Snohomish County

Are we ready for the next disaster?

Two of the biggest natural disasters in Washington state’s history hit within just a few months of each other this year. The Senate Natural Resources…

Eastside drivers likely to see I-405 express-lane tolls in a year

Toll express lanes for the northern half of the Puget Sound area's Interstate 405 should go into effect in late 2015. Craig Stone, assistant secretary…

The small-town mayor who was Oso’s hidden hero

Mayor Barb Tolbert got to the park early that morning. She wasn’t scheduled to deliver her kickoff speech until noon, but she wanted to greet…

The Smartypants Guide to May’s Civic Cocktail: Talking with Jay Inslee. And Oso mudslide relief.

Gov. Jay Inslee is well into his second year in office. We've got a chance for you to hear from him directly, listen in as…

Obama tells Oso: We are with you

President Barack Obama told the people of Oso Tuesday that the nation has their backs. "When times get tough, we look out for each other.…

The Washington Mudslide: Should there be an ‘App for That’?

The horrific mudslide and loss of life in Snohomish County on March 22nd is an ongoing tragedy in Washington state. Six days after the disaster,…

Viral Video: The science of mudslides

The most horrifying aspect of the devastating Oso mudslide is the inexorable upward creep of the death toll. Bodies are being plucked from the becalmed…

Search continues for victims of Snohomish County’s fatal mudslide

Sixteen people are confirmed dead, and 176 remain unaccounted for in the wake of the mudslide that buried a stretch of SR 530 near Oso,…

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…

Best of 2012: An attorney prosecutes her foe, Alzheimer’s

Editors' note: Each day during the holidays, Crosscut will revisit top stories from the last year in a specific category. Today's focus is health. This article…

Growing coal-port opposition creates tough choices for regulators

They sat patiently and listened, sometimes writing notes to themselves, never talking back as several hundred speakers and audiences totaling over 8,000 people railed about…

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…

Seattle’s Korean community: How immigration makes us all stronger

The current national debate on immigration and the policy decisions that will be made will have impacts ranging from Microsoft’s ability to recruit talent to…

Epic Northwest battle: Defining how big a deal coal ports are

It is being called “unprecedented” but it seems to be rolling out as its authors had intended, perhaps the biggest experiment in environmental democracy the…

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…