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A photo of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s new electric bus. Taken from svsd410.org on May 28, 2021

SVSD welcomes new electric bus

The Snoqualmie Valley School District will be adding its first electric school bus to its fleet. The bus looks like the rest of the fleet,… Continue reading

A photo of Snoqualmie Valley School District’s new electric bus. Taken from svsd410.org on May 28, 2021
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King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget

Staff reports The King County Council approved a seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million. The… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
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Memorial Day services around the Valley

The American Legion Renton-Pickering Post 79 will be hosting several activities over the Memorial Day weekend to commemorate veterans. The post will be placing flags… Continue reading

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News around the Valley: Water rates, firefighters, contracts

North Bend approves water rate hikes New water rates and general facilities charges were unanimously approved May 18 by the North Bend City Council from… Continue reading

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Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)

She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)
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Candidate roundup: Who’s running this November?

Candidates have until the end of May 21 to register.

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King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert announces campaign for re-election

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

  • May 24, 2021
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Tribal leaders condemn Inslee’s veto of consultation, protection provisions in climate bill

Inslee vetoed provisions that would guarantee Tribal consultation and protections for sacred sites.

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Valley cities work on plan for spending housing money

After passing their own tax for affordable housing last fall instead of opting to direct their funding to King County, the cities of North Bend… Continue reading

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In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)

North Bend Depot, Habitat for Humanity receive state funding

The historic depot will get a new roof, and Habitat for Humanity will receive project funding.

In this file photo, the No. 7 Porter arrives at the North Bend Depot as volunteers prepare to get it off of the truck and on to the rails. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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First ORCA card free for youth ages 6-18

ORCA cards accepted on Sound Transit, King County Metro, Washington State Ferries, and more.

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King County health officer issues directive urging continued use of face masks

Effort needed to slow the spread of COVID-19

  • May 20, 2021
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Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital's first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Pfizer vaccines now available for 12 and up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Anyone aged 12 and older can now sign up to receive a Pfizer vaccine at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. The announcement and first day to register… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2021
Cars lined up at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 26 as people awaited their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the hospital's first mass vaccination event. Contributed by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
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If the Tolt River Dam breaks, these places are at risk of flooding

The Record obtained a copy of a 2019 inundation map through a public records request.

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Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson. 	File photo

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson won’t seek re-election

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson has announced he will not be running for re-election this year. He has endorsed current Snoqualmie City Council member Katherine Ross… Continue reading

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Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
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Fall City could finally have a septic system

State Legislature approved $6.5 million to help fund the project.

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Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

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Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo

Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

  • May 13, 2021
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo
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Seven King County children sickened with E. coli

Seven children in King County have been infected with E. coli, a bacteria that produces Shiga toxin. King County Public Health is currently investigating the… Continue reading

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