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Safe driving: Teen filmmaker is finalist in national video challenge

Above, a scene from Mount Si senior Rachel Mallasch’s video promoting driver safety.  Her friend Oliver plays at making a candy road and car.
  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:51PM
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Mount Si High School senior Rachel Mallasch is one of 10 finalists in the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, a national competition that could win her up to $15,000. The challenge called on teens to create short videos to inspire their friends to make safer decisions behind the wheel, and voting is on now.

 

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At the big Valley Easter egg hunts, you gotta move fast | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:25PM

“Chocolate’s better than money.” That’s what 6-year-old Iris, a young egg hunter at the Moose Lodge’s annual Easter hunt at Si View Park, told mom Brissa. She had discovered that some of the eggs found by children contained cash. But money’s not candy.

Crowd-funding project could protect North Bend's Middle Fork

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:10PM

Every year, thousands of hikers, kayakers, anglers, bikers and campers visit the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. They come for the recreation, and for the remote beauty of a wilderness so close to home, about 30 miles from Seattle. Also every year, and some would argue because of those users, the narrow, winding road into and out of the popular destination develops more ruts and potholes, the trails get worn down and the riverbanks are peppered with bootleg trails, campsites and even toilets.

Carnation's Stillwater Elementary locked down as precaution; One arrested

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Apr 22, 2013 at 5:08PM

Police activity at nearby Lake Marcel has prompted a modified lockdown at Stillwater Elementary School this morning, Monday, April 21. The lockdown was implemented out of an abundance of caution, said a King County Sheriff's spokesperson, but there was no threat at the school. Deputies were responding to a domestic violence incident in a nearby home.

Be the Change conference for youth leaders coming in May

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:46PM

The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network’s Be the Change youth leadership conference is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City. Over the last seven years, the leadership conference has evolved into a place for local teens to be inspired about making a difference. Youth voice and leadership are important. The conference is about hearing those voices and expanding that leadership.

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