Legislature strengthens safe-surrender laws for newborns, inspired by 2014 death of infant near North Bend

Legislation seeking to prevent newborn abandonment, inspired by a tragic incident in North Bend in 2014, has been approved by the State Legislature. In February… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

Schools Superintendent Joel Aune to leave district for executive directorship of state organization

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Superintendent Joel Aune will leave the district June 30, to assume the role of executive director of the Washington Association of School… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018
Snoqualmie City Hall (File Photo)

Ethics investigation finds Snoqualmie parks and public works director violated city’s code

An outside review of a suspected ethics violation in the city of Snoqualmie has been completed and the hearing officer conducting the review has recommended… Continue reading

Snoqualmie City Hall (File Photo)

Des Moines teenager dies from fall from Rattlesnake Ledge

Des Moines teenager Eddie Petrik was killed Saturday, March 3, after he fell 600 feet from Rattlesnake Ledge near North Bend. Petrik, 16, and three… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

Rally in North Bend March 24 to join national March for Our Lives movement

In conjunction with the national March for Our Lives, Snoqualmie Valley Indivisibles will host a march, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

Threat of violence at Mount Si High School investigated; police determine school was in no apparent danger

Mount Si High School is not at risk today (Friday, March 2), school staff report, despite graffiti threatening an incident on March 2. In a… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Blotter: Wind-blown trampoline dings neighbor’s car; disorderly subject removed from shopping center

Police in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department Friday, Feb. 16 Noise: At 9:10 p.m., police received complaints of… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

Snoqualmie’s Rep. Jay Rodne won’t run for re-election in 2018

Fifth District Representative Jay Rodne (R-Snoqualmie) has announced today via Facebook that he will not see re-election to his seat in the state legislature. He… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Duvall Mayor elected to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors

Duvall Mayor Amy Ockerlander has been elected to the Sound Cities Association (SCA) Board of Directors and will represent the Snoqualmie Valley caucus in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

North Bend Premium Outlets stores are hiring now, job fair is Friday, March 2

North Bend Premium Outlets is hosting a job fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 2. Twelve stores will be on hand at the… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

North Bend offers bear-resistant trash containers

Bears in residential garbage cans are an ongoing problem for many Valley cities. The city of North Bend, under contract with Republic Services, is now… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018
Search and Rescue crews began the search for the two missing boys around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. (Courtesy Photo)

Teen snowshoers killed in avalanche Sunday

Two teenage boys reported missing Sunday night were found Monday, apparently killed by an avalanche on the Summit at Snoqualmie. The boys, ages 17 and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018
Search and Rescue crews began the search for the two missing boys around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. (Courtesy Photo)
Paul Graves

Fall City legislator aims to make all legislators subject to public records requests in 2018

Rep. Paul Graves (R) of Fall City, in his second year as a state legislator, is proposing an end to a form of special treatment… Continue reading

Paul Graves
A winter view of the Capitol in Olympia, where lawmakers have two weeks left in the legislative session. (Taylor McAvoy/WNPA Olympia Bureau)

Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it to Senate floor, but time is running out

The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed an amended version of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposal to tax carbon emissions on Feb. 22. The legislation, SB… Continue reading

A winter view of the Capitol in Olympia, where lawmakers have two weeks left in the legislative session. (Taylor McAvoy/WNPA Olympia Bureau)

Rep. Dave Reichert named finalist for first-ever democracy awards; Congressional Management Foundation recognizes Reichert for outstanding achievement

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced Feb. 23 that Rep. Dave Reichert is a finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards, a new award recognizing non-legislative… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Snoqualmie approves push-button pedestrian crosswalk on Parkway at Fisher Avenue

At the Snoqualmie City Council meeting on Feb. 12, a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk beacon for the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Fisher Avenue SE was… Continue reading

Legislators try to ram through a bill to restrict public access to their records; critics slam it as an attempt to shield lawmakers from public scrutiny

State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing a bill to exempt themselves from public records requests. The move comes on the heels… Continue reading

Public can participate in 2018 salmon season-setting process, rule simplification, at Feb. 27 meeting

State fishery managers have scheduled a variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting salmon fishing seasons for 2018, beginning at the annual… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018
Washington Capitol Building (Taylor McAvoy photo)

Domestic violence survivors could get new protections from workplace discrimination

A proposed bill that easily passed the House of Representatives would provide discrimination protections for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. HB 2661 makes… Continue reading

Washington Capitol Building (Taylor McAvoy photo)

State forecast projects over a billion in additional tax revenue: ‘Extraordinary revenue growth is good news for lawmakers looking to balance budgets

State economists project that over a billion dollars in additional tax revenue will be flowing into government accounts over the next several years, impacting upcoming… Continue reading