A community Christmas: One Voice helps hundreds in 4th Valley drive

Event helper Kim Irvine holds some of the year’s most popular toys—anything to do with the movie “Frozen”—from the storage room for OneVOICE donations - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
  • Dec 17, 2014 at 5:41PM

Toys, clothes and books streamed out of the Snoqualmie Valley One VOICE event last week, as gifts and supplies for area families in need. Donations of the same were coming back in almost as fast, along with pizzas and other donations to feed the army of volunteers who helped to put on the fourth annual event.


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Magic on the ‘ice’ Snoqualmie's synthetic rink opens for the holidays

  • Dec 18, 2014 at 2:52PM

First they learned to walk on the slick surface. Then, after a few minutes, they were dancing, twirling, laughing and sometimes landing flat on their backs. So it goes when children start to skate.

Rep. Reichert’s sex traffic 
prevention bill becomes law

  • Dec 18, 2014 at 2:39PM

A recent bill, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act,” was signed into law this fall by President Obama. This bipartisan legislation includes bills from Rep. Dave Reichert, of the Valley’s 8th District, to prevent the sex trafficking of youth in foster care (H.R. 4058) and to ensure proper child support payments even when a parent lives abroad (H.R. 1896).

Snoqualmie council endorses ‘Proposition 1’ school bond

  • Dec 18, 2014 at 2:38PM

The Snoqualmie City Council voted 7-0 on Monday, Dec. 8, to support Snoqualmie Valley School District Proposition 1, a facilities improvement bond, which will be on the ballot for the Feb. 10 special election.

More students, smaller classes will mean action for Valley school board

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 5:16PM

Recent enrollment projections, past elections and a 2012 court ruling all point to an upcoming shortage of space and teachers for Snoqualmie Valley schools. To be ready for at least part of the shortfall, school district staff are working on facilities plans that will need board approval by spring, and developing a streamlined teacher hiring process.

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