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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.
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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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Washington state politicians want to impose a "billionaire tax" that taxes people 1% after the first $1 billion. What do you think?… Continue reading

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WA Democrats consider new tax on billionaires

Plan could raise $5 billion from fewer than 100 taxpayers. Detractors fear it could drive Washington’s wealthiest out of state.

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Registration open for Panthers Youth Rugby

By Sophie Demandolx Special to the Reporter If you are a teenager looking for a fun new sport or a parent looking for an outdoor… Continue reading

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Bob Hamerly | Obituary

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Book sale raising funds for North Bend library continues

The Friends of North Bend Library book sale is still going, and raising funds for children and adult programs at the library. Last fall, the… Continue reading

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The Swirl is located at 426 Main Ave. S., North Bend, and also at 7726 Center Blvd. S., Snoqualmie. Courtesy photo

The Swirl expands to Snoqualmie

What is it you are craving on this chilly winter day? Perhaps some peanut butter and Dutch chocolate froyo with marshmallow sauce? Maybe a hot… Continue reading

The Swirl is located at 426 Main Ave. S., North Bend, and also at 7726 Center Blvd. S., Snoqualmie. Courtesy photo
Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

On Monday, area restaurants and certain entertainment venues may resume indoor service, the governor said.

Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership
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State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

Targets relief to the most affected businesses; helps low-wage workers by raising their benefits

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Snoqualmie Chief Andy De Los Angeles died on January 21, 2021. He is remembered as a beloved Indigenous civil rights leader who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to fighting for the rights of all Tribal Nations. Photo courtesy of the Snoqualmie Tribe

Remembering Snoqualmie Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles

He is remembered as an Indigenous civil rights leader who worked tirelessly for Tribal Nations.

Snoqualmie Chief Andy De Los Angeles died on January 21, 2021. He is remembered as a beloved Indigenous civil rights leader who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to fighting for the rights of all Tribal Nations. Photo courtesy of the Snoqualmie Tribe
2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

Car review: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

By Larry Lark, contributor Compact sedans are not in vogue now, but the 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL makes one wonder why. The South Korean auto… Continue reading

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Car review: 2020 Honda Insight

By Larry Lark, contributor Honda’s Civic and Accord have been bestsellers for decades. The 2020 Honda Insight looks to bridge the gap between the two,… Continue reading

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