Leaked memo from Snohomish Medical Examiner warns of new fentanyl pills
An internal memo that was accidentally released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiners Office warns of a new deadly batch of fentanyl pills.
Converted machine gun found after arrest in Lynnwood road rage shooting
After the suspect's car was impounded, he called 911 to report it had been stolen.
Snohomish County releases housing and behavioral health capital fund to create 700 units of new housing
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers on Thursday released the county’s Housing and Behavioral Health Capital Fund, which is a plan for investments to preserve and build affordable housing and behavioral health facilities. This new revenue source will allow the county to invest approximately $114 million over five years to...
Snohomish County's $114 Million Investment for 700 New Housing Units and Improved Behavioral Health Facilities
Snohomish County in Washington has launched the County’s Housing and Behavioral Health Capital Fund. This plan, introduced by County Executive Dave Somers, is aimed at preserving and expanding affordable housing and behavioral health facilities. Over five years, the County plans to invest about $114 million to develop 700 new housing units. This includes 550 affordable housing units and 150 units for emergency bridge and permanent supportive housing. The fund will also enhance local behavioral health facilities.
Local Alert: Toxic Algae Detected in Gissberg North Lake, Safety Measures Advised
Toxic algae has been found in Gissberg North, identified by blue-green formations on the lake bottom and floating clumps. A test conducted on September 18th confirmed the presence of the harmful liver toxin, microcystin, exceeding the WA State Department of Health recreational guideline of 8 parts per billion.
Snohomish County to Create 700 Units of New Housing
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers released the County’s Housing and Behavioral Health Capital Fund, which is a plan for investments to preserve and build affordable housing and behavioral health facilities. This new revenue source will allow the County to invest approximately $114 million over five years to create 550 new units of affordable housing plus an additional 150 units of emergency bridge and permanent supportive housing. Funding will also be available to help expand the number and type of locally available behavioral health facilities.
Snohomish County to spend $114M from new revenue source to build 550 housing units
(The Center Square) – Snohomish County is utilizing $114 million from a new revenue source to create 550 new units of affordable housing, plus an additional 150 units of emergency bridge and permanent supportive housing. The county’s newly released Housing and Behavioral Health Capital Fund is a result of House Bill 1590, which allows for a county to impose a local sales and use tax increase of 0.1%, or one cent for every $10 purchase. The generated revenue goes toward the creation of affordable housing...
A Decade of Biodiversity Success: Port Susan Restoration Exceeds Goals, Impacting Local Environment
Snohomish County in Washington State has spent ten years restoring and conserving Port Susan in the Salish Sea. This area is a key biodiversity hotspot and home to endangered species. Various agencies have worked together on this project. A new website, 'Ten Years of Progress: Port Susan's Conservation Action Plan,' has been launched to display the progress and future plans.
Discover the 5 Poorest Neighborhoods in Snohomish County, Washington
Snohomish County, situated in the western part of Washington State, shares borders with King, Skagit, and Chelan counties. As a component of the Seattle metropolitan area, its estimated population in 2022 stood at approximately 840,000. The county’s largest city and county seat is Everett. Notably, Snohomish County is home...
Thirsty Thursday | Community Business Networking: Connect and Grow with Snohomish County's Best
📢 Attention all business enthusiasts! Get ready for a power-packed evening at the "Thirsty Thursday | Community Business Networking" event. This is not just a get-together, but a golden opportunity to connect with like-minded businesses from around Snohomish County.💼
Everett senator will head state Senate’s Ways and Means Committee
EVERETT — State Senate Democratic colleagues selected Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, to serve as the chair of the powerful Senate Ways and Means Committee for the 2024 legislative session. Robinson will be in the decision-making seat in the committee that shapes the state’s budget. The committee also authorizes state...
County releases $114.5M housing, behavioral health plan
EVERETT — Snohomish County could invest $114.5 million in housing and behavioral health facilities under a five-year plan County Executive Dave Somers announced Thursday. Through the proposed plan, called the Housing and Behavioral Health Capital Fund, the county would allocate almost $93 million to create an estimated 700 affordable housing units. The county would also invest over $10 million in behavioral health facilities.
PUD program seeks to make energy grid smarter for 380K customers
MILL CREEK — At a Mill Creek home predating the Cuban Missile Crisis, a Snohomish County Public Utility District employee changed its electric meter. It was replaced with a 21st century version Thursday morning — one of the first of 380,000 new meters being installed over the next three years.
Snohomish County Celebrates 10 years of restoration progress in Port Susan
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., September 20, 2023 – Over the last 10 years, multiple agencies have worked together towards maintaining and restoring Port Susan. This area offers important habitat for endangered species and is a refuge of biodiversity. A new website: Ten Years of Progress: Port Susan’s Conservation Action Plan, celebrates recovery efforts and highlights key restoration actions in Port Susan as well as additional work that is still needed. The past decade of conservation work was guided by the 2012 Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area Conservation Action Plan (CAP).
Snohomish County to Invest 1.5 Million From the American Rescue Plan in Broadband Access
According to our state Broadband Office, as many as 15 percent of Washington households do not have a desktop or laptop computer. Additionally, Washington’s enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program rate is only 26 percent, well below the national average of 33 percent. Of the over 1.1 million eligible households in the state, less than 290,000 are enrolled in the ACP.
Sex Offender with Gang Links Eludes Washington Authorities; Key Arrest in Related Teen Murder Case
Authorities in Western Washington are requesting public help to find a sex offender with reported gang affiliations who has managed to evade law enforcement. Despite his deportation in the past, the individual, who has an extensive history of crime including domestic violence charges, escape, and failure to register as a sex offender, continues to elude arrest.
Snoho Co Council delays vote on plan to restrict cashless biz
There’s still some work to do before leaders in one county can vote on a plan to require businesses to accommodate cash customers. The proposed rule would allow unincorporated Snohomish County businesses to be cashless if cash customers are able to use “reverse ATMs” to buy debit cards, with exemptions allowed, like if a business is subject to repeat crime or only has one worker on-site. Under the proposal, businesses would apply for exemptions.
Editorial: Restore salmon habitat but provide view of its work
Instead of hiking boots and dog paws, more of the Snohomish River delta’s Spencer Island could soon be traversed by chinook salmon smolts. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Snohomish County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed breaching and lowering dikes on the 414-acre island as part of a plan to return to the estuary what was first diked and built up as grazing and agricultural land in the early 1900s. The project would restore important habitat for chinook salmon and other wildlife, as reported Saturday by The Herald’s Ta’Leah Van Sistine.