West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology.

EPA loans King County $96.8 million to prevent untreated water from spilling into Puget Sound

Loan comes a week after an over 10 million gallon overflow into the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.

Chief Andy De Los Angeles. Courtesy photo

Chief Andy De Los Angeles of the Snoqualmie Tribe has died

Chief Andy De Los Angeles of the Snoqualmie Tribe has died today. The news was announced in a post on… Continue reading

June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology

Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound

Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.

Photo courtesy of the Northwest Railway Museum

Northwest Railway Museum: Train rides and shed update

The Northwest Railway Museum is happy to announce that winter train rides will be offered for the first time beginning… Continue reading

Robert Allen, 61, had never been homeless in his life before 2019, when he lost his housing. The chef has been trying to get back on his feet, and hopes to open a nonprofit and make hot sauce. File photo

King County implements 0.01% sales tax to raise money for housing the homeless

Officials plan to buy hotels, motels and nursing homes for conversion into permanent housing.

A landslide in December 2019 created a crack in this Fall City road, allowing for a one lane entry and exit. Courtesy of King County Road Services

Landslide risk in the Snoqualmie Valley

Rains have pelted King County in recent weeks, saturating the soil and increasing the risk of landslides in the Snoqualmie… Continue reading

Tolt Reservoir and Morning Glory Spillway. From Seattle.gov

Tolt Dam fails another weekly test following windstorm

Seattle Public Utilities will be presenting to the Carnation City Council on Jan. 19.

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Working from home is here to stay | Brunell

With COVID-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to Continue reading...

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

A prayer for our new president | Guest column

Once a year, for the past decade, I have given the invocation in our State Senate or House of Representatives Continue reading...

National Guard troops, pictured Jan. 11 at the state Capitol in Olympia, have been on standby in case of violent protests. (Photo by Roger Harnack, Cheney Free Press)

At the state Capitol, a quiet day amid heightened security

There were no protests or arrests as troopers patrolled and the National Guard assumed a lower profile.

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Life
2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was… Continue reading

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2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again.… Continue reading

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Marketplace
Comcast Corporation has launched the Comcast RISE program to help strengthen and empower Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses hard hit by COVID-19.

Snoqualmie small businesses with diverse owners may now apply for support from Comcast RISE

Get marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production or technology services

 

Comcast Corporation has launched the Comcast RISE program to help strengthen and empower Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses hard hit by COVID-19.

BIPOC-owned small businesses in Auburn may now apply for support from Comcast RISE

Get marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production or technology services

 

Carina believes everyone deserves compassionate care and they’re helping bring it closer to home for you and your loved ones!

Find a homecare match, right here in King County

Carina homecare offers a safe and affordable alternative to long-term care

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Revel Issaquah.

Order up! New independent living community serves made-to-order, full-flavor meals

Live cooking shows, chef competitions, a roadmap to the tastes of Southern BBQ… and so much more!