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  • Snoqualmie breaks ground on new park

    SNOQUALMIE RIDGE – Construction has begun on a new community park in Snoqualmie. The 16-acre Jeanne Hansen Park is named in memory of the former Snoqualmie Mayor, who served from 1988 to 1995. The park will feature a tennis court, a walking track, nature trails, two playgrounds, a picnic area, barbecues, a concession stand, restrooms and parking. The park is located at 34226 SE Jacobia Street and scheduled to be completed mid-2014.

  • Boeing forecasts more than 35,000 new airplanes

    SEATTLE — On Tuesday, Boeing will release it’s Annual Market Outlook, which projects a demand for more than 35,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years. The plane orders are valued at $4.8 trillion dollars. According to Boeing, single-aisle planes will drive the forecast with 24,670 planes needed. Boeing predicts 8,590 wide-bodies, like the 777 and 787 Dreamliner, will be ordered over the next two decades. Both passenger and cargo air-traffic is expected to increase 5 percent annually. The full […]

  • New playground designed by kids, built by volunteers

    KENT — Kids were asked to come up with designs for a new playground in March and now they’re seeing those drawings come to life. On Friday more than 200 community volunteers in partnership with Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services, Kent Parks Foundation, the Walt Disney Company and KaBOOM! will assemble a new playground at Turnkey Park in less than eight hours. KaBOOM! is a national organization matching communities that need play equipment with corporate sponsors — in this […]

  • New 520 pontoon arrives

    SEATTLE — The latest 520 bridge pontoon is expected to come through the Ballard Locks on its way to Lake Washington, according to a WSDOT press release. Pontoon “A” will arrive from Grays Harbor Friday afternoon or evening. WSDOT reports it’s the second of two pontoons that will form the ends of the new floating bridge. Later this month crews will begin work on repairing cracks in the walls of four of the Cycle 1 pontoons built in Aberdeen. According to […]

  • It’s time to renew boat licenses

    OLYMPIA — Boating season is right around the corner. The State Department of Licensing released an announcement Tuesday reminding boat owners that all boat registrations expire on June 30. According to the announcement, decals can be renewed online at the DOL website or in person at your nearest licensing office. Boat owners can also sign up at to receive future renewal reminders by email.

  • Navy plans toxic park clean up

    SEATTLE – The Navy and the Washington Department of Ecology announced an open house to answer questions about the clean-up of low-level radiological contamination at Warren G. Magnuson Park. According to a Navy press release the park was the former location of the Naval Station Puget Sound at Sand Point and was primarily used for aircraft repair and maintenance. Radioluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) paint was used at the site to repair and touch up dials, markers and gauges. In 2010 low-levels of radiation […]

  • Alaska Airlines flight attendants rally for better wages

    SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines flight attendants are holding a rally for better wages and pressing management for a new and fair contract, according to the Association of Flight Attendants. The union said flight attendants will gather outside the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way Pier 66, while the Alaska Air Group holds its annual stockholders meeting. According to the union, contract negotiations have been ongoing for the past 18 months and mediation is set to start in July. […]

  • Chinook Pass reopens in time for weekend

    SNOQUALMIE NATIONAL FOREST – Chinook Pass over State Route 410 is set to reopen in time for weekend travelers, according to a release from The Washington State Department of Transportation. WSDOT reported crews have spent the past five weeks clearing nearly 20 feet of snow from the road and its shoulders. The pass was slated to reopen Friday at 10 a.m. Chinook Pass is usually closed every year in late November because of heavy snow, the risk of avalanche, and […]

  • Governor to sign education bill

    SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee will sign HB 1472, a bill that allows AP Computer Science classes to be applied toward science and math graduation requirements. Industry leaders, Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, and Hadi Partovi, co-founder of, as well as students and teachers will join the governor for the bill signing. The signing will be held at Rainier Beach High School at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Stomach virus outbreak shuts down school

    MOSES LAKE – A Washington school district decided to temporarily close Longview Elementary School Friday, after the Grant County Health Department reported that nearly 25 percent of the all students and staff were sick with the flu. According to the Moses Lake School District, students and staff reported symptoms similar to the stomach flu –or norovirus — including fever, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. The Health Department said this type of virus can be very contagious and are asking parents of sick students […]

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