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New smoking age bill stalled in legislature

The Washington State Attorney General is “disappointed” with the slow progress of a current bill that would raise the smoking age, he said last week. Two companion bills currently in front of the state Legislature would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. If passed, the bills would make it a gross misdemeanor to sell tobacco or vapor products to anyone younger than 21.

 

New smoking age bill stalled in legislature

The Washington State Attorney General is "disappointed" with the slow progress of a current bill that would raise the smoking age, he said last week.

 

Letters About Literature writing contest begins | Secretary of State

With a 2014 election on the horizon for Klahanie voters to annex themselves in — or stay out — of Issaquah, a group of residents of the planned community told a Monday meeting of the Sammamish City Council they would rather be part of the Plateau.

 

Candidates discuss issues at chamber forum

Four of six candidates for elected positions in Bonney Lake attended the Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce elections forum Thursday.

Books on Tapps to discuss ‘My Stroke of Insight’ in September

The Books on Tapps reading group of Bonney Lake Pierce County Library will discuss Jill Bolte Taylor's "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey" Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

TODAY: Ribbon cutting for Sky Island/410 intersection on Main Street Bonney Lake

The ceremony will take place 11:30 a.m. today near the Veterans Memorial sign on Main Street.

Nashville music academy opens satellite studio in downtown Bonney Lake

On a Tuesday afternoon, Nashville musician Chad Chapin was giving a tour of his new remote learning classroom at Michelle’s Studio of Dance in Bonney Lake. The room is set up with an upright piano, drum set, four guitars — two acoustic, two electric — arranged standing in a semicircle around a stool, and a lone webcam on a tripod stand. Chapin aimed the camera at the piano’s ivories, which were now being transmitted to a television mounted on the wall, and had begun walking through the student experience when an incoming Skype call replaced his hands on the flatscreen.

State Archives staff save records damaged in Thursday rainstorm

On Thursday, South Sound rainstorms brought a surprise flood at the State Records Center in Tumwater. A two-inch valve block left over from pressure testing of the center's pipes caused a trough and several pipes to fill with water and eventually overflow down building walls. The water landed directly onto shelves holding cardboard boxes full of state records.

Tenth Beautify Bonney Lake campaign expects at least 500 volunteers

In 2013, projects include planting rhododendrons in Allan Yorke Park, clearing overgrowth near the senior center and weeding Cedarview Park. A full list of sites and projects can be found on the Beautify Bonney Lake webpage.

Trespassing suspect hides under rags, sniffed out anyway | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All persons in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Liquor Control Board will allow one marijuana shop in Bonney Lake

The city of Bonney Lake will be allowed one marijuana retailer, according to a list accompanying revised proposed rules submitted Wednesday by the Liquor Control Board.

Shoplifting suspect found with drugs and scale | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All persons in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Labor of Love Triathlon tomorrow

It is the fifth year for the triathlon hosted by the Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce.

City staff raise nearly $1,800 for Shop With A Cop program

Team Bonney Lake — led by Administrative Specialists Carol Paul and Debbie McDonald, Judicial Specialist Helen Williams, and Tabitha McDonald — raised the money selling hot dogs and soft drinks at the city's summer concert series, as well as popcorn at the Kid's Club and Friday Night Flix.

Retirement community to celebrate Sumner physician’s 90th birthday

Stafford Suites seeks baby photos from any of the 2,500 Sumnerites delivered by Dr. Patrick Duffy.

The Great Pretenders close out Tunes @ Tapps | Slideshow

Classic rock cover band The Great Pretenders played the final night of Tunes @ Tapps Wednesday.

Parking lot argument leads to warrant arrest of couple | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All persons in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Fennel Creek team joins National Wildlife Federation

The group seeks to preserve the Fennel Creek watershed. Fennel Creek is the largest of eight tributaries in the mid-Puyallup River Basin and home to the Victor Falls; the watershed also covers the majority of one of the fastest growing cities in western Washington.

Sumner school district purchases Chromebooks

The Sumner School District has bought up 1,500 Google Chromebook laptops as part of a "cutting edge" technology initiative for third and fourth grade students.

Sumner Public Works chip sealing Main Street Aug. 25 and Sept. 1

Crews will work under a rolling shutdown from west to east, closing down one section of road at a time.