Aaron Kunkler

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

The carbon fee I-1631 has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot
The many hurdles from farm to table

The many hurdles from farm to table

From environmental regulations to expensive land, local farmers have a lot on their plate

The many hurdles from farm to table
Downtown Bellevue/File photo

Housing is still a problem in America

A Harvard report shows the housing market is still hard on low and moderate income residents.

Downtown Bellevue/File photo
CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside
Fall City lavender farm set to bloom

Fall City lavender farm set to bloom

Ivy Cheung grows lavender on her small family farm.

Fall City lavender farm set to bloom
Neo-Nazis distribute fliers throughout Bellevue

Neo-Nazis distribute fliers throughout Bellevue

The fliers were found in neighborhoods near Clyde Hill Elementary School and Chinook Middle School with candy seemingly designed to attract children.

Neo-Nazis distribute fliers throughout Bellevue
Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Lots of grass and warmer weather could make for worsening fire seasons.

Western Washington could see more wildfires this year
Big changes are on the way for Snoqualmie Falls Brewing

Big changes are on the way for Snoqualmie Falls Brewing

New ownership at the brewery means a revamped interior and some canned beers.

Big changes are on the way for Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

The lawsuit claims that employees of a real estate company misrepresented the process by which foreclosed homeowners can recover surplus funds.

Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners
Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot

Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot

Students say the mascot glorifies the Confederacy while detractors say it honors Revolutionary War.

Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot
Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still

Plans to open King County coal mine later this year move forward

The Department of the Interior has granted a permit to resume mining at the Black Diamond location.

Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still
Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

In the wake of a deadly cougar attack near North Bend here’s some tips on staying safe.

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife
Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

A pump to supply much-needed water to Eastern Washington during droughts could affect recreation.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo
Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Residents are concerned about King County not meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change
Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations

Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations

Seattle has passed a head tax to help fund homelessness services.

Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations
Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction
Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion
Fall City business creates craft kits for families

Fall City business creates craft kits for families

Jeb Haber makes craft kits cut from lasers for customers to assemble on their own.

Fall City business creates craft kits for families
Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay
Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell