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5th Legislative District: Ramos, Moninski talk business and economy

The candidates squared off at an Issaquah Chamber of Commerce forum.

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Port commissioner talks COVID-19 impacts

Sam Cho at SnoValley Chamber luncheon: Air traffic down 75 percent at Sea-Tac Airport.

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

North Bend awarded $122,000 over City Hall dispute

The city’s contractor missed its construction deadline by six months.

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
In the 5th Legislative District, challenger Ingrid Anderson (D), left, is running against incumbent State Sen. Mark Mullet (D).

State Senate race: Mullet, Anderson differ on climate policy

Voters in 5th District will decide between these two Democrats in the Nov. 3 general election.

In the 5th Legislative District, challenger Ingrid Anderson (D), left, is running against incumbent State Sen. Mark Mullet (D).
Valley Shuttle. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation’s Facebook page.

Five-year transit plan in the works for the valley

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation outlines multiple goals for area’s towns and cities.

Valley Shuttle. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation’s Facebook page.
A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb
A site plan for the Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center. Provided by the city of North Bend

Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center could be completed by February

Construction on the project is expected to begin on Sept. 14.

A site plan for the Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center. Provided by the city of North Bend

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Ingrid Anderson is running against incumbent Mark Mullet for the 5th Legislative District’s Senate seat. Photo from Anderson’s campaign Facebook

Inslee endorses Anderson over Mullet for 5th District Senate seat

Mullet, the incumbent, came in second during primary, but has raised more money so far.

Ingrid Anderson is running against incumbent Mark Mullet for the 5th Legislative District’s Senate seat. Photo from Anderson’s campaign Facebook

Fall City’s first coffee shop, Aroma Coffee, opens Sept. 11

The shop has been 13 years in the making.

Robert Allen, 61, and his dog Jaxx have been living at the North Bend Motel since March, as part of a voucher program from Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services. The stability a simple motel room provides is allowing Allen to heal from numerous injuries, and highlights the importance of providing shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Providing housing first is saving lives in the Snoqualmie Valley

The valley’s motel voucher program is keeping some of the most vulnerable off the streets.

Robert Allen, 61, and his dog Jaxx have been living at the North Bend Motel since March, as part of a voucher program from Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services. The stability a simple motel room provides is allowing Allen to heal from numerous injuries, and highlights the importance of providing shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington

It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo
Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo

North Bend set to fine Sallal Water Association $2,000 a day

An ordinance requires the water association to provide water usage rates in the city.

Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo
Screenshot of the Alliance for Persecuted Peoples Worldwide Facebook page.

More than 100 social justice groups call out newly-formed organization

A letter accuses the APPWW of anti-Muslim bias.

Screenshot of the Alliance for Persecuted Peoples Worldwide Facebook page.
A freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. File photo

Another batch of Sammamish kokanee delivered to Orcas Island

Some 250 kokanee fry were taken to the hatchery by ferry.

A freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. File photo
Screenshot of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Facebook page.

Snoqualmie Valley School District approves fall learning guidelines

As the first day of school approaches, the Snoqualmie Valley School District has released more details on students’ return to class, if not the classroom.… Continue reading

Screenshot of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Facebook page.
Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Heat wave is on the way this weekend

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s on Sunday.

Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography