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City of North Bend Finance Director Dawn Masko and City Administrator Londi Lindell discussing tax measures to improve city roadways during the May 3rd council meeting.

North Bend in $440,000 Road Maintenance Hole that Controversial Parking Tax, B&O tax Increase won’t Solve

At the May 3rd North Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Londi Lindell said a newly approved business tax and another parking tax being considered aren't enough … [Read More...]

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Live From New York! North Bend Theatre Streaming Mount Si Jazz Band Performance at Prestigious NYC Competiton

As the Mount Si Jazz Band prepares to jet off to the Big Apple for the third straight year to compete in the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition at Lincoln Center, there's a way those in the Snoqualmie Valley can … [Read More...]

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Power outage hits Part of Snoqualmie Ridge

Puget Sound Energy is aware that just over 1,000 Snoqualmie Ridge homes were without power on Monday, May 2, 2016, as of 10:50AM. The outage is also affecting traffic signals on Snoqualmie Parkway, including Swenson Drive … [Read More...]

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Three Fires in Snoqualmie being Investigated as Arson, all Discovered within 30 minutes

The Snoqualmie Fire Department said Friday, April 29, 2016, they responded to three small fires that are being investigated by King County Fire Investigators as arson. SFD Captain Mike Bailey said the first fire occurred … [Read More...]

Truck Town located in North Bend at I-90 exit 34.

North Bend Considers Big Commercial Parking Tax, with Eyes on Truck Town

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the City of North Bend may impose a new 30% Commercial Parking Tax, with the proceeds being used solely for city transportation purposes. According to a summary statement for the proposed new … [Read More...]

Mount Si High School Class of 2015. Photo: MSHS Facebook page

Mount Si Named to U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools List, Makes Top 20 in Washington

The Snoqualmie Valley School District announced on April 28, 2016 that Mount Si High School was once again recognized on U.S. News and World Report's 2016 Best High Schools list. The list is compiled yearly and ranks more … [Read More...]

Garbage truck damaged I-90 Front Street overpass in March 2015. Photo: WSDOT

Driver Alert: Prepare for Lane Closures as I-90 Overpass Finally gets Fixed after Garbage Truck punches Hole

Look up as you drive north on Front Street in Issaquah and there it is: a chunk of concrete missing from the Interstate 90 overpass caused when a garbage truck punched a hole in a bridge girder above Front Street in March … [Read More...]

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Ballot Measure to Create Eastside Fire Authority,Tax Increase for some Valley residents Failing

The ballot measure that proposed combining Fire District 38, which covers unincorporated areas of North Bend and Snoqualmie, with Fire District 10 to create an Eastside Fire Authority appears to be failing after initial April … [Read More...]


Teen pressure, stress | Social Media the New Slambook; phenomenon of FOMO

I ran into a local middle school math teacher recently and we discussed teens and stress - and what's causing it. We discussed the usual suspects: school, parents, expectations. I said all those were around when my older kids … [Read More...]

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Got Questions for Elected Officials? Town Hall Meeting offers Chance for one-on-one with Mayor, City Council

Curious how the City of Snoqualmie is doing?  Want to know what projects are on the horizon as home building in Snoqualmie Ridge begins to wrap up?  Or maybe just meet your city council representatives? Well, Thursday, … [Read More...]

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Iconic ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Featured on Local Stage, Debuts to Packed House

The Black Dog Arts Café, the home of Theatre Black Dog in downtown Snoqualmie, is bringing the iconic To Kill a Mockingbird to its stage. The play features local actors from North Bend, Snoqualmie, Redmond, Issaquah, Ballard, … [Read More...]

Middle Fork Road Closed. Photo: Steve Hughes

Middle Fork Road Weekday Closures Resume; Big Road Project Halfway Done

It's spring and that means it's time to get working on Middle Fork Road again. Starting Monday April 18, 2016, the noon Monday through noon Friday  closures of Middle Fork Road resumed. The U.S. Department of … [Read More...]


Oped | Pre-Calculus IS on the SAT and students need it by 11th grade

An Opinion by Carolyn Simpson, SVSD School Board Director You hear it everywhere: most kids will need some college. You hear it from President Obama and from our state’s Washington Student Achievement Council. More … [Read More...]

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