Flaming golf cart in Buckley | Police blotter

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 12:47PM

While on patrol at 11:36 p.m. Feb. 17, police found a golf cart fully engulfed in flames. The incident occurred on Spruce Street at Van Sickle Avenue. Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Elected leaders gather in Portland as surge in oil-train traffic increases risk to public safety | King County

  • Today at 10:06AM

A month after a federal report predicted a significant increase in hazardous and potentially fatal oil-train derailments, elected leaders from Oregon and Washington gathered today in Portland for the latest in a series of meetings to protect cities and counties across the Pacific Northwest.King County Executive Dow Constantine—representing the Seattle metropolitan region—was joined by elected leaders from the Portland and Vancouver area for the third gathering of the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance since he first convened the group last summer. The two-hour meeting included a presentation on the increasing risk of oil transport and coal export along the Columbia River Gorge.

Opinion

Enumclaw High student makes a pitch for voting ‘yes’ on bond proposal

  • Today at 9:00AM

I am a junior, currently attending Enumclaw High School, and I can explain from my personal accounts why a new addition to our high school is needed. The problems within the building are more than a few leaks and heating issues. Last year I sat near the middle of the classroom and every time I looked up there was a huge bulge in the ceiling that seemed to grow. We had to reconfigure the entire room so nobody would walk under the dripping panels that eventually did collapse. This was a major distraction to my learning and opened my eyes to all the other issues within our school.

Removing old fluorescent light transformers will protect kids, save energy | Department of Ecology

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 3:00PM

Finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, contained in some fluorescent light ballasts in schools is the priority recommendation of a plan released today by the Washington departments of Health and Ecology.

Measure to replace regional emergency radio system on ballot | King County news

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Metropolitan King County Council today approved sending to the voters in April a nine-year property tax levy lid lift proposal to raise revenue needed to replace the County’s aging emergency radio system.

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