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Letter | Community comes through to help Terry fight cancer

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 10:18AM

In January, I was diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma, and have been unable to work since then.

 

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Survey points to new season for school bond

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 1:05PM

Snoqualmie Valley School District is currently deep in the thorny thicket of bond planning, hoping to come up with a measure to build a new Valley school. It’s been 11 years since voters in Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City passed a measure building a real, brick-and-mortar school, as opposed to portables. The district’s latest survey sheds some light on why we have such trouble passing a bond.

Be safe and smart this Fourth of July | Opinion

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:05PM

The Fourth of July is a time for parades, barbecues—and loud bangs. Fireworks are a time-honored American tradition on the Fourth, but one accompanying tradition that I tire of is when people don’t follow the rules, and wind up bothering their neighbors, making a big mess, and hurting themselves or others. There were 45 fireworks related fires and 54 injuries reported in King County in 2013—down from 70 fires and 51 injuries in 2012.

What are you going to do for Valley, state’s 125th party?

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

T The year 1889 was a big one for the Valley. It was the year that Washington territory became the 42nd state. It was also the year that trains rolled into the Valley for the first time. Railroads transformed daily life for the people here, opening the local economy up to a wider world. The train came here mainly due to tourism—big city folk wanted to see the wonders of the Snoqualmie waterfall.

What’s the real impact of Tokul’s stealthy steelhead release? | Opinion

  • May 29, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 2, 2014 at 11:55AM

Consider this a confession. My headline last week, “Vandals behind fish caper,” really didn’t do the story justice. As I thought about it, after the pages had gone to press, I realized that those four words didn’t fit the strange and interesting situation that happened May 13 at the Tokul Creek fish hatchery near Snoqualmie.

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