The Snohomish County Council is backing away from a moratorium on new home construction in landslide-prone areas. Council Chair Dave Somers had floated the emergency ban within a half mile of hills known to be landslide hazards, as a reaction to the deadly March 22 Oso mudslide. But at a meeting this morning, Somers withdrew that…More
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UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Republican Ken Klein and Democrat Terry Ryan held leads in their races for open seats on the Snohomish County Council Tuesday night. Democratic incumbent Dave Somers, seeking a third consecutive term, led Republican Chris Vallo 57 to 42 percent. Klein led Democrat Bill Blake 54 to 45 percent, and Ryan was ahead of Republican Robert Reedy 62…More