Snohomish county http://www.kplu.org en Snohomish County Weighs Options To Tighten Land Use In Slide-Prone Areas http://www.kplu.org/post/snohomish-county-weighs-options-tighten-land-use-slide-prone-areas <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155891854&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Three months after a deadly landslide hit the town of Oso, Washington, Snohomish County is again looking at options to tighten land-use policy in slide-prone areas.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17374 at http://www.kplu.org Snohomish County Weighs Options To Tighten Land Use In Slide-Prone Areas Are You Covered? Few Washington Homeowners Hold Insurance For Landslides http://www.kplu.org/post/are-you-covered-few-washington-homeowners-hold-insurance-landslides <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141447451&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Though much of the Puget Sound region is <a href="http://kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/residents-business/Hazards_Disasters/Landslides.aspx" target="_blank">"especially vulnerable"</a> to landslides like the one that <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/it-s-just-surreal-families-cling-hope-wake-deadly-mudslide">claimed 14 lives in Snohomish County</a> over the weekend, only a handful of Washington homeowners' insurance policies would cover damages from a similar disaster.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:58:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15276 at http://www.kplu.org Are You Covered? Few Washington Homeowners Hold Insurance For Landslides Snohomish Co. Executive's resignation shocks fellow officials http://www.kplu.org/post/snohomish-co-executives-resignation-shocks-fellow-officials <p></p><p>The Snohomish County Executive’s abrupt resignation announcement came as a shock to his fellow public officials. Aaron Reardon has been under the gun for more than a year, dating back to revelations of an extramarital affair.</p><p>But audience members were caught off guard when, at the end of an otherwise unremarkable “State of the County” speech, he announced he would step down May 31. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:08:20 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7843 at http://www.kplu.org Snohomish Co. Executive's resignation shocks fellow officials Deadline approaches for in-person voter registration http://www.kplu.org/post/deadline-approaches-person-voter-registration <p>Less than two weeks to go until Election Day, and some people are still scrambling to register for the Oct. 29 in-person deadline.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:08:14 +0000 KPLU News Staff 6855 at http://www.kplu.org No charge against Snohomish County executive Reardon http://www.kplu.org/post/no-charge-against-snohomish-county-executive-reardon <p>COUPEVILLE, Wash. &mdash; The Island County prosecutor says there&#39;s not enough evidence to charge Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon who was accused of taking a mistress on official travel.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:32:31 +0000 The Associated Press 5269 at http://www.kplu.org Standoff in Snohomish County: Executive asked to stand down, refuses http://www.kplu.org/post/standoff-snohomish-county-executive-asked-stand-down-refuses <p>Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon appears unmoved by a call for him to stand down.</p><p>As allegations mount that he has abused his public office, the County Council voted unanimously to request he take a voluntary leave of absence.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:11:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4227 at http://www.kplu.org Standoff in Snohomish County: Executive asked to stand down, refuses Whooping cough spiking statewide, outbreak in Snohomish http://www.kplu.org/post/whooping-cough-spiking-statewide-outbreak-snohomish <p>Whooping cough has made a big comeback across Washington. With <a href="http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/Immunize/documents/pertsumm.pdf">more than 900 cases statewide</a>, the illness hit its highest numbers last year since a similar spike in 2005.&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s reached epidemic proportions in Snohomish County.&nbsp;</p><p>The situation there is serious enough that health agencies offered two free vaccination clinics last Saturday &ndash; and plan another one later this month.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:23:44 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4099 at http://www.kplu.org Referendum on status quo in race for Snohomish County Executive http://www.kplu.org/post/referendum-status-quo-race-snohomish-county-executive <p>Tough times demand tough leaders. &nbsp;But what kind of tough?</p><p>Voters from places as diverse as Stanwood, Edmonds and Everett are deciding who will serve as Snohomish County Executive.</p><p>Incumbent Democrat <a href="http://www.aaronreardon.com/">Aaron Reardon</a> is seeking a 3rd term. His Republican challenger is <a href="http://www.hopeforexec.com/about.htm">Mike Hope</a>, a state lawmaker who is a former Marine Corps reservist and works as a Seattle police detective.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:50:49 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3031 at http://www.kplu.org Referendum on status quo in race for Snohomish County Executive Snohomish PUD drilling for geothermal energy in Cascades http://www.kplu.org/post/snohomish-pud-drilling-geothermal-energy-cascades <p>The same forces of nature that create natural hot springs and volcanoes may soon become a source of electricity in Snohomish County. The county&rsquo;s Public Utility District <a href="http://www.snopud.com/PowerSupply/Geothermal.ashx?p=1156">has broken ground on a deep geothermic well</a>, just north of the town of Skykomish.</p><p>The exploratory well is the first of its kind in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:23:19 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2565 at http://www.kplu.org Snohomish PUD drilling for geothermal energy in Cascades Snohomish County airports note decline in aviation http://www.kplu.org/post/snohomish-county-airports-note-decline-aviation <p>In the past decade the number of takeoffs and landings at<a href="http://www.painefield.com/"> Paine Field</a> has dropped by nearly half.</p><p>The Snohomish County airport at Everett serves Boeing and aircraft maintenance businesses. But, most of the decline is among small private aircraft. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:45:22 +0000 The Associated Press & Gary Crawford 1758 at http://www.kplu.org Snohomish County airports note decline in aviation Wednesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines-9 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Thousands Mourn Slain Guard as Investigations Continue</b></li><li><b>Pierce Transit Ballot Defeated</b></li><li><b>School Votes Mixed</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guard's Memorial Draws Huge Crowds</strong></p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:58:10 +0000 KPLU News Staff 748 at http://www.kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines MRSA study of fire station shows the deadly bacteria is everywhere http://www.kplu.org/post/mrsa-study-fire-station-shows-deadly-bacteria-everywhere <p>The drug-resistant strain of staph infection MRSA is known to be a problem for many hospitals.&nbsp; A pioneering <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/envhlth/news/profile.php?content_ID=1069">study from the University of Washington</a> shows that it's also resilient enough to spread from medic units all the way into the living quarters of firefighters.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:28:10 +0000 KPLU News Staff 281 at http://www.kplu.org MRSA study of fire station shows the deadly bacteria is everywhere