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Rachel Riley
Reporter covering Snohomish County government. Interests: sloths, caffeine, accountability reporting. Email rriley@heraldnet.com with tips.
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Rachel Riley Sep 18
I just yelled "NOOOOO RUTH BADER GINSBERG DIED" from the basement of my house. My two roommates -- LIBERAL WOMEN IN THEIR 20s -- proceeded to ask, "who is that?" Yeah, we're doomed.
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Rachel Riley Sep 16
Great news for the Port of Everett, which lamented earlier this year when the feds rescinded a similar grant due to what local officials called "a technicality." But the Port applied for the program again and was successful a second time.
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Rachel Riley Sep 2
No mention of this during the Mill Creek City Council meeting last night...
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Rachel Riley Aug 26
Replying to @IanDavisLeonard
think three-legged goat surrounded w/ McMansions
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Rachel Riley Aug 26
Back from a rural enclave in Bothell, where a man with a three-legged goat told me it had four until an "industrial accident" .... story tk.
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Everett Herald Aug 25
1. Pam Pruitt, a figure in  politics since the 80s, stepped down Monday with little formal notice, reports
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Rachel Riley Aug 24
Mill Creek's mayor has abruptly resigned, ending a decades-long career in local politics with a Monday notice letter to the City Council. Story tk.
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Rachel Riley Aug 24
Successful first trip to North Cascades National Park. Also I have several red bug bites with the diameter of a tennis ball. So hopefully that’s normal.
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Everett Herald Aug 19
3. Health officials are cautiously optimistic as virus cases per 100,000 residents is on the decline again. Reopening classrooms this fall still remains risky, though. Story by  
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Rachel Riley Aug 14
Port CEO Lisa Lefeber says the coming downturn could rival what the Port saw after 9/11...
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Rachel Riley Aug 12
On-brand for 2020....
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Rachel Riley Aug 11
Going thru a breakup during : -the expected amount of Tillamook mudslide ice cream -T-swift's "Exile" ft. Bon Iver -Watching all the episodes of "Love on the Spectrum" & being sad there's not more -Thanking God for my 4-legged bff. It's week 3. I think I'm gonna make it.
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Rachel Riley Aug 11
ICYMI: I explored the plight of Snohomish County's small hospitals during the via
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Rachel Riley Aug 7
Replying to @ZachariahTB
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Rachel Riley Aug 7
Replying to @rachel_m_riley
Update: it worked. 1st five letters of last name, 1st initial, middle initial, @...
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Rachel Riley Aug 7
Me trying to contact someone who works at a massive public agency by guessing their email address based on the formula of other employees' emails...
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Everett Herald Aug 7
4. Residents of Washington’s long-term care facilities will once again be able to visit friends and family members in person starting next week. Story by  and .  
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Rachel Riley Aug 6
Yesterday, Everett residents protested the city's approach to addressing homelessness. A block away, local authorities broke up an encampment (which is still against CDC recommendations) via
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Rachel Riley Jul 30
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Rachel Riley Jul 29
Replying to @JaredMead
Update on this: led the discussion today about reviving the regional law & justice council as a venue to talk about & get feedback on proposed criminal justice reforms. (The actual proposals have yet to come.)
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