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When it comes to races, I take horses | Our Corner

The political hunting season opened Aug. 5 and the forecast is tepid through November. There are a handful of challenged city council races in the cities I cover, but most candidates made it to the ballot without a battle.

Stryker Phd, Gallyn Mitchell set Longacres Mile weekend records | Emerald Downs

It was a weekend of records at Emerald Downs Saturday and Sunday. Stryker Phd won the $200,000 Longacres Mile, Grade 3, for the second consecutive year joining a very small clique of three – Amble In, Trooper Seven and Simply Majestic. Sunday was the 80th running of the Mile, which Joe Gottstein, founder of Longacres, began in 1935.

Stryker Phd, Gallyn Mitchell set Longacres Mile weekend records | Emerald Downs

It was a weekend of records at Emerald Downs Saturday and Sunday. Stryker Phd won the $200,000 Longacres Mile, Grade 3, for the second consecutive year joining a very small clique of three – Amble In, Trooper Seven and Simply Majestic. Sunday was the 80th running of the Mile, which Joe Gottstein, founder of Longacres, began in 1935.

Supreme Court lays hefty fine on Legislature

The Washington state Supreme Court let the hammer fall Thursday in the McCleary education case ordering the state to pay $100,000 a day and calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to call the Legislature into special session to resolve the issue.

Supreme Court lays hefty fine on Legislature

The Washington state Supreme Court let the hammer fall Thursday in the McCleary education case ordering the state to pay $100,000 a day and calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to call the Legislature into special session to resolve the issue.

Randy Fehr named fire chief

King County Fire District 28 took a Mother May I leap forward Aug. 3 when the fire board hired Randy Fehr as its permanent fire chief. The 42-year-old Fehr has been serving as interim chief since April. Fehr requested a personnel evaluation prior to the board meeting. He wanted to know he was doing the job to the commissioners’ satisfaction.

Pierce County primary election results | Carbonado, Charter Review, Port

The Pierce County Auditor's primary election night results show Carbonado's Emily Jones and Roberta Kyllonen will be moving forward to the general election.

Enumclaw Rotary Street Fair 2015 | Slideshow

The Enumclaw Rotary Street Fair featured two days of activities, food, music and booths.

It seems Oxford missed just a few | Our Corner

The Oxford English Dictionary announced in June approximately 500 words have been added to its dictionary. The article about the added words made me all warm and fuzzy inside, as if I had just opened a gift of eight-track cassettes of C-Span’s Book TV - the greatest hits.

It seems Oxford missed just a few | Our Courner

The Oxford English Dictionary announced in June approximately 500 words have been added to its dictionary. The article about the added words made me all warm and fuzzy inside, as if I had just opened a gift of eight-track cassettes of C-Span’s Book TV - the greatest hits.

The drought and psycho grass | Our Corner

That darn water. For thousands of years we mostly upright humans have prayed to it, started wars over it, killed people in it and with it, built fancy huts to be close to it and tried to figure out ways to get out of it or get in more of it.

The drought and psycho grass | Our Corner

That darn water. For thousands of years we mostly upright humans have prayed to it, started wars over it, killed people in it and with it, built fancy huts to be close to it and tried to figure out ways to get out of it or get in more of it.

Fires calls keep Plateau crews running on Fourth | Enumclaw and East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Sunny skies, high temperatures and the Fourth of July brought family gatherings, barbecues and a rash of fires. King County Fire District No. 28 Fire Chief Randy Fehr wrote Monday in an email that over the Independence Day weekend district crews were, “dispatched to 13 fires. All of these were fireworks related; 12 of the 13 calls were brush/vegetation fires.”

Senate, House closing in on state budget

The state Legislature appears to have reached an agreement on the two-year operating budget, according to majority floor leader Sen. Joe Fain, 47th District. The race to the budget finish line has taken two special session and the beginning of a third. Gov. Jay Inslee had to sign the bill by midnight Tuesday for the government to continue operating, which is past the press deadline. Check online, www.courierherald.com, for an update.

Body of missing Enumclaw woman found near Kapowsin

The search for 28-year-old Nicole Elizabeth White ended Saturday when Pierce County Sheriff’s Department investigators found her body in wooded area near Kapowsin.

Buckley Junior Log Show | Slideshow

The Buckley Junior Log Show was June 20.

Update | Enumclaw woman Nicole Elizabeth White missing, car found in Graham | Reward offered

Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Detective Ed Troyer replied in a email at 6:15 p.m. a warrant was served today, June 10, on a person of interest in the suspicious disappearance of Nicole Elizabeth White.

Update | High-speed pursuit ends in crash, injured male driver airlifted | King County Sheriff’s Office

A high-speed pursuit that occurred at about 3:30 p.m. today, June 4, ending in a crash at 400th Street Southeast and 192th Avenue Southeast north of Enumclaw.

Enumclaw girls place fifth at 3A state tennis tournament

The Enumclaw High duo of Kylie Rademacher and Mariah Bone made the trip to the Tri-Cities and the Class 3A state tennis tournament, taking fifth place by winning three matches and losing one.

Spartan in high jump and Panther in shot put bring home silver medals | 2015 3A Track and Field Meet

The Bonney Lake boys and girls track and field teams placed at the 3A state meet at Mount Tahoma High School. The Spartan boys and girls track and field team finished the 3A state meet scoring well both as a team and individually.