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

Community Calendar

Meetings Arlington Kiwanis Club: 7 p.m. at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club every first and third Wednesday at 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Boeing Bluebills:… Continue reading

Keep Fourth safe, say officials

As families all over the country get ready for July Fourth, public safety officials are gearing up for a busy weekend. Last year, the holiday’s… Continue reading

School Winners

Sons of Norway scholarship winners Five local high school seniors recently received scholarships from the Sons of Norway, Normanna Lodge 3, of Everett. The scholarship… Continue reading

Dentist to offer free care

Not everyone who needs dental care can afford it. There is help coming soon, however. Local dentist Michael Hrankowski will provide free treatments at Edmonds… Continue reading

Comments sought on Point Wells condo project

The corporate owner of a century-old petroleum and asphalt facility on Puget Sound is gradually moving along plans to transform it into high-end… Continue reading

Point Wells foes want zoning reversal

Neighbors of a high-end development proposed for the industrial Point Wells site on Puget Sound are asking the state to overturn Snohomish County’s… Continue reading