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Snoqualmie council approves Hampton Inn franchise separation

The owners of the Snoqualmie Hampton Inn & Suites will be allowed to separate from the franchise and become an independent hotel, after the Snoqualmie… Continue reading

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The Snoqualmie Falls ran heavy with flood water on Feb. 7. William Shaw/staff photo

Rains to the south saved Snoqualmie from flooding

Despite heavy rain in the region, it fell south of the Snoqualmie River basin last weekend.

The Snoqualmie Falls ran heavy with flood water on Feb. 7. William Shaw/staff photo
A photo of first resonders, the fire dog and Santa, who collected food donations for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank this month. Contributed by the city of Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie food drive nets 6,000 lbs for the holidays

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association Santa Parade received more than 6,000 lbs of food for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank this holiday season. The food was… Continue reading

A photo of first resonders, the fire dog and Santa, who collected food donations for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank this month. Contributed by the city of Snoqualmie
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Report: WA nets only 100 new jobs in November

Unemployment rates held steady between October and November, according to a newly released preliminary monthly state employment report. November unemployment numbers were released on Dec.… Continue reading

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PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.

Who should foot the bill for pandemic-era power?

Utilities could eventually raise rates to recoup lost costs, activists say that’s a bad plan.

PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.
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Eyman: I may never qualify another ballot measure again

The anti-tax activist, accused of campaign violations, testified one last time in his bench trial.

  • Dec 18, 2020
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First high-capacity COVID testing facility opens on Eastside

The first free, high-capacity COVID-19 testing facility on the Eastside opened in Bellevue on Dec. 15. The test site is located at Bellevue College, 2645… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020
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The Snoqualmie Falls ran heavy with flood water on Feb. 7. William Shaw/staff photo

Flooding predicted this weekend along the Snoqualmie River

The Snoqualmie Valley could see flooding overnight on Saturday and into Sunday morning as heavy rains are expected in the area this weekend. The National… Continue reading

The Snoqualmie Falls ran heavy with flood water on Feb. 7. William Shaw/staff photo
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Inslee announces new guidelines for schools and in-person learning

Staff reports Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Dec. 16 an update in the metrics used to inform local school… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo

Close race recount in 5th Legislative District certified

The recount increased Sen. Mark Mullet’s lead by one vote, to 58

  • Dec 16, 2020
State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo
Screenshot of Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson and Santa Claus.

News Around the Valley: Toy drives, Christmas trees, hospital CEO, North Bend human services

New hospital CEO named Snoqualmie Valley Hospital has named Renee Jensen as its CEO. Jensen has more than two decades of experience in health care… Continue reading

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Three vehicles stolen this month in North Bend

Three vehicles have been stolen in North Bend since the beginning of December, police say. The vehicles include a trailer, a truck and a utility… Continue reading

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COVID surge in the Valley

The winter COVID-19 surge is here, and the Snoqualmie Valley is seeing a spike similar to other areas of King County. According to the county… Continue reading

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On Dec. 5, the North Bend Downtown Foundation hosted a live tree lighting with Mayor Rob McFarland and a cutout of Buddy the Elf. (Screenshot)

Christmas happenings in the Snoqualmie Valley

This year’s Christmas will be one unlike any the country has seen in a century, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t be a festive… Continue reading

On Dec. 5, the North Bend Downtown Foundation hosted a live tree lighting with Mayor Rob McFarland and a cutout of Buddy the Elf. (Screenshot)
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Public Health says they were wrong over Regency outbreak, cites data error

Regency reported cases on Nov. 10, but Public Health didn’t register it due to a data error.

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A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo

Should fossil fuel ads go the way of the dino on county buses?

King County ran ads for a natural gas coalition on its buses this year.

A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo
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Final parcel added to Middle Fork Snoqualmie conservation area

The last piece of trust land inside the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area has been permanently conserved following a decision by the Washington… Continue reading

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In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)

What will a green WA electric grid look like?

It will require a lot more coordination, but will be more resilient.

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Eight dead in Regency North Bend outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak at the long term care facility has sickened nearly all residents.

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Study: Nonprofits struggle amid pandemic

Nonprofits around the state are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Washington. The study,… Continue reading

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