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U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene announces funding for Community Center and Emergency Operations Center in Carnation (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing.com)

DelBene earmarks $1.5 million for regional community venue and emergency coordination center in Snoqualmie Valley

The facility will serve as a space for farmers markets as well as an emergency response hub.

U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene announces funding for Community Center and Emergency Operations Center in Carnation (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing.com)
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County wants input for plan to develop Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Sustainable waste management supporters have called previous environmental impact statements a “boondoggle.”

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New law targets active shooter lockdown drills in Washington schools

By Brooklynn Hillemann, WNPA News Service

  • Mar 22, 2022
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Community survey results relating to Police Chief position are released

The goal is to have the Police Chief position filled by this spring.

Courtesy of Issaquah Police Department.
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King County Council approves program intended to help fight displacement, promote equity among historically disadvantaged groups

Grants program and other resources will aim to prevent commercial and cultural displacement.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

‘ForWArd’ plan details how state will ‘coexist’ with COVID

Moving away from mandates, officials say the next phase in Washington’s response is about “empowering” residents to keep safe.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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A testy final night of legislating brought 2 big surprises

Here’s what’s happening after adjournment of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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King County wants your opinion on new firework enforcement rules | King County

Your comments will be accepted through April 10.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park host Shamrock Stroll

Attendees can learn how to catch a leprechaun, what leprechauns look like, Irish legends, and more.

Courtesy of Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
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Amazon to invest over $40 million in affordable housing near Sound Transit sites

The company outlined two specific housing projects near light rail stations in Bellevue and SeaTac.

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Puget Sound Energy partners with Issaquah School District to put solar panels on Pine Lake Middle School

The 480 solar panels will provide 175 kilowatts of energy for the community.

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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

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.
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Downtown Issaquah Association to host Wine & ArtWalk

The event will be held on Friday, April 15, from 6 to 9 pm.

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Inquests into police shootings to resume in King County

First case involves death of Kent man; future inquests include Auburn, Kent, Federal Way police

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Snoqualmie Tribe petitions U.S. Supreme Court to review hunting and gathering civil rights case

Tribe leaders believe the court decision violates treaty law and creates a dangerous precedent.

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Website aids Ukrainians; criminal justice reform under scrutiny | King County Local Dive

Welcome to a new podcast for King County residents.

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Local officials and organizations looking to reinstate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

An amendment to HB 1099 removed greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

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Bellevue man arrested in Kirkland for selling fentanyl pills to minor

When arrested the man told police: “I was just trying to pay my rent.”

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Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo

Mercer Islander and Harvard classmate launch website to aid Ukrainians in need of shelter

Internet activist also developed one of the first and largest coronavirus tracking websites.

Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo