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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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Hamed Shirzad runs Shirzad Jewelry in Kirkland and recently completed an exhibit for the Bellevue Arts Museum, showcasing traditional Persian jewelry. Contributed by Hamed Shirzad

Kirkland’s Hamed Shirzad’s stunning Persian jewelry exhibit debuts at Bellevue Arts Museum

After a decade of work on his labor of love, Kirkland’s Hamed Shirzad has finished a set of Persian jewelry which will soon be on… Continue reading

Hamed Shirzad runs Shirzad Jewelry in Kirkland and recently completed an exhibit for the Bellevue Arts Museum, showcasing traditional Persian jewelry. Contributed by Hamed Shirzad
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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

  • Apr 12, 2021
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The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
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Judge orders Issaquah School District to pay for violating disabilities education act

Issaquah School District was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for failing to provide adequate education to a special education student. The complaint… Continue reading

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Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
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Snoqualmie volunteer firefighter Robert Angrisano, left, and career firefighter Theresa Tozier were both honored with awards during the Snoqualmie Fire Department’s annual dinner in March 2021.

Snoqualmie firefighters honored during annual award dinner

Several Snoqualmie Fire Department firefighters were recognized for their community service at the department’s annual awards dinner. The dinner was held online, and both career… Continue reading

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Snoqualmie volunteer firefighter Robert Angrisano, left, and career firefighter Theresa Tozier were both honored with awards during the Snoqualmie Fire Department’s annual dinner in March 2021.
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Snoqualmie Tribe, partners, to open Eastside’s first community-based mass vaccination site on April 12

Located at Lake Sammamish State Park, it has capacity for up to 300 people per day.

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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

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital mass vaccination event goes smoothly

Wind and rain couldn’t keep more than 800 people from lining up to receive a first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Snoqualmie… 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
North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

North Bend flag stuck at full-mast

The city hall flag pole is experiencing technical difficulties.

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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo

King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Starting April 15, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.

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A view of Mount Si from the Dahlgren property. (Courtesy Photo)

Utility work to begin April 5 on Dahlgren property

Work on a 212-unit apartment complex in North Bend at the Dahlgren property has resumed after clearing and grading work was completed last fall. Crews… Continue reading

A view of Mount Si from the Dahlgren property. (Courtesy Photo)