April 18, 2024 1:28 pm

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New Community Transit Swift Orange Line, route changes coming March 30

Swift Orange Line

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—On March 30, Community Transit is making significant changes to several local routes and adding more service with a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line, the Swift Orange Line, and three new local bus routes. The expanded service will offer riders more frequent trips. Schedule changes on most routes will improve reliability, ensuring people […]

WSP Trooper Christopher Gadd memorial service, procession details

Gadd memorial

EVERETT—The procession and memorial services for fallen Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Christopher M. Gadd #927 have been finalized, with the events taking place on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Everett, Wash. Trooper Gadd will be afforded full formal law enforcement honors, with the public ceremony being viewable by local news stations and on the […]

Lawmakers pass legislation that would prohibit octopus farming in Washington

octopus farming

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 4, 2024—Both the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives passed HB 1153 last month that, if signed by Governor Jay Inslee, will prevent octopus farming in Washington State. Currently Washington State does not have any octopus farms, but this bill would prohibit the creation of one. It would not impact commercial […]

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide of Trooper Gadd, in US illegally

santana

EVERETT—Raul Benitez Santana, 32, the Snohomish County man charged with the death of Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd, 27, entered the United States without permission and was in the country illegally, an ICE spokesman confirmed with FOX13 Seattle on March 5. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that Mr. Santana, “entered the U.S. without […]

Medals of Merit and Valor to be awarded at state Capitol

Merit Valor

OLYMPIA — For the first time in nine years, Washington’s Medals of Merit and Valor will be awarded Wednesday, February 21, at a ceremony in the state Legislative Building. The Medal of Merit recognizes exceptional individuals who perform outstanding services for Washington and its residents. The Medal of Valor is awarded to anyone who has […]

Fast, frequent, convenient Swift Orange Line coming March 30

Swift Orange Line

LYNNWOOD—Starting March 30, South Snohomish County will soon enjoy the Community Transit Swift Orange Line—a new, quick and convenient way to get around! The new bus rapid transit (BRT) line—the agency’s third—will provide fast, frequent service linking Edmonds College, Alderwood Mall and Mill Creek, with connections to Link light rail in Lynnwood when it opens […]

Port of Everett presents expansion to County Council for ballot approval

Port Everett

EVERETT—Port of Everett CEO & Executive Director Lisa Lefeber gave a presentation on expanding its boundaries to the Snohomish County Council during their legislative session on January 24. The Council is expected to vote on moving the ballot measure forward in mid-February. The port’s decision is influenced by public outreach conducted in 2018 and 2019. […]

Governor Jay Inslee’s brother, Frank, Jr., unexpectedly passes away

Frank Inslee jr.

OLYMPIA—Washington State Governor Jay Inslee unexpectedly lost his brother, Frank Inslee, Jr., the night of Tuesday, January 23. “We lost a great father, grandfather, teacher and a greater brother, Frank Inslee, unexpectantly last night. His former students tell me they loved him across the state. He loved Carla and his whole clan,” the Governor took […]

Inslee visits Port of Everett, discusses electrifying WA’s maritime industry

Port Everett electrifying

EVERETT—Washington State Governor Jay Inslee visited the Port of Everett’s Pier 3, Wednesday, January 17, where officials are electrifying key infrastructure to reduce carbon pollution and improve overall air quality at the working waterfront. The port recently received a $5 million investment from the Climate Commitment Act funds to electrify its Pier 3 to serve […]

From poverty to promise, Inslee visits Rise Up Academy

rise up academy

EVERETT—Kicking off its 25th year of educational excellence, Governor Jay Inslee toured Rise Up Academy on Wednesday, January 17, seeing firsthand an education curriculum that refuses to let any child “fall through the cracks.” “Trudi and I have been trying to help for the last four years on this by creating resources for early childhood […]

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