Everett

Seattle area’s growth shows the power of the market, and planning

Having reached the age of 80, one is tempted to look back at how places and people have changed. My appointment in geography at the…

A promising moment for Seattle pedestrians

The scene may not have looked extraordinary, but in the annals of Seattle street maintenance it was, perhaps, a notable event. As the sun beat…

Everett’s answer to efficient trash pickup

Seattle picks up residential garbage like virtually every other city in America. With what the industry refers to as Honking Huge Truck (HHTs). These trucks…

Will we ever say “no” to Boeing?

The "win" of keeping Boeing's 777X project in-state was ugly, but a win nonetheless, and Gov. Jay Inslee and other lawmakers are breathing a sigh…

Citizens speak out on statewide transportation listening tour

The people have spoken. Now, what will Olympia do? The last of 10 public hearings – Tuesday night in Bellingham – focuses on whether and…

Inslee pushes tax break to win Boeing 777X project

As Gov. Jay Inslee urged tax breaks for Boeing, a Washington legislative task force on winning future Boeing 777X aircraft work for the state began…

Legislators are hearing it from public on transportation

It's an all-politics-are-local scenario. A legislative listening tour so far has shown overwhelming support for a Washington transportation package, although the details of what people…

Coal train impacts feared along the Sound

Mayors and city officials are scrambling to find ways to deal with an onslaught of new freight-rail traffic in Washington, with new projects seemingly coming…

NW coal port traffic raises worry about huge marine spill

For the 15,000 residents and the tens of thousands of visitors, the San Juan Islands are about as good as it gets: clean air and…

Industries gear up for the epic fight over NW coal ports

It's not exactly your father's design for a public hearing, but the seven public meetings to determine the scope of the giant export terminal at…

Working with Scoop: the ups and downs of a political giant

A shorter version of this article will appear over Memorial Day weekend in The Seattle Times, which has graciously agreed to publication here.  The affection…

Bellingham park faces big changes from coal-train traffic

Bellingham's iconic Boulevard Park and Taylor Avenue Dock, much-loved by mothers with small children, strolling oldsters, and tourists, has had a long history with the…

Midday Scan: Boeing’s make-up gift to Everett

Everett and Boeing hang together like General Motors and Detroit. Except for a couple midlife peccadilloes in Chicago and South Carolina, Boeing has been a fine…

Train-spotting in Denmark

Last month, the traffic engineers made headlines in Puget Sound, detailing that the actual cost of a bus passenger is 70 percent less than the…

Everett archivist hands over the keys to legendary NW folk library

In a mid-century rambler on a quiet street in the south Everett neighborhood of Pinehurst sits a remarkable collection of Pacific Northwest folk music recordings,…

A status-quo election, except outside Seattle

One curious aspect of the election next Tuesday is that most of the excitement is taking place outside Seattle, in places such as Everett (struggle…

The great big air battle over the next ‘Baby Boeing’

Beneath partly cloudy skies and before a flock of newly hatched Boeing 737s, King County Executive Dow Constantine and a fleet of local politicians, education,…

Double-tall buses: sitting pretty

By now, most people who have spent time in rush hour within downtown Seattle or on I-5 have noticed the big new double-decker buses lumbering…

‘Take Me America’ makes its points relentlessly

Before the play begins, the stage for Take Me America, making its world premiere at Village Theatre on Sept. 15, is concealed by a projection of…

Midday Scan: Friday’s top stories around the region

There is an historical resonance to Thursday's work stoppage in Everett: The longshoremen (and women) who broad-shouldered off in solidarity with colleagues in Longview (even detaining a…

Carrying the freight

Everyone is making a big deal out of the delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, scheduled for September 25. Far fewer have noticed that one…

Midday Scan: Friday’s top stories around the region

The best social history of a Western city, Norman H. Clark's Mill Town, will forfeit its moniker in the coming months. As Mike Benbow of the Everett…

Everett rail summit: plenty of vision, but money is still down the line

Congressman Rick Larsen kicked off a morning-long "rail summit" in Everett Tuesday (June 7) by urging transit advocates to throw their support behind a bill…

Seattle is shedding diversity; the state’s minority populations grow

As I have noted several times in recent years, the city of Seattle is an exceptional place. The 2010 census figures on race, ethnicity, and…

Cash for high-speed rail hightails it to Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation signed documents today (April 8) with the Federal Railroad Administration that will guarantee the state an additional $145 million…