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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 5:00PM updated Apr 23, 2013 at 3:28PM

“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.

You Be the Chemist: Middle school challenge held at Chief Kanim

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:14PM

More than 90 middle school students from 35 area schools competed Saturday, April 19, in the You Be the Chemist Challenge at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City. The event, created by the Chemical Educational Foundation, is designed to introduce students to the central role science and chemistry play in daily life, and to make chemistry fun.

Judge gives North Bend OK to demolish vacant house

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:10PM

The old house sitting on skids at North Bend’s wastewater treatment plant is finally, and once again, slated for demolition. Empty since 2010, the house was spared from two earlier dates with destruction, once by relocation, and once by court intervention. However, earlier this month, King Superior Court Judge Dean Lum reversed his 2012 granting of an injunction to stop the demolition, and North Bend officials immediately renewed their plans to destroy the house.

Voters turning down $60 Metro, roads tab fee, tax measure

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 11:20AM

King County's Prop. 1, which would have upped sales taxes by a tenth of a percent, and also upped car tab fees by $60, is not doing so hot following yesterday's election. The money would have been split, 60/40, between Metro Transit buses and road maintenance for the county and local cities

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