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Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Tensions run high at Renton library over Drag Queen Story Hour

Supporters and protesters traded chants at June 27 event.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Opposition and supporters of Drag Queen Story Hour make showing in Issaquah

A lack of police at a recent county library board meeting led some to feel intimidated.

Issaquah and Sammamish partner for watershed analysis

Cities will work together to develop a Laughing Jacobs Creek Basin Plan.

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

  • Jun 27, 2019
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King County examines gun violence trends

Nearly 77 percent of shooting victims so far this year in county have been people of color.

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In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Report: Fewer refugees settling in U.S. and Washington state

Admissions are on pace to only reach around one-fifth of their limit in 2019.

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

From Olympia to Bellingham: Tiny home villages offer a path toward permanent housing

Beginning talks happening on Eastside village partnership.

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Burning moratorium runs through Sept. 30

Annual burning ban rules outlined; contact info provided.

  • Jun 21, 2019
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Issaquah’s Salmon Days celebrates 50 years

Annual event also raises awareness of environmental impact on salmon.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
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Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

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Encompass is among local nonprofit organizations that has received assistance from Issaquah’s Community Fund. Encompass provides opportunities for children such as early learning, pediatric therapy and family enrichment, according to its website. Courtesy photo

Community Fund program for Issaquah nonprofits open until June 28

Grant program provides financial support for upcoming projects.

Encompass is among local nonprofit organizations that has received assistance from Issaquah’s Community Fund. Encompass provides opportunities for children such as early learning, pediatric therapy and family enrichment, according to its website. Courtesy photo

Public hearing for 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan set for July 1

Issaquah has begun its update to the six-year Capital Improvement Plan for 2020-2025.

Eastside cities voice their support for gun violence prevention efforts

Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie mayors make official proclamations.

What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?

The Legislature set the goal, but how does the state actually get there?

Richard Sanford publishes his fifth book, “The Soul Snatchers.” Courtesy photo

Issaquah author publishes new sci-fi novel

30-year Issaquah resident, Richard Sanford, publishes fifth novel.

Richard Sanford publishes his fifth book, “The Soul Snatchers.” Courtesy photo

Issaquah secures funding from state legislature

The city of Issaquah has received funding for three major projects from the state legislature.

Citizens recognized at 40th annual Community Awards

Students, volunteers, and business owners received awards for their dedication to the community.

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Pilot program would benefit wineries, breweries and distilleries. Several farmers are concerned.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing