Murder suspect pleads not guilty

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Daniel J. Haggart, 25, of Redmond, pleaded not guilty last Wednesday to first-degree murder charges relating to the fatal stabbing of Cara Neil, 17, of Duvall.

Haggart is accused of stabbing Cara on the evening of July 18 outside of SoulFood CoffeeHouse, located on Redmond Way. Court documents say Haggart premeditated his attack on the victim and texted his girlfriend that he was going to stab the next person he saw.

Within ten minutes of that text message he stabbed the victim, documents allege.

The attack was his brutal response to the victim defending her friend, court documents say.

There were several witnesses to the attack, including friends of Haggart and the victim and employees of nearby businesses. Cara suffered a puncture wound to the chest and died several days later.

Haggart is held in the King County Jail on $1 million bail. Court documents state he has prior felony convictions for trafficking, juvenile felony convictions and a lengthy misdemeanor history for assault and theft.

‘Soul’ of the Snoqualmie River rises from the sand

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vvsandblast sculptureRiver, Sand and Soul was this year’s theme for the annual Duvall SandBlast Festival of the Arts. The sand sculpture depicted the “soul” of the river rising out of the sand, with all the creatures dependent on it carved along its sides, including eagle, deer, bear, cougar, turtle and fish.

vvsandblastMaster sand sculptor Kali Bradford (left) directs the workers as they carve the sculpture. The two-day annual festival on the banks of the Snoqualmie River also includes music and art displays and booths. (Photos by Lisa Allen)

Full day of fun on the Fourth

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vvdrillteam2The Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team was back in the Carnation 4th of July Parade after an absence of several years. More Carnation 4th pictures are on page 4 and a list of event winners is on page 2. (Photo by Lisa Allen)

  vvbanners1The Washington Fallen Heroes banners received applause throughout the parade route.

vvanthony smith2Dr. Anthony Smith, superindendent of Riverview School District, was grand marshal of the Carnation 4th of July Parade. The holiday celebration also included a 5K run, basketball tournament, music and entertainment, strawberry shortcake at the senior center and fireworks at the end of the day. (Photo by Lisa Allen)  vvridersThe Raging River Riders are Valley parade regulars, looking sharp in matching outfits.

vvkathyKing County Councilmember Kathy Lambert waves to the crowd. The District 3 council member never misses a Snoqualmie Valley parade.  vvponyYoungsters loved to pet the patriotic pony but the dog wasn’t too sure.


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Duvall Foundation for the Arts presented its 9th annual Art in Bloom event June 27-29 at Kokopelli Gardens in Duvall. The opening night gala was a celebration of art, wine and friends. The Sculpture Garden, with most pieces for sale, was free to the public over the weekend. (Photos by Connie Berg)

Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater announces its 49th season of musical performances with Fiddler on the Roof

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FALL CITY – Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater presents its 49th season with the tradition-infused Fiddler on the Roof, to be performed under a canopy of trees in its open-air amphitheater, surrounded by SFFT’s 95 undeveloped acres of woods, meadows and streams.

Signature BBQ dinners, cooked by professional chefs over an enormous fire pit just steps away from the amphitheater, are available by reservation on performance days.