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.

 

The Erection Company does the steel work on the GIX school for Lease Crutcher Lewis as part of the major construction of Wright Runstad & Company’s Spring District project in Bellevue, Wash. Photo by Marcus R. Donner

Construction underway on new Bellevue Spring District office building

The 11-story Block 16 development is scheduled to open by January 2020.

 

A sign posted by Save DeLeo Wall along May Valley Road Southeast. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

DNR approves DeLeo Wall logging permit in Newcastle

Despite opposition from community members the state has approved a clearcutting permit for 28 acres.

 

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.

City of Redmond studies proposed Overlake redevelopment

The Seritage Development would create apartments along with retail, office and commercial space.

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.

Newcastle, Renton push back against logging near Cougar Mountain

A proposal to log 28 acres near the DeLeo Wall has led to cities, community pushing to save forest.

Surrey Downs Park closes for reconstruction

The Bellevue park will likely be closed through the end of the year for improvements.

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
T Mobile and Sprint announced on April 29 they would seek to merge their companies to build out a 5G network across the country. T Mobile is based in Factoria. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

What the T-Mobile merger could mean for Bellevue

The mobile company said Sunday it plans to acquire Sprint. What does that mean for the city and its workforce?

T Mobile and Sprint announced on April 29 they would seek to merge their companies to build out a 5G network across the country. T Mobile is based in Factoria. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Pot sales going strong in Bellevue

Bellevue has four pot stores with the largest being The Novel Tree, which grossed $4.9 million.

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

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

Bellevue hosts open house on toll lane expansion

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

Factoria Mall owners submit application to redevelop property

The proposed build-out would create 685 housing units and add 151,000 square feet to the mall.

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.