Swedish, SEIU reach tentative agreement after year of talks

The union is asking its 8,000 members to vote on the deal starting Saturday.

A note from the publisher

The Daily Herald responds to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Stop flushing wipes, facial tissue, paper towels, cities beg

Coronavirus prompted a run on them. But they’re wreaking havoc on utilities across Snohomish County.

Inslee gives guidance for funerals, real estate, tribes

He gave the go-ahead for funerals, but only immediate families can attend.

Home just in time, they served abroad in S. America, Africa

She caught last plane out of Peru, while her friend in Peace Corps had to leave post in Mozambique.

Recovering addicts turn to the web, each other amid outbreak

“We are taught … to not be alone.” As meeting sites closed in Everett, 12-step programs moved online.

Bus driver who worried early about coronavirus dies of it

Scott Ryan, 41, worked for Community Transit, where nine employees have tested positive.

42 test positive for COVID-19 at Whidbey Island nursing home

The Coupeville facility’s 49 residents and 100 staff members have all been tested for the virus.

Angel of the Winds Arena will be new COVID-19 isolation site

A $1.3 million grant from the state will go toward the facility, which could hold up to 150 people.

Inslee signs new law requiring public schools offer sex ed

Foes can now gather signatures for a referendum that would give voters a chance to keep or repeal it

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest closes amid COVID-19

Much of Snohomish County’s most pristine and remote land is part of the 2,690-square-mile forest.

1st shipment of federal supplies arrives in Everett

Nine pallets of gear to fight against COVID-19 are being distributed to local hospitals and clinics.

Feds accuse ex-lawmaker of conducting digital coin scam

The SEC alleges Dave Schmidt and two others bilked $4 million from investors who bought them.

Lawsuit: Deputy shouldn’t have used Taser in fatal struggle

In March 2017, sheriff’s deputies allegedly beat, choked and shocked Alex Dold at a home near Maltby.

Trump to force GM to produce ventilators for Bothell company

GM will make ventilators under contract for much-smaller Ventec Life Systems.

Naval Station Everett sailor diagnosed with COVID-19

The crew member is assigned to the USS Johnson. This is the only sailor to be so diagnosed in the state.

Coronavirus adds to plight of Snohomish County’s homeless

Obstacles persist for the unsheltered amid the pandemic, even as some are relocated to motels.

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation’s history.

Trump stops deal for Bothell’s Ventec to produce ventilators

The project would have had the company producing more than 1,000 ventilators a month.

Comments welcome on the proposed Lake Stevens Costco

The company’s permit to fill wetlands is under review. Public comment is open until April 12.