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Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.

District 10 fire service benefit charge will be on Aug. 3 ballot

Voters in King County Fire Protection District 10 will be asked to renew a fire benefit charge in the Aug. 3 election. The benefit charge… Continue reading

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A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.
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May 4 public hearing scheduled for North Bend water rate increases

North Bend will be holding a public hearing to receive input on a proposed water rate increase on May 4 during its city council meeting.… Continue reading

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The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo

State lawmakers approve key climate and environmental legislation

Bills target clean fuel standards and carbon emissions.

The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo
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Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Snoqualmie Valley Transportation seeks new drivers

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation is looking for three bus drivers to help provide transportation services. Applicants only need a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

COVID-19 update: Valley cases trend down

Cases of COVID-19 have been increasing across King County in recent weeks as health officials warn of a fourth wave in this long pandemic. As… Continue reading

Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
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Governor gives tenants protections, reduces help for landlords

Landlord help is included in another bill, Inslee says; eviction moratorium to end June 30.

  • Apr 26, 2021
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North Bend police officer recognized for life-saving actions

Seattle-King County Public Health recently recognized Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department Officer Austin Gutwein for saving the life of a North Bend man in January 2021.… Continue reading

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Bindlestick announces three shows this May

Live music is making a comeback in the Snoqualmie Valley after more than a year without regular events. The Bindlestick in Snoqualmie is hosting three… Continue reading

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Jim Curtis is a local veteran, veteran’s advocate and martial arts instructor who thinks EJ Roberts Park should be renamed. The park was named after Roberts when he died and donated the five acres of land on which it sits. Roberts also built the Silver Creek development in the 1940s with a covenant that excluded people of color from living there.

Should EJ Roberts park be renamed? This North Bend veteran thinks so

Roberts built the Silver Creek neighborhood, but excluded people of color from buying homes.

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Jim Curtis is a local veteran, veteran’s advocate and martial arts instructor who thinks EJ Roberts Park should be renamed. The park was named after Roberts when he died and donated the five acres of land on which it sits. Roberts also built the Silver Creek development in the 1940s with a covenant that excluded people of color from living there.

Snoqualmie house fire causes $350,000 in damage

Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 7500 block of Raven Avenue SE on Snoqualmie Ridge around 11 a.m. April 16. The house… Continue reading

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Discard old prescription drugs April 24 at North Bend City Hall

The Snoqualmie Police Department will be holding a prescription drug take back event on April 24 at North Bend City Hall. The event will run… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2021
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North Bend could approve building codes for affordable housing

Goal is to ensure new development is similar to existing downtown area.

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
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Snoqualmie Tribe releases interactive story map

The Snoqualmie Tribe has released an interactive story map exploring their restoration practices and projects. The Snoqualmie People (sdukʷalbixʷ) have lived in the southern Salish… Continue reading

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Citizens are concerned with what continued development means for the health of the Snoqualmie River. Three forks of the river converge north of the city.

Appeal challenges North Bend’s water system plan

Friends of the Snoqualmie River and Trail have filed an appeal against the city’s plan.

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Citizens are concerned with what continued development means for the health of the Snoqualmie River. Three forks of the river converge north of the city.
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Three arrested after Mt. Si Golf Course burglary

One man and two minors were arrested on April 11 after breaking in to the Mt. Si Golf Course. That evening, Snoqualmie Police officers responded… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2021
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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

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