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Candidate roundup: Who’s running this November?

Candidates have until the end of May 21 to register.

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Tribal leaders condemn Inslee’s veto of consultation, protection provisions in climate bill

Inslee vetoed provisions that would guarantee Tribal consultation and protections for sacred sites.

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Valley cities work on plan for spending housing money

After passing their own tax for affordable housing last fall instead of opting to direct their funding to King County, the cities of North Bend… Continue reading

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In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)

North Bend Depot, Habitat for Humanity receive state funding

The historic depot will get a new roof, and Habitat for Humanity will receive project funding.

In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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If the Tolt River Dam breaks, these places are at risk of flooding

The Record obtained a copy of a 2019 inundation map through a public records request.

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Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. 	File photo

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson won’t seek re-election

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson has announced he will not be running for re-election this year. He has endorsed current Snoqualmie City Council member Katherine Ross… Continue reading

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Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
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Fall City could finally have a septic system

State Legislature approved $6.5 million to help fund the project.

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Valley couple embraces local history through new book

Bob and Laura Antone keep themselves busy. Between writing books on true crime, folklore and paranormal occurrences in the Snoqualmie Valley, they also offer tours… Continue reading

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The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center is almost complete with board members expecting to be able to open it to youth nonprofits soon.

Thirteen years, and 10,000 labor hours later, the Snoqualmie Valley youth center nears completion

The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activities Center building is nearing completion.

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The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center is almost complete with board members expecting to be able to open it to youth nonprofits soon.
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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.
A concept photo of the North Bend hotel. Provided by North Bend

Hotel could be in the works for North Bend

The plan was confirmed during a March 28 State of the Cities address.

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Mouth of the Raging River where it flows into the Snoqualmie River, just east of the Fall City Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Photo by William Shaw

King County launches study on Snoqualmie River levee and more

King County will be conducting a study this year to identify levees across the county that could be at risk of breaching, including the South… Continue reading

Mouth of the Raging River where it flows into the Snoqualmie River, just east of the Fall City Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Photo by William Shaw
Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
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Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.

District 10 fire service benefit charge will be on Aug. 3 ballot

Voters in King County Fire Protection District 10 will be asked to renew a fire benefit charge in the Aug. 3 election. The benefit charge… Continue reading

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A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.
The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo

State lawmakers approve key climate and environmental legislation

Bills target clean fuel standards and carbon emissions.

The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo
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All fireworks will be illegal in unincorporated King County in 2022

Fireworks will be illegal in unincorporated parts of King County starting in 2022 after the King County Council approved a ban on April 27 with… Continue reading

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