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One of a kind, times 3: North Bend triplets grow up to be surprisingly different

Ursula, Muriel and Frank Woods, pictured with their mother Jean at home, recently turned 18. The North Bend triplets, born in 1996, share a connection but have always had their own identities.  - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
  • Today at 12:01PM

Telling the Woods triplets of North Bend apart these days is far easier than it was, say 17 and a half years ago. You could probably do it just by listening to them talk. “I’m the oldest,” says Ursula, adding after the briefest hesitation, “and the smartest, too.” “She says that all the time,” says Frank (his family calls him by his middle name, Lowell), imitating her, “You should listen to me, I’m the oldest.”

 

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Strange man, screaming, says it's his house; North Bend homeowner threatens to shoot | Snoqualmie Valley police blotter

  • Today at 11:57AM

Whose house? Late on Monday, Oct. 20, a caller in the 1000 block of Maloney Grove Avenue, North Bend, said a man was attempting to enter her home, screaming it was his house. The man, a red-headed Caucasian with facial hair, was attempting to open the front door when the caller’s husband confronted him. The subject tried to push his way inside, but couldn’t. He then went to the back door. The husband armed himself with a gun, and threatened to shoot the man if he came through the door. The subject returned to the front door, then walked away. Police had the resident secure his gun, then located the subject and took him into custody.

Fall City Historical society seeks art works by ‘Birdman’

  • Today at 11:48AM

Fall City Historical Society is looking for art works by painter Charlie Hutchens, a Preston artist locally nicknamed “Birdman,” who created many paintings and pastels of birds around the Valley.

Fall back on Sunday, change your battery

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:43PM

When you change your clock this Sunday, Nov. 2, as Daylight Saving Time ends, Eastside Fire and Rescue urges you to change the batteries in your smoke detector. It’s a way of preventing fires. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature in our homes that it is easy to take them for granted.

Flood insurance 101: Understand your risk, reduce costs and increase home values

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:36PM

While homeowners should consider flood insurance coverage in the event of a river or urban flooding, insurance alone isn’t enough. Proper planning is also vital to avoid major headaches, extra expense or tragic losses during a flood. Agents with Valley-based Hauglie Insurance advise residents to make a flood plan, which includes making sure family members know how to get out of the house and neighborhood, where to meet up and how to contact each other.

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