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Steps taken to reduce effects of drought at fish hatcheries | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 3:00PM

State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state. More than a dozen of the 83 fish hatcheries operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are experiencing low water levels or high water temperatures as a result of this year’s drought. Those conditions increase the likelihood of disease and can be fatal for fish.

Enumclaw High class of 1954 meeting for picnic

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 1:57PM

Members of the Enumclaw High School graduating class of 1954 will reunite for a potluck picnic.

King County Council offers increased support for arts and cultural programs

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 1:04PM

The Metropolitan King County Council gave its unanimous support for a program that will provide a financial boost to arts, cultural and heritage capital programs and landmark preservation throughout King County by using a portion of the proceeds of the county’s hotel-motel tax.

AG makes crowdfunded company pay for shady deal | Washington Attorney General's Office

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 12:19PM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the successful conclusion of the first enforcement action in the nation against a crowdfunded project that didn’t follow through on its promise to backers. King County Superior Court Commissioner Henry Judson ordered Edward J. Polchlopek III, otherwise known as Ed Nash, and his company, Altius Management, to pay $54,851 as a result of the 2012 “Asylum Playing Cards” Kickstarter campaign.

Vandalism and attempted burglary | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 11:00AM

A report was filed July 20 regarding a door being smashed at a McDougall Avenue address. Police responded and determined nothing was stolen. There were no immediate suspects.

Enumclaw City Council halts discussion of Thomas Farm land

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 10:11AM

Agriculture is alive and well on the Enumclaw Plateau according to three citizens who recently took the city’s elected leaders to task for their efforts surrounding one local farm. The city has spent time and energy looking at options for the Thomas Farm, which stretches between state Route 410 and Battersby Avenue on Enumclaw’s busy east side. Former owners of the property entered into an agreement with King County in which they accepted more than $1 million but agreed the acreage would never be developed.

25,000 respond to Sound Transit online survey for future rail, bus projects

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 4:19PM

Nearly 25,000 people took an online survey to help shape future projects for Sound Transit and a November 2016 ballot measure to pay for the expanded light rail, train and bus service.

I-90 floating bridge closures this week for Blue Angels | Department of Transportation

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 4:00PM

As the U.S. Navy Blue Angels zoom above Lake Washington this week, drivers in the greater Seattle and Bellevue areas should prepare for traffic to slow to a crawl several times between Thursday, July 30, and Sunday, Aug. 2, and consider alternate routes.

Gas prices predicted to keep falling through fall | Gas Buddy

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 3:14PM

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 775 gas outlets in Seattle. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.73/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

New legislation on alcohol and marijuana becomes effective this month | Liquor and Cannabis Board

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 2:00PM

Several new alcohol- and marijuana-related laws became effective this month. Among the new laws is a section of Senate Bill 5052, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, which changes the name of the former Liquor Control Board. Effective immediately, the new name is the Liquor and Cannabis Board which reflects the regulatory responsibilities the agency has had since 2012.

Four nonbinding tax advisory votes headed to fall ballot | Secretary of State

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 1:00PM

Four tax advisory votes will be on the statewide ballot this fall, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced on July 23. The votes, which are nonbinding, provide an opportunity for voters to express their support or opposition to revenue provisions in bills that passed in the recent legislative sessions. Legislators are not required to do anything with the results.

Kent Fire Department call report July 19-25

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 11:29AM

A weekly look at the number of calls to the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority:

Rabies exposure risk rises in summer months | Department of Health

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 12:00PM

In summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened. Avoiding contact with bats and vaccinating pets are the keys to reducing the risk of rabies.

Recycle everywhere you go | King County

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 11:09AM

It’s summer vacation! If you travel, don’t forget to take your earth-friendly, sustainable practices with you. Wherever you go, remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle. With a little bit of planning, you can make a big difference in the amount of waste you produce while traveling.

Rabies exposure risk rises in summer months | Department of Health

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 11:49PM

In summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened. Avoiding contact with bats and vaccinating pets are the keys to reducing the risk of ra

Paul Allen’s Initiative 1401 qualifies for ballot | Secretary of State

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 11:47PM

Paul Allen’s Initiative 1401, requiring a state crackdown on trafficking of endangered species/parts, has qualified for a spot on the statewide Washington ballot this fall, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced late Wednesday.

State ports losing ground | Don Brunell

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 11:39PM

Unfortunately, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott (D) was correct earlier this year when he said Canada’s west coast ports are “eating our lunch!”

Enumclaw Rotary Street Fair 2015 | Slideshow

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 11:11PM

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

My Heart Goes On wins the $50,000 Angie C Stakes | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 8:00PM updated at 10:15PM

My Heart Goes On took the early lead and held off Princess Kennedy late for a head victory in the $50,000 Angie C Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Sunday at Emerald Downs.

$50,000 Angie C Stakes notes and records | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 10:11PM

Track Record: tie-1:07 Atta Boy Roy (4), September 13, 2009; Noosa Beach (4), May 16, 2010 Stakes Record: 1:09.01, Goin to the Window, August 5, 2012

Interstate 90 closed one hour at night July 27-30 | WSDOT

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 12:23PM

Rock blasting will close I-90 for about an hour each night.

Malicious mischief | Buckley Police

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 11:54AM

Police responded to a malicious mischief call at a Park Avenue address.

King County Council meeting highlights | July 27-31

  • Jul 26, 2015 at 11:12AM

motion approving a partnership between King County and 4Culture to create a bond financed arts, cultural, heritage and preservation capital program to build, maintain, expand, preserve and improve new and existing cultural facilities (Motion 2015-0288).

Its Allabout Jerry wins $21,500 Print NW Purse | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 8:58PM

Its Allabout Jerry gained the lead into the stretch and out-finished Senna for a neck victory in the $21,500 Print NW Purse for 3-year-olds Saturday at Emerald Downs.

Cup of Soup wins Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 7:54AM

Cup of Soup drew clear for a 2 ¾-length victory in Friday's featured $21,400 Copiers Northwest Purse for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.

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