Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary makes the case to upgrade an aging radio system for police and firefighters at a press conference Thursday. Jon Nehring, mayor of Marysville and board president of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, announced a $70 million plan for digital radios and radio towers in Snohoimsh County. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary makes the case to upgrade an aging radio system for police and firefighters at a press conference Thursday. Jon Nehring, mayor of Marysville and board president of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, announced a $70 million plan for digital radios and radio towers in Snohoimsh County. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Snohomish County’s emergency radios are breaking down

A plan to convert to digital equipment is in the works with an estimated cost of up to $75 million.

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