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Snoqualmie Valley Hospital braces for winter COVID surge

Cases are soaring across the state and could overlap with the flu.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

Mullet holds slim lead in 5th District Senate race

In King County, voters overwhelmingly chose former Vice President Joe Biden (D) over President Donald Trump (R) in this year’s presidential election. Biden and his… Continue reading

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Luke Vilsmeyer poses with the flag he brought back from his first foreign war in Iraq. 	Photo provided by Marc Vilsmeyer

Two decades of service

Snoqualmie valley resident Luke Vilsmeyer retired from the Army and Green Berets after 21 years.

Luke Vilsmeyer poses with the flag he brought back from his first foreign war in Iraq. 	Photo provided by Marc Vilsmeyer
Screenshot of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Facebook page.

Preschool resumes in school district

With preschool resuming in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, parents are wondering what’s next for students after the district decided to begin the school year… Continue reading

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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)

Minor flooding possible along the Snoqualmie River

King County has opened its Flood Warning Center for the second time after two days of heavy rain.

  • Nov 5, 2020
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)
Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo

Gov. Inslee surges to big lead as he nears rare third term

Statewide office roundup: Schools chief Reykdal in close contest; Secretary of State Wyman fends off challenge.

Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo
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Sex education bill Referendum 90 is passing

It will decide whether Senate Bill 5395 will be enacted into law.

  • Nov 3, 2020
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Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Voters approve $1.74 billion bond for Harborview Medical Center

King County voters are saying yes to upgrades at Harborview Medical Center. Prop. 1 would authorize King County to issue up to $1.74 billion in… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2020
Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
Mark Mullet and supporters wave signs Oct. 28. Courtesy photo

At a glance: Valley election results

8th Congressional District House Seat Kim Schrier (D) - 60.87% Jesse Jensen (R) - 39.02% 5th Congressional District Senate Seat Mark Mullet (D) - 48.38%… Continue reading

Mark Mullet and supporters wave signs Oct. 28. Courtesy photo
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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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5th Legislative District

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

Map of 45th Legislative District.
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