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Mount Si High School sports return, with conditions

Following loosening guidelines from the state, Mount Si High School is gearing up to return student athletes to the field, with modified guidelines. The maximum… Continue reading

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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

WA Legislature grapples with funding roads, bridges

Roads and bridges repair programs in King County are underfunded, and state legislators are thinking of ways to address critical infrastructure issues this session as… Continue reading

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
Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)

King County considers grocery store worker hazard pay for those in unincorporated areas

The King County Metropolitan Council will vote during its next meeting on whether to grant hazard pay to grocery store workers employed by large stores… Continue reading

Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)
One of the letters Snoqualmie teen Savonnah Mitchell sent out to across the U.S. Mitchell sent a letter to one random house in each state in July. Contributed by Savonnah Mitchell

Snoqualmie teen sends letters of hope across the country

Savonnah Mitchell sent out letters to one address in every state, inspiring others to pass it on.

One of the letters Snoqualmie teen Savonnah Mitchell sent out to across the U.S. Mitchell sent a letter to one random house in each state in July. Contributed by Savonnah Mitchell
North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

North Bend approves sewer rate increases

A 2.5% annual sewer rate increase was approved March 2 by the North Bend City Council. The rate increase will be effective from 2022 to… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. File photo

Encouraging numbers for kokanee salmon spawn count

Lake Sammamish kokanee aren’t out of the woods by any stretch, but there’s reason to be optimistic about the fate of the little red fish… Continue reading

Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. File photo
Malden, after a wildfire burned down 80% of the town’s buildings in Eastern Washington. Courtesy photo

DNR commissioner seeks $125 million to fight wildfires

In Washington state last September, some 600,000 acres burned within 72 hours.

Malden, after a wildfire burned down 80% of the town’s buildings in Eastern Washington. Courtesy photo
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New Fall City Fire Chief is on the job

Chief Brian Culp started in the position at the beginning of February.

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Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor is retiring on Feb. 26, 2021 after 40 years with the department. Contributed photo

Fall City Fire Chief retires after four decades

Chief Chris Connor started with the department in February 1981.

Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor is retiring on Feb. 26, 2021 after 40 years with the department. Contributed photo
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo

King County libraries will reopen in some cities for in-person services

Fall City, Kent libraries among six selected for partial reopening.

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo
Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. North Bend is required to find two mitigation sources which can be tapped to replenish water in the river on days with low flows. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

North Bend, Sallal could restart water negotiations

Representatives from both utilities have said they’re talking again.

Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. North Bend is required to find two mitigation sources which can be tapped to replenish water in the river on days with low flows. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Masks are still king in combating new COVID strains

A top UW doctor talks new strains, masks and when normal could return.

A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)
A road closure due to flooding on SE Park Street, Snoqualmie, during the 2016 flood. File photo

Minor flooding possible along Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers

Both the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers reached minor flooding phases on Monday afternon after heavy rainfall pushed water levels higher. The King County Flood Warning… Continue reading

A road closure due to flooding on SE Park Street, Snoqualmie, during the 2016 flood. File photo
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Snoqualmie to receive reimbursement for EMS services

The Snoqualmie City Council approved an ordinance on Feb. 8 to partner with the state to receive reimbursement for expenses from providing emergency medical transportation… Continue reading

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Snow starts to melt after weekend blast in Snoqualmie Valley

Heavy snowfall in the Snoqualmie Valley and Puget Sound over the weekend created the ideal conditions for both winter fun and a traffic mess over… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Shelby L. Winston
Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools

A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading

Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo
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A Wednesday morning update shows the potential for snowfall Thursday through Saturday.

Snow is coming to the Valley

What you need to know about snow in the Snoqualmie Valley

COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE
A Wednesday morning update shows the potential for snowfall Thursday through Saturday.
The Renton-Pickering Post 79 American Legion Hall, 38625 SE River St. in downtown Snoqualmie. File photo

New year-round shelter would be a first for Snoqualmie Valley

Downtown Snoqualmie facility would have space for up to 15 guests.

The Renton-Pickering Post 79 American Legion Hall, 38625 SE River St. in downtown Snoqualmie. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Legislature examines restructuring public health in WA

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering an overhaul of Washington state’s public health system to increase access to basic services. A number of changes are expected… Continue reading

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service