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Snoqualmie Falls was shown frequently in Twin Peaks, as was the Salish Lodge & Spa resting on the cliff above the falls. File photo

News around the Valley: Trailheads, Chamber news, ‘Twin Peaks’

Trailhead Ambassador program launches From Trailhead Ambassadors The Trailhead Ambassador program will launch in summer 2021, following public health guidelines. Volunteer Trailhead Ambassadors will serve… Continue reading

 

Tim Eyman. File photo

Editorial: Judge’s rebuke of Eyman protects initiative process

Along with a $2.6 million fine, the ruling places restrictions on Eyman’s future initiative campaigns.

 

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New state modeling report explores options for safer return to in-person learning

Explores how to minimize COVID-19 introductions in schools

 

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

Car review: 2021 Chevy Tahoe 4WD High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for short, in the big scheme of things, are a recent development. Chevrolet, on the other hand,… Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country
2021 Lexus NX 300h

Car review: 2021 Lexus NX 300h

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Lexus NX 300h luxury sports utility vehicle provides owners guilt-free mobility. The lower-case h is the key. This hybrid… Continue reading

2021 Lexus NX 300h
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Democrats look to allow noncitizens to serve on school boards

A Senate bill takes aim at a state law requiring anyone seeking elected office to be a citizen.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Torguson Skatepark. Courtesy of North Bend

Torguson Skatepark now open

The North Bend park has been in the works for years.

Torguson Skatepark. Courtesy of North Bend
Shellscapes

You know stone, concrete and gravel for hardscaping… it’s time to discover oyster shells!

Sustainable and stunning landscaping solutions makes it way to Puget Sound

Shellscapes
An Island Park Elementary teacher and her students hit the books on Feb. 8 in the Mercer Island School District. The single largest amount of Gov. Jay Inslee’s newly announce relief package, $668 million, will go to public elementary and secondary schools to prepare for reopening for some in-person learning and to address students’ learning loss. Courtesy photo

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief package

The federal funds will go to fight COVID, aid renters and reopen shuttered schools and businesses.

An Island Park Elementary teacher and her students hit the books on Feb. 8 in the Mercer Island School District. The single largest amount of Gov. Jay Inslee’s newly announce relief package, $668 million, will go to public elementary and secondary schools to prepare for reopening for some in-person learning and to address students’ learning loss. Courtesy photo
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Inslee names Karen A. Johnson director of new state Office of Equity

She is currently the equity and inclusion administrator for the state Department of Corrections

Karen Johnson. Courtesy Photo
Mike Kreidler

Kreidler says insurance industry guts proposed ban on use of credit scores

Claims Senate Bill 5010 watered down to protect insurers, not consumers

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Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary

Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary

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Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary
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Treehouse awarded $1.3 million in CARES Act to help fund foster care tutoring

Chance to better engage youth education during pandemic

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Tolt River flood waters inundated Carnation Feb. 6-7, 2020. File photo

SPU to hold Tolt Dam public meeting

From Seattle Public Utilities Join Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) on Wednesday, February 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn more about the replacement project… Continue reading

Tolt River flood waters inundated Carnation Feb. 6-7, 2020. File photo
Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle. Courtesy photo

Car review: Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle

By Larry Lark, contributor Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle continues to be an underrated performer in this competitive category. The top-of-the-line Signature all-wheel… Continue reading

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Thoughts on police reform and public trust | Guest column

By Steven D. Strachan, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs The old saying “all politics are local” has taken on new meaning as lawmakers… Continue reading

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Roger Ledbetter is a politically-active resident of the Valley. He and his family have lived in Snoqualmie since 1979. Contact him through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.

Take care of yourself in these stressful times | Commentary

I’m one of the lucky ones. I retired in 2011 after 34 years working with criminal offenders. So, I’m lucky I haven’t had to deal… Continue reading

Roger Ledbetter is a politically-active resident of the Valley. He and his family have lived in Snoqualmie since 1979. Contact him through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.
Tim Eyman. FILE PHOTO

Judge fines Tim Eyman $2.6 million for campaign law violations

The serial anti-tax initiative sponsor said he will abide the court’s order but denied he violated ‘any law.’

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Gov. Jay Inslee signs into law Feb. 8 a bill that reduces unemployment taxes for small businesses. COURTESY PHOTO, The Office of the Governor

New state law averts big spike in unemployment taxes on businesses

Inslee signed a measure to spread out increases and boost weekly benefit checks for those who are unemployed.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs into law Feb. 8 a bill that reduces unemployment taxes for small businesses. COURTESY PHOTO, The Office of the Governor
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Pay freeze for Inslee and state lawmakers this year

A citizen panel approved a 1.75% increase for executives, legislators and justices 17 months from now.

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