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How to find fireworks this year in the Puget Sound region

Global shipment issues affect supply and sales of fireworks.

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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Tips for staying safe during Washington’s heat wave

The Puget Sound region could see record breaking temperatures this week as a heat wave hits Washington. Monday’s temperatures reached the high 80s. The record… Continue reading

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North Bend film festival returns this July

The lineup for the annual festival features a wide range of movies and shorts.

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Wildfire preparedness meeting set for June 23

North Bend, Eastside Fire and Rescue and King Conservation District will be holding a town hall about wildfire resiliency and preparedness at 6 p.m. June… Continue reading

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Judge tosses out North Bend’s request to dismiss city from water lawsuit

The lawsuit seeking to stop the plan from being implemented will proceed.

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Researchers track ‘mysterious’ kokanee salmon in region

Kokanee in Lake Washington and Sammamish are genetically unique. Over the past decades, their numbers have dwindled.

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Stanford Le has been named CEO and president of Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo

Le named as new CEO of Snoqualmie Casino

The Snoqualmie Tribe has appointed Stanford Le as the CEO and president of Snoqualmie Casino. Le joined the casino as chief marketing officer in June… Continue reading

Stanford Le has been named CEO and president of Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo
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King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Two semi trucks crashed on westbound I-90 just east of State Route 18 on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol

Semis crash on I-90

A collision between two semi trucks blocked the two right lanes of westbound I-90 on Tuesday morning, June 15. The accident occurred just east of… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2021
Two semi trucks crashed on westbound I-90 just east of State Route 18 on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol
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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Invasive milfoil plant may be linked to dwindling salmon population in Lake Sammamish

Those thick mats of vegetation floating just below the surface of Lake Sammamish are more than a nuisance to boaters and a danger to swimmers… Continue reading

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North Bend adopts development code for downtown buildings

North Bend’s City Council unanimously approved a form-based code to guide development in its downtown commercial zone, a roughly 20-block area. The new code was… Continue reading

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Two Rivers students and local businesses partner on shadow days, internships during pandemic

Courtesy of Two Rivers Big Picture High School The 2020-2021 school year has been a challenge, to say the least. However, students at Two Rivers… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2021
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How to enjoy the Snoqualmie Valley in a more mindful way

The Snoqualmie Tribe is asking visitors to think about how they interact with the outdoors.

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Mt. Si senior quarterback Clay Millen, shown in a game March 12, will play college football at the University of Nevada. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Mount Si High School news roundup

Student athletes sign on for colleges This year, 19 Mount Si High School senior athletes accepted invitations to play on college sports teams next year.… Continue reading

Mt. Si senior quarterback Clay Millen, shown in a game March 12, will play college football at the University of Nevada. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions
Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page

Snoqualmie Police Department gets to keep its armored vehicle

Included in a slate of police reform bills this session in Olympia was one that ordered police departments to get rid of surplus military weaponry.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)