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Bonney Lake to hold hearing on marijuana ban

Bonney Lake Police Department assistant chiefs James Keller and Eric Alfano talked to the Bonney Lake Planning Commission about their experience with marijuana and how the city of Buckley, and their two marijuana retail stores, have affected the Bonney Lake.

Black Diamond recall case hits signature goal

Neighbor to Neighbor has collected more than 500 signatures, exceeding the state requirement of 370.

Man drowns in Lake Tapps

After a four year run of no drownings, Lake Tapps claimed another life over the weekend.

Bonney Lake puts marijuana advisory on November ballot

Do you want recreational marijuana to be sold in Bonney Lake? The city is asking its residents that very question in the upcoming Nov. 7, 2017, general election.

Bonney Lake teen breaks weightlifting record

Last month, Noelle Toro-Strickling competed in her second USA Weightlifting Youth Nationals championship. She not only secured gold in three events but broke a US record as well.

Bonney Lake gets new fish egg facility

Bonney Lake — a city known for it’s beautiful view of Mount Rainier, its day-cation destination of Lake Tapps, and, perhaps surprising to some, its fish eggs.

East Pierce battled 20 fires on July 4

But things could have been worse.

Enumclaw TOPS weight-loss royalty celebrates success

Losing weight is one thing, Cheri Jackson knows, but keeping it off is another.

Signature gathering resumes in Black Diamond recall case

Neighbor to Neighbor’s efforts to collect signatures restarted on June 23. About 200 signatures have been collected so far.

Want to host an exchange student? Deadline fast approaching

Across Washington, high school seniors are celebrating their graduation while other students are getting pumped for summer vacation. But around the world, some students are… Continue reading

Fourth of July is coming; know your local firework rules

Consider this your 2017 guide to fireworks: what’s legal, what isn’t, and where larger firework shows can be watched.

Glacier Middle School bullying incident may lead to court suit

A media storm hit Buckley this past week after a student at Glacier Middle School was told by several students to commit suicide.

Bonney Lake prepares road projects ‘wish list’

This year’s draft TIP plan — which is slotted to be voted on during the June 27 meeting — outlines roughly $45.5 million in various road projects all around the city. The projects are broken down into four different categories, and each have their own funding sources, most of which are not from the city’s accounts, because transportation funding is scarce.

East Pierce releases annual report

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters and EMS teams are always busy, but 2016 looks to have been a particularly busy year for the department. Every year, East Pierce releases an annual report detailing what the department achieved in the last year, as well as various facts and stats. Last year, the department was called out to more than 10,000 calls — a new record for East Pierce.

Why are Bonney Lake’s water and sewer bills so expensive?

Geography, the recession, a lack of recent development have all contributed to the city’s pricey utility rates, which may rise even higher in the fall and over the next several years.

Enumclaw High School Class of 2017 | Gallery

Check out the Hornets in their graduation garb as they receive their high school diplomas.

11,600 homeless counted in new King County survey

This year, a total of 11,643 homeless King County residents were counted on Jan. 27 by 160 paid guides and surveyors and around 600 volunteers. More than half of the county’s homeless residents had some form of shelter — 2,667 were in transitional housing, and 3,491 found themselves in emergency shelters.

EHS Transition Program thanks local businesses

For decades, Enumclaw businesses and business owners have been helping Enumclaw High School special needs students get work experience before they transition into post-high school life. And for the first time last week, Enumclaw’s Transition Program spent three days visiting more than two dozen businesses and school offices that participate in the program to show their thanks.

Health department warns of potential toxic algae

Summer hasn’t even officially started, and already, the county health department is warning people of potential toxic algae in Lake Tapps. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department released a toxic algae advisory for the lake Friday, June 2.