A Department of Natural Resources water chopper lands to refuel.  - Ray Still

Brush fire in South Prairie | Update

  • Today at 5:28PM

Two homes were evacuated in South Prairie after a brush fire started in a ten acre field around 2:00 this afternoon. More than 15 different rigs were brought to this fire by East Pierce, Buckley, Orting and Riverside fire departments. One firefighter was overcome with heat exhaustion and was transported away.

Inmate college scholarships shine light on mounting student debt | Don Brunell

  • Today at 2:00PM

The Obama Administration announced it will begin providing Pell grants to federal prisoners, effectively overturning a 1994 ban on the practice. While overturning the ban requires Congressional action, the administration is circumventing Congress by designating the plan a “pilot program.”

Obligation is to stand for the truth | Church Corner

  • Today at 12:00PM

What a unique privilege it is for the churches on the Plateau to have this opportunity every week to give truth a voice in our community. In a world of endless debate and zettabytes of opinions throughout the Internet, it is important to remember that truth still exists.

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… And it’s a full closure of the I-90 floating bridge | South King County Transportation

  • Today at 11:00AM

The Blue Angels are in town and many of you have already seen them in fantastic formations as they practice for this weekend’s Seafair Air Show. But any time they fly above Lake Washington, we need to close the I-90 floating bridge to ensure the safety of the public and pilots – and that causes frustrating formations on the road. So keep in mind, there will be three more I-90 closurestomorrow through Sunday. Several ramps will also be closed.

Puget Sound sweltering from the drought and Blob | Department of Ecology

  • Today at 10:52AM

Washington is feeling the heat this summer, and Puget Sound is no exception. It's been hot and dry, with all kinds of weather records being set. The unusually hot temperatures don't end at the water's edge; record-breaking temperatures are being in recorded in Puget Sound, too.

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