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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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                                U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them.

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
                                U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them.
Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Water discussions continue flowing at city

Fluoridation, status updates, and county approval were all on tap at a recent meeting.

From left: Barbara de Michele and Tim Flood compete for Issaquah City Council Position 3 in the Nov. 5 general election. Courtesy photos

Issaquah City Council Position 3 candidates discuss

Candidates Barbara de Michele and Tim Flood compete for the seat.

From left: Barbara de Michele and Tim Flood compete for Issaquah City Council Position 3 in the Nov. 5 general election. Courtesy photos
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                                Skyline High School seniors Ethan Kinnan, Siena Merrin and Blake Abrahamsen founded the Filled in Hearts Club.

“Students have to be part of the solution”: Skyline students launch Filled in Hearts Club

Filled in Hearts club’s objective is to raise awareness, spur conversations and erase negative stigmas around drugs, suicide and mental health illnesses.

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                                Skyline High School seniors Ethan Kinnan, Siena Merrin and Blake Abrahamsen founded the Filled in Hearts Club.
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                                3-year-old Sylvie watches the Salmon Days Oct. 5 Grande Parade from atop Corey Derr’s shoulders, waving at all the princesses.

Salmon Days draws wide crowd

50th annual festival, fair, food and fun.

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                                3-year-old Sylvie watches the Salmon Days Oct. 5 Grande Parade from atop Corey Derr’s shoulders, waving at all the princesses.

Issaquah school bus driver suspected of child rape pleads not guilty

Additional count of first-degree child molestation added.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

More roads in King County could be plowed during winter storms

Proposal targets 70 more miles in unincorporated areas.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

Balducci runs against Hirt for District 6 county council seat

The former Bellevue mayor is essentially running unopposed.

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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                                Michele Kemper and Zach Hall are both running for Issaquah City Council Position 2 in the Nov. 5 General Election.

Issaquah City Council Position 2 between Zach Hall and Michele Kemper

The two candidates weigh in on important local issues before Nov. 5 general election.

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                                Michele Kemper and Zach Hall are both running for Issaquah City Council Position 2 in the Nov. 5 General Election.
Issaquah City Hall. File photo

Mayor’s proposed budget presents bleak picture

Increased fees, taxes could be in city’s future.

Issaquah City Hall. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Several Eastside cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue topped the list for highest apartment rents during the first half of 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo
EPO Replacement Levy total combined tax rates from 1998-2033. Photo courtesy of ISD

ISD approves new replacement levy resolution

The EPO levy will be on the February 11, 2020 ballot.

EPO Replacement Levy total combined tax rates from 1998-2033. Photo courtesy of ISD
King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht shows what M30 pills look like at a news conference Wednesday. Madison Miller / staff photo

Two Skyline High School students die from fentanyl overdose

The Sammamish police department, city of Sammamish, school districts join forces to prevent future teen fentanyl deaths.

King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht shows what M30 pills look like at a news conference Wednesday. Madison Miller / staff photo
Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo