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World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo

Washington ranks 7th among states for number of World War II veterans

12,364 WWII veterans are living in the state, with a total population of 517,912 military veterans.

 

Sand Lance Spawning Habitat Protection. (5th Life Productions/contributed photo)

2022 Nature’s Scorecard Report shows little progress on stormwater protections across Puget Sound

“We can’t simply focus on not getting worse,” said Mindy Roberts, Puget Sound Program Director.

 

The Grange Mercantile. Courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association.

A brief look at the businesses of Issaquah’s Grange Mercantile building

The Grange Mercantile was built in the early 20th century and still hosts community activities.

 

Sunset Elementary School. Courtesy of Google.

Sunset Elementary School cancels classes over COVID-19 challenges

The school will be closed on May 16 and May 17.

Sunset Elementary School. Courtesy of Google.
Eastlake player throws a pitch. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.

Eastlake baseball team defeats Bothell High School

The final score of the May 10 game was 10-3.

Eastlake player throws a pitch. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.
The Issaquah High School baseball team celebrates their May 10 win against Skyline. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.

Issaquah baseball to play one game before heading to state

On May 10 Issaquah defeated Skyline by 4-3.

The Issaquah High School baseball team celebrates their May 10 win against Skyline. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.
Courtesy of Cougar Mountain Zoo.

Cougar Mountain Zoo launches nationwide interactive class

The class will take place on May 17 at 4:00 p.m. and will show eating habits of animals.

Courtesy of Cougar Mountain Zoo.
Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.

How a Kirkland banker helped a Ukrainian family leave a warzone

The Sukhoy family found themselves stuck in Warsaw due to debit card issues.

Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.
Courtesy of Raintown Realty.

Raintown Realty partners with Side to assist with evolving real estate market

According to Raintown Realty, in 2021 the company garnered $113 million in transaction volume.

Courtesy of Raintown Realty.
Joey Wilner (#11) and Dominic Guistino (#4) walk onto the field with smiles on May 7. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.
Joey Wilner (#11) and Dominic Guistino (#4) walk onto the field with smiles on May 7. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.
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No more stolen sisters: How WA is responding to missing and murdered Indigenous people

Across the state, 126 Indigenous people remain missing, with 31 having gone missing in King County.

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Courtesy of WA DOH.

Tuberculosis cases on the rise in Washington state

As of April 28, 70 TB cases have been reported, and 17 new cases have connections with each other.

Courtesy of WA DOH.
Puget Sound Restoration Fund photo

New Eyes on Kelp initiative boosts underwater monitoring of kelp beds

Puget Sound’s kelp forest are in decline due to pollution and threats from climate change.

Puget Sound Restoration Fund photo
Class of 2022 valedictorians and salutatorians. (L-R): Kade Kaufmann, Spencer Mamula-Simons, Christopher Hamdan, Sophia Friedl, Ellie Sampson, Lexi Phan, Christopher Tebben, Sydney Terry, Lauren Barry, Sydney Kuerner, and Sharon Huang. Courtesy of Eastside Catholic School.

Eastside Catholic School announces class of 2022 valedictorians and salutatorians

The nine valedictorians and five salutatorians share their paths for the future.

Class of 2022 valedictorians and salutatorians. (L-R): Kade Kaufmann, Spencer Mamula-Simons, Christopher Hamdan, Sophia Friedl, Ellie Sampson, Lexi Phan, Christopher Tebben, Sydney Terry, Lauren Barry, Sydney Kuerner, and Sharon Huang. Courtesy of Eastside Catholic School.
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Love A Tree Day to mark the beginning of ORCA’s new card system

In most transit areas, fares won’t be collected from 3:00 a.m. on May 14 until 2:29 a.m. on May 16.

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King County logo

King County expands rural suicide prevention training and peer behavioral health services

Request for application deadlines are on May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

King County logo
Courtesy Photo, Treehouse

Washington legislature awards $10.6M in stipends for youth exiting Extended Foster Care program

The number of young adults in King County who will receive stipends is 191.

Courtesy Photo, Treehouse
Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington wolf population continues to rise, report shows

In 2021, four new wolf packs were documented in four different counties.

Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Courtesy of Eastside Climate Challenge.

Eastside cities partner to launch communitywide climate challenge on Earth Day

The challenge offers over 80 ideas to reduce carbon footprints, with 30 additional actions.

Courtesy of Eastside Climate Challenge.
Pie chart showing how educational programs and operations are funded. Courtesy of Issaquah School District.

Issaquah School District seeks voter approval of three levies

Elections will take place on April 26.

Pie chart showing how educational programs and operations are funded. Courtesy of Issaquah School District.