Aaron Kunkler

Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still

Plans to open King County coal mine later this year move forward

The Department of the Interior has granted a permit to resume mining at the Black Diamond location.

Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

In the wake of a deadly cougar attack near North Bend here’s some tips on staying safe.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

A pump to supply much-needed water to Eastern Washington during droughts could affect recreation.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Residents are concerned about King County not meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations

Seattle has passed a head tax to help fund homelessness services.

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

Office space is tight all across the Eastside

The Broderick Group released a report detailing low office vacancy rates across Eastside cities.

Boat sinks at Kirkland marina, leaking fuel into Lake Washington

The small leak poses no threat to residents in the area and the state Department of Ecology responded to the incident.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

Pot sales going strong in Kirkland

Kirkland’s Higher Leaf brought in $8.5 million between October 2016 and and the following Halloween.

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.

Kirkland native moves solar business to Kenmore

Northwest Electric and Solar is open for business in Kenmore following a move from Seattle.

Bellevue hosts open house on toll lane expansion

State and local officials met with residents about proposed expansions of toll lanes on I-405.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

A carbon fee could be on November’s ballot if supporters of I-1631 gather enough signatures.

Deadly EHV horse virus detected again in King County stable

New case at Woodinville stable has Eastside equestrian community working together to ensure virus does not spread to other stables.

Shirzad Fine Jewelry opens for business in downtown Kirkland

Shirzad developed his craft with some help from his father, who taught him how to forge jewelry in the Persian tradition.

Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

Startup 425 aims to help small businesses on the Eastside

The program is a partnership between the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton and the Port of Seattle.

Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy

Lewis County has long relied on the energy needs of consumers throughout the region. That’s all about to change.

Large Kirkland Urban development opens this October

The 12-acre development broke ground September 2017 and its first building goes on-line in October.