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April 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Snohomish County postpones vote on landslide-zone building ban

The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday morning decided to postpone a vote on an emergency moratorium that would halt new construction in areas at risk of landslides. The six-month moratorium, proposed by Council Chair Dave Somers, would disallow any new residential building-permit applications in areas within a half-mile of slopes in landslide hazard zones that have been mapped…

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April 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Snohomish County may ban development in landslide-prone areas

The Snohomish County Council will consider an emergency moratorium on development in areas at risk of landslides. Dave Somers, president of the council, said he’ll propose a vote on the six-month ban at a council meeting Wednesday. Somers, who was in Arlington today during President Obama’s visit to the site of the March 22 mudslide, said the…

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July 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Snohomish County Council chair arrested on suspicion of DUI

Mukilteo police arrested Snohomish County Council Chair Brian Sullivan Thursday night after he was found driving with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, said a police spokesman. Sullivan, in addition to serving a second term on the council, is a Democrat running in the August primary election for a one-month…

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