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A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.

Nearly 12,300 PSE customers are without power today

Thousands of people in Western Washington have lost power over the weekend, as power demand spiked during a historic heat wave. As of Monday afternoon,… Continue reading

A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.
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Washington broils under record-breaking heat; cooler temperatures forecast for Tuesday

Additional oppressive heat blistered the Pacific Northwest on Monday (June 28) before the core of the unprecedented heat shifts into interior sections of the region… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Fallen tree on SR 18 | King County traffic update

As of Monday morning, June 28, Washington State Department of Transportation reported the following road obstructions: 5:17 a.m.: A collision blocking the ramp of Highway… Continue reading

Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.

GRC’s Helen Smith Gallery presents between June 28 and Sept. 19, 2021

Shifting between childhood and adulthood propels an uncovering of information and a new reality, as human beings become independent thinkers. While ignorance is bliss, knowing… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.
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Man missing for eight days found alive and well near North Bend

On Monday morning, June 28, a trail runner found a man who’d been missing for eight days in the wilderness near North Bend. According to… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Report: Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger

Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger, but that trend is being driven by construction in suburban cities, according to a new study by… Continue reading

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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Among local “cooling stations,” the Snoqualmie Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at 7824 Center Blvd. SE. Masks are required and will be provided if needed. Drinking water will also be available. Courtesy photo

Beat the heat: Where to cool off in the Snoqualmie Valley

As Puget Sound braces for potential record-breaking heat over the weekend, it’s important to find ways to stay cool. North Bend could see temperatures above… Continue reading

Among local “cooling stations,” the Snoqualmie Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at 7824 Center Blvd. SE. Masks are required and will be provided if needed. Drinking water will also be available. Courtesy photo
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Grassroots movement targets dark money in politics

Washington state chapter of Wolf-PAC supports Article V constitutional convention.

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Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)
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How to find fireworks this year in the Puget Sound region

Global shipment issues affect supply and sales of fireworks.

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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Tips for staying safe during Washington’s heat wave

The Puget Sound region could see record breaking temperatures this week as a heat wave hits Washington. Monday’s temperatures reached the high 80s. The record… Continue reading

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Screenshot from North Bend Film Festival website (northbendfest.eventive.org)

North Bend film festival returns this July

The lineup for the annual festival features a wide range of movies and shorts.

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Wildfire preparedness meeting set for June 23

North Bend, Eastside Fire and Rescue and King Conservation District will be holding a town hall about wildfire resiliency and preparedness at 6 p.m. June… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

Judge tosses out North Bend’s request to dismiss city from water lawsuit

The lawsuit seeking to stop the plan from being implemented will proceed.

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. 	File photo

Researchers track ‘mysterious’ kokanee salmon in region

Kokanee in Lake Washington and Sammamish are genetically unique. Over the past decades, their numbers have dwindled.

Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. 	File photo
Stanford Le has been named CEO and president of Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo

Le named as new CEO of Snoqualmie Casino

The Snoqualmie Tribe has appointed Stanford Le as the CEO and president of Snoqualmie Casino. Le joined the casino as chief marketing officer in June… Continue reading

Stanford Le has been named CEO and president of Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo
A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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