Fire season; Statewide drought emergency declared; Locals get prepared

Tim Perciful, Mountain View Fire & Rescue, speaks at the Firewise Leadership Conference in Carnation about evacuation preparedness for families and pets.   - Allyce Andrew / Staff Photo
  • May 20, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 12:25PM

The one summer event no one wants to welcome early is upon us: Wildfire season. Starting on April 15, the season sprawls until October 15, affecting private and public lands, including 13 million acres of private and state forestland under the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


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North Bend's eighth officer sworn in

  • May 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

At Snoqualmie's May 11 meeting of the city council, officials administered the oath of office to new police officer Chris Patterson.

Snoqualmie and Puget Sound Energy plan new falls tours

  • May 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

The city of Snoqualmie and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) have finalized a new tourism opportunity at the falls on Monday, May 11, at the city council meeting.

Bothell Reporter

Half-staff flag explained

  • May 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

When matters of national importance comes around the U.S. Flag is flown at half-staff, also known as half-mast in the Navy, here's why and how to do it properly.

Bellevue Reporter

Bellevue College Board Approves WSU Partnership

  • May 22, 2015 at 4:48PM

After months of conversation, officials from Bellevue College and Washington State University are on the brink of signing a partnership agreement, bringing the former community college under the state university's wing.

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