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Brier teacher restores 1934 fire truck, returns it to New England
A teacher at Brier Terrace Middle School rebuilt it as a learning aid for his students. Now it’s going home to Massachusetts.
Brier family escapes harm after fire in garage
The two-story house in the 22800 block of Brier Road had an estimated $150,000 in damages, per South County Fire.
Brier ex-police chief sues city over employee’s ‘intolerable’ behavior
Michael Catlett cited city-clerk treasurer Paula Swisher’s “inappropriate” behavior and mayoral inaction. Catlett resigned last year.
Why Brier and other small cities turned down federal relief
The mayor decided they didn’t need the $1.9 million and the extra paperwork it would have involved.
Edmonds schools superintendent leaving for new job in Oregon
Gustavo Balderas will lead the Beaverton School District, that state’s third-largest. He will start there in July.
Brier’s police staffing challenge clashes with COVID concerns
Some residents said they would be apprehensive about hiring unvaccinated officers who have applied.
Habitat for Humanity program helps Brier homeowners stay put
The nonprofit’s Home Repair Service program gave a senior couple a new roof — and hope.
Taxes divide candidates in South County Fire race
Rashawn Smith said David Chan has “disparaged” his constituents. The firefighters’ union endorsed the newcomer.
Small-town policing takes center stage in Brier mayoral race
This quiet south Snohomish County city of about 6,500 residents is down to two police officers. For the two candidates running for mayor,… Continue reading
Burn ban upgraded in Snohomish County: No recreational fires
The ban covers pretty much every city, as well as unincorporated parts of the county.
Down to 2 police officers, Brier reaches out to the county
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will provide police services to Brier for the next six months.
Public outcry halts Brier-area road extension plan
The Snohomish County Council delayed a vote on the project amid traffic and environmental concerns.
Bill would add climate-change factors to state planning law
Backers say HB 1099 would limit sprawl and cut greenhouse gases. Critics fear it would hurt housing options.
Why the former Mukilteo police chief loves Snohomish County
Why I Love It Here is an occasional series in The Herald. Today’s essay is written by Rex Caldwell.
Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race
Incumbent PUD Commissioner Sid Logan will likely face Rob Toyer for a spot on the utility board.
Four vie for county council district 4 post
The seat represents Mill Creek, part of Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated parts of the county.
Experts: Meteor likely caused boom heard around Puget Sound
Residents on both sides of the water, in Kitsap and Snohomish counties, reported hearing the bang Wednesday.
Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin
Under supermarket COVID-19 rules, touch only what you buy. Stay in the right lane. Don’t be a cranky pants.
Brier man honored for his music about farmworkers’ struggle
Lifelong musician Juan Manuel Barco’s songs in the corrido style focus on land rights, immigration and more.
Fireworks ban approved in parts of south Snohomish County
Fireworks won’t be allowed in South County Fire’s service area, the county council has decided.