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Why we should reconsider nuclear power | Brunell

If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and natural gas by 2035, they will need nuclear power. Even if Washingtonians, who… Continue reading

Don Brunell
City of North Bend. Courtesy photo.

North Bend begins distributing biz relief funds

North Bend provided 50 local businesses and organizations a slice of the city’s share of the federal CARES Act. To date, the city has delivered… Continue reading

City of North Bend. Courtesy photo.
Buckshot Honey opens with a bang

Buckshot Honey opens with a bang

The restaurant is now serving customers in downtown Snoqualmie.

Buckshot Honey opens with a bang
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LA Fitness to reopen all locations Aug. 10

Gyms will follow state guidelines

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Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington
2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT. Courtesy photo

2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT | Car review

OK folks, buckle your seatbelts. This week’s tester is the 2020 Dodge Charge SRT Hellcat Widebody, the most powerful, and fastest mass-produced sedan in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT. Courtesy photo
BMW X3 xDrive 30e. Courtesy photo

BMW X3 xDrive 30e | Car review

With forces like BMW pushing, it’s only a matter of time before hybrid, then electric, technology replaces the gas combustion engine just like it replaced… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
BMW X3 xDrive 30e. Courtesy photo
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
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 new measure from the King County Council could increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas of King County. File photo

County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas

Staff report Legislation the King County Council passed June 23 could lead to increased flexibility for restaurants, retail shops, and providers of certain personal services… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2020
A new measure from the King County Council could increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas of King County. File photo
Don Brunell

China’s push for high-tech dominance

The country’s control of rare earth metals will give it a key advantage in this fight.

  • Jun 23, 2020
Don Brunell
From markets to farm stands, Snoqualmie Valley flower farmers adapt to pandemic

From markets to farm stands, Snoqualmie Valley flower farmers adapt to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has cut many farmers off from traditional vending locations.

From markets to farm stands, Snoqualmie Valley flower farmers adapt to pandemic
Snoqualmie Casino is located at 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Courtesy photo

Snoqualmie Casino reopens June 11 with social distancing, other safety measures

Staff report Snoqualmie Casino will reopen to the general public at 6 a.m. June 11, following its closure from Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directives.… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2020
Snoqualmie Casino is located at 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Courtesy photo
Sound Publishing will offer matching advertising grants to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Snoqualmie Valley Record offers matching advertising grants to businesses affected by COVID-19

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread the news that they’re open for business. Sound, which owns the Snoqualmie Valley… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2020
Sound Publishing will offer matching advertising grants to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 shakes up valley businesses, housing market

COVID-19 shakes up valley businesses, housing market

Some businesses will likely shutter, and the real estate selling season could stretch into fall.

COVID-19 shakes up valley businesses, housing market
Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo
Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Regional effort in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

  • May 11, 2020
Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey
Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update

Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update

Brown Bear opens locations May 8

Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update
Find restaurants open for takeout/delivery in Puget Sound area

Find restaurants open for takeout/delivery in Puget Sound area

Interactive map provides details

  • Apr 28, 2020
Find restaurants open for takeout/delivery in Puget Sound area
Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Inslee gives construction a green light

It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo