July 13, 2024 3:04 pm

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New Link light rail connecting Bellevue and Redmond now open

light rail bellevue

BELLEVUE—Starting this morning, April 27, 2024, passengers on the Eastside of Lake Washington will be able to use Link light rail to travel quickly and safely to destinations throughout Bellevue and Redmond. The 6.6-mile initial segment of the 2 Line includes eight stations, with service every 10 minutes, 16 hours a day, seven days a […]

WA state to offer up to a $9,000 rebate for new and used EVs

rebate EVs

OLYMPIA—The choice and benefits of driving electric vehicles (EVs) are about to become more affordable to many Washingtonians, due to a new $45 million state program state program announced by Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 23, that will provide an instant rebate of up to $9,000 to eligible residents purchasing or leasing an electric […]

New Lynnwood Link extension to begin commuter travel August 30

lynnwood link

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 […]

Terri Mestas joins Sound Transit as Deputy CEO for Megaproject Delivery

Terri Mestas

SEATTLE—Sound Transit on Wednesday, March 27, announced that Terri Mestas has been appointed as deputy CEO for megaproject delivery, a new position created to lead the development of the agency’s concurrent projects quickly and effectively and bring forth ways to accelerate project timelines and reduce capital expenditures. Sound Transit currently has the largest transit expansion program […]

Congresswoman DelBene Secures $18 million for First District community projects

delbene community projects

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) secures nearly $18 million in federal funding for 15 community projects across Washington’s First Congressional District. These projects range from road and trail improvements to environmental sustainability projects to support farmers’ markets and community center services. The allocation of the 15 community projects Representative Delbene spanning the First Congressional District […]

General Election Results: Winners, losers and too close to call!

2023 General Election

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 8, 2023—The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office has received 184,545 (35.40%) ballots as of November 8, 2023, of which 132,932 (25.91%) have been counted. As of November 8, the City of Edmonds, leads the county with most ballots retuned with 50.45%, followed by City of Brier with 46.54%, and then the City […]

Message from County Auditor: 2023 General Election reporting process

General Election

Snohomish County, Wash., November 7, 2023—Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell shared with local media outlets the anticipated order of activities for General Election night reporting and how to find the preliminary election results. 2023 General Election Results Posting Process State law prohibits the tabulation of election results prior to 8:00 p.m. on Election Night.  Snohomish County Elections […]

AG Bob Ferguson officially launches gubernatorial bid

bob ferguson

SEATTLE, Wash., September 10, 2023—Attorney General Bob Ferguson officially launched his gubernatorial campaign on both sides of the Cascades, with events in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Seattle on Saturday. The announcement comes after a short exploratory campaign, during which Bob traveled to all 39 counties on a statewide listening tour. Bob also announced significant endorsements […]

Primary Election 2023: Winners, losers, and too close to call

Primary Election 2023

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 1, 2023—Over one hundred thousand Snohomish County residents cast their ballot to vote in the 2023 Primary Election for county and local elections. As of August 1, 19.39% of ballots have been returned – that’s 101,110 residents! A Primary Election is required if more than two candidates file for the same […]

Sound Transit sets baseline budget, schedule for Stride Bus Rapid Transit

Stride Bus Rapid Transit

SEATTLE, Wash., July 28, 2023—The Sound Transit Board on Wednesday adopted a final budget and schedule for the new Stride bus rapid transit (BRT) service, including a new bus base and BRT lines on SR 522/NE 145th Street and I- 405. Sound Transit expects to begin construction of some project elements this year and to […]

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