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Si View parks, Harborview, Fall City funding measures passing

Four funding packages in the valley were passing as of Tuesday evening.

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All King County charter amendments are passing

Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.

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Democrats again secure all three state seats in 5th Legislative District races

Following a Democratic sweep in 2018, the formerly Republican district seems to be solidly blue.

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Map of 45th Legislative District.

Election Day results in for 45th Legislative District

Goodman and Springer lead in early results for 45th Legislative District

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King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Martin heads the Domestic Violence unit. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

King County domestic violence homicides on the rise this year

Previous two years had seven each as COVID-19 impacts incidents

King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Martin heads the Domestic Violence unit. COURTESY PHOTO, King County
A coho salmon. The 14th annual Salmon SEEson program provides information on virtual and self-guided viewing locations around King County. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management

News Around the Valley: Grants, COVID-19, business assistance, salmon sightings

Grants available for community organizations, chambers Chambers of Commerce and community-based organizations that provide marketing, technical assistance and economic development to small businesses in unincorporated… Continue reading

A coho salmon. The 14th annual Salmon SEEson program provides information on virtual and self-guided viewing locations around King County. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management
File photoA 212-unit development is slated for the Dahlgren property, more commonly known as the “mule pasture.”

North Bend’s water war heats up as construction is set to begin

Who gets to supply water to a 212-unit housing complex is at the heart of the skirmish.

File photoA 212-unit development is slated for the Dahlgren property, more commonly known as the “mule pasture.”
A 212-unit development is slated for the Dahlgren property, more commonly known as the “mule pasture,” along North Bend Way. File photo

UTRC recommends approval of North Bend’s water plan

Plan includes a contested plot of land known as the Dahlgren property.

A 212-unit development is slated for the Dahlgren property, more commonly known as the “mule pasture,” along North Bend Way. File photo
Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.

King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.
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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

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The 5th Legislative District includes Snoqualmie, North Bend, Issaquah, Renton and Maple Valley. Courtesy image

5th District candidates talk policing, the economy and mental health

The SnoValley Chamber of Commerce held a candidates forum on Oct. 22.

The 5th Legislative District includes Snoqualmie, North Bend, Issaquah, Renton and Maple Valley. Courtesy image
North Bend could have its own marijuana store soon.

North Bend pot shop gets public hearing on Nov. 17

A proposal from a private developer seeking to build a marijuana store in North Bend will have a public hearing next month. A hearing on… Continue reading

North Bend could have its own marijuana store soon.
In this November 2019 photo, Lucy Adams, Tim Takechi, Craig Ewing and Renee Lystad rehearse for VCS's production of "A Christmas Carol." File photo

Valley Center Stage eyes holiday production, new location

The community theater is hoping to put on a virtual Christmas production this year.

In this November 2019 photo, Lucy Adams, Tim Takechi, Craig Ewing and Renee Lystad rehearse for VCS's production of "A Christmas Carol." File photo
King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Cities opting out of county homelessness tax took $17 million with them

It leaves the county with roughly $50 million a year to bond against.

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In this February 2020 photo, flood waters inundate Carnation and close Tolt Hill Road. File photo

Flood projects in the valley

Highlights from the list of improvements.

In this February 2020 photo, flood waters inundate Carnation and close Tolt Hill Road. File photo
Some cool deer near Preston on Oct. 6. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

News around the Valley: Ballots, oil, weather, water

Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley should have received their ballots for the election.

Some cool deer near Preston on Oct. 6. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Aaron Kunkler/staff photoA construction crew works on the site of the new Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center in North Bend on Oct. 6. Construction began in September on the multi-field sports complex. It is expected to be completed in May 2021, and provide space for four Little League baseball fields, or two soccer, football or lacrosse fields. The baseball fields will be able to accommodate high school, junior league and softball teams. In other athletics news, the Sno-King Snoqualmie ice hockey rink is also hosting grand opening on Oct. 18.

News around the valley: Athletic center construction, Highway 18 death, candidate forum

Wildfire smoke kills hundreds of WA residents A recent report by the University of Washington estimates that more than 200 people were killed by wildfire… Continue reading

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Aaron Kunkler/staff photoA construction crew works on the site of the new Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center in North Bend on Oct. 6. Construction began in September on the multi-field sports complex. It is expected to be completed in May 2021, and provide space for four Little League baseball fields, or two soccer, football or lacrosse fields. The baseball fields will be able to accommodate high school, junior league and softball teams. In other athletics news, the Sno-King Snoqualmie ice hockey rink is also hosting grand opening on Oct. 18.
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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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Rent, utilities moratorium extended

They were extended through Dec. 31.

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