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A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun. On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) …

Astronomy

Public Orchard established in Snoqualmie, complete with historical significance

Did you know a Public Orchard was recently established in Snoqualmie? Yes, it’s true.<p>The City of Snoqualmie has been buying up homes along Park …

Urbanism

Construction on new Snoqualmie hotel starts soon; trees could come down early as next week

It will start looking a little different along Snoqualmie Parkway next week. That’s when construction crews should begin work at the site of the …

Coast Salish

Radiohead’s OK Computer at 20: The Radiohead Prophesies: How OK Computer Predicted the Future

<i>This week, we are celebrating Radiohead’s</i> OK Computer <i>with essays, videos, interviews, visual artworks, and more. Check out all of the coverage here.</i><p>Though it’s technically Radiohead’s third record, <i>OK Computer</i> is really more like the first draft for a never-filmed pilot episode of “Black Mirror.” …

Music

Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond again

The actor tells Stephen Colbert on The Late Show that he ‘couldn’t be happier’ to resume the role<p>Daniel Craig has revealed the worst kept secret in the film world – he will play James Bond again.<p>The actor made the announcement in the United States on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show on Tuesday night.<p>…

Movies

Redhook’s Shiny New Beer Cathedral Starts Pouring Thursday

Inside Brewlab, the brewery's fancy Capitol Hill facility<p><b>Redhook</b>, one of Seattle’s original beer giants that recently shuttered its Woodinville production brewery, uncorks its fancy and experimental-but-downsized Capitol Hill <b>Brewlab</b> Thursday, August 17 in the Pike Motorworks building at 714 E. Pike …

Seattle

The Best Solar Eclipse Glasses and Filters

After consulting with two leading astronomy-gear experts and staring directly at the sun through 10 different solar eclipse viewing devices, we …

Astronomy

How to Watch a Solar Eclipse

Here we’ll review what you need to know about eclipses, how to be safe during an eclipse and some fun experiments you can try during this rare event.

Solar Eclipse

Snoqualmie Safeway to Open August 23rd, new features debut with new store

The under-construction store may not look like it could open in two weeks, but Safeway said it will, saying on Wednesday, August 23rd, at noon, the …

Travel

Redmond has a new family-owned bookstore, and they’re living their dream

Brick & Mortar Books opened earlier this year in Redmond Town Center. It’s run by the Ullom family — three generations help out — and you can feel …

Publishing

Business Goings & Comings: Piccola Cellars says goodbye; Wildflower Wine Shop plans to move to in

Saying on their Facebook page that “circumstances out of our control has forced us to make this decision for the time being,” Piccola Cellars …

Wildflowers

Personal Fireworks Should Be Banned

In a blog on July 5th, I asked whether personal fireworks should be banned, noting the huge array of negative impacts.<b><br>There was a lot support for</b> …

Fireworks

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Teens

NTSB investigating fatal school building explosion in Minneapolis

<b>(CNN) —</b> A team from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Minneapolis on Thursday to investigate a natural gas explosion that killed two people and injured nine at a city school.<p>NTSB spokesman Christopher Hart told reporters that the agency, through its Office of Railroad, Pipeline …

How to Be Better at Stress

Don’t let stress get you down. Here are ways to deal with it, and even use it to make you stronger.

The Toll of Exercise on the Heart (and Why You May Not Need to Worry)

Does spending years running marathons or cycling for long distances potentially strain someone’s heart?<p>Two major new studies of athletes and their coronary arteries suggest that the answer may be a qualified yes. Both studies find that endurance athletes, especially men, who spend years training …

Medicine

The Russians Were Involved. But It Wasn’t About Collusion.

Russians are fond of a proverb, “besplatniy sir biyvaet tol’ko v mishelovke”: “Free cheese can be found only in a mousetrap.”<p>Having long considered the United States its main enemy, the Kremlin deploys a full quiver of intelligence weapons against America and its national security agencies, …

Russia

Down the Mighty Columbia River, Where a Power Struggle Looms

The Trump administration has proposed selling off portions of a vast system that produces nearly half of the nation’s hydropower electricity.

Columbia River

SpaceX Is Now One of the World’s Most Valuable Privately Held Companies

SAN FRANCISCO — SpaceX, the rocket maker founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has raised up to $350 million in new financing and is now valued at around $21 billion, making it one of the most valuable privately held companies in the world.<p>SpaceX’s new financing was disclosed in public filings that …

SpaceX

How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple’s New Headquarters

With Apple Park, the company’s chief designer has once again brought Steve Jobs’s exacting design vision to life<p>ON A SUNNY DAY in May, Jonathan Ive—Jony to anyone who knows him—first encounters a completed section of Apple Park, the giant campus in Cupertino, California, that has turned into one of …

Jonathan Ive

Why watermelon is good for you

It’s low in calories, contains healthy doses of vitamins A and C and far less potassium than honeydew and cantaloupe.

Healthy Eating

Put down that cellphone; distracted-driving law is here

Washington state’s new distracted-driving law goes into effect Sunday. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a ticket.

Driving Under The Influence

New Snoqualmie Bartells opens this weekend; grand opening event slated for August 5th

Bartell Drugs recently announced the official, grand opening of its newest store in the Snoqualmie area with a public Grand Opening slated for …

Downtown Facelift: North Bend starts big construction project, Monday, July 24th

It’s a project that has been in the works for over a year now – and it’s about to officially start.<p>The City of North Bend is reminding Snoqualmie …

Cities

Minneapolis Police Chief Pressured to Resign After Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman

The Minneapolis police chief, Janee Harteau, resigned Friday at the mayor’s request, less than a week after one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called for help.<p>Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement that “I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead us …

Policing

Snoqualmie hot bed of Black Bear sightings in King County; Bear Smart WA says conflicts growing

<i>[Article by Nadine Drisseq, biologist with Bear Smart WA]</i><p>Everyday there seems to be a new Facebook report of bear sighting on Snoqualmie Ridge and is …

No Boat Brewing creates an outdoor oasis, delivers promised patio in big, creative way

There’s an outdoor oasis hiding in an unlikely spot in Snoqualmie…. in a business park on the side of a water sports warehouse building. It’s patio …

Landscaping

Put down the Cell Phone | Tougher Distracted Driving Law starts soon, Snoqualmie Police will be looking for violators

If you get caught using hand-held electronics behind the wheel you will be issued an electronics DUI ticket (E-DUI) and it will go on your record and …

Business Comings: Brickyard Brewing, Glass & Bottle Bistro get new names; Frankie's comes to Snoqualmie; Optimal Health moves

Don’t fret. Snoqualmie is not losing a restaurant. The closing of Glass & Bottle Bistro last month is just temporary and for a good reason. The …

​The Sagan Disqualification is Wrong, and Bad for the Tour

​Absent malicious intent, sending a rider home for aggressive sprinting sets a bad precedent<p>There’s a saying in legal circles that hard cases make bad law.<p>I think of that maxim as I look at the aftermath of the wreckage of Stage 4 of the 2017 Tour de France, which transformed a sleepy and mostly …

Cycling