Change marks Aug. 18 primary election

What do 83 men and women living in all corners of Snohomish County and a convent atop a hill in Woodway have in… Continue reading

Allied Waste reaches pact; Waste Management still talking

Trash collection is continuing today even though the contract with some workers has expired. Garbage haulers who work for Allied Waste tentatively agreed to sign… Continue reading

High winds bring down branches, power lines throughout county

LAKE STEVENS — Mike Vanney heard a crack, looked up and saw the tree coming down. About 16 inches at its base, the tree struck… Continue reading

Friday went by in a whoosh of wind

Whipping winds are gone, but rain is here to stay for at least another day. Easter egg hunters might need umbrellas today as showers are… Continue reading

Garbage haulers for Allied Waste tentatively agree to labor contract

Garbage haulers who work for Allied Waste have tentatively agreed to sign a new labor contract early Wednesday evening. While those workers should pick up… Continue reading

Public safety workers celebrate

Local emergency dispatchers are celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week by making a pledge to get active. Dispatchers at the Snohomish County… Continue reading

Darlene Fairley won’t seek re-election to state Senate

OLYMPIA — State Sen. Darlene Fairley, D-Lake Forest Park, sent colleagues an e-mail informing them she won’t seek re-election because she no longer enjoys the… Continue reading

Proposal would allow 18-story buildings in parts of south county

EVERETT — Buildings up to 18 stories could rise in dense, urban pockets throughout south Snohomish County with preliminary rules the County Council is scheduled… Continue reading

County studies new zoning for urban centers

EVERETT — Snohomish County leaders are preparing new development rules aimed at creating pedestrian-friendly clusters of shops and homes along major transit routes. The new… Continue reading

Outdoors Calendar

B.I.K.E.S. rides: Various starting locations; www.bikesclub.org. McClinchy Mile Ride, March 20 day-of-event registration is 8 to 11 a.m., course open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,… Continue reading

Community Extra: Applause

HONORS Monroe police note employees’ efforts The Monroe Police Department held its annual department banquet Dec. 4. At the dinner, Police Chief Tim Quenzer presented… Continue reading

Snohomish County residential property tax bills ease

A steep drop in real-estate prices has finally eased tax bills slightly for most Snohomish County homeowners. Yearly notices mailed Friday average $99 less than… Continue reading

Strike deadline is tonight for garbage haulers in Snohomish County

If garbage haulers in Snohomish County decide to strike tonight, company officials say garbage bins still will be emptied. Just when that would happen isn’t… Continue reading

Woodway looks at options for a new city logo

WOODWAY — Linda Wilmer saw a challenge and went with it. Wilmer, who lives in Woodway, volunteered to update the town’s logo while following staff’s… Continue reading

Fire districts 1, 7 will continue merger talks

CLEARVIEW — Leaders of two south Snohomish County fire districts have agreed to continue chewing over the pros and cons of a possible merger. On… Continue reading

Fire District 1’s plans bumping up against growing cities

EVERETT — Ed Widdis, chief of Snohomish County Fire District 1, walked to a large wall map in fire station headquarters. He pointed to the… Continue reading

Community Extra: Applause

HONORS Granite Falls Scout earns Eagle rank Jacob Brown of Granite Falls Boy Scout Troop 28 earned his Eagle Scout rank on May 20. Brown,… Continue reading

Woodway maps out road work for 2011

WOODWAY — As early as next summer, crews will start working on improvement projects for streets in Woodway. The Woodway Town Council approved a $390,000… Continue reading

All about the Stevens-Swedish hospital deal

Representatives of Stevens and Swedish hospitals will kick off a series of meetings in south Snohomish County next week to explain how the proposed affiliation… Continue reading

Front Porch

Day to think oceans World Oceans Day is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano… Continue reading