Kailan Manandic

Local Thomas fan, Otto L., greets his hero as the tank engine arrives in North Bend prior to the July events at the Northwest Railway Museum. Northwest Railway Museum / courtesy photo

Thomas the Train tour returning to the Valley

Events planned for several dates in July.

 

30Bellevue offically opened for low-income individuals and families

The project was created through a partnership between Imagine Housing and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

 

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                                (From left) Jane Broom, Microsoft Philanthropies senior director, former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, who now serves as CEO of Challenge Seattle, and Charlie Davis, partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group, speak on Microsoft’s $500 million commitment to affordable housing at a panel discussion during a Bellevue Downtown Association breakfast.

Microsoft reveals project criteria for $500 million affordable housing funds

The company will soon accept applications for projects related to affordable housing on the Eastside.

 

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe celebrate approved SR 18 funding

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and Snoqualmie Casino offered $1 million to expedite improvements.

The data visualized here was compiled from Apartment List’s monthly rent reports. See an interactive chart below. Kailan Manandic / data illustration

Eastside rental market could balance out with the region

Eastside rent medians increased by 2.8 in the past year, a decrease in growth from previous years.

The data visualized here was compiled from Apartment List’s monthly rent reports. See an interactive chart below. Kailan Manandic / data illustration

Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside

State budgets will invest about $106.8 million in Snoqualmie Valley projects and organizations.

Work crews to repave the SR 18 Issaquah-Hobart Road overpass

The around-the-clock, single-lane closure is scheduled to begin on May 6 and last until mid-July.

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                                Officials break ground outside Salt House Church for the Eastside’s first permanent women and family shelter. Workers hope to complete construction in 2020.

Eastside’s first permanent shelter breaks ground in Kirkland

The shelter will serve single women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.

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                                Officials break ground outside Salt House Church for the Eastside’s first permanent women and family shelter. Workers hope to complete construction in 2020.
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                                Sweet Treats is the only cookie dough-focused storefront in the region and will eventually operate a food truck.

Sweet Treats feeds a desire for cookie dough

The local vendor and catering service offers safe-to-eat cookie dough on the Eastside.

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                                Sweet Treats is the only cookie dough-focused storefront in the region and will eventually operate a food truck.
A DUI collision on State Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data. Photo courtesy of State Trooper Rick Johnson

State transportation budget to fund SR 18 widening

If the budget passes through the State House and Senate, it would provide $26 million.

A DUI collision on State Route 18 that pinned a driver in their car. The 7-mile stretch of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Raging River hosts a disproportionate number of crashes for the amount of traffic it carries, according to state traffic data. Photo courtesy of State Trooper Rick Johnson
The Factoria QFC (pictured here) was part of the phase out pilot last November that included five other locations in the area. Currently, the stores only have paper bags and offer reusable bags for purchase at the checkout aisles. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

QFC to stop offering plastic bags in all stores on April 1

The commitment comes early as its parent company, Kroger, pledged to end plastic bag use by 2025.

The Factoria QFC (pictured here) was part of the phase out pilot last November that included five other locations in the area. Currently, the stores only have paper bags and offer reusable bags for purchase at the checkout aisles. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Snoqualmie learns from ‘Snowmageddon’, improves communication

The city Parks and Public Works department is working to better communicate private roads and alleys

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic

Life science hits its stride on the Eastside

Life science has strong roots in Washington, contributing economically and scientifically.

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic
A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Week one of “Viadoom” is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

A woman takes a photo toward Elliott Bay as Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic rolls past her below ahead of an upcoming closure of the roadway, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Reporter’s office. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Northshore area lawmakers sponsor attorney general bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Reporter’s office. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo
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UPDATE: 911 services partially back online, FCC investigates

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

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Juvy Diversion keeps kids out of court and away from crime

The diversion program recruits community volunteers to oversee local juvenile cases.

Rising rat populations cost Eastsiders thousands in repairs

The widespread increase in rat populations has been wreaking havoc in previously untouched areas.

The Echo Glen Children’s Center holds about 135 male and female youth in residence. The youth range from age 10 to 20 and come from all throughout the state. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Police catch escapees from local juvenile detention center

The escapees dashed into the surrounding wetlands and were eventually found by a security guard.

The Echo Glen Children’s Center holds about 135 male and female youth in residence. The youth range from age 10 to 20 and come from all throughout the state. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
The cabin is located 8 miles up Southeast Middle Fork Road and is known within the hiking community. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Man sentenced to 9 months for child porn possession

Daniel M. Wood was linked to DNA within a “fairy cabin” in the Snoqualmie National Forest.

The cabin is located 8 miles up Southeast Middle Fork Road and is known within the hiking community. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office