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Bonney Lake’s marijuana ban debated at public hearing

The Bonney Lake Planning Commission held a passionate public hearing last week about the city’s current marijuana business ban, and whether or not it should be lifted. Close to a half a dozen residents and near-by neighbors spoke to the commission about their thoughts on the ban during the Aug. 16 meeting.

Mountain View Fire and Rescue volunteer resigns following social media comments inquiry

A Mountain View Fire and Rescue volunteer firefighter has resigned from the department following allegations of racist comments on social media. The department received an email from an anonymous source on Sunday, Aug. 13.

Bonney Lake takes lead on Sumner School District’s recreation program

Sumner School District representatives sat on the edges of their seats last week as the Bonney Lake City Council decided the fate of a decades-old recreation program.

Teeter moves flagship HQ to Bonney Lake

You may have heard of Teeter, a back-pain relief company that has been selling its products nationwide for decades. But you may not know that Teeter was founded on Lake Tapps, and last week, broke ground on moving its corporate headquarters from Puyallup to Bonney Lake.

Sumner musician launches Kickstarter to fund music videos

After Sierra Lauren, a Sumner High School graduate, released her first ever EP , “True North,” in December 2016, she is looking to take two of her songs and turn them into professionally-made music videos to address hard hitting issues like bullying, teen suicide and pediatric cancer.

Father sues PSE over daughter’s death

The victim, Madeline Roskie, 18, was reported inner-tubing in the Puyallup River with her boyfriend when she suddenly fell unconscious on Aug. 2, 2014. She was pronounced dead shortly after East Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene, allegedly by electrocution.

East Pierce receives grant to hire new firefighters

On Friday, Aug. 4, Fire Chief Bud Backer sent out a press release stating the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded East Pierce the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, roughly $1.7 million for the next three years, in order to hire nine more firefighters to increase the department’s fire suppression abilities.

Larceny, property damage most common Plateau crimes

Police cars, fire trucks, flashing lights and sirens — no, this isn’t a scene of a major incident, but the Plateau’s annual National Night Out events.

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.

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.

Man drowns in Lake Tapps

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

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.