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19 min ago | KOMO News
A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for spending it.
2 hrs ago | HeraldNet
Oscar Garcia Pacheco and his lawyer Fred Moll wait in the courtroom after Pacheco was sentenced to 22 years in prison Monday for the fatal stabbing of his wife, Jacoba Ramirez-Rodriguez. Nicolasa Garcia , sitting in court with Monroe Police Department translator Monica Sandoval, reacts to the sentencing of Oscar Garcia Pacheco for the brutal stabbing of Garcia's sister, Jacoba Ramirez-Rodriguez.
4 hrs ago | Redmond Reporter
Redmond Police arrested Jesse Tyler on Thursday, who was one of the top 12 auto theft suspects wanted by the Major Crimes Task Force. Tyler was one of the top 12 auto theft suspects wanted by the Major Crimes Task Force.
5 hrs ago | Fire Rescue Magazine
Survivors say it sounded like a freight train and was over in minutes. Many residents were swept away while inside their homes without warning; others were overcome while driving through the area, on their way to or from everyday activities such as shopping.
6 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane
The Snohomish County Council couldn't decide on a nominee to replace State Rep. Mike Hope, so it is asking Gov. Jay Inslee to do it. The Herald reports the council on Monday could not muster majority support for one of three nominees submitted by Republicans precinct officers of the 44th Legislative District.
10 hrs ago | HeraldNet
The Snohomish County Council last week signed off on an agreement that brings it closer to creating salmon habitat on Smith Island. The county plans to create a 350-acre wetland at the mouth of the Snohomish River.
14 hrs ago | HeraldNet
The King County city of Shoreline can't take over sewer service in the unincorporated Point Wells area of Snohomish County, according to a regulatory decision reached last week. Thursday's 5-0 vote by Snohomish County's Boundary Review Board dealt a setback to Shoreline's hopes of one day annexing the prime waterfront real estate where a developer wants to build 3,100 high-rise condos.
Spectacular weather, popular performers and a demolition derby helped make the Evergreen State Fair the best-attended in recent memory, Snohomish County officials said. The 2014 fair, which ended Sept.
Take a look at the unemployment data for King and Snohomish counties for the past year and it's easy to see why those two areas saw such a decrease in funds for workforce development from the federal Department of Labor. Take a look at the unemployment data for King and Snohomish counties for the past year and it's easy to see why those two areas saw such a decrease in funds for workforce development from the federal Department of Labor.
An analysis of the 2,261 traffic stops in which the Washington State Patrol has issued tickets or warnings through July of this year finds more than half of the violators are over the age of 30. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste believes the problem of texting drivers, as well as those distracted by holding cell phones to their ears, is getting worse. "We are just glued to these things as a society," he said.
Citing "very strong management" as one of its credit characteristics, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upgraded Snohomish County's limited tax general obligation rating to AA+, up from AA. The independent credit rating company also listed a "very strong economy," strong liquidity, budgetary flexibility, and strong budgetary performance as reasons for the upgrade.
The Daily Herald and three members of its news staff have been honored with Key Awards by the Washington Coalition for Open Government for reporting that led to the resignation of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon in 2013. The long-running coverage was the work of reporters Scott North and Noah Haglund and City Editor Robert Frank.
I applaud the Herald's recent editorial, " Watching as birds fall away ." This is a real issue with real local impacts.
The battle for state legislative seats this fall will be fought in part with hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations recycled from the campaigns of incumbent lawmakers. Since May, nearly $2.8 million has been collected by the Democratic and Republican caucuses in the state House and Senate from members up for election this year.
The number of Washington children suspected of having a respiratory virus that is sweeping the nation has increased to 29, including children from Snohomish and Island counties, state Department of Health officials said Friday. Kids from King, Grant, Chelan and Whatcom counties and the cities of Yakima and Spokane are being tested to see if they have enterovirus D68 , said Kelly Stowe, a Department of Health spokeswoman.
Among the projects in Bothell are: Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvement Project in Bothell, 228th Street Southeast and 29th Drive Southeast, $432,000; Pavement Overlay Project at 4th Avenue West, 9th Avenue Southeast and Fitzgerald Road/240th Street Southeast in Bothell, $673,000; and North Creek Trail Section 4 in Bothell, $735,000. "We hope folks will take a look at how projects were selected for PSRC's funding," said PSRC Executive Director Josh Brown.
There's still work left to do on Whitehorse Trail between Darrington and Arlington, but the project is well under way. It's part of an ongoing effort to kickstart the economy in the Stillaguamish Valley after the devastating Oso mudslide.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:16 pm
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