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Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jim Ellis. Contributed by Mountains to Sound Greenway

Preston parks renamed to honor visionary Jim Ellis

Parks in Preston will be renamed to honor Jim Ellis, a civic leader and regional conservation activist. The decision came after the Metropolitan King County… Continue reading

Jim Ellis. Contributed by Mountains to Sound Greenway
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 water plan draws concerns from tribes, orca group

Responsible development, changing drafts and salmon are all key concerns.

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
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Legislator’s bill proposes wiping advisory votes from your ballot

‘They are nothing more than push polls designed to instill distrust in government,’ says state senator.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Inslee: We have vaccine capacity, we just need the doses

Despite continued frustration from those seeking a shot, the state is making progress, he said.

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)

Abandoned boats in waterways are a ‘regional challenge,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office

Spokesperson says expensive and time-consuming boat recoveries happen about 20 times a year.

Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)
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Pay freeze for Inslee and state lawmakers this year

A citizen panel approved a 1.75% increase for executives, legislators and justices 17 months from now.

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Registration open for Panthers Youth Rugby

By Sophie Demandolx Special to the Reporter If you are a teenager looking for a fun new sport or a parent looking for an outdoor… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Chun Lai Hospitality, owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Snoqualmie, has ended its affiliation with Hilton, the parent company of Hampton. Courtesy photo

News Around the Valley: North Bend garbage, superintendent search, hotel update

New garbage, recycling routes come in March for North Bend On March 1, Republic Waste is launching new garbage and recycling collection routes in North… Continue reading

Chun Lai Hospitality, owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Snoqualmie, has ended its affiliation with Hilton, the parent company of Hampton. 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

King County approves North Bend water plan

Plan still requires state approval; city needs backup mitigation water source for summer months.

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
Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Report: Washington salmon are in hot water

Ten of the 14 salmon species listed as endangered are in crisis.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)

Research suggests warmer oceans are killing sea stars in Puget Sound

‘Wasting syndrome’ has decimated 70-100 percent of sea star populations in certain areas.

Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)
The Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King St. is covered in snow that fell on the region Jan. 12-13, 2020. File photo

Shovel your sidewalk – it’s the law in Snoqualmie now

The Snoqualmie City Council passed an ordinance on Jan. 25 that declares it is a property owner’s responsibility to clear snow and ice from sidewalks… Continue reading

The Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King St. is covered in snow that fell on the region Jan. 12-13, 2020. File photo
North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo

Book sale raising funds for North Bend library continues

The Friends of North Bend Library book sale is still going, and raising funds for children and adult programs at the library. Last fall, the… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021
North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo
Tolt River waters crest over river banks. File photo

What comes next for the Tolt Dam warning system?

The alarm has malfunctioned several times over the last year, concerning residents.

Tolt River waters crest over river banks. File photo
Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks

Ex-Seahawk Wheeler accused of attacking girlfriend in Kent apartment

Lineman charged with first-degree domestic violence assault

Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks
Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Hearing for year-round Snoqualmie homeless shelter set for Feb. 3

The shelter would run until 2024 and provide year-round housing for the valley’s homeless residents.

Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo
An AR-15. Courtesy photo

Mags, open carry at protests and AR-15s on Olympia’s agenda

Lawmakers are eyeing a number of bills which could change firearm regulations in the state.

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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Lawmakers consider prohibiting use of credit score to determine insurance rates

Advocates say credit scoring makes low-income and minority policy holders pay more for coverage.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Snoqualmie Chief Andy De Los Angeles died on January 21, 2021. He is remembered as a beloved Indigenous civil rights leader who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to fighting for the rights of all Tribal Nations. Photo courtesy of the Snoqualmie Tribe

Remembering Snoqualmie Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles

He is remembered as an Indigenous civil rights leader who worked tirelessly for Tribal Nations.

  • Jan 25, 2021
Snoqualmie Chief Andy De Los Angeles died on January 21, 2021. He is remembered as a beloved Indigenous civil rights leader who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to fighting for the rights of all Tribal Nations. Photo courtesy of the Snoqualmie Tribe