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Companies fined more than $100K for crane collapse that killed North Bend man

L&I determined it was a strong wind gust and removed crane pins that led to the deaths of four.

 

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

 

John Williams Lynch (Lennie) and Tom Stewart (George) rehearse for VCS’s upcoming production of “Of Mice and Men” Oct. 10. Madison Miller / staff photo

VCS brings Steinbeck to the Valley

“Of Mice and Men” will debut Valley Center Stage’s 17th season on Oct. 17.

 

Roads reopened after fatal crash south of Fall City

Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the cause of the car collision.

Coming down to the wire: Student MMR vaccine deadline approaches

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Twelve-year incumbent up against Bellevue firefighter in fire commissioner race

Frazier and Beard are on the ballot for Fire District 45 seat.

  • Oct 15, 2019
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Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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                                From left, Tracey Yeager Blackburn and Tim Harris compete for Carnation City Council Position 3 in the General Election.

Carnation candidates vying for seat

Harris and Yeager Blackburn both hope for city council Position 3.

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                                From left, Tracey Yeager Blackburn and Tim Harris compete for Carnation City Council Position 3 in the General Election.
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                                A group tours the facilities at Allegion (Technical Glass Products) during the company’s Manufacturing Day event. From left, Snoqualmie city administrator Bob Larson, Casey Duff from Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office, production manager Dave Jensen, Mount Si High School senior Dylan Van Vleet, Mount Si teacher Gregg Meyers.

Local students take Manufacturing Day tour

Panel discussed life in a manufacturing career.

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                                A group tours the facilities at Allegion (Technical Glass Products) during the company’s Manufacturing Day event. From left, Snoqualmie city administrator Bob Larson, Casey Duff from Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office, production manager Dave Jensen, Mount Si High School senior Dylan Van Vleet, Mount Si teacher Gregg Meyers.
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                                King County Executive Dow Constantine announces the new Creative Economy Initiative in September.

New Creative Economy initiative will promote film production in King County

KC Executive Dow Constantine announced it at Twede’s Cafe in North Bend.

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                                King County Executive Dow Constantine announces the new Creative Economy Initiative in September.

Armstrong and Ross in the race for Snoqualmie City Council Pos. 2

Candidates touch on growth and transparency.

  • Oct 12, 2019
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                                Incumbent Eric Hollis and Brandon Bothwell are running for a spot on Fire District 27.

Candidates for Fire District 27 talk on the failed merger

Incumbent Eric Hollis and candidate Brandon Bothwell seek Pos. 2.

  • Oct 12, 2019
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                                Incumbent Eric Hollis and Brandon Bothwell are running for a spot on Fire District 27.

Klahn and Correira seek Si View Metropolitan Park District Position 2

Commissioner candidates answer Record’s questionnaire.

  • Oct 11, 2019
Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

More roads in King County could be plowed during winter storms

Proposal targets 70 more miles in unincorporated areas.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

Hawkins and Flowers seek Carnation City Council Pos. 1

Carnation City Council Pos. 1 candidates answer Record’s questionnaire.

  • Oct 10, 2019

Balducci runs against Hirt for District 6 county council seat

The former Bellevue mayor is essentially running unopposed.

Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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                                A summertime view of Snoqualmie Falls from the lower viewpoint, which is now closed for the off-season for maintenance. Other parts of the park will remain open.

Snoqualmie Falls closes boardwalk to park’s lower viewpoint

Off-season maintenance underway, other parts of the park remain open.

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                                A summertime view of Snoqualmie Falls from the lower viewpoint, which is now closed for the off-season for maintenance. Other parts of the park will remain open.
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                                Sean Sundwall and William Donaldson are both in the running for a Snoqualmie City Council seat.

Sundwall and Donaldson are contenders for Snoqualmie City Council

Candidates speak to city growth and transparency.

  • Oct 9, 2019
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                                Sean Sundwall and William Donaldson are both in the running for a Snoqualmie City Council seat.