Aaron Kunkler

The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo

National Report Outlines Climate Change’s Course For Northwest

More fires, floods and drought appear to be on their way for Washington state.

The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo
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King County Approves Gun Warning Sign Requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

Sound Publishing file photo
Citizens gather for an interfaith candlelight vigil Nov. 1 at the Snohomish County Courthouse to honor the 11 victims of an attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Photo courtesy of The Herald.

Issaquah Company Hosts Gab, Social Media Favorite of the Far-Right

Website was pulled by GoDaddy after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Citizens gather for an interfaith candlelight vigil Nov. 1 at the Snohomish County Courthouse to honor the 11 victims of an attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Photo courtesy of The Herald.
Western Washington Could See More Wildfires This Year

Western Washington Could See More Wildfires This Year

Lots of grass and warmer weather could make for worsening fire seasons.

Western Washington Could See More Wildfires This Year
Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot

Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot

Students say the mascot glorifies the Confederacy while detractors say it honors Revolutionary War.

Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot
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
Low Numbers of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Raise Fears of Extinction

Low Numbers of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Raise Fears of Extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

Low Numbers of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Raise Fears of Extinction
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
Activists Begin Collecting Signatures for Carbon Fee Initiative

Activists Begin Collecting Signatures for Carbon Fee Initiative

Following inaction from state legislators, supporters of I-1631 are aiming for the November ballot.

Activists Begin Collecting Signatures for Carbon Fee Initiative
The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Washington Coal Country’s Underpowered Future

As Puget Sound Energy phases out coal, struggling Lewis County is left searching for economic answers.

The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
Microsoft Announces Massive Expansion to Redmond Campus

Microsoft Announces Massive Expansion to Redmond Campus

The project will break ground in the fall of 2018 and take between five and seven years to complete.

Microsoft Announces Massive Expansion to Redmond Campus
Friendly Village mobile home park in Redmond was recently bought by the King County Housing Authority and will remain as a park. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Housing Authority Purchases Redmond Mobile Home Park, Saves Seniors

A sale to a private developer would have likely forced many residents out.

Friendly Village mobile home park in Redmond was recently bought by the King County Housing Authority and will remain as a park. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter
Heavy Smoke Returns to Seattle as Wildfires Burn

Heavy Smoke Returns to Seattle as Wildfires Burn

The largest of a dozen fires in the state has burned more than 95,000 acres.

Heavy Smoke Returns to Seattle as Wildfires Burn
Joshua Freed, right, is the chair of Citizens for a Safe King County. The group has launched a campaign to gather signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would prohibit government-funded injection sites in the county. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Group Launches Campaign to Bar Safe Consumption Sites in King County

Advocates say the sites would provide a safe environment to use drugs, medical staff to respond to emergencies, and treatment options.

Joshua Freed, right, is the chair of Citizens for a Safe King County. The group has launched a campaign to gather signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would prohibit government-funded injection sites in the county. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter