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Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. 	File photo

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson won’t seek re-election

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson has announced he will not be running for re-election this year. He has endorsed current Snoqualmie City Council member Katherine Ross… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. 	File photo
Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
Courtesy of Fall City Community Association

Fall City could finally have a septic system

State Legislature approved $6.5 million to help fund the project.

Courtesy of Fall City Community Association
Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Health

Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Health
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo

Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

  • May 13, 2021
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo
E. coli. Photo courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration

Seven King County children sickened with E. coli

Seven children in King County have been infected with E. coli, a bacteria that produces Shiga toxin. King County Public Health is currently investigating the… Continue reading

E. coli. Photo courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration
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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. File photo

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital expands vaccination services

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is joining the King County Vaccination Partnership Network, which is a network of sites supported by public, private and community partners.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. File photo
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The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center is almost complete with board members expecting to be able to open it to youth nonprofits soon.

Thirteen years, and 10,000 labor hours later, the Snoqualmie Valley youth center nears completion

The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activities Center building is nearing completion.

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The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center is almost complete with board members expecting to be able to open it to youth nonprofits soon.
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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.
A concept photo of the North Bend hotel. Provided by North Bend

Hotel could be in the works for North Bend

The plan was confirmed during a March 28 State of the Cities address.

A concept photo of the North Bend hotel. Provided by North Bend
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Snoqualmie River bridge will be closed May 10 to 14

A paving project along State Route 202 will begin with closures on the Snoqualmie River bridge from May 10 to May 14. The paving project… Continue reading

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Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers

Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional.

  • May 5, 2021
Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo
Mouth of the Raging River where it flows into the Snoqualmie River, just east of the Fall City Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Photo by William Shaw

King County launches study on Snoqualmie River levee and more

King County will be conducting a study this year to identify levees across the county that could be at risk of breaching, including the South… Continue reading

Mouth of the Raging River where it flows into the Snoqualmie River, just east of the Fall City Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Photo by William Shaw
Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
Courtesy of Washington Military Department

Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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A gray wolf.

Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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A gray wolf.
Eastside Fire and Rescue 
A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.

District 10 fire service benefit charge will be on Aug. 3 ballot

Voters in King County Fire Protection District 10 will be asked to renew a fire benefit charge in the Aug. 3 election. The benefit charge… Continue reading

Eastside Fire and Rescue 
A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.
North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

May 4 public hearing scheduled for North Bend water rate increases

North Bend will be holding a public hearing to receive input on a proposed water rate increase on May 4 during its city council meeting.… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov