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Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid
Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Thousands march in third annual Seattle Women’s March

Marchers include residents from the Eastside

Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.
Sen. Patty Kuderer discusses her 2019 plan to work on housing sustainability and affordability at the East King County Chamber Coalition Legislative Breakfast. From left: Rep. Mark Harmsworth, Sen. Patty Kuderer, Sen. Manka Dhingra. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Eastside Legislators and Mayors disucuss priorities for 2019

The East King County Chamber Coalition hosted a panel on housing and transportation on Jan. 8.

Sen. Patty Kuderer discusses her 2019 plan to work on housing sustainability and affordability at the East King County Chamber Coalition Legislative Breakfast. From left: Rep. Mark Harmsworth, Sen. Patty Kuderer, Sen. Manka Dhingra. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

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 Seattleā€™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