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In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

Black Friday surprise: hazmat team visits North Bend Theatre after urine misdelivery

Meanwhile packed ‘Frozen 2’ screening was happening inside theater.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)
Lights shine bright at last year’s Snoqualmie Winter Lights event, attended by more than 3,000 people. Courtesy photos

Merry and bright on Dec. 7

Snoqualmie Winter Lights to draw thousands - including Saint Nick.

Lights shine bright at last year’s Snoqualmie Winter Lights event, attended by more than 3,000 people. Courtesy photos
Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo
A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo
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King County bars sub-minimum wage for employees, contractors

Employees with disabilities can not be paid less than minimum wage.

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Monroe quake informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia
Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
Hundreds of Snoqualmie citizens gather on Railroad Avenue for the 2018 tree lighting. This year, the event will be on Dec. 7. Evan Pappas/File photo

Tree lighting events roundup

Family-friendly seasonal events throughout the Eastside.

  • Nov 30, 2019
Hundreds of Snoqualmie citizens gather on Railroad Avenue for the 2018 tree lighting. This year, the event will be on Dec. 7. Evan Pappas/File photo
Tim Platt rehearses his role as Scrooge for VCS’s production of “A Christmas Carol” on Nov. 19. Madison Miller / staff photo

VCS’s “A Christmas Carol” honors tradition

First time VCS director Tony Leininger takes “A Christmas Carol” back to its roots.

Tim Platt rehearses his role as Scrooge for VCS’s production of “A Christmas Carol” on Nov. 19. Madison Miller / staff photo
File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole
A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County Library System boycotts Macmillan eBooks

Publisher’s policy limits 50 libraries to one checkout. The KCLS boycott began Nov. 1.

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey’s not on the menu with this group

The bird singled out for Thanksgiving.

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Two subjects steal $2,000 worth of goods | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 13-16.

  • Nov 22, 2019
The Christmas Market will run each weekend 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 15. A kick-off party will be held 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Courtesy photo

Annual Christmas Market at Carnation Farms, Nov. 30

The market will be held each weekend through Dec. 15.

The Christmas Market will run each weekend 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 15. A kick-off party will be held 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Courtesy photo
A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bob Larson. Photo by Genuine Image Photography

Bob Larson leaving city of Snoqualmie

City administration leaving to take similar job in Gig Harbor.

Bob Larson. Photo by Genuine Image Photography