Sarah Brenden

‘13 Reasons Why’ is worth settling in and watching

It’s no secret when a new show is released on Netflix. Posts can be seen all over social media discussing this new must watch show or movie. And a month ago when “13 Reasons Why” was released, it was no different.

King County celebrates 911 education month

The county celebrates with birthday party at local elementary school.

McLendon Hardware announces acquisition by Central Network Retail Group

The transaction is set to finalize in April.

Four starters return to spark Spartan girls

As the weather cools, high school sports take their action inside.

The many faces and facets of domestic violence | Part 1

This is the first installment of two. Next edition, The Courier-Herald will provide a look into domestic violence from a police perspective. And will also provide more information on resources available for victims and survivors. Names and dates in this story have been changed to protect survivors and their families.

United we stand, with locked arms | Our Corner

Let me preface this column by saying, I know there will be people who disagree with me. That doesn't make you wrong and that doesn't make me wrong. It just means our opinion and points of view differ.

Sumner fall sports return with high expectations for season and beyond | 2016 Fall Sports Previews

With the changing of the seasons, that can mean only one thing — fall sports are back in session.

Spartans take home Sunset Bowl win 41-14

With the return of Friday Night Lights came a battle of rivals.

Key returnees crucial to Spartans’ success story | 2016 Football Previews

The moment most student athletes have been waiting for all summer has arrived. They have put in a couple of weeks of practice and are preparing for the launch of the 2016-17 season. And this year, things will look a little different for Sumner High.

ESPN’s 30 for 30 on O.J. Simpson is worth watching | Point of Review

The brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place seven days after my 5th birthday. My desire to learn more about the trial of Simpson started with the 10 episode FX show "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and peaked with ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary "O.J.: Made in America."

Sexual Assault Resource Center works to bring awareness year round

For Kent resident Kneishia Vinson sexual assault is "taboo." Vinson said this is because often times victims know their offenders and "we tend to keep things like that out of the public eye due to embarrassment, shame or being disowned by family members or friends."

Home on Lake Tapps a total loss

Despite living on the lake, water was the biggest challenge for the firefighters who responded to a house fire on Lake Tapps Sunday. Dispatchers received multiple calls for the fire just before 11:30 a.m. on the 21000 block of Snag Island Drive East. The smoke could be seen from across the lake.

Four bears spotted in Bonney Lake this morning

It was reported around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 that a homeowner had spotted four bear in their backyard in the 10600 block of 189th, according to a tweet from the Bonney Lake Police Department.

“Dark Places”: Difficult read, slow movie | Point of Review

As I sit here writing this book versus movie of “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn I need to be honest with you, I did not finish the book. I only read one third of it. And so this is where I will begin my review. The reason behind me not finishing the book is how it was written.

Learning new strategies to deal with migraines | Part 2

Editor's note: this is the final installment of Tyler Stewart's journey to coping with migraines with the help of Emily Law, a psychologist at Seattle Children's Pain Medicine program and a researcher at Seattle Children's Research Institute. Part 1 was printed in the 3/23 edition of the Courier-Herald.

Learning new strategies to deal with migraines

This is the first installment of Tyler Stewart’s journey to coping with migraines with the help of Emily Law, a psychologist at Seattle Children’s Pain Medicine program and a researcher at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Part two will be printed in the 3/30 edition of the Courier-Herald.

Spartan track, soccer and lacrosse aim high | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

The Sumner track and field team will once again be a force in the South Puget Sound League and at the state meet. Last season the boys took 10th at state and the girls 14th.

Spartan baseball sparked by senior class; Fastpitch veterans add strength to team | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

As we leave the winter weather behind us and enter spring, the Sumner Spartans baseball team takes the field for the new season. Casey Adcox returns as head coach for his ninth season at Sumner. Adcox has been coaching baseball now for 17 seasons.

Enumclaw open, White River closed, Sumner School District on Wednesday late start schedule and other weather related news

Despite excessive rain fall and power outages throughout the region, the Enumclaw School District remains on normal schedule this morning.

Bonney Lake winter athletes gear up | Winter 2015-16 Sports Previews

The 2015 season started Dec. 3 for Panther swimmers and divers when they faced the Enumclaw Hornets.