Three valedictorians, Christina Williams, Elizabeth Bourgault and Rachel Brucchieri speak at the Mount Si High School graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Mount Si High School

Mount Si High School sends off class of 2018

The Mount Si High School class of 2018 sent off 406 seniors during their graduation ceremony.

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After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

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CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

The Snoqualmie skate park will be located directly to the south of the existing basketball court and will offer sweeping views of nearby mountains. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo
                                The Snoqualmie skate park will be located directly to the south of the existing basketball court and will offer sweeping views of nearby mountains. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Snoqualmie skate park developer awarded contract by council

The council approved a public works contract with Gridline Skateparks to build the park.

King County Sheriff’s deputies to patrol local parks

The deputies will carry out safety patrols on King County parks and trails for leashed pets.

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A still from Mitzi Peirone’s film “Braid”, described as a “fever dream” that is “blurring the line between dreams and reality.” Courtesy of the North Bend Film Festival

North Bend Film Festival announces first wave of programming

The film festival will run from August 23 to 26 and feature numerous films and VR experiences.

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Bob Ferguson launches website for human trafficking victims

The website will provide a hub for services and resources for labor and sex trafficking victims.

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CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

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Fall City lavender farm set to bloom

Ivy Cheung grows lavender on her small family farm.

 

Marketplace

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Low inventory and high buyer demand continue to push the local real estate market, says realtor Mary Lee.

Seattle Housing Market Forecast

What’s happening in the market and where are prices and interest rates headed?

 

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Building quality from the ground up

Retaining walls and hardscaping to make the most of your property

 

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Taking the guess work out of recycling | Guest Column

Waste Management Recycle Corps working with local businesses, residents this summer.

 

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Legislators and activists seek solutions to farmer suicides

Agricultural workers end their own lives at a higher rate than workers in any other profession.