Aaron Kunkler

Back Alley Brew shuts down

The drive-thru espresso stand was closed after a permitting dispute with the county.

 

King County considers how to invest in Snoqualmie River flood infrastructure

County representatives met in North Bend to talk with residents about an investment plan.

 

Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes

Preliminary tallies are in for the state’s four initiatives.

 

Millions in grants will go to protect salmon

The King County Flood Control District recently awarded $4.6 million in grants to local watersheds.

Toll lane trips on Interstate 405 were higher than expected during the 2018 fiscal year. Since it opened in the fall of 2015 through the first quarter of this year, the toll lanes had raise nearly $59 million in revenue. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

State I-405 toll revenue was up last year

The Washington State Transportation Commission was updated on various programs on Oct. 16.

Toll lane trips on Interstate 405 were higher than expected during the 2018 fiscal year. Since it opened in the fall of 2015 through the first quarter of this year, the toll lanes had raise nearly $59 million in revenue. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Washington could have fastest train line in the U.S. within 20 years

Washington, Oregon and British Columbia study a corridor which would let trains travel at 250 mph.

From Snoqualmie to nuclear subs, Zetec builds inspection tech

The Snoqualmie-based company builds ultrasound and eddy current testing tech.

Where to pick up a pumpkin this October

The Eastside has a few options for seasonal squash hunters.

How climate change is changing the Snoqualmie Valley

Puget Sound will see drier summers and heavier rain during the winter.

B.C. pipeline rupture halts trash service to many Eastside cities

Waste Management fleet without fuel; PSE has urged customers to reduce consumption.

Who’s funding Washington state initiatives?

Money is pouring into the state’s initiative races.

Salmon fishing restricted on the Snoqualmie River

Lower than expected counts of coho salmon prompted the state to restrict fishing.

Former Tully’s locations spring back to life

Following the coffee chain’s collapse earlier this year, other Eastside businesses are moving in.

Office space is still tight on the Eastside

That hasn’t stopped Google and Facebook from looking to expand.

Mike Seal, left, and his son Ryan are owners of the Sigillo Cellars winery which is hoping to build a new production facility in downtown Snoqualmie. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Snoqualmie winery expansion on hold pending height limit vote

A proposed land sale would let Sigillo Cellars expand production to a now vacant lot in the city.

Mike Seal, left, and his son Ryan are owners of the Sigillo Cellars winery which is hoping to build a new production facility in downtown Snoqualmie. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Coughlin steps in as new SnoValley Chamber director

Kelly Coughlin brings experience working at the Mt. Si Food Bank to new role.

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

The federal government hopes to rebuild a dwindling Washington grizzly population.

Single-payer advocates push for health care reform

A growing number of voices on the left are campaigning for a profit-free health system.

A salmon. File photo

State Fish and Wildlife seeks $60 million in funding

The department is facing a $33 million shortfall and also hopes to secure future funding.

A salmon. File photo
A video has surfaced which shows a trainer at Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior hitting a dog with a plastic bat.

Snohomish County: Claims of animal abuse against Bothell kennel not substantiated

A video showing a trainer using a plastic bat to train a dog was not animal abuse, county says.

A video has surfaced which shows a trainer at Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior hitting a dog with a plastic bat.