Aaron Kunkler

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Citizens are concerned with what continued development means for the health of the Snoqualmie River. Three forks of the river converge north of the city.

Appeal challenges North Bend’s water system plan

Friends of the Snoqualmie River and Trail have filed an appeal against the city’s plan.

 

Hamed Shirzad runs Shirzad Jewelry in Kirkland and recently completed an exhibit for the Bellevue Arts Museum, showcasing traditional Persian jewelry. Contributed by Hamed Shirzad

Kirkland’s Hamed Shirzad’s stunning Persian jewelry exhibit debuts at Bellevue Arts Museum

After a decade of work on his labor of love, Kirkland’s Hamed Shirzad has finished a set of Persian jewelry which will soon be on… Continue reading

 

Best of the Valley 2021

Best of the Valley businesses share insights into success

We asked readers in the Snoqualmie Valley who the best businesses were. The results are in, and that list can be found on our website.… Continue reading

 

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Help wanted sign in the window. File photo

State releases February unemployment data

February unemployment in King County sat at 5.3%, which marked a decrease from the prior month, but was still double that when compared to February… Continue reading

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Judge orders Issaquah School District to pay for violating disabilities education act

Issaquah School District was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for failing to provide adequate education to a special education student. The complaint… Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Tribe, partners, to open Eastside’s first community-based mass vaccination site on April 12

Located at Lake Sammamish State Park, it has capacity for up to 300 people per day.

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Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital mass vaccination event goes smoothly

Wind and rain couldn’t keep more than 800 people from lining up to receive a first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Snoqualmie… Continue reading

Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

North Bend flag stuck at full-mast

The city hall flag pole is experiencing technical difficulties.

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
Map of King County Council District 3. Courtesy of King County

2 challenge Lambert for King County Council seat

District 3 position represents much of the rural Eastside and several cities.

Map of King County Council District 3. Courtesy of King County
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Issaquah School District settles negligence lawsuit for $4.25 million

The lawsuit alleged the district covered for a now-convicted child molester while he was a teacher.

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More people can get the COVID vaccine on March 31, but supply is still limited

The number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is set to increase in King County, but the number of available doses has yet… Continue reading

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Friends of the Trail crew members scope out a pile of trash before cleaning it. Contributed by Wade Holden

Friends of the Trail celebrates 25 years

The nonprofit has been working to haul dumped trash out of public land in King County.

Friends of the Trail crew members scope out a pile of trash before cleaning it. Contributed by Wade Holden
Bellevue police standoff. File photo

Eastside police agencies form independent use of force investigation team

Agencies from Snoqualmie to Mercer Island, along with the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol, are slated to be part of it.

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Mt. Si senior quarterback Clay Millen looks for a receiver to connect with during the Wildcats’ 23-13 victory over Bellevue on March 12, 2021. On one play in the second half, Millen broke free from three Bellevue tacklers and threw the ball 30 yards for a touchdown. Millen nailed two touchdown passes to Zach Soliday and one to Jacob Shaffer. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Students return to SVSD classrooms

The one exception is for online remote middle school students.

Mt. Si senior quarterback Clay Millen looks for a receiver to connect with during the Wildcats’ 23-13 victory over Bellevue on March 12, 2021. On one play in the second half, Millen broke free from three Bellevue tacklers and threw the ball 30 yards for a touchdown. Millen nailed two touchdown passes to Zach Soliday and one to Jacob Shaffer. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions
A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Finding farmland in King County is a perpetual struggle

High prices and a lack of available land has pushed the price per acre sky-high.

A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A photo showing areas where the USGS expects tropicalization to occur in southern states. U.S. Geological Survey

Study: Southern states will “tropicalize” due to climate change

While that may sound nice, it also means more mosquito diseases and forest displacement.

A photo showing areas where the USGS expects tropicalization to occur in southern states. U.S. Geological Survey
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North Bend water system plan approved by Washington state

North Bend’s water system plan was approved by the Washington state Department of Health on March 4. The plan allows the city to provide water… Continue reading

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Vaccinations taking place. File photo

CDC updates guidance for those that receive vaccine

New guidance for those that have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been released by the Centers for Disease Control. The guidance was released on… Continue reading

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Grocery workers in unincorporated King County to receive $4 hazard pay bump

Workers at many large grocery stores in unincorporated King County will soon see a pay bump of $4 an hour after the King County Metropolitan… Continue reading

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