May 28, 2024 5:52 am

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Three babies exposed to fentanyl in Everett

fentanyl Everett

EVERETT—Three children under the age of one were exposed to fentanyl in Everett in April, all within a short four-day-window. One of these children, unfortunately, died. The first child, an 11-month-old, was found unresponsive by their parents on Saturday, April 20, Fox13 first reported. The child was administered Narcan before being transported to a nearby […]

Snohomish County has one of the state’s lowest unemployment rates

Snohomish unemployment

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Washington State according to the Washington State Employment Security Department’s monthly report, but Washington State in general still ranks higher than most states in the nation. Snohomish County is currently tied with neighboring King County with a rate of 4.1%. On the opposite end, […]

Snohomish County unsheltered count decreased from 2023 by 9.6 percent

Snohomish County unsheltered

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 20, 2024 —Snohomish County Human Services has released the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) unsheltered count, designed to provide a snapshot of households experiencing homelessness on a single night. This survey was supported by the efforts of 274 volunteers, County personnel, and partnering agency staff. The 2024 count identified 1,161 people in 945 households […]

Snohomish County Public Works wins national award for Little Bear Creek

Little Bear Creek

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County Public Works is being recognized nationally for an innovative project that changes the way the County handles wetland mitigation and saves millions of dollars in future taxpayer funds. The creation of Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) has been named a national 2024 Public Works Project of the Year from the […]

Mini Einstein Learning Center holds ribbon cutting for new childcare facility

Mini Einstein

LYNNWOOD—Mini Einstein early childcare learning center held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday, April 26, commemorating its brand-new building at 21020 67th Avenue West in Lynnwood. The building will officially open on May 1, after a long, five years in-the-making. “Mini Einsteins is very welcoming, and they’ve been so great with our kids, […]

Snohomish County Public Works wins National Project of the Year

snohomish county Public Works

EVERETT—Snohomish County Public Works is being recognized nationally for an innovative project that changes the way the County handles wetland mitigation and saves millions of dollars in future taxpayer funds. The creation of Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) has been named a national 2024 Public Works Project of the Year from the American […]

Salary commission approves $230,000 in pay raises for elected officials

Salary commission

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—At its Thursday meeting on April 25, the Snohomish County 2024 Salary Commission approved a total of $229,815 (or 14.98 percent) in pay raises for Snohomish County government elected officials over a two-year period effective January 1, 2025. The commission unanimously agreed to a uniform approach to determining salaries for elected officials, reversing its decision […]

Salary Commission proposes $53,000 raise for Snohomish Sheriff

Salary Commission

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—At its Monday meeting on April 15, the 10-member appointed Snohomish County 2024 Salary Commission is proposing a 5-percent minimum salary increase for Snohomish County government elected officials; and a 28.9-percent (or $53,180) increase for the Snohomish County Sheriff position. If approved by the Board at its meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, […]

Snohomish County Public Works wins statewide project of the year award

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EVERETT—Snohomish County Public Works’ project that created the Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) was innovative, changing the way the county handles mitigation and saving millions of dollars in taxpayer funds. As a result, the project has been recognized as the 2024 Public Works Project of the Year from the American Public Works Association […]

New Lynnwood Link extension to begin commuter travel August 30

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SEATTLE—Sound Transit announced Thursday, April 4, that passenger service on the Link 1 Line will begin to Lynnwood on August 30, 2024. The 8.5-mile segment will add four new stations: Shoreline South/148th St., Shoreline North/185th St., Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood City Center. During peak hours, trains will run approximately every eight minutes. Community Transit and […]

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