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Wildfire is a natural part of the Pacific Northwest's environment, and it plays an important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. However, even a few days of dry weather in King County can dry out vegetation enough to increase the risk of wildfire.
Hundreds of students and instructors walked out five minutes after 10 a.m. classes began Friday on Green River College's main campus in Auburn.
Wildfire Arson – the intentional and/or reckless burning of underdeveloped wildland or uncultivated land – is the cause of many large and damaging wildfires throughout the United States. Although most residents have no intention of starting a wildfire, 75% of all reported wildland fires in Washington State last year were human-caused.
The Enumclaw Fire Department/King County Fire District 28 levy was passing with the first election results posted Tuesday evening.
Don't forget your special election ballots are due tomorrow, April 26.
Green River College instructor Steve Kinholt recently received the 2016 Education Reform Award from the Washington Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
Councilwoman Janie Edelman made her feelings clear at the beginning of the three and a half hour long council meeting on April 21 – the Black Diamond City Council is looking less like a body of elected officials and more like a late night comedy show. And while some people found the scene funny, much of the content wasn’t.
The following was written by Trecia Ehrlich for Public Health Insider:
Enumclaw had a busy week with the White River bridge planned to be closed until Saturday, but luckily, it was opened three days early! Other area news include the April 7 Black Diamond council meeting, where council members attempted to fire the city attorney, \aA former manager of Enumclaw's Friendship House being found guilty of stealing money from the houses residents, and Buckley installing a new traffic light on SR 410.
Five minutes after 10 a.m. classes began Friday on Green River College’s main campus in Auburn, hundreds of students and instructors walked out.
Hoping to land a new tenant as soon as possible, members of the Buckley City Council have authorized city administration to negotiate the termination of a long-term lease with Del's Farm and Feed.
Jamie M. Casteel, the former manager of the Friendship House located in Enumclaw, was found guilty of second degree theft in King County Superior Court March 31.
WSDOT Update: The bridge is now open to all traffic. It reopened at 12:05 p.m., earlier than the planned 5 p.m. reopening.
The State Route 410 White River Bridge between Enumclaw and Buckley will reopen to traffic three days earlier than originally planned following a full closure for permanent repair work. The bridge will reopen at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.
Chaos reigned at the April 7 Black Diamond City Council meeting. Within minutes of Mayor Carol Benson bringing down the gavel, the council descended into confusion over the correct agenda for the meeting. Councilwoman Pat Pepper introduced a resolution to switch the night’s agenda with one approved by herself as council president and Mayor Pro Tempore Erika Morgan, citing section 2.2 of the new council rules and procedures passed during the Jan. 21, 2016 meeting.
An upcoming public forum aims to educate the public about substances and paraphernalia available in local stores and most homes. A special town hall session – delivered by the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Enumclaw Police Department – is planned for 6 p.m. April 26 in the Enumclaw High School commons.
For years, the city of Buckley has hoped to rid itself of the aptly-named "malfunction junction," the jumbled confluence of two state highways and a pair of busy city roads. Now, it appears a solution is at hand. More importantly, it looks like there's money available to turn Buckley's dream to reality.
In a plan to improve voter access and convenience, Director of Elections Julie Wise proposed 43 locations for ballot drop boxes to the King County Council. The King County Council approved funding for the ballot drop boxes earlier this year and required the Department of Elections to submit a proposed plan, that included a review of all King County and Seattle Public Libraries, by April 30, 2016
The Washington State Department of Health announced today the start of a new statewide prevention campaign to educate 12 – 17-year-olds about the risks and consequences of marijuana use.