Aaron Kunkler

In this November 2019 photo, Lucy Adams, Tim Takechi, Craig Ewing and Renee Lystad rehearse for VCS's production of "A Christmas Carol." File photo

Valley Center Stage eyes holiday production, new location

The community theater is hoping to put on a virtual Christmas production this year.

In this November 2019 photo, Lucy Adams, Tim Takechi, Craig Ewing and Renee Lystad rehearse for VCS's production of "A Christmas Carol." File photo
King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Cities opting out of county homelessness tax took $17 million with them

It leaves the county with roughly $50 million a year to bond against.

Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo
In this February 2020 photo, flood waters inundate Carnation and close Tolt Hill Road. File photo

Flood projects in the valley

Highlights from the list of improvements.

In this February 2020 photo, flood waters inundate Carnation and close Tolt Hill Road. File photo
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Rent, utilities moratorium extended

They were extended through Dec. 31.

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Andy Hobbs / staff photoValley merchants and the cities of North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City are co-hosting a Quarantine-O-Ween for Halloween festivities this year. Pictured left to right: Earl Bell, Board President, SnoValley Chamber of Commerce; Rachelle Armstrong, owner of The Bindlestick coffee shop in downtown Snoqualmie; and Kelly Coughlin, director of the SnoValley Chamber.

Halloween trek comes to the valley

Local businesses and cities will be holding a scavenger hunt and candy pick up on Halloween.

Andy Hobbs / staff photoValley merchants and the cities of North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City are co-hosting a Quarantine-O-Ween for Halloween festivities this year. Pictured left to right: Earl Bell, Board President, SnoValley Chamber of Commerce; Rachelle Armstrong, owner of The Bindlestick coffee shop in downtown Snoqualmie; and Kelly Coughlin, director of the SnoValley Chamber.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

COVID-19 guidelines for Halloween

Halloween will undoubtedly look different this year, with public health agencies warning people against traditional trick-or-treating. But there’s still plenty to do around the Snoqualmie… Continue reading

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Screenshot of a Google search for apartments in Snoqualmie.

North Bend, Snoqualmie enact their own affordable housing tax

Homelessness advocates worry that suburban cities acting on their own undermine regional approach.

Screenshot of a Google search for apartments in Snoqualmie.
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State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

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The Snoqualmie River, as seen near Preston on Oct. 6. Folks around the valley are busy preparing for the upcoming flood season. (Aaron Kunkler/staff photo)

Will the Snoqualmie Valley see another early flood season?

King County and cities in the valley are preparing.

The Snoqualmie River, as seen near Preston on Oct. 6. Folks around the valley are busy preparing for the upcoming flood season. (Aaron Kunkler/staff photo)
Elbridge Stuart and Rosy Smit stand in front of Carnation Farms’ flooded fields on Feb. 7, 2020. It’s the fifth flood this year along the Snoqualmie River that has broken 56 feet. File photo

Report: Flood-prone properties need better tracking by FEMA

Snoqualmie has the highest number of severe repetitive loss properties in King County.

Elbridge Stuart and Rosy Smit stand in front of Carnation Farms’ flooded fields on Feb. 7, 2020. It’s the fifth flood this year along the Snoqualmie River that has broken 56 feet. File photo
A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo

North Bend book sale goes digital

Friends of North Bend Library will be selling books to help fund library programs.

North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo
Sightseers at a Snoqualmie Falls viewpoint adjacent to the Salish Lodge & Spa on Feb. 19, 2020. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

25 COVID cases linked to Salish Lodge

Public Health is urging anyone who visited the lodge to monitor for symptoms or get tested.

Sightseers at a Snoqualmie Falls viewpoint adjacent to the Salish Lodge & Spa on Feb. 19, 2020. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Screenshot from a recent North Bend City Council virtual meeting.

North Bend proposal targets missing ‘middle housing’

It would allow more types of housing to be built in areas of the city already zoned for cottages.

Screenshot from a recent North Bend City Council virtual meeting.
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Snoqualmie to resume fingerprinting for concealed pistol licenses

City seeks contract with third-party company after pandemic halts first time license applications.

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Snoqualmie’s skate arena opens Oct. 18

Snoqualmie’s skate arena opens Oct. 18

A long-awaited ice skating arena is set to open in October in Snoqualmie Ridge despite the pandemic. The Sno-King Snoqualmie Ice Arena is set to… Continue reading

Snoqualmie’s skate arena opens Oct. 18
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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

Port commissioner talks COVID-19 impacts

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

Port commissioner talks COVID-19 impacts
High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study