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The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

 

Federal, state and local leaders talk about State Route 18 at a roundtable discussion March 23 at Snoqualmie City Hall. From left: Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, State Rep. Bill Ramos, Eastside Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Ben Lane. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Local leaders celebrate funding milestone for State Route 18

Construction is expected to begin later this year on SR 18/I-90 interchange.

 

County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Local kokanee salmon reach new preservation milestone

King County scientists recently celebrated flying fish. The celebration came March 2 as a plane carrying 12,000 Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon eggs landed at the… Continue reading

 

A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. File photo

Funds for Snoqualmie Parkway, SR 18 included in state transit proposal

Funding to widen the final section of State Route 18 and resurface the Snoqualmie Parkway are included in a new transportation package that was introduced… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks along Snoqualmie Parkway in October 2019. File photo
State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo

State bill would help high school students pay for college courses

A new bill introduced in the Washington state Legislature is looking to eliminate course fees for high school students enrolled in the state’s College in… Continue reading

State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo
Jim Curtis at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Local veterans face challenges with health care

As Jim Curtis walks the ground of the Tahoma National Cemetery, visiting the gravesite of an old Marine Corps friend, a helicopter flies overhead. Curtis,… Continue reading

Jim Curtis at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record
State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.
State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.
Sarah Perry, King County Council

King County Councilmember Sarah Perry shares her priorities for Eastside

New District 3 King County Councilmember Sarah Perry has outlined behavioral health, protecting the natural environment, helping small businesses and equitable access to housing and… Continue reading

Sarah Perry, King County Council
Flooding as seen Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, on Front Street North in downtown Issaquah. Photo by William Shaw/Sound Publishing

Flood waters from Issaquah Creek receding

Flooding from Issaquah Creek that closed North Front Street has crested and is now slowly receding, as of Friday afternoon, Jan. 7. Flood waters from… Continue reading

Flooding as seen Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, on Front Street North in downtown Issaquah. Photo by William Shaw/Sound Publishing
Kathy Lambert receives a key to the city from Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson on Dec. 13. Courtesy photo

Kathy Lambert reflects on two decades serving the Valley

Longtime King County Councilmember was once an elementary school teacher.

Kathy Lambert receives a key to the city from Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson on Dec. 13. Courtesy photo
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State legislators unsure if federal infrastructure law will help Highway 18

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier (D-District 8) held a press conference Dec. 13 in North Bend to discuss how the new federal infrastructure bill could help… Continue reading

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers extract eggs from a female kokanee at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Kokanee salmon make a comeback in Zackuse Creek

The fish are historically significant to the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers extract eggs from a female kokanee at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Sarah Perry (L) and Kathy Lambert. File Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Perry leads Lambert for King County Council District 3 seat

Challenger Sarah Perry leads 20-year incumbent Kathy Lambert in the District 3 race for the King County Council as of Nov. 2. Perry has received… Continue reading

Sarah Perry (L) and Kathy Lambert. File Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
A map of heat across the Northwest on June 28, the hottest day in Seattle history. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

June heatwave, COVID overwhelm regional hospitals

While Lucy Goodson, a third-year resident at the University of Washington Department of Emergency Medicine, was working during the region’s historic heatwave in June, the… Continue reading

A map of heat across the Northwest on June 28, the hottest day in Seattle history. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo

State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

“We want to close racial and ethnic gaps.”

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo
Photo of Eastlake Little League’s All Star Team. From L to R: (Back row) Jackson Wheeler, Kellen Kinney, Sanath Chari, James Ort III, Sule Tian, Eli Jones, Pryce Eadon. (Front row) JJ Hamiltion, Sawyer Todd, Ryder Oswalt, Walter Steinbok, Logan Rausch, Harrison Militello. Photo Courtesy of Jeff Steinbok.

Eastlake’s time at Little League World Series comes to an end

The boys of Eastlake Little League’s 12U all-star team’s time at the Little League World Series came to an end Monday night (Aug. 23), as… Continue reading

Photo of Eastlake Little League’s All Star Team. From L to R: (Back row) Jackson Wheeler, Kellen Kinney, Sanath Chari, James Ort III, Sule Tian, Eli Jones, Pryce Eadon. (Front row) JJ Hamiltion, Sawyer Todd, Ryder Oswalt, Walter Steinbok, Logan Rausch, Harrison Militello. Photo Courtesy of Jeff Steinbok.
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Eastlake all-stars score spot in Little League World Series

Eastlake Little League’s 12U all star team was crowned Northwest Regional Champions with a victory Thursday night (Aug. 12), securing its spot in the Little… Continue reading

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District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. File photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Lambert leads District 3 primary for King County Council

District 3 includes Snoqualmie, North Bend, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond and Woodinville.

District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. File photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Cows at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

State’s dairy workers begin earning overtime with new law

“This bill corrects a historic injustice,” said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines).

Cows at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record