s Bakery on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ferne Violet Berg Ullestad holds hands of her family members while she sits are her table during her 100 year birthday celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville centenarian known by many for loving ‘unconditionally’

Ferne Ullestad turned 100 in April. She said over the years, Marysville has stayed the same at its core.

Ferne Violet Berg Ullestad holds hands of her family members while she sits are her table during her 100 year birthday celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Traffic moves along Filbert Drive next to pedestrians walking along a new section of the North Creek Regional Trail on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

North Creek Trail section near Bothell almost ready

Final paving is set this summer for the first phase of the 2.42-mile trail north of Centennial Park.

Traffic moves along Filbert Drive next to pedestrians walking along a new section of the North Creek Regional Trail on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Screenshot of April 5 Edmonds City Council meeting. Inset (L-R): Mayor Mike Nelson and council members Kristiana Johnson, Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Diane Buckshnis, Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. (City of Edmonds)

Edmonds ex-staffers say council ‘bullying’ pushed them out

The city has lost at least five department heads since 2019. Staffers say there is a general “lack of civility.”

Screenshot of April 5 Edmonds City Council meeting. Inset (L-R): Mayor Mike Nelson and council members Kristiana Johnson, Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Diane Buckshnis, Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. (City of Edmonds)
The Mukilteo waterfront on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Got ideas? 26-acre Mukilteo waterfront beckons improvement

There’s an open house on Thursday. See what’s on the drawing board so far from 11 landowners.

The Mukilteo waterfront on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The gas flow control valve, which plaintiffs say was severely corroded. (Court documents)

Lawsuit: Deadly fire was caused by natural-gas water heater

An Everett woman, 87, died in the 2019 fire. The lawsuit claims Puget Sound Energy rarely inspected the home’s gas lines.

The gas flow control valve, which plaintiffs say was severely corroded. (Court documents)
A worker sprays down the floor near a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. The garbage pile at the facility is reaching never-before-seen proportions. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County is hoping to avoid literal dumpster fire

Our stinky trash mountain could spontaneously combust, so officials are arranging to send garbage to Oregon.

A worker sprays down the floor near a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. The garbage pile at the facility is reaching never-before-seen proportions. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A “Community Donation Center” at a Value Village in Spokane. TVI, Inc., the Bellevue-based corporation that owns Value Village, has 14 stores across Washington. (Young Kwak/InvestigateWest)

State high court to hear fraud case concerning Value Village

The state says the for-profit thrift store chain violated consumer protection laws. The company disagrees.

A “Community Donation Center” at a Value Village in Spokane. TVI, Inc., the Bellevue-based corporation that owns Value Village, has 14 stores across Washington. (Young Kwak/InvestigateWest)
Everett

Overboard boater rescued at Everett Marina

The man was pulled from the water before first responders arrived. He was in stable condition.

Everett