North Bend could have its own marijuana store soon.

North Bend approved pot shop development agreement

The council voted to approve the agreement on Dec. 1.

A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo

King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit

The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.

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Regency North Bend outbreak leaves four dead

A large outbreak of COVID-19 at Regency North Bend, a senior living facility, was confirmed by Seattle & King County… Continue reading

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North Bend passes on property tax increase

The North Bend City Council narrowly voted not to increase the amount of property taxes it collects at a Nov.… Continue reading

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The Valley loses one of its biggest hearts

David Olson died in early November, but his legacy of dedicated community service lives on.

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News Around the Valley: Holiday lights, toy drive, school pictures, survival tips

North Bend Holly Days The city of North Bend and the North Bend Downtown Foundation are working to create a… Continue reading

More than 30 different community hubs in Washington state will be equipped with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” over the next few months to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.

Free WiFi connectivity inside King County community centers for the next three years

Comcast launches 30 wifi-connected ‘Lift Zones’ in Washington, including 10+ King County locations

Ryan Hartwell (Fred) hugs Tim Platt (Scrooge) in the final scene of VCS’s production of “A Christmas Carol” in 2019. File photo

‘A Christmas Carol’ returns Dec. 5

Valley Center Stage will be performing its rendition of “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The cast Continue reading...

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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.

Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada

More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European colonization, according to a Continue reading...

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Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology to help stop the spread of disease

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Couple’s love story inspires new Hallmark Channel movie

Inspired by local residents Pat and Margery Godfrey is the story “A Godwink Christmas - Second Chance, First Love”

 

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t Continue reading...

 

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More than 30 different community hubs in Washington state will be equipped with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” over the next few months to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.

Free WiFi connectivity inside King County community centers for the next three years

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Revel has communities across the Western United States. Its newest community, Revel Issaquah, is now leasing at 2450 Newport Way NW. (Photo: Aaron Locke)

A new place to pursue your passions, or try something different

This community has all the amenities you need to live an independent life

 

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William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: wshaw@valleyrecord.com.

Let us give wings to nonprofits and charities in the valley

While we personally and collectively struggle with the effects of COVID-19 in our families, our neighborhoods and our towns, this Continue reading...

 

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

A Thanksgiving to remember | Guest column

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