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Home Loan Services Law Center was reported to be offering loan modification services to Washington State consumers through direct mail solicitations. This company is not licensed by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, nor registered to do business in Washington by either the Department of Revenue or the Washington Secretary of State.
A new online service from the Department of Labor & Industries will allow customers to opt for electronic delivery of most claims-related mail — a move that could save the agency $1.3 million in the first year alone.
Northwest children’s musician Nancy Stewart will visit the Bonney Lake Pierce County Library, located at 18501 90th Street East, for a free performance at 10 a.m. August 31.
Bonney Lake Police Department issued a press release announcing the death of former Bonney Lake police officer Brian Kelly. The public is invited to pay their respects to Kelly and his family.
As expected, the United States Department of Education has extended the waiver Washington state received from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act through the 2013-14 school year, said Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn. Though it was approved, the waiver has been deemed as high risk due to the state’s current student growth data.
The following Washington State University students earned undergraduate degrees for the spring 2013 semester.
The city of Bonney Lake blog reported on August 12 that some area residents may be noticing discolored water due to algae bloom and increased mineral deposits. The water may look dirty, but it poses no health concerns, according to Tacoma Public Utilities.
The fair was the first event of the chamber's Get Fit Bonney Lake campaign, which includes a triathlon Aug. 31 and a trail run in Tehaleh on Sept. 28.
Rainier Hills Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) announced the opening of a new MOPs group in the Bonney Lake/Buckley area.
See Saturday's photos, taken by reporter Theresa De Lay, in the above slideshow.
This week's editorial cartoon is about the moment most bittersweet to students: the final stretch of summer break.
Children and adults who love trains may consider attending an event in Tacoma at the end of the month. Tacoma Public Utilities announced Tacoma Rail’s 22nd annual open house is to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 24.
The Friends of the Bonney Lake Library and the Bonney Lake library book club, Books on Tapps, are sponsoring a book club discussion at 7 p.m. August 29.
The National Weather Service (NWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced an urgent red flag fire weather warning to take effect at 6 p.m. tonight until 11 p.m. Sunday. Scattered thunder and lightning storms may develop, leading to an increased risk of wild fires.
'Community Click' is a section of photos submitted to the Courier-Herald by readers like you. To see your pictures in the paper, submit a JPEG with the photographer credit and a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of infants and young children regularly visit the pediatrician’s office for their child’s checkups. These visits offer an opportunity to learn about keeping a child healthy and to ensure he/she is up-to-date on vaccines. However, when a child reaches the teen years, these annual checkups may fall off the radar.
See the highlights of his performance in a slideshow by senior writer Kevin Hanson.
All persons in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Tomorrow’s Tunes @ Tapps concert in the park will feature Danny Vernon, an Edgewood-based Elvis impersonator.
The Foothills Trail near the Crocker Trailhead will close periodically Aug. 5 to Aug. 14 due to maintenance work on the Carbon River levee next to the trail. Pierce County crews will install large rocks weighing several tons as part of planned maintenance to protect the levee during high river flow.
The Sumner Downtown Association has taken control of the Fine Arts Festival this year and it begins tomorrow.
Last Leaf Productions, a non-profit touring theater group, will perform an abridged version of William Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" on Saturday.
The Gateway Concert Band will present its second concert of the summer season, "Summer Follies," at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Sumner.
The City of Bonney Lake blog announced East Pierce Fire and Rescue is accepting applications for entry-level volunteer firefighter positions.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue IAFF Local No. 3520 announced their participation in Operation Warm today. Operation Warm provides children with new, American made winter coats.
Sumner teenagers can serve the community Tuesday, using their creative skills and a splash of finger dexterity.
Chris Lumsden, a senior, plays golf for the George Fox Bruins and maintains a 3.64 grade-point average. He is majoring in communications.
Christopher Leon Smith, the 50-year-old defendant to the 1986 killing of Carol Davidson, is to be arraigned at 11 a.m. Friday.
Bonney Lake Senior Center, located at 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd., will be hosting family bingo at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening.
Buckley is looking for citizens to help draft the “pro” and “con” statements surrounding the potential sale of the city-owned natural gas utility.
In 2013, at least 19 children nationwide have lost their lives after being left unattended in a motor vehicle during sunny weather. To date, none of these deaths have occurred in Washington.
Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue will be collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the annual "Fill the Boot" campaign beginning today, July 19. Firefighters will be stationed at well-tread commuter intersections in Lake Tapps, Bonney Lake, Sumner and Edgewood on separate days through Aug. 3.
Institutional cooperation was the key message at the second annual Pierce County Aerospace Summit, held Wednesday at Clover Park Technical College. More than 125 people attended, representing aerospace suppliers, manufacturers, industry service providers, policy makers and educators.
On Tuesday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office filed charges against M.C.E. The juvenile was charged with attempted murder in the first degree, rape in the first degree, rape of a child in the first degree, and kidnapping in the first degree.
Pierce County Library System unveiled two new library cards, designed by students from the area. The winning designs were determined by an online vote and will be available in October at no charge.
Washington Health Benefit Exchange offers free seminar for people and businesses affected by Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act is moving closer to full implementation. Washington State has chosen to establish a Health Benefit Exchange, a marketplace where individuals and businesses with fewer than 50 employees can shop for insurance plans.
Rhubarb Days is this weekend in downtown Sumner! The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a Music off Main concert featuring the Great Pretenders.
Classic rock band Spike and the Impalers will be opening up Tunes at Tapps, a free summer concert series at Allan Yorke Park, this evening at 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office charged Christopher Leon Smith, 50, with murder in the first degree for the 1986 killing of Carol Davidson.
Many families go on vacation once summer hits. But with the fluctuating prices of fuel, driving or flying with a family of four or more can be costly. Those fed up with yet another “staycation” may be wondering how they can trim costs but still get away.
Tyson Hanson tallied 54 points to walk away with All-Around Logger honors during the two-day Buckley Log Show.
To improve online services for customers, Pierce County Library System will perform maintenance activities on its computer network on Tuesday, July 2, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
At 11 a.m. Friday, the Bonney Lake Police Department began its part in the Operation Dry Water campaign to reduce alcohol-related accidents on the water.
If you plan on utilizing Pierce County Ferry System for summer travels, take heed that service may be affected from July 2 to July 11.
The Bonney Lake Senior Center is hosting family bingo night this evening.
The Alzheimer’s journey is just another story – until it hits home. When Ann Hedreen’s mother began the battle with Alzheimer’s, it was only natural for the daughter – a professional filmmaker – to pick up her camera and tell the story with a mix of scientific detachment and daughterly passion.
The Washington State Patrol is adding extra patrols for the 4th of July holiday by dedicating troopers to patrol interstates and state routes. Troopers will enforce all traffic laws with special attention to speeding, aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt and child restraint violations.
Learn to search for hidden treasure with a metal detector at Sumner Pierce County Library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library and is free for participants.
Pierce County battled it out with Kitsap County to see which could reduce energy use the most in May. Both counties pitted their courthouses against each other in a friendly challenge to raise awareness about energy conservation, save taxpayer dollars, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy generation.
On Monday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office charged William Alvarez, 26, Mazzar Robinson, 41, and Robert Leon Smith, 33, with murder in the first degree, attempted robbery in the first degree, burglary in the first degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.