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Snoqualmie Fire Department earns international accreditation

Snoqualmie joins the ranks of only 266 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status.

  • Apr 10, 2019
A DUI collision on State Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data. Photo courtesy of State Trooper Rick Johnson

State transportation budget to fund SR 18 widening

If the budget passes through the State House and Senate, it would provide $26 million.

A DUI collision on State Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data. Photo courtesy of State Trooper Rick Johnson

Mayor Ken Hearing delivers his final State of the City address

Mayor Ken Hearing delivered his last State of the City address at the March 19 council meeting.

Chirag Vedullapalli receives a bronze medallion for his nonprofit work by Abraham Mathan of Prudential Financial. Madison Miller / staff photo

MSHS senior named finalist in Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Chirag Vedullapalli was recognized for his nonprofit, Creative Children for Charity (3C).

Chirag Vedullapalli receives a bronze medallion for his nonprofit work by Abraham Mathan of Prudential Financial. Madison Miller / staff photo
Advocates hold a rent control rally in Olympia on Feb. 27, the day before Oregon passed legislation capping rent increases and prohibiting no-cause evictions. Photo courtesy of Amy Tower/Tenants Union of Washington State

Would rent control work in Washington?

Oregon’s new law could lay the blueprint for other states

Advocates hold a rent control rally in Olympia on Feb. 27, the day before Oregon passed legislation capping rent increases and prohibiting no-cause evictions. Photo courtesy of Amy Tower/Tenants Union of Washington State
Rick Brater’s was appointment as the Director of Road Services Division. Photo courtesy of King County.

Brater will continue to lead an agency that maintains 1,500 miles of road.

Rick Brater confirmed as Director of Road Services Division for the department of Local Services

  • Apr 5, 2019
Rick Brater’s was appointment as the Director of Road Services Division. Photo courtesy of King County.

Fall City residents debate the merits of the proposed fire district merger

The Fall City Community Association held a debate on the proposed fire district merger on March 28.

Photo by Kayse Angel

What’s next for the I-405 master plan?

New express toll lanes from Renton to Bellevue are coming soon.

Photo by Kayse Angel
Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project will replace two-pole towers with taller, single poles and four-pole towers with two poles. Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Energy

Fight over Energize Eastside continues

Community groups remain opposed to PSE’s planned system upgrade.

Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project will replace two-pole towers with taller, single poles and four-pole towers with two poles. Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Energy
Superior Court judge Veronica Alicea-Galván presides over the courtroom on March 19. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Dissecting the future of impactful pretrial decision making

Data on inmates not being cohesively collected is needed for decision making, advocates say.

Superior Court judge Veronica Alicea-Galván presides over the courtroom on March 19. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently was designated as a National Heritage area. Photo courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway

Local gem becomes national treasure

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently designated as a National Heritage Area.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently was designated as a National Heritage area. Photo courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway
Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Suspects charged with organized retail theft

Police recover more than $10,000 in stolen goods from suspect vehicles.

Salish Lodge development could raise property taxes

A future city council will decide if money from the lodge will be used to offset possible increases.

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank distributed a total of 725,488 pounds of food and 172,733 pounds of produce last year. SVFB helps residents from Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank receives King County Grant

Funds will help enhance food bank outdoor space

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank distributed a total of 725,488 pounds of food and 172,733 pounds of produce last year. SVFB helps residents from Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend.
Vivian, one of many cared for at a child care center of the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, B.C., spends the day outside on a tricycle on March 21. The site was awarded prototype status by the government of British Columbia as part of an effort to ease skyrocketing child care costs in the province. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Clues for fixing King County’s child care woes may be found in British Columbia

B.C. struggles with many of the same problems as Washington state.

Vivian, one of many cared for at a child care center of the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, B.C., spends the day outside on a tricycle on March 21. The site was awarded prototype status by the government of British Columbia as part of an effort to ease skyrocketing child care costs in the province. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Valley Center Stage presents “The Seafarer” March 29-April 13. From left, René Schuchter, Peter Cook, Jim Snyder and Michael Murdock.

“The Seafarer” set to debut at Valley Center Stage

Jim Snyder directs the chilling Irish play.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Valley Center Stage presents “The Seafarer” March 29-April 13. From left, René Schuchter, Peter Cook, Jim Snyder and Michael Murdock.
Students gathered at Seattle’s Cal Anderson park on March 15 as part of a national climate walkout. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Students walk out of class for Youth Climate Strike

Nationwide action to draw attention to climate change took place March 15.

Students gathered at Seattle’s Cal Anderson park on March 15 as part of a national climate walkout. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo