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Valley Shuttle. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation’s Facebook page.

Five-year transit plan in the works for the valley

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation outlines multiple goals for area’s towns and cities.

Valley Shuttle. Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation’s Facebook page.
A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb
A site plan for the Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center. Provided by the city of North Bend

Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center could be completed by February

Construction on the project is expected to begin on Sept. 14.

A site plan for the Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center. Provided by the city of North Bend
Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues
The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office
A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.
King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

Outdoor fires, even barbecues or in fire pits, are now prohibited.

  • Sep 8, 2020
King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
North Bend approves new economic development director
North Bend approves new economic development director
Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Ingrid Anderson is running against incumbent Mark Mullet for the 5th Legislative District’s Senate seat. Photo from Anderson’s campaign Facebook

Inslee endorses Anderson over Mullet for 5th District Senate seat

Mullet, the incumbent, came in second during primary, but has raised more money so far.

Ingrid Anderson is running against incumbent Mark Mullet for the 5th Legislative District’s Senate seat. Photo from Anderson’s campaign Facebook
Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

The office space for an additional 10,000 jobs, making it 25,000 coming to downtown, is expected to complete in 2023.

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2
Snoqualmie’s Train Shed reopens Sept. 11

Snoqualmie’s Train Shed reopens Sept. 11

The Northwest Railway Museum is reopening the Train Shed exhibit hall on Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The exhibit was closed earlier this year… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2020
Snoqualmie’s Train Shed reopens Sept. 11
Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

Constantine announces King County climate action plan
Robert Allen, 61, and his dog Jaxx have been living at the North Bend Motel since March, as part of a voucher program from Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services. The stability a simple motel room provides is allowing Allen to heal from numerous injuries, and highlights the importance of providing shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Providing housing first is saving lives in the Snoqualmie Valley

The valley’s motel voucher program is keeping some of the most vulnerable off the streets.

Robert Allen, 61, and his dog Jaxx have been living at the North Bend Motel since March, as part of a voucher program from Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services. The stability a simple motel room provides is allowing Allen to heal from numerous injuries, and highlights the importance of providing shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington

It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo
Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo

North Bend set to fine Sallal Water Association $2,000 a day

An ordinance requires the water association to provide water usage rates in the city.

Centennial Well is tightly connected to the Snoqualmie River. The well can provide enough water for North Bend, but is required to have two sources of backup water for dry years. It has one backup mitigation source, but still needs another to satisfy Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. File photo
News around the valley: New brews, school schedule, council member censured
News around the valley: New brews, school schedule, council member censured