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Eastside Fire & Rescue wants community input on strategic plans for future

The department will offer a survey and will host several open house meetings through April.

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Redmond detectives arrest Oregon elementary teacher in online predator sting

Man was charged with communicating with minors for immoral purposes and attempted rape of a child.

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)

Law signed banning sales of large capacity ammo magazines

Emotions swelled as Gov. Inslee signed a measure that limits capacity to 10 rounds. The new law takes effect July 1.

  • Mar 25, 2022
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)
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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A map showing vehicle detour routes for NE 60th Street. Courtesy of Sound Transit.

Ongoing road closures due to downtown Redmond light rail extension

Sound Transit has set up detours, and plans for a temporary off-ramp for SR 520 Eastbound in June.

A map showing vehicle detour routes for NE 60th Street. Courtesy of Sound Transit.
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Hop into spring with Beat the Bunny 5k

The race will take place on April 2 at 10:00 a.m., with a free kids’ dash starting at 9:30 a.m.

Courtesy of the city of Redmond.
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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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As Redmond grows the city seeks feedback on how to fund and maintain emergency services

Community meetings have been scheduled and a questionaire has been issued to collect community input

Courtesy of City of Redmond
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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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Redmond Library. Courtesy of City of Redmond.

City of Redmond seeks volunteer to serve on Library Board of Trustees

Library board members are appointed five-year terms, with a two-term limit.

Redmond Library. Courtesy of City of Redmond.
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.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding for construction of Stride bus rapid transit on I-405

Sound Transit spokespeople believe the bus lines will help reduce “chronic congestion” of traffic.

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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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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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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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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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