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NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters union strike interupts some prominent Eastside construction projects

Union representative says members are prepared to strike “as long as it takes.”

 

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King County to require vaccination proof or negative COVID test for restaurants, bars, events

New health order goes into effect Monday, Oct. 25.

 

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

 

Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)

Walk To End Alzheimer’s returns to Eastside on Sept. 25

Alzheimer’s Association moves forward with plans for an in-person event.

  • Sep 15, 2021
Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
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North Bend limits restrictions on low-income housing

The North Bend City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Sept. 7 in order to comply with a state law that limits the city’s abilities to… Continue reading

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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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Masked spectators watch Mount Si’s Sept. 10 football game against Yelm High School. Photo Courtesy of Calder Productions.

Snoqualmie Valley schools deal with COVID cases, staffing shortages

Enrollment numbers rose as students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District successfully returned to in-person classes Aug. 31, but the district continues to deal with… Continue reading

Masked spectators watch Mount Si’s Sept. 10 football game against Yelm High School. Photo Courtesy of Calder Productions.
Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26, 2021, as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. File Photo contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Valley COVID case rates decrease, but remain high

COVID-19 case rates across the Snoqualmie Valley decreased in some areas over the last two weeks, according to county data, but rates in Snoqualmie, North… Continue reading

Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26, 2021, as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. File Photo contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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pizza from Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie (courtesy of Serious Pie)

Eastside to get its first Serious Pie restaurant location

Serious Pie is owned by Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas.

pizza from Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie (courtesy of Serious Pie)
Axton Burton stands proudly in front of the greenhouse he made in his parent’s yard in Duvall, Wash. (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

How to make a greenhouse with 4,500 glass jars

How a Redmond resident spent nearly two years building a greenhouse out of salvaged materials.

Axton Burton stands proudly in front of the greenhouse he made in his parent’s yard in Duvall, Wash. (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Q&A with Snoqualmie mayoral candidate Katherine Ross

Who will be Snoqualmie’s next mayor?

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Peggy Shepard

Q&A with Snoqualmie mayoral candidate Peggy Shepard

Who will be Snoqualmie’s next mayor?

Peggy Shepard
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)

Masks required at big outdoor events; vaccine mandates expanded

Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Lance Gibbon (left) welcomes Mount Si High School students on their first day of school, Aug. 31. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Snoqualmie Valley students return for in-person learning

Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Lance Gibbon welcomes Mount Si High School students on their first day of school, Aug. 31. Photos by Conor Wilson/Valley… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2021
Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Lance Gibbon (left) welcomes Mount Si High School students on their first day of school, Aug. 31. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

County officials field questions and concerns regarding Eastside homeless shelter

Residents in Redmond and the Eastside are worried about crime, safety and a lack of community input.

Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
The Snoqualmie Mill Site. Photo courtesy of the Department of Ecology.

Snoqualmie Mill Site poses high risk to human, environmental health

The site is a 261-acre property that was annexed by the city in 2012.

The Snoqualmie Mill Site. Photo courtesy of the Department of Ecology.