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A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)

Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades

A new report said there should have been an additional 225,000 units created between 2010 and 2015.

A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities

WA lawmakers examine issues heading into 60-day session.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
New informational displays adorn the kiosk near the Snoqualmie Depot, depicting a walking tour of the Historic Downtown and its events. The design was created by local artist Kat Marshello. Photo courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie’s website.

New kiosk displays guide Historic Downtown Snoqualmie walk

Artowork, map helps visitors learn tales of the town.

New informational displays adorn the kiosk near the Snoqualmie Depot, depicting a walking tour of the Historic Downtown and its events. The design was created by local artist Kat Marshello. Photo courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie’s website.
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                                Eric Ankrim and Allison Standley star as George and Amalia in Village Theatre’s production of “She Loves Me.”

“She Loves Me” set to debut at Village Theatre

The story that inspired “You’ve Got Mail” debuts Jan. 16.

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                                Eric Ankrim and Allison Standley star as George and Amalia in Village Theatre’s production of “She Loves Me.”
Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

New King County Council members sworn in

The King County Council was sworn in on Jan. 8, with three familiar faces and one new face. Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Claudia Balducci… Continue reading

Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo
Beyond a clearly marked barricade, King County Road Services workers conduct a brief initial assessment of a landslide that occurred on Dec. 20, severely damaging Middle Fork Road, which will remain closed for an unknown extended period of time. It is extremely dangerous for pedestrians and bike traffic to go around the barricade. Photo courtesy of King County Road Services.

Landslide at Middle Fork Road presents ongoing danger

County urges hikers, bikers not to go around their barricade.

Beyond a clearly marked barricade, King County Road Services workers conduct a brief initial assessment of a landslide that occurred on Dec. 20, severely damaging Middle Fork Road, which will remain closed for an unknown extended period of time. It is extremely dangerous for pedestrians and bike traffic to go around the barricade. Photo courtesy of King County Road Services.
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                                Members of the podcast team at Trail Youth. Top: Trinity Baunsgard; bottom from left, Kim Sheppard, Delilah Huebner, Derek Stephens, Jaclyn Huntzinger, Alex Ritchie, Lydia Zuray and Kristen Zuray.

Teens roast beans, stream podcasts in North Bend

The Trail Youth’s interns have been busy.

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                                Members of the podcast team at Trail Youth. Top: Trinity Baunsgard; bottom from left, Kim Sheppard, Delilah Huebner, Derek Stephens, Jaclyn Huntzinger, Alex Ritchie, Lydia Zuray and Kristen Zuray.

King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020

Washington doesn’t know true vaccination data

New auditor’s report shows schools have not reported accurate vaccination data.

A weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by the influenza division by the CDC. Photo courtesy of CDC.

King County child dies from flu; increasing number of flu-like illnesses in Washington State

Influenza B virus is the predominant strain circulating now, which is unusual for this time of year according to CDC.

A weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by the influenza division by the CDC. Photo courtesy of CDC.
On Feb. 12, the King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Search and Rescue located four adults and a 3-year-old child at Dingford Creek Trail in North Bend. Courtesy photo

Snoqualmie Valley Record’s top 10 most-viewed web stories of 2019

1. Four adults and 3-year-old child rescued around Dingford Creek Trail in North Bend At about 4:15 p.m. Feb. 12, the King County Sheriff’s Office… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2020
On Feb. 12, the King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Search and Rescue located four adults and a 3-year-old child at Dingford Creek Trail in North Bend. Courtesy photo
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month

With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

2019 Year in Review

Elections, water, tragedy — the Valley saw it all in 2019.

  • Jan 1, 2020

Swedish nurse strike still possible following Dec. 30 negotiations

Not enough progress was made, nurses unions say.

A recent fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks, the company who will put on the display of fireworks at the Carnation Farms 2020 New Years Eve party. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall

New Years Eve Roaring ’20s party set

Music, dancing and celebration at Carnation Farms.

A recent fireworks show by Western Display Fireworks, the company who will put on the display of fireworks at the Carnation Farms 2020 New Years Eve party. Courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of Duvall

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

Who owns King County forestlands?

It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.

Snoqualmie City Hall. File photo

Snoqualmie takes first step to get state revenue for affordable housing

City council passes resolution of intent.

  • Dec 24, 2019
Snoqualmie City Hall. File photo