Lake Stevens

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Lake Stevens ditches plan to cut ties with Sno-Isle Libraries

Days after a separation was proposed, the about-face was announced Tuesday in a statement by the library network.

 

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Lake Stevens proposes cutting ties with Sno-Isle Libraries

Sno-Isle’s director called the move a “drastic and unnecessary action to privatize our shared public library.”

 

Houses along 88th Drive SE visible from the utility access road slated to become the Powerline Trail on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Neighbors hold out on plan for new Lake Stevens trail

The city wants to build the Powerline Trail from 20th Street SE to Eighth Street SE. But homeowners have some concerns.

 

Mara Wiltshire, left, celebrates her first place finish in Mario Cart against her son Miles Jenkins, 7, as Calvin Jenkins, 5, looking on Friday evening at their home in Everett, Washington on January 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Child care’s heightened burden takes parents out of workforce

One Snohomish County mom said she couldn’t return to work “because I didn’t have child care and I wouldn’t be able to afford it.”

Mara Wiltshire, left, celebrates her first place finish in Mario Cart against her son Miles Jenkins, 7, as Calvin Jenkins, 5, looking on Friday evening at their home in Everett, Washington on January 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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GOP duel: County Councilman Sam Low to challenge Rep. Robert Sutherland

Low won re-election in November. He’ll take on Sutherland, a two-term incumbent, in a revamped 39th District

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A pedestrian navigates a slush filled sidewalk along Rucker Avenue on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Overnight snow, rain close many Snohomish County schools

Edmonds, Mukilteo, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Sultan and Monroe schools closed Monday due to bad road conditions.

A pedestrian navigates a slush filled sidewalk along Rucker Avenue on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Aaron Blanchard becomes emotional while speaking to the court during his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

4 years in prison for driver who killed Snohomish motorcyclist

Aaron Blanchard’s sentence was well above state sentencing guidelines. The crash killed Brandon Elias in 2019.

Aaron Blanchard becomes emotional while speaking to the court during his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Students gather in front of Everett High School on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 for a walkout, calling attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and to ask the school district to implement change to stop it. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Around Snohomish County, students walk out to protest ‘rape culture’

Recent and past incidents sparked high school walkouts this fall in Everett, Lake Stevens and Snohomish.

Students gather in front of Everett High School on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 for a walkout, calling attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and to ask the school district to implement change to stop it. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Bonuses, discontent bring wave of Seattle cops to Snohomish County

Everett increased incentives up to $30,000 for “lateral” hires — officers with policing experience — on Wednesday.

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Man shot in Lake Stevens in apparent road-rage incident

Two men in their 60s got into an argument at a Safeway fuel station. The shooter turned himself in.

The event room that will be used for speed dating events at Meatheads Smokehouse and Beer Works in Lake Stevens. (Andrea Brown)

Meet market: Speed dating at Meatheads in Lake Stevens

Singles have five minutes to see if there’s a spark during two old-school face-to-face dating events.

The event room that will be used for speed dating events at Meatheads Smokehouse and Beer Works in Lake Stevens. (Andrea Brown)

Driver hits pedestrian on U.S. 2 trestle near Lake Stevens

The man, 56, was walking westbound near the Highway 204 interchange when he tried to cross the lanes.

Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut to make way for a new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Lake Stevens councilmember says he profited off Costco deal

Until now, Marcus Tageant would not confirm his role in the multimillion-dollar sale of acreage that is soon to be a Costco.

Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut to make way for a new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)
Lake Stevens resident Rick Trout shows a Feb. 2020 photo of the rising lake level in front of his home after a storm. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Some Lake Stevens homeowners now must buy flood insurance

Updated FEMA maps show some lakeside homes now sit in a designated flood hazard area, due to a warming climate.

Lake Stevens resident Rick Trout shows a Feb. 2020 photo of the rising lake level in front of his home after a storm. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
A car breaks and waits for traffic to pass before turning onto 123rd Avenue on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Can roundabouts, lower speed limit make 84th Street NE safer?

Maybe, but transportation and disability advocates want design features to make crossing safe.

A car breaks and waits for traffic to pass before turning onto 123rd Avenue on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kindergartener Robert, 5, imitates a turkeys actions as he answers questions about Thanksgiving outside Mt. Pilchuck Elementary on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Revisionist turkey talk: Kindergartners explain Thanksgiving

These Lake Stevens kids have holiday wisdom to impart, including what they’re grateful for — friends, family and paper swords.

Kindergartener Robert, 5, imitates a turkeys actions as he answers questions about Thanksgiving outside Mt. Pilchuck Elementary on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Steve Hobbs, who was sworn in as Washington Secretary of State, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., poses in front of photos of the 15 people who previously held his office. Hobbs, a former state senator from Lake Stevens, Wash., is the first person of color to head the office and the first Democrat to serve as Secretary in more than 50 years. He replaces Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who resigned to accept an election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Steve Hobbs sworn in as Washington’s 16th secretary of state

The state senator from Lake Stevens is the first Democrat to hold the position in 56 years.

Steve Hobbs, who was sworn in as Washington Secretary of State, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., poses in front of photos of the 15 people who previously held his office. Hobbs, a former state senator from Lake Stevens, Wash., is the first person of color to head the office and the first Democrat to serve as Secretary in more than 50 years. He replaces Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who resigned to accept an election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Eric Durpos in a Lake Stevens City Council meeting Jan. 26, 2021. (City of Lake Stevens)

Lake Stevens city employee gets protection order against boss

Meanwhile, the worker and the public works director both are under investigation, apparently for workplace behavior.

Eric Durpos in a Lake Stevens City Council meeting Jan. 26, 2021. (City of Lake Stevens)
Sen. Steve Hobbs

Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens named secretary of state

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday appointed the Snohomish County Democrat to succeed departing Republican Kim Wyman.

Sen. Steve Hobbs
Lake Stevens Mayor Brett Gailey.

‘A sharp kick in the wallet’: Lake Stevens to pay safety fines

The city initially appealed many alleged workplace violations. Mayor Brett Gailey pledged to do better.

Lake Stevens Mayor Brett Gailey.