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Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue charge renewal is passing

The Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue benefit charge is passing with 100% of the vote so far, according to early primary election results Aug. 4.… Continue reading

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5th District results: Ramos leads House race; Anderson edging Mullett for state Senate

Early results have been reported in the 5th Legislative District races from the Aug. 4 primary election. This summer’s election for the Washington state Legislature… Continue reading

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Developer hopes to build marijuana store in North Bend

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13 on the proposed store and zoning change.

Did Republicans give up on the 5th District?

The sole Republican candidate has raised only $3,100.

Snoqualmie Valley School District will be entirely online this fall

The school board approved the move amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases in King County.

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                                Incumbent Bill Ramos is running for a 5th Legislative District House seat as a Democrat.

District 5 candidates talk schools, economy

Incumbent Bill Ramos (D) is running against Ken Moninski (R) and Cyrus Krohn (Unity Restoration).

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                                Incumbent Bill Ramos is running for a 5th Legislative District House seat as a Democrat.
An example of the diverging diamond used in WSDOT’s explanation of the design. The Diverging Diamond design is planned to be implemented at the interchange of I-90 and SR 18. (Courtesy Photo)

State route 18 interchange project still scheduled to break ground next year

The project would redesign the intersection and widen the highway.

An example of the diverging diamond used in WSDOT’s explanation of the design. The Diverging Diamond design is planned to be implemented at the interchange of I-90 and SR 18. (Courtesy Photo)

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

The project will be located at 250 E. 2nd St. in North Bend. (Google Maps)

Habitat for Humanity to build seven affordable housing units in North Bend

Habitat for Humanity is planning on building seven permanently affordable townhouse units in North Bend. The project took a step forward on July 21, with… Continue reading

The project will be located at 250 E. 2nd St. in North Bend. (Google Maps)
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Study postponed for properties in Meadowbrook area

A vote to authorize a study of the properties within the proposed Meadowbrook utility local improvement district has been postponed for 90 days. The North… Continue reading

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Decision on SVSD coronavirus plan expected Friday

A plan for the upcoming school year will be released on July 31, following a Snoqualmie Valley School District Board meeting. Dr. Robert Manahan, the… Continue reading

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COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

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Authorities urge water safety after teen drowns in Snoqualmie River

After a 17-year-old teen drowned in the Snoqualmie River on July 14 near Snoqualmie, the city is reminding residents to stay safe on the river.… Continue reading

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Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Slain officer joined Bothell police in 2019; suspect arrested

Update: the suspect did not shoot the officer, who appears to have been shot by fellow officer in crossfire

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Bothell police officer dies in shootout

Update: Officer identified by police department

  • Jul 17, 2020
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