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Andy Hobbs / staff photoValley merchants and the cities of North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City are co-hosting a Quarantine-O-Ween for Halloween festivities this year. Pictured left to right: Earl Bell, Board President, SnoValley Chamber of Commerce; Rachelle Armstrong, owner of The Bindlestick coffee shop in downtown Snoqualmie; and Kelly Coughlin, director of the SnoValley Chamber.

Halloween trek comes to the valley

Local businesses and cities will be holding a scavenger hunt and candy pick up on Halloween.

Andy Hobbs / staff photoValley merchants and the cities of North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City are co-hosting a Quarantine-O-Ween for Halloween festivities this year. Pictured left to right: Earl Bell, Board President, SnoValley Chamber of Commerce; Rachelle Armstrong, owner of The Bindlestick coffee shop in downtown Snoqualmie; and Kelly Coughlin, director of the SnoValley Chamber.
Courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Camp Brown opens in the Snoqualmie Valley

A new trail and day use area is open for public use in the Snoqualmie Valley. The Camp Brown day use area is a family-friendly… Continue reading

Courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

COVID-19 guidelines for Halloween

Halloween will undoubtedly look different this year, with public health agencies warning people against traditional trick-or-treating. But there’s still plenty to do around the Snoqualmie… Continue reading

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Screenshot of a Google search for apartments in Snoqualmie.

North Bend, Snoqualmie enact their own affordable housing tax

Homelessness advocates worry that suburban cities acting on their own undermine regional approach.

Screenshot of a Google search for apartments in Snoqualmie.
Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
A hazy view of Mt. Si from North Bend on Oct. 6. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

North Bend news: Water conservation and city projects

North Bend enters Stage 2 of water conservation North Bend entered the second stage of its water conservation ordinance on Oct. 6. It applies to… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020
A hazy view of Mt. Si from North Bend on Oct. 6. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
power grid electricity power lines blackouts PG&E (Shutterstock)

State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

power grid electricity power lines blackouts PG&E (Shutterstock)
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
The Snoqualmie River, as seen near Preston on Oct. 6. Folks around the valley are busy preparing for the upcoming flood season. (Aaron Kunkler/staff photo)

Will the Snoqualmie Valley see another early flood season?

King County and cities in the valley are preparing.

The Snoqualmie River, as seen near Preston on Oct. 6. Folks around the valley are busy preparing for the upcoming flood season. (Aaron Kunkler/staff photo)
Elbridge Stuart and Rosy Smit stand in front of Carnation Farms’ flooded fields on Feb. 7, 2020. It’s the fifth flood this year along the Snoqualmie River that has broken 56 feet. File photo

Report: Flood-prone properties need better tracking by FEMA

Snoqualmie has the highest number of severe repetitive loss properties in King County.

Elbridge Stuart and Rosy Smit stand in front of Carnation Farms’ flooded fields on Feb. 7, 2020. It’s the fifth flood this year along the Snoqualmie River that has broken 56 feet. File photo
Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)
A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo

North Bend book sale goes digital

Friends of North Bend Library will be selling books to help fund library programs.

North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo
Protesters hold signs advocating a veto on Senate Bill 5395 earlier this year. WNPA News Service

Sex education in schools: What Referendum 90 is and what it isn’t

Washington voters will decide fate of controversial bill in the Nov. 3 general election.

Protesters hold signs advocating a veto on Senate Bill 5395 earlier this year. WNPA News Service
Sightseers at a Snoqualmie Falls viewpoint adjacent to the Salish Lodge & Spa on Feb. 19, 2020. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

25 COVID cases linked to Salish Lodge

Public Health is urging anyone who visited the lodge to monitor for symptoms or get tested.

Sightseers at a Snoqualmie Falls viewpoint adjacent to the Salish Lodge & Spa on Feb. 19, 2020. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Screenshot from a recent North Bend City Council virtual meeting.

North Bend proposal targets missing ‘middle housing’

It would allow more types of housing to be built in areas of the city already zoned for cottages.

Screenshot from a recent North Bend City Council virtual meeting.
The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a Wall Street Journal story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)