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Screenshot from northbendfilmfest.com.

North Bend Film Fest returns in October

The North Bend Film Fest is returning this year, but it’s been reincarnated as a virtual festival. The third annual festival will be held from… Continue reading

Screenshot from northbendfilmfest.com.
The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo

Study: Virus cases must drop for state’s schools to safely reopen

Bringing students back in any capacity will lead to new infections, the report found.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo
Restored locomotive makes debut in Snoqualmie

Restored locomotive makes debut in Snoqualmie

The Northwest Railway Museum’s Steam Locomotive 924 will make its first public debut during the celebration of Snoqualmie Railroad Days at 11 a.m. Aug. 15.… Continue reading

Restored locomotive makes debut in Snoqualmie
Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Heat wave is on the way this weekend

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s on Sunday.

Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography
School lunch. File photo

School district distributes thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

School lunch. File photo
One survey conducted by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development found students who eat free breakfasts at school had 17.5 percent higher scores on math tests. File photo

SVSD distributes tens of thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

One survey conducted by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development found students who eat free breakfasts at school had 17.5 percent higher scores on math tests. File photo
Living Snoqualmie founder hired as North Bend PIO

Living Snoqualmie founder hired as North Bend PIO

Living Snoqualmie editor and writer Danna McCall has been hired by the city of North Bend as a public information officer and communications manager. She… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2020
Living Snoqualmie founder hired as North Bend PIO
A photo of the carousel with horses. Contributed by North Bend Art and Industry

Historic carousel arrives in North Bend for planned Center for Art

The carousel will be the centerpiece for the planned regional arts center.

A photo of the carousel with horses. Contributed by North Bend Art and Industry
The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the Aug. 4 primary election, which included races for the state House and state… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2020
Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results
Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue.

Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue charge renewal is passing

The Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue benefit charge is passing with 100% of the vote so far, according to early primary election results Aug. 4.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue.
Vote election badge. File photo

5th District results: Ramos leads House race; Anderson edging Mullett for state Senate

Early results have been reported in the 5th Legislative District races from the Aug. 4 primary election. This summer’s election for the Washington state Legislature… Continue reading

Vote election badge. File photo
Developer hopes to build marijuana store in North Bend

Developer hopes to build marijuana store in North Bend

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13 on the proposed store and zoning change.

Developer hopes to build marijuana store in North Bend
Did Republicans give up on the 5th District?

Did Republicans give up on the 5th District?

The sole Republican candidate has raised only $3,100.

Did Republicans give up on the 5th District?
Snoqualmie Valley School District will be entirely online this fall

Snoqualmie Valley School District will be entirely online this fall

The school board approved the move amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases in King County.

Snoqualmie Valley School District will be entirely online this fall
Photo from House web page                                Incumbent Bill Ramos is running for a 5th Legislative District House seat as a Democrat.

District 5 candidates talk schools, economy

Incumbent Bill Ramos (D) is running against Ken Moninski (R) and Cyrus Krohn (Unity Restoration).

Photo from House web page                                Incumbent Bill Ramos is running for a 5th Legislative District House seat as a Democrat.
An example of the diverging diamond used in WSDOT’s explanation of the design. The Diverging Diamond design is planned to be implemented at the interchange of I-90 and SR 18. (Courtesy Photo)

State route 18 interchange project still scheduled to break ground next year

The project would redesign the intersection and widen the highway.

An example of the diverging diamond used in WSDOT’s explanation of the design. The Diverging Diamond design is planned to be implemented at the interchange of I-90 and SR 18. (Courtesy Photo)
Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?