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                                Snoqualmie Valley School District will provide new laptops for each student at middle and high schools in the district.

SVSD introduces new one-to-one laptop initiative

The district will deploy close to 3,500 laptops next school year.

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                                Snoqualmie Valley School District will provide new laptops for each student at middle and high schools in the district.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Snoqualmie considers helmet requirements on city parks

The city of Snoqualmie is considering city code requiring helmets for recreation on city property.

Valley residents file for November 2019 general election

Residents of Snoqualmie, North Bend and the Hospital and School Districts have submitted their applications to run for office this fall. In the three Snoqualmie… Continue reading

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Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

Susan Chen’s story begins as a criminal matter. In 2013 she paid a visit to a King County care facility with her son and saw… Continue reading

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North Bend City Council walks back water ordinance

North Bend will work to improve conservation education and revise proposed ordinance.

Bellevue College student arrested in Duvall for allegedly sending threatening email

The school evacuated the afternoon of May 16 and remained closed the rest of the day.

(Linda J. Smith) Cherry trees fully in bloom at the state capital in Olympia.
                                (Linda J. Smith) Cherry trees fully in bloom at the state capital in Olympia.

I-1000 passes state legislature as advocates hope to increase equality

The initiative could allow affirmative action to return to Washington state after 20 years.

(Linda J. Smith) Cherry trees fully in bloom at the state capital in Olympia.
                                (Linda J. Smith) Cherry trees fully in bloom at the state capital in Olympia.
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

Residents exchange expletives over AstroTurf | Police Blotter

Police blotter for April 27-May 3.

  • May 14, 2019

YMCA leases 40-acre property for outdoor education programs

The YMCA has leased a 40-acre property to support expanded initiatives for outdoor education

Ricardo Espinoza created “A Radiant Night.” His chairs will be on display at Birches Habitat. Courtesy photo

Encompass holds third annual Take a Seat for Kids Project

Encompass partnered with seven local artists for the annual fundraiser.

Ricardo Espinoza created “A Radiant Night.” His chairs will be on display at Birches Habitat. Courtesy photo
Two Rivers School will become a Big Picture School next fall. Photo courtesy of Two Rivers School Facebook page.

Two Rivers School to adopt Big Picture model next year

Two Rivers School will be the first SVSD school to adopt the Big Picture model.

Two Rivers School will become a Big Picture School next fall. Photo courtesy of Two Rivers School Facebook page.

Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside

State budgets will invest about $106.8 million in Snoqualmie Valley projects and organizations.

Hospital district positions open in 2019 elections

Filing week for the 2019 general elections begins on Monday, May 13. This year residents in Public Hospital District No. 4 will have the chance… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2019
The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, built in 2011, could receive a 22,000 square foot expansion that would add an aquatics facility. File Photo

Snoqualmie YMCA expansion proposes aquatics facility and multi-use space

The city is proposing a $12.5 million expansion for the YMCA community center building.

The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, built in 2011, could receive a 22,000 square foot expansion that would add an aquatics facility. File Photo

LEO breaks ground on independent living home in Snoqualmie

Life Enrichment Options expands housing for people with developmental disabilities to Snoqualmie