Katie Metzger

In Kenmore, the SMP applies to Lake Washington, Sammamish River, and Swamp Creek and associated wetlands. Bothell’s SMP, which was last updated in 2013, also governs development next to the Sammamish River (pictured) and Swamp Creek, along with North Creek. Photo courtesy of Mark Hussein

Bothell, Kenmore look to protect shorelines

Shoreline master programs protect and restore valuable aquatic resources for future generations.


Bothell voters approve public safety ballot measures

As of election night on Nov. 6, both the levy and bond were passing.


The Northshore Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners discusses its compensation policy at its April 3 meeting in Kenmore. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Northshore Fire board of commissioners seeks applicants for open seat

Two board members resigned after a tumultuous summer.


Historic Saint Edward Seminary building gets city of Kenmore landmark designation

The rare example of the Late Romanesque Revival style was unanimously designated as a city landmark.

Kenmore council moves forward with boathouse at Rhododendron Park

City staff presented a two-bay option and a one-bay option for the boathouse to council.

Bothell, Kenmore look at preliminary budgets for next two years

Both are facing challenges with rising costs and insufficient revenues.

Bothell celebrates reopening of Beardslee Boulevard

The city hosted a ribbon cutting on Oct. 4.

Legislative candidates talk testing, taxes at Northshore voters’ forum

The focus was on education issues, including funding and preparing students for the future.

Bothell City Hall. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Bothell goes to voters for public safety investments

A levy and bond on the November ballot would increase police and fire funding.

Bothell City Hall. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Bothell amends code for accessory dwelling units

The city hopes to encourage development of ADUs as an affordable housing option.

Kenmore City Council seeks balance with mobile home plan

The council voted to preserve some parks and upzone others in 10 years.

Kenmore to move public works in house

Its contract with the city of Lake Forest Park is expiring in 2019.

Bothell neighbors ‘conserve’ their community with rain gardens

Snohomish Conservation District partners with the city to install green stormwater infrastructure.

Update: Preliminary results roll in for August primary

Incumbents leading after initial Aug. 7 election results.

Bothell, Kenmore look at affordable housing options

Discussion focuses on upzoning and preservation of existing units, including mobile homes.

Bothell street, sidewalk projects to affect traffic, parking

City plans to provide more information to help residents plan their back to school commute.

‘Hometown Hero’ fights cancer with community support

Bothell firefighter, volunteer and “rad dad” Kirk Robinson is battling metastatic melanoma.

Kenmore City Hall. File photo

Bothell, Kenmore councils to take a break in August

Before their recess, city leaders review some important topics.

Kenmore City Hall. File photo

Kenmore opens new Moorlands Park

The project features new ballfield renovations, restrooms, a picnic shelter and play area upgrade.

A connected corridor

Local officials, transit representatives discuss construction, funding progress on I-405 projects.