Reminder: Snohomish County Council to meet in Edmonds Feb. 5

The Snohomish County Council will hold its first evening meeting of 2018 in Edmonds. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the Edmonds City Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave. N. Edmonds is located within Snohomish County Council District 3 and is represented by County Councilmember Stephanie Wright, who currently serves as council chair. The…

Edmonds resident Adam Cornell to run for Snohomish County Prosecutor

Edmonds resident Adam Cornell, a 15-year Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor, announced Monday that he is running for the job of Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney in 2018. Cornell, a Democrat, has received the endorsement of incumbent Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe, who is retiring from the position. He has also received the endorsement of Edmonds Mayor Dave…

Starting Oct. 1, solid waste facilities no longer accepting major motor vehicle components

Effective October 1, 2017, Snohomish County’s solid waste facilities will no longer accept most motor vehicle components and parts. Residents can recycle these materials at other private auto recyclers within the county. Typically, private recyclers require proof of ownership before accepting car parts. Items no longer accepted: Airbags Bumpers Catalytic converters Doors Engines and short…

South County Politics: County councilmember, Edmonds judge, Lynnwood mayor top fundraising

An incumbent county councilmember, an Edmonds judge and the Lynnwood mayor lead local candidates in fundraising for the Nov. 7 general election. Incumbent Democratic Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan leads all south Snohomish County candidates with $81,793 raised and $21,361 spent. He reports a $1,500 campaign debt. Ryan’s Republican opponent, Marcus Barton, has reported raising…

Paine Field seeking applicants for new airport commission

Snohomish County on Friday announced the creation of a new airport commission, and the county is seeking volunteers to fill the 13 positions. The Snohomish County Paine Field Airport Commission will advise the county on multiple matters related to airport operations. The airport commission will serve in an advisory role in several areas, including reviewing…

Stephanie Wright to lead Community Transit board

Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright Thursday was selected as the new chair of the Community Transit Board of Directors, replacing Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, who will remain on the board. Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley was named vice chair and Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson was named secretary by their peers on the transit board. Wright represents…

Airport Road recycling station closure rescheduled for Feb. 6-26

The temporary closure of Snohomish County’s Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett — originally set to begin Jan. 23 —  has been rescheduled for Feb. 6–26, 2017. The delay is due to inclement weather disrupting the movement and delivery of containers from the landfill in Eastern Washington. At this time, Snohomish County Public…

Rep. Jayapal’s office offering tickets to Presidential Inauguration

The office of 7th District Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has 2017 Presidential Inauguration tickets available to her constituents who live in Seattle, Vashon Island and portions of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Burien and Normandy Park. Constituents interested in acquiring tickets must submit a request to danielle.fulfs@mail.house.gov with their full name, permanent address (not…

Snohomish County’s Airport Road recycling station to be closed Jan. 23-Feb. 12

The Snohomish County Public Works Solid Waste Division will temporarily close the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station on Jan. 23 through Feb. 12. During the three week closure, repairs will be made to the compactors and tipping floor. The recycling area will remain open during regular hours throughout the closure, however, yard waste will…

Snohomish County Transfer Station in MLT to be closed Dec. 9-10

The Snohomish County Public Works Solid Waste Division will temporarily close its Southwest Recycling and Transfer Station (SWRTS) in Mountlake Terrace on Dec. 9-10, 2016. The closure will allow for major floor repairs in the transfer station area. During this time, the recycling area will remain open during regular hours; however, yard waste will not…

Gap narrows, but county public safety tax still losing

A ballot measure to raise sales tax in Snohomish County by 0.2 percent for public safety is still failing Wednesday, but the margin has narrowed. As of Wednesday evening, 50.46 percent of votes reject the measure, compared to 50.65 percent on Tuesday. So far, 71,761 ballots have been counted in the county. The next results…

Snohomish County Charter Review Commission submits proposals to voters

The Snohomish County Charter Review Commission voted on June 29 to submit seven proposed amendments to amend the County Charter. The proposals will appear on the November 2016 ballot. The seven proposals submitted to the voters are: 1) Commission on Human Rights; 2) Office of the Public Advocate; 3) County Policy on Nondiscrimination; 4) Revising…

First case of Zika virus confirmed in Snohomish County

The first case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Snohomish County. A man in his 30s tested positive for the virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The man had recently traveled to the Caribbean, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus. The man has recovered…

New Lynnwood building to provide housing for 20 homeless veterans

Twenty homeless veterans will get a new home in Lynnwood next month through a housing project that is the first of its kind in Snohomish County. A new 20-unit apartment building, called Sebastian Place, is scheduled to open in early July after a five-year collaboration between several local agencies. Named for the patron saint of…

Charter Review Commission to hold public hearing June 22 on proposed amendments

The 2016 Snohomish County Charter Review Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 22 on 12 proposals to amend the Snohomish County Charter. The hearing will be at 6 p.m. in the Snohomish County Council Chambers in Everett. “We believe it is important to hear from the public about the structure of their government,”…

Edmonds Museum receives community heritage grant from Snohomish County

The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society has received a $4,507 grant award from the 2016 Community Heritage Grant Program to assist with preserving and storing collections at the Edmonds Historical Museum. The grant program, sponsored by the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission, provided matching funds awards to seven county organizations. Money is awarded from recording…