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Courtesy Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

Walk’n Wag returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

All proceeds will benefit improvements and beautification projects for Lake Sammamish State Park.

Courtesy Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
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Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

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Peter Rogoff to step down as Sound Transit CEO in 2022

Became CEO in 2016; search for replacement to begin

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

Carpenters union strike on pause after “illegal picketing activity”

Union spokesperson claims wildcat protestors harrassed and threatened violence.

Carpenters union members peacefully strike on Sept. 16 in downtown Bellevue (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

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Photos from Emma Artz Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/emma__artz/?hl=en

Juanita HS student is one of the best downhill mountain bike racers in the world

Emma Artz represented the US in one of the most difficult bike races, placing in top-15.

Photos from Emma Artz Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/emma__artz/?hl=en
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Housing and finance insiders call for subsidized housing families can own, instead of rent

Advocates say increasing homeownership will strengthen the community, build intergenerational wealth

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Screenshot taken from Rosa Parks Elementary School website.

Eastside school wins National Blue Ribbon honor

Rosa Parks Elementary School in Redmond is the only Washington school to win.

Screenshot taken from Rosa Parks Elementary School website.
Photo courtesy of Tanya Lavoy
Tanya Lavoy.

Newcomer Tanya Lavoy seeks Pos. 5 seat on Snoqualmie City Council

Q&A: Lavoy discusses her priorities and plans if elected.

Photo courtesy of Tanya Lavoy
Tanya Lavoy.
Matt Laase

Snoqualmie City Councilmember Matt Laase seeks re-election in Pos. 5 seat

Q&A: Laase talks about his priorities and plans if elected.

Matt Laase
Screenshot taken of a King County video showing Wilburton Trestle

King County’s Eastside to receive major multi-modal transportation investment

Private and public investors will help build a regional biking and walking trail to mitigate traffic

Screenshot taken of a King County video showing Wilburton Trestle
NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters union strike interupts some prominent Eastside construction projects

Union representative says members are prepared to strike “as long as it takes.”

NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Photo courtesy of Valeria Boltneva from Pexels
Photo courtesy of Valeria Boltneva from Pexels
Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)

Walk To End Alzheimer’s returns to Eastside on Sept. 25

Alzheimer’s Association moves forward with plans for an in-person event.

  • Sep 15, 2021
Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
North Bend City Council. 	Courtesy photo

North Bend limits restrictions on low-income housing

The North Bend City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Sept. 7 in order to comply with a state law that limits the city’s abilities to… Continue reading

North Bend City Council. 	Courtesy photo
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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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Masked spectators watch Mount Si’s Sept. 10 football game against Yelm High School. Photo Courtesy of Calder Productions.

Snoqualmie Valley schools deal with COVID cases, staffing shortages

Enrollment numbers rose as students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District successfully returned to in-person classes Aug. 31, but the district continues to deal with… Continue reading

Masked spectators watch Mount Si’s Sept. 10 football game against Yelm High School. Photo Courtesy of Calder Productions.
Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26, 2021, as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. File Photo contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Valley COVID case rates decrease, but remain high

COVID-19 case rates across the Snoqualmie Valley decreased in some areas over the last two weeks, according to county data, but rates in Snoqualmie, North… Continue reading

Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26, 2021, as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital’s first mass vaccination event. File Photo contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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