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King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

Opstad Elementary School’s principal Ryan Hill and math teacher Ryan Vidos practice using tourniquets as part of the Stop the Bleed’s training. Madison Miller/staff photo.

SFD partners with SVSD to ‘stop the bleed’

SVSD first in state for Stop the Bleed.

Opstad Elementary School’s principal Ryan Hill and math teacher Ryan Vidos practice using tourniquets as part of the Stop the Bleed’s training. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Snoqualmie Fire Department in need of volunteers

Must be 21 and live within 15 minutes of city limits.

North Bend trail connection receives donation

Rainier Asphalt donates materials and labor for North Bend trail connection

  • Jan 28, 2019

Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency

Thirty-five cases have been confirmed statewide.

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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
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Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

State Capitol News: Lawmaker pitches target-shooting areas on state-managed lands

Bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Jan 24, 2019
Julie Lagace’s seventh grade art students work on their Chihuly-inspired chandelier. From left: Josh Liebes, Brandon Wallace, Isabel Phalen, Audrey Newbrey-Smith. Photos courtesy of Julie Lagace.

Plastic bottle chandelier complete after months of work

Chief Kanim Middle School students completed the project in December 2018.

Julie Lagace’s seventh grade art students work on their Chihuly-inspired chandelier. From left: Josh Liebes, Brandon Wallace, Isabel Phalen, Audrey Newbrey-Smith. Photos courtesy of Julie Lagace.
A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Week one of “Viadoom” is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Eileen Keiffer of the Keyon Disend law firm was appointed to be the city attorney by the North Bend city council. Courtesy Photo

North Bend City Council appoints new city attorney; receives police services update

City Council officially appointed a new City Attorney and received a 2018 police services update.

Eileen Keiffer of the Keyon Disend law firm was appointed to be the city attorney by the North Bend city council. Courtesy Photo
Jim Curtis hosted a free martial arts program for veterans on Jan. 16 at the Mount Si Sports and Fitness Facility. The program is geared toward helping veterans who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related issues. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Jim Curtis hosted a free martial arts program for veterans on Jan. 16 at the Mount Si Sports and Fitness Facility. The program is geared toward helping veterans who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related issues. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Native American bill aims to remove barriers to civic participation

Goal is to remove barriers to Native American civic participation.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Police respond to reports of ‘extreme’ fireworks |Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 31- Jan. 2.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

About $225 million will subsidize middle income housing in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish

The Eastside Rail Corridor will connect the existing Kirkland trails with Snohomish County, Redmond, Woodinville, Bellevue and Renton. Photo courtesy of King County

Eastside Rail Corridor rebranding in 2019

Options for a new name for the trail include The Eastway, The 425, The Eastrail and The E.

The Eastside Rail Corridor will connect the existing Kirkland trails with Snohomish County, Redmond, Woodinville, Bellevue and Renton. Photo courtesy of King County
Josh Tuininga of North Bend sketches in his converted vintage Bluebird school bus art studio. Photo courtesy of Josh Tuininga

Local man releases new graphic bedtime story

Josh Tuininga of North Bend has completed his first graphic bedtime story, “Dream On.”

Josh Tuininga of North Bend sketches in his converted vintage Bluebird school bus art studio. Photo courtesy of Josh Tuininga
From left, director of local services John Taylor welcomes Danielle de Clercq as deputy director and Jim Chan as director of the permitting division. Photo courtesy of King County Local Services

King County’s Department of Local Services begins operations

Unincorporated King County rang in the new year with its own department

From left, director of local services John Taylor welcomes Danielle de Clercq as deputy director and Jim Chan as director of the permitting division. Photo courtesy of King County Local Services

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.