Legislators try to ram through a bill to restrict public access to their records; critics slam it as an attempt to shield lawmakers from public scrutiny

State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing a bill to exempt themselves from public records requests. The move comes on the heels… Continue reading

Public can participate in 2018 salmon season-setting process, rule simplification, at Feb. 27 meeting

State fishery managers have scheduled a variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting salmon fishing seasons for 2018, beginning at the annual… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018
Washington Capitol Building (Taylor McAvoy photo)

Domestic violence survivors could get new protections from workplace discrimination

A proposed bill that easily passed the House of Representatives would provide discrimination protections for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. HB 2661 makes… Continue reading

Washington Capitol Building (Taylor McAvoy photo)

State forecast projects over a billion in additional tax revenue: ‘Extraordinary revenue growth is good news for lawmakers looking to balance budgets

State economists project that over a billion dollars in additional tax revenue will be flowing into government accounts over the next several years, impacting upcoming… Continue reading

First Amendment rights for student newspapers moves through Legislature: Student newspapers could get additional free speech protections

Lawmakers are considering adding protections for high school and college newspapers, allowing student journalists to determine their own content. SB 5064, sponsored by Senator Joe… Continue reading

Gun violence, tax relief are starring subjects in state legislators town hall meetings Saturday

Property tax relief may have been a priority for the 5th District state legislators who spoke at a series of town hall meetings Saturday, Feb.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital affiliation process nears decision point

On Thursday, Feb. 8, Dariel Norris, president of the Public Hospital District No. 4 board of commissioners, gave an update on the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s… Continue reading

A map of the Canyon Springs area marking the location of the recent landslide. (Courtesy Photo)

City proceeds with plans for landslide stabilization around Canyon Springs water source

After a recent landslide put one of Snoqualmie’s water sources in danger, the Snoqualmie City Council took action to protect the spring from future risk.… Continue reading

A map of the Canyon Springs area marking the location of the recent landslide. (Courtesy Photo)
Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings

Lawmakers clash over gun legislation amid another discussion on mass shootings

Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence… Continue reading

Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings

North Bend Councilman Alan Gothelf appointed to fourth term as chair of EF&R board

North Bend City Councilman Alan Gothelf was recently appointed to his fourth term as chairperson of the Eastside Fire & Rescue Board Board of directors.… Continue reading

Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings

Washington may soon teach sexual abuse prevention in schools

The State Legislature is considering training aimed at improving child safety.

Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings

SVSD voters support tax increase in early returns

Snoqualmie Valley School District residents were rejecting two school funding issues in preliminary vote returns Tuesday evening, a $62.2 million educational programs and operations levy,… Continue reading

Permit approved for disabled adult home in Snoqualmie; public can comment through March 2

The Snoqualmie Hearing Examiner recently approved a conditional use permit for a special needs facility to be located at 384th Avenue SE in Snoqualmie. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Blotter: Man who slept in shower stall creates a commotion; Unruly bar patron exposes himself

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls: Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Dept. Saturday, Feb. 3 Noise: At 10:19 p.m., a… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Stilson Avenue to close Feb. 20-24 for pavement repairs

Stilson Avenue in North Bend (432nd Avenue SE) will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 24 for repairs to the pavement. The project… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Snoqualmie Police to host pepper spray defense class for RAD graduates

The Snoqualmie Police Department is now offering self-defense classes with pepper spray for women who have previously completed the Rape Agression Defense, or RAD training.… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Construction on Mountain View Estates subdivision to begin soon in North Bend

North Bend officials have announced that construction will begin early February at 885 SE Cedar Falls Way for the Mountain View Estates development project. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

NB Planning Commission reviews recommended changes to city’s tree code Feb. 22

The city of North Bend is proposing amendments to its tree regulations, specifically Chapter 19.10 of the North Bend Municipal Code. The amendments are intended… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Maloney Grove Avenue to close for subdivision work on three separate days, starting Thursday

Partial closures of Maloney Grove Avenue in North Bend can be expected this week, as clearing and grading work begins for the Maloney Grove 13… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Kayaker drowned Saturday on Snoqualmie River’s North Fork

A Snohomish County firefighter drowned while kayaking in the Snoqualmie River near North Bend Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred on the North Fork of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018