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King County cities attract development with tax exemption

Bellevue and Issaquah are among Eastside cities that use exemption as an incentive

Snoqualmie PAC begins petition for Initiative and Referendum policies

Direct Democracy for Snoqualmie has begun their petition to adopt initiative and referendum laws.

Department of Natural Resources plans road improvements east of North Bend

The DNR is requesting $5.5 million for road improvements near the State Fire Training Academy.

From left, Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle and Jessica Rice completed the process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic School

Eastside teachers earn National Board Certification

Eastside Catholic School teachers earn highest mark of achievement.

From left, Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle and Jessica Rice completed the process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic School
The T-Mobile Bellevue headquarters is the site of the alleged crimes committed by Huawei. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Chinese tech company Huawei charged with stealing secrets from T-Mobile

Alleged crimes took place at phone company’s Bellevue lab.

The T-Mobile Bellevue headquarters is the site of the alleged crimes committed by Huawei. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

North Bend Council approves development changes to create more affordable housing units

Development changes were approved by the council to save trees and promote more affordable housing.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert is excited to serve as chair in the new committee. Courtesy of King County.

Councilmember Kathy Lambert to chair new council committee

Lambert excited to serve as chair of Department of Local Services

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert is excited to serve as chair in the new committee. Courtesy of King County.
Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Snoqualmie council considers dedicated westbound on-ramp from Parkway to I-90

The council discussed a $1.2 million proposal for an on-ramp from the Snoqualmie Parkway to I-90.

Lt. Jake Fouts takes therapy dog Phoebe out for a morning game of fetch. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Snoqualmie Fire Department welcomes new therapy dog

Phoebe will help combat the stressers felt by emergency responders.

Lt. Jake Fouts takes therapy dog Phoebe out for a morning game of fetch. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

4Culture announces annual grant program

4Culture is accepting applications from now until March 6.

  • Feb 1, 2019

Police respond to illegal gasoline dumping in Snoqualmie

Storm drains are now clean, after use of vacuum trucks.

Snoqualmie Council delays funding of visitor information center to discuss tourism plan

Council delayed the approval of visitor center funding until a long-term tourism plan is disucssed.

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

At least two local salmon species in the Puget Sound region may be near the end of their ability to naturally reproduce.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid
Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Thousands march in third annual Seattle Women’s March

Marchers include residents from the Eastside

Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.
Sen. Patty Kuderer discusses her 2019 plan to work on housing sustainability and affordability at the East King County Chamber Coalition Legislative Breakfast. From left: Rep. Mark Harmsworth, Sen. Patty Kuderer, Sen. Manka Dhingra. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Eastside Legislators and Mayors disucuss priorities for 2019

The East King County Chamber Coalition hosted a panel on housing and transportation on Jan. 8.

Sen. Patty Kuderer discusses her 2019 plan to work on housing sustainability and affordability at the East King County Chamber Coalition Legislative Breakfast. From left: Rep. Mark Harmsworth, Sen. Patty Kuderer, Sen. Manka Dhingra. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo