Aaron Kunkler

One survey conducted by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development found students who eat free breakfasts at school had 17.5 percent higher scores on math tests. File photo

SVSD distributes tens of thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

One survey conducted by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development found students who eat free breakfasts at school had 17.5 percent higher scores on math tests. File photo
A photo of the carousel with horses. Contributed by North Bend Art and Industry

Historic carousel arrives in North Bend for planned Center for Art

The carousel will be the centerpiece for the planned regional arts center.

A photo of the carousel with horses. Contributed by North Bend Art and Industry

Buckshot Honey opens with a bang

The restaurant is now serving customers in downtown Snoqualmie.

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5th District results: Ramos leads House race; Anderson edging Mullett for state Senate

Early results have been reported in the 5th Legislative District races from the Aug. 4 primary election. This summer’s election for the Washington state Legislature… Continue reading

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Developer hopes to build marijuana store in North Bend

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13 on the proposed store and zoning change.

Did Republicans give up on the 5th District?

The sole Republican candidate has raised only $3,100.

Snoqualmie Valley School District will be entirely online this fall

The school board approved the move amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases in King County.

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                                Incumbent Bill Ramos is running for a 5th Legislative District House seat as a Democrat.

District 5 candidates talk schools, economy

Incumbent Bill Ramos (D) is running against Ken Moninski (R) and Cyrus Krohn (Unity Restoration).

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                                Incumbent Bill Ramos is running for a 5th Legislative District House seat as a Democrat.
An example of the diverging diamond used in WSDOT’s explanation of the design. The Diverging Diamond design is planned to be implemented at the interchange of I-90 and SR 18. (Courtesy Photo)

State route 18 interchange project still scheduled to break ground next year

The project would redesign the intersection and widen the highway.

An example of the diverging diamond used in WSDOT’s explanation of the design. The Diverging Diamond design is planned to be implemented at the interchange of I-90 and SR 18. (Courtesy Photo)
North Bend City Council. Courtesy photo

Study postponed for properties in Meadowbrook area

A vote to authorize a study of the properties within the proposed Meadowbrook utility local improvement district has been postponed for 90 days. The North… Continue reading

North Bend City Council. Courtesy photo
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Decision on SVSD coronavirus plan expected Friday

A plan for the upcoming school year will be released on July 31, following a Snoqualmie Valley School District Board meeting. Dr. Robert Manahan, the… Continue reading

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Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

Beth Burrows, left, and Skyler Possert sit inside the North Bend Theatre. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

North Bend Theatre powers through the pandemic

Staff at the historic theater are finding new ways to connect to audiences as they prepare to reopen

Beth Burrows, left, and Skyler Possert sit inside the North Bend Theatre. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated

School administration will now begin selecting a new mascot.

Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

The Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie received $50,000 in relief funding. Photo courtesy of the Northwest Railway Museum

Snoqualmie, North Bend divvy up CARES funding

The two cities received hundreds of thousands of dollars, much of which will go to local businesses.

The Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie received $50,000 in relief funding. Photo courtesy of the Northwest Railway Museum
A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com
New weekly unemployment claims filed for the four ZIP codes in the Snoqualmie Valley. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

A look at COVID-related unemployment in Snoqualmie Valley

Economist says numbers are similar to what they’re seeing across the state.

New weekly unemployment claims filed for the four ZIP codes in the Snoqualmie Valley. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline. Courtesy image

Drug courts, officer de-escalation programs impacted by MIDD cuts

The fund provides money for mental illness and drug dependency programs across King County.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline. Courtesy image