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Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of house. File photo

King County Council passes tenant protections

Tenants in unincorporated King County won new rights after the King County Council voted to pass ordinance 2021-0131 during its meeting June 29. Under the… Continue reading

Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of house. File photo
A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. Improvements are coming to the roadway soon, according to the city’s new transportation plan. File photo

Snoqualmie approves six-year transit plan, discusses new sales tax

The Snoqualmie City Council unanimously approved the city’s proposed Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan at its June 28 meeting. The plan is a collaboration between… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. Improvements are coming to the roadway soon, according to the city’s new transportation plan. File photo
A fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall

Fireworks banned in North Bend; Snoqualmie allows some

All fireworks available for purchase at retail stands in Snoqualmie are legal for residents.

A fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall
Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo

Governor lifts restrictions, but health officials warn the pandemic is not over

As of June 30, bar-goers are able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and diners can sit at restaurant tables that have long been vacant to reduce capacity… Continue reading

Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo
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Road buckling on I-90 | King County traffic update

As of Monday evening June 28 and continuing into Tuesday morning and afternoon, June 29, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and King County… Continue reading

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County Council identifies two finalists for law enforcement oversight job

The King County Council has narrowed its search for a new director of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight to two finalists. The finalists are… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Cooler temperatures

The National Weather Service forecasts that the upper-level high pressure system responsible for the historic stretch of heat that broiled the Northwest over recent days… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
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The future Overlake Village Station is at street level, adjacent to SR 520. Civil construction of the station will be complete this year. Courtesy photo, Sound Transit.

Sound Transit seeks public input on transit-oriented development at future Overlake Village Station in Redmond

Sound Transit wants to hear what the public thinks about the future development of about two acres of land at the future Overlake Village Station… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
The future Overlake Village Station is at street level, adjacent to SR 520. Civil construction of the station will be complete this year. Courtesy photo, Sound Transit.
Tolt River flood waters inundated Carnation Feb. 6-7, 2020. File photo

Community meeting for Tolt Dam scheduled for June 30

Seattle Public Utilities will be holding a second virtual community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. June 30 on the Tolt Dam warning system. The… Continue reading

Tolt River flood waters inundated Carnation Feb. 6-7, 2020. File photo
Masks on a table. (File photo)

King County drops mask mandate for vaccinated people

People who are fully vaccinated in King County will no longer need to wear masks as of June 29. The announcement came from Public Health… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
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A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.

Nearly 12,300 PSE customers are without power today

Thousands of people in Western Washington have lost power over the weekend, as power demand spiked during a historic heat wave. As of Monday afternoon,… Continue reading

A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.
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Washington broils under record-breaking heat; cooler temperatures forecast for Tuesday

Additional oppressive heat blistered the Pacific Northwest on Monday (June 28) before the core of the unprecedented heat shifts into interior sections of the region… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Fallen tree on SR 18 | King County traffic update

As of Monday morning, June 28, Washington State Department of Transportation reported the following road obstructions: 5:17 a.m.: A collision blocking the ramp of Highway… Continue reading

Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.

GRC’s Helen Smith Gallery presents between June 28 and Sept. 19, 2021

Shifting between childhood and adulthood propels an uncovering of information and a new reality, as human beings become independent thinkers. While ignorance is bliss, knowing… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.
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Man missing for eight days found alive and well near North Bend

On Monday morning, June 28, a trail runner found a man who’d been missing for eight days in the wilderness near North Bend. According to… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Report: Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger

Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger, but that trend is being driven by construction in suburban cities, according to a new study by… Continue reading

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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Among local “cooling stations,” the Snoqualmie Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at 7824 Center Blvd. SE. Masks are required and will be provided if needed. Drinking water will also be available. Courtesy photo

Beat the heat: Where to cool off in the Snoqualmie Valley

As Puget Sound braces for potential record-breaking heat over the weekend, it’s important to find ways to stay cool. North Bend could see temperatures above… Continue reading

Among local “cooling stations,” the Snoqualmie Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at 7824 Center Blvd. SE. Masks are required and will be provided if needed. Drinking water will also be available. Courtesy photo
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Grassroots movement targets dark money in politics

Washington state chapter of Wolf-PAC supports Article V constitutional convention.

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Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)