July 13, 2024 4:10 pm

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County Council Approves Broadband Expansion Projects in Index and Verlot

Today the Snohomish County Council approved contracts with Ziply Fiber to expand broadband access in and around the Town of Index and unincorporated area of Verlot. These projects will bring service to approximately 622 locations in Index and 341 locations in Verlot which are currently unserved by broadband. “As co-chair of the County Broadband Action […]

Eighteen fallen heroes honored at Global War on Terror Veterans Memorial in Arlington

Global War on Terror

ARLINGTON—The names of the eighteen Snohomish County residents who perished during military operations from September 11, 2001, to the present, were unveiled on Memorial Day, May 27, 2024. The names were engraved on a plaque adjacent to a sculpture by a local artist at Haller Bridge that was rededicated as the “Global War on Terror […]

Reichert holds latest campaign fundraiser at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish


SNOHOMISH—Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Reichert held a fundraiser event at Thomas Family Farms in Snohomish Tuesday, May 21. The event was hosted by State Representative/Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low and Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring with approximately 175 attendees. The evening began around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and included a dinner, keynote speakers, and opportunities to […]

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 […]

County honors community members of Mexican and AAPI heritage

County cinco de mayo

EVERETT—The Snohomish County Council honored both the county’s robust Asian/Pacific Islander and Mexican communities on Wednesday, May 1, by signing two separate proclamations recognizing May as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month; and recognizing May 5 officially as Cinco de Mayo. The General Legislative Session kicked off with council unanimously passing Resolution 24-023, […]

Snohomish County now to require annual drug testing of its housing properties

drug testing

EVERETT—The Snohomish County Council adopted Ordinance 24-011 at its Public Hearing on May 1, with a vote of 3-2, that will now require annual drug testing of county-owned supportive housing facilities for hazardous chemicals. The ordinance, introduced by Councilmember Nate Nehring was adopted on a 3-2 vote with Council Chair Jared Mead and Councilman Sam […]

10-year anniversary of Oso mudslide, new memorial dedicated

Oso mudslide

ARLINGTON—Snohomish County executive, dignitaries across the region, first responders including the Washington State Patrol and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, community members, and affected family members gathered together in Arlington on Friday, March 22, to recognize the 10-year anniversary of the Oso mudslide which claimed the lives of 43 people on March 22, 2014, when an […]

Applications open for the Greater Seattle Export Accelerator Program

Greater Seattle Export Accelerator

Snohomish County—Executive Dave Somers encourages Snohomish County-based businesses to apply for the Greater Seattle Export Accelerator (GSEA) program, which provides export assistance and new trade opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses in Snohomish, Pierce, and King County. The program is operated by Greater Seattle Partners (GSP) with financial support from Snohomish County and is designed […]

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 […]

Mead and Nehring to lead Snohomish County Council in 2024

Mead and Nehring

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Councilman Jared Mead (D), representing District 4, and Councilman Nate Nehring (R), representing District 1, were re-elected as Chair and Vice Chair of the Snohomish County Council, respectively, by their fellow councilmembers during the body’s Administrative Session on January 2. “I’m honored and grateful to be re-elected by my fellow councilmembers as Chair of […]

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