A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last summer in north-central Washington. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Washington can expect a warmer, drier summer – and more wildfires

The threat of wildfires in much of Washington state is expected to be above average this summer as hot and… Continue reading

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Studio East presents “Shakespeare in the Park,” as first in-person performance in 16 months

Twelfth Night – Shakespeare in the Park, Performing at Juanita Beach Park June 18-20, 2021

Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Eye of the bee-holder: Urban beekeeping buzzes in the Pacific Northwest

How a young man on-track to become a doctor found his calling in an ancient trade.

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132nd Square Park improvements to begin construction in July

The $8.35 million project will add new park amenities and surface water improvements.

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As vax rates ease in WA, here come the prizes — including $1 million

Incentives range from big cash drawings to sports tickets and tuition. Drawings start next week.

Jackie Hoernor winces as she gets her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination during a Walgreen’s Vaccine Clinic at South Pointe on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Everett, Washington. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Washington no longer on pace to beat June 30 vaccine goal

Reaching 70% of adults with at least one shot would trigger the state to drop most COVID-19 restrictions.

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Jibe CBD Gummies Review: Natural Hemp Ingredients That Work?

Jibe CBD Gummy is 100% safe, legal, non-habit forming, and effective in addressing various symptoms and conditions. Clinical studies conducted… Continue reading

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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

City and school board races highlight local elections | Roegner

A record 646 candidates in King County cities have filed for local offices.

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State to allow ‘Joints for Jabs’ promotions to support vaccinations

Retailers temporarily allowed to provide a joint for adults vaccinated at in-store clinics

No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find a local dining destination ready to welcome you during Dine Out, Snohomish County.

It’s time to Dine Out, Snohomish County!

Diners support local as restaurants serve up some delicious possibilities

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Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

 

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WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after Continue reading...

 

 

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Car review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

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