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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. File photo

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital expands vaccination services

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is joining the King County Vaccination Partnership Network, which is a network of sites supported by public, private and community partners.… Continue reading

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The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center is almost complete with board members expecting to be able to open it to youth nonprofits soon.

Thirteen years, and 10,000 labor hours later, the Snoqualmie Valley youth center nears completion

The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activities Center building is nearing completion.

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The new Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center is almost complete with board members expecting to be able to open it to youth nonprofits soon.
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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.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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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.
A concept photo of the North Bend hotel. Provided by North Bend

Hotel could be in the works for North Bend

The plan was confirmed during a March 28 State of the Cities address.

A concept photo of the North Bend hotel. Provided by North Bend
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Snoqualmie River bridge will be closed May 10 to 14

A paving project along State Route 202 will begin with closures on the Snoqualmie River bridge from May 10 to May 14. The paving project… Continue reading

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Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers

Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional.

  • May 5, 2021
Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo
Mouth of the Raging River where it flows into the Snoqualmie River, just east of the Fall City Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Photo by William Shaw

King County launches study on Snoqualmie River levee and more

King County will be conducting a study this year to identify levees across the county that could be at risk of breaching, including the South… Continue reading

Mouth of the Raging River where it flows into the Snoqualmie River, just east of the Fall City Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Photo by William Shaw
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

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

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
Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
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Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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A gray wolf.

Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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A gray wolf.
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A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.

District 10 fire service benefit charge will be on Aug. 3 ballot

Voters in King County Fire Protection District 10 will be asked to renew a fire benefit charge in the Aug. 3 election. The benefit charge… Continue reading

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A map showing Eastside Fire and Rescue district boundaries. District 10 is in yellow.
North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov

May 4 public hearing scheduled for North Bend water rate increases

North Bend will be holding a public hearing to receive input on a proposed water rate increase on May 4 during its city council meeting.… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo

State lawmakers approve key climate and environmental legislation

Bills target clean fuel standards and carbon emissions.

The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

  • Apr 28, 2021
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation buses. Contributed by SVT

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation seeks new drivers

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation is looking for three bus drivers to help provide transportation services. Applicants only need a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation buses. Contributed by SVT
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

COVID-19 update: Valley cases trend down

Cases of COVID-19 have been increasing across King County in recent weeks as health officials warn of a fourth wave in this long pandemic. As… Continue reading

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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Governor gives tenants protections, reduces help for landlords

Landlord help is included in another bill, Inslee says; eviction moratorium to end June 30.

  • Apr 26, 2021
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Austin Gutwein

North Bend police officer recognized for life-saving actions

Seattle-King County Public Health recently recognized Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department Officer Austin Gutwein for saving the life of a North Bend man in January 2021.… Continue reading

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