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A large brush fire burns near North Bend. Photo Courtesy of Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Brush fire burns outside North Bend.

A three-alarm brush fire is burning just outside North Bend city limits Thursday, as fire crews work to extinguish the flames. Eastside Fire & Rescue… Continue reading

 

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Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

 

Photo courtesy of Peter O’Donnell.

Snoqualmie Fire Association cancels annual pancake breakfast

The Snoqualmie Fire Association has canceled its annual pancake breakfast this year, due to time constraints and safety concerns. The breakfast has been happening for… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2021

 

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)

King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)
Snoqualmie City Councilmember Peggy Shepard. Courtesy photo

Investigation leads to censure of Snoqualmie councilmember

Peggy Shepard is accused of violating ethics laws.

Snoqualmie City Councilmember Peggy Shepard. Courtesy photo
Design rendering of new development (Courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group)

Vulcan purchases 1.4-acre property in Bellevue next to future light rail station

The real estate developer says the eight-story development will have about 250 units of housing.

Design rendering of new development (Courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group)
A map of the population growth rate by county between 2020 and 2021. Courtesy of the Washington state Office of Financial Management.

Data shows Snoqualmie is one of state’s fastest growing cities

Data released at the end of June shows that Washington’s population has continued to rise in the last year, with Snoqualmie as one of the… Continue reading

A map of the population growth rate by county between 2020 and 2021. Courtesy of the Washington state Office of Financial Management.
Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Fire sweeps downtown Auburn apartment building, all residents out safely

Firefighters had to rescue two residents from the roof of an apartment building in downtown Auburn that burned late Friday night and into early Saturday… Continue reading

Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Firefighters respond to a fire at Salish Lodge and Spa on July 21. Photo by City of Snoqualmie

Fire breaks out at Salish Lodge

A small chimney fire broke out at the Salish Lodge and Spa in Snoqualmie on the morning of July 21. The Snoqualmie and Fall City… Continue reading

Firefighters respond to a fire at Salish Lodge and Spa on July 21. Photo by City of Snoqualmie
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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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County property purchased in Bellevue for Eastside supportive and affordable housing

The $186 million project is expected to be finished by 2023.

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Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
A view of the Snoqualmie River from Mt Si Road bridge in North Bend.

‘These lands are being loved to death’

Snoqualmie Tribe educates residents about ancestral lands.

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A view of the Snoqualmie River from Mt Si Road bridge in North Bend.
Residents wait outside the North Bend Theater on the opening night of North Bend Film Fest on Thursday, July 15. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

North Bend Film Festival returns to in-person

In a return to normalcy, a small crowd gathered at the North Bend Theatre to watch “Swan Song,” the opening night film of this year’s… Continue reading

Residents wait outside the North Bend Theater on the opening night of North Bend Film Fest on Thursday, July 15. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
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Eastside Fire and Rescue to share services with Woodinville Fire and Rescue

Eastside Fire and Rescue Board of Directors approved a ten-year agreement to share services.

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Map of the proposed Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District project. Photo courtesy of the City of North Bend

Town hall set for Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District project

The City of North Bend is inviting residents to a virtual town hall meeting on July 27 regarding the construction of the Meadowbrook Utility Local… Continue reading

Map of the proposed Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District project. Photo courtesy of the City of North Bend