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Two semi trucks crashed on westbound I-90 just east of State Route 18 on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol

Semis crash on I-90

A collision between two semi trucks blocked the two right lanes of westbound I-90 on Tuesday morning, June 15. The accident occurred just east of… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2021
Two semi trucks crashed on westbound I-90 just east of State Route 18 on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol
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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Eurasian watermilfoil. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Invasive milfoil plant may be linked to dwindling salmon population in Lake Sammamish

Those thick mats of vegetation floating just below the surface of Lake Sammamish are more than a nuisance to boaters and a danger to swimmers… Continue reading

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North Bend adopts development code for downtown buildings

North Bend’s City Council unanimously approved a form-based code to guide development in its downtown commercial zone, a roughly 20-block area. The new code was… Continue reading

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Tehani Mathers takes a photo. Contributed by Two Rivers High School

Two Rivers students and local businesses partner on shadow days, internships during pandemic

Courtesy of Two Rivers Big Picture High School The 2020-2021 school year has been a challenge, to say the least. However, students at Two Rivers… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2021
Tehani Mathers takes a photo. Contributed by Two Rivers High School
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How to enjoy the Snoqualmie Valley in a more mindful way

The Snoqualmie Tribe is asking visitors to think about how they interact with the outdoors.

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Mt. Si senior quarterback Clay Millen, shown in a game March 12, will play college football at the University of Nevada. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Mount Si High School news roundup

Student athletes sign on for colleges This year, 19 Mount Si High School senior athletes accepted invitations to play on college sports teams next year.… Continue reading

Mt. Si senior quarterback Clay Millen, shown in a game March 12, will play college football at the University of Nevada. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions
Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page

Snoqualmie Police Department gets to keep its armored vehicle

Included in a slate of police reform bills this session in Olympia was one that ordered police departments to get rid of surplus military weaponry.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
A photo of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s new electric bus. Taken from svsd410.org on May 28, 2021

SVSD welcomes new electric bus

The Snoqualmie Valley School District will be adding its first electric school bus to its fleet. The bus looks like the rest of the fleet,… Continue reading

A photo of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s new electric bus. Taken from svsd410.org on May 28, 2021
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King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget

Staff reports The King County Council approved a seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million. The… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
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Memorial Day services around the Valley

The American Legion Renton-Pickering Post 79 will be hosting several activities over the Memorial Day weekend to commemorate veterans. The post will be placing flags… Continue reading

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News around the Valley: Water rates, firefighters, contracts

North Bend approves water rate hikes New water rates and general facilities charges were unanimously approved May 18 by the North Bend City Council from… Continue reading

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Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)

She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)
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Candidate roundup: Who’s running this November?

Candidates have until the end of May 21 to register.

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Kathy Lambert (courtesy of kathylambert.com)

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert announces campaign for re-election

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

  • May 24, 2021
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Tribal leaders condemn Inslee’s veto of consultation, protection provisions in climate bill

Inslee vetoed provisions that would guarantee Tribal consultation and protections for sacred sites.

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Valley cities work on plan for spending housing money

After passing their own tax for affordable housing last fall instead of opting to direct their funding to King County, the cities of North Bend… Continue reading

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In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)

North Bend Depot, Habitat for Humanity receive state funding

The historic depot will get a new roof, and Habitat for Humanity will receive project funding.

In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)