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Cows meander on a berm across the Snoqualmie River from SE 100th Street on Oct. 22. Heavy rain on the Cascades in previous days caused rivers in Puget Sound to swell. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Flooding along Snoqualmie River closes several roads

Days of rain have pushed the river over its banks, and more flooding is expected near Carnation.

Cows meander on a berm across the Snoqualmie River from SE 100th Street on Oct. 22. Heavy rain on the Cascades in previous days caused rivers in Puget Sound to swell. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Two head-on crashes happen days apart on Preston-Fall City Road

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

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Flood watch issued for Snoqualmie River

While flooding is expected to be minor, officials urge residents to keep an eye on river gauges.

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                                Una McAlinden has a participant place an issue on the board during a town hall meeting discussion about Snoqualmie’s values and future on Oct. 10 at Mount Si High School.

Snoqualmie today and tomorrow

Town hall meeting ponders current city trends and potential future outcomes.

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                                Una McAlinden has a participant place an issue on the board during a town hall meeting discussion about Snoqualmie’s values and future on Oct. 10 at Mount Si High School.

Halloween Storytelling Train begins this weekend

The two-hour event will run during two remaining weekends of October.

  • Oct 20, 2019
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                                Concrete was poured Oct. 3 for the base of a new, secondary clarifier at North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is undergoing improvements.

North Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements underway

Construction follows Wastewater System Facilities Plan.

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                                Concrete was poured Oct. 3 for the base of a new, secondary clarifier at North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is undergoing improvements.
Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo
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                                From left, Snoqualmie city council candidates incumbent Sean Sundwall, William Donaldson, Fuzzy Fletcher, incumbent James Mayhew, Elaine Armstrong and incumbent Katherine Ross participate in a forum hosted by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9.

Transparency topic ignites chamber forum

Policies labeled authoritarian, candidates accused each other of lying and other misdeeds.

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                                From left, Snoqualmie city council candidates incumbent Sean Sundwall, William Donaldson, Fuzzy Fletcher, incumbent James Mayhew, Elaine Armstrong and incumbent Katherine Ross participate in a forum hosted by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9.

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.

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

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

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