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King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

After doubling down on “racist” flyer, Lambert publicly apologizes

Apology encouraged by King County Council colleagues.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
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School psychologist among three charged with immoral communication with a minor

Redmond detectives conducted an online predator sting using fake profiles.

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Courtesy of King County Police Officers Guild

Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

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Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)

North Bend mayor, Snoqualmie councilmember condemn county councilmember in joint-statement

North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland and Snoqualmie Councilmember James Mayhew, alongside three other councilmembers, have issued a joint-statement condemning a political flyer mailed by King… Continue reading

Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)
Lance Gibbon, superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Courtesy photo

SVSD gets near perfect compliance with state vaccine mandate

Nearly all staff at the Snoqualmie Valley School District have complied with Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, and none had to be fired, according… Continue reading

Lance Gibbon, superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Courtesy photo
Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office confiscates over $1 million worth of deadly fentanyl during drug bust

With help from a search dog, officers found 97,000 fentanyl pills and eight pounds of heroin.

Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)
Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)

County councilmember sends out flyers depicting her opponent as a “socialist puppet”

Some say the imagery and rhetoric used are racist and divisive.

Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. File Photo by Andy Bronson/Daily Herald

Snoqualmie Tribe suggests name for new state ferry

The Snoqualmie Tribe has thrown its name into the mix for naming Washington’s newest ferry, proposing it be named “Snoqualmie.” The name would be attached… Continue reading

Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. File Photo by Andy Bronson/Daily Herald
Snoqualmie City Councilmembers and mayoral candidates Peggy Shepard (left) and Katherine Ross. Courtesy photo.

Chamber to host candidate forum for Snoqualmie Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a mayoral and council candidate forum at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Mount Si High School, giving… Continue reading

Snoqualmie City Councilmembers and mayoral candidates Peggy Shepard (left) and Katherine Ross. Courtesy photo.
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey
Nicole Evans-Stanley, a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, gives a speech at the Habitat groundbreaking Sept. 28 in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Habitat for Humanity brings low-income housing to North Bend

Seven-home Tyler Town Community is only Habitat project on Eastside and first in North Bend.

Nicole Evans-Stanley, a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, gives a speech at the Habitat groundbreaking Sept. 28 in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Map of current 8th Congressional District. Courtesy photo

Redistricting proposals could shake up Valley’s representation

Snoqualmie Valley is currently split among the 8th and 1st Congressional Districts

Map of current 8th Congressional District. Courtesy photo
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Cara Christensen appointed to Snoqualmie City Council

Christensen will take her seat on the council at the next meeting Oct. 11.

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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
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Cara Christensen appointed to Snoqualmie City Council

Christensen will take her seat on the council at the next meeting Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. File Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Snoqualmie to host town hall on Prop. 1

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, and the city, will be hosting a virtual town hall regarding Proposition 1, a new sales tax proposal for transportation improvements… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. File Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.