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Growth controls in North Bend, school levies sail to passage: This week in Snoqualmie Valley History

Revisit stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include:

Thursday, Feb. 11, 1988

• Ballot measures from each of the Valley’s school districts met with a high rate of approval in the Feb. 2 election. Snoqualmie Schools’ levies had 77 percent approval—a two-year, $2 million excess levy and a $200,000 capital improvement levy. Riverview’s $1.2 million levy and one-year $170,000 levy for two new buses passed with 67 percent “yesses.”

Growth control took up hours in the city of North Bend’s Feb. 2 council agenda, from the need for more parking and attention to traffic to new policies to protect the city from rapid development.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 1963

• The North Bend  Chamber of Commerce opposes a state senate-proposed law to close businesses on Sunday.

• The Valley Record powered up its new press, ‘Big Baby,’ 15 tons, printing 6,000 sheets an hour and requiring the newspaper’s eight columns to shrink by 1/12th an inch.

• Snoqualmie’s payment of  $71.25 in yearly membership dues to the Association of Washington Cities was held up, pending consideration of whether the town wished to continue membership.

 

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