Aaron Kunkler

Issaquah city council votes to pursue Cougar Mountain acquisition

Issaquah city council votes to pursue Cougar Mountain acquisition

The council will now try and buy the 46-acre property from the landowners.

Issaquah city council votes to pursue Cougar Mountain acquisition
New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

The federal government hopes to rebuild a dwindling Washington grizzly population.

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington
Single-payer advocates push for health care reform

Single-payer advocates push for health care reform

A growing number of voices on the left are campaigning for a profit-free health system.

Single-payer advocates push for health care reform
A salmon. File photo

State Fish and Wildlife seeks $60 million in funding

The department is facing a $33 million shortfall and also hopes to secure future funding.

A salmon. File photo
A video has surfaced which shows a trainer at Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior hitting a dog with a plastic bat.

Snohomish County: Claims of animal abuse against Bothell kennel not substantiated

A video showing a trainer using a plastic bat to train a dog was not animal abuse, county says.

A video has surfaced which shows a trainer at Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior hitting a dog with a plastic bat.
Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires

Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires

A study released last week shows air quality in much of the west is worsening.

Air quality is worse in the west due to bigger wildfires
Video of Bothell-based trainer hitting dog with bat prompts social media outrage

Video of Bothell-based trainer hitting dog with bat prompts social media outrage

Kennel’s owners Jack and Colleen McDaniel said they have received hundreds of threats.

Video of Bothell-based trainer hitting dog with bat prompts social media outrage
Where’s the music on Seattle’s Eastside?

Where’s the music on Seattle’s Eastside?

Venues struggle to cut mustard in the booming Seattle area’s outer edges.

Where’s the music on Seattle’s Eastside?
Big Block Brewing looking to open in Redmond this month

Big Block Brewing looking to open in Redmond this month

The Sammamish-based brewery is expanding into the old Hi-Fi Brewing location.

Big Block Brewing looking to open in Redmond this month
An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Fish culverts ruling will increase price tag for the state

The state will be on the line for $3.7 billion for fish culvert replacements.

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons
Water district starts earthquake pump pilot program

Water district starts earthquake pump pilot program

The Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District is planning to upgrade all its facilities.

Water district starts earthquake pump pilot program
Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired
Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

The carbon fee I-1631 has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot
The many hurdles from farm to table

The many hurdles from farm to table

From environmental regulations to expensive land, local farmers have a lot on their plate

The many hurdles from farm to table
Downtown Bellevue/File photo

Housing is still a problem in America

A Harvard report shows the housing market is still hard on low and moderate income residents.

Downtown Bellevue/File photo
Neo-Nazis distribute fliers throughout Bellevue

Neo-Nazis distribute fliers throughout Bellevue

The fliers were found in neighborhoods near Clyde Hill Elementary School and Chinook Middle School with candy seemingly designed to attract children.

Neo-Nazis distribute fliers throughout Bellevue
CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer in Issaquah

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer in Issaquah

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer in Issaquah
Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Lots of grass and warmer weather could make for worsening fire seasons.

Western Washington could see more wildfires this year
Two wineries move in with Teatro ZinZanni

Two wineries move in with Teatro ZinZanni

Two local wineries will be sharing the old Redhook brewery in Woodinville with Teatro ZinZanni.

Two wineries move in with Teatro ZinZanni
Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

The lawsuit claims that employees of a real estate company misrepresented the process by which foreclosed homeowners can recover surplus funds.

Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners