Aaron Kunkler

Sammamish-based Big Block Brewery expanding to Redmond

The brewery is in the process of opening a second taproom and brewery at the old HiFi Brewing location in Redmond.

Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still

Plans to open King County coal mine later this year move forward

The Department of the Interior has granted a permit to resume mining at the Black Diamond location.

Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still
A sign posted by Save DeLeo Wall along May Valley Road Southeast. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

DNR approves DeLeo Wall logging permit in Newcastle

Despite opposition from community members the state has approved a clearcutting permit for 28 acres.

A sign posted by Save DeLeo Wall along May Valley Road Southeast. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

In the wake of a deadly cougar attack near North Bend here’s some tips on staying safe.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

A pump to supply much-needed water to Eastern Washington during droughts could affect recreation.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Residents are concerned about King County not meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations

Seattle has passed a head tax to help fund homelessness services.

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

Issaquah residents honored for their service at awards banquet

16 residents received awards for their work in the community during 2017.

Newcastle, Renton push back against logging near Cougar Mountain

A proposal to log 28 acres near the DeLeo Wall has led to cities, community pushing to save forest.

Fall City business creates craft kits for families

Jeb Haber makes craft kits cut from lasers for customers to assemble on their own.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

Issaquah Cannabis Company netted the most Eastside revenue

Issaquah Cannabis Company pulled down $8.9 million over one year.

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.

Issaquah health care provider offers nursing assistant scholarships

Renton Technical College instructors will teach onsite at Providence Marianwood and followingthe program, the CNAs will sign a one-year contract to work at Providence.

Sammamish city manager delivers annual state of the city address

Challenges with growth, taxes and infrastructure among topics Lyman Howard discussed.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

A carbon fee could be on November’s ballot if supporters of I-1631 gather enough signatures.

Republic Services to temporarily dispose of Sammamish’s non-marketable mixed paper

Poor recycling habit means paper from Sammamish can’t be sent to China for reuse.

Members of Save Cougar Mountain are concerned that the steep slopes of the Bergsma property could be a landslide hazard. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Fate of Cougar Mountain development still unknown

The city of Issaquah is still reviewing a land-use application for 57 houses on Cougar Mountain.

Members of Save Cougar Mountain are concerned that the steep slopes of the Bergsma property could be a landslide hazard. Nicole Jennings/staff photo