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Share time with Jesus; it’s a life-changing relationship | Church Corner

  • Jul 24, 2016 at 9:03AM

When I read of the interactions Jesus has with people I am always floored by how simple yet profound they are. I was recently reading Luke 5:27-39 and was challenged by how Jesus so beautifully changes a man's life with two words.

Health Department recommends people stay out water at Allan Yorke Park

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 2:23PM

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recommends people do not swim or wade within the enclosed swim dock area at Allan Yorke Park on Lake Tapps. High levels of bacteria found in the water show an increased risk of gastrointestinal illness.

Summer concerts around the Plateau, Valley

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:26PM

The summer concert season is in full swing, with weekly shows already under way in Bonney Lake and Sumner and about to begin in Buckley.

Trespasses, liquor violations and residential burglaries | Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 1:30PM

JULY 13: Police responded to a residential burglar alarm at 7:35 a.m. on Wheeler Ave. Additionally, there were two calls regarding trespassing in the vicinity of Division Street and Ryan Road, one at 12:34 a.m. and another at 1:19 a.m.

Humility is the key to dealing with conflict | Rich Elfers

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 10:18AM

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin resonates more than 240 years after it was uttered. The irony of Old Ben's observation is that many people in our era act and speak with such certitude, especially in regard to religion and politics.

Rotary awards eight scholarships

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 10:13AM

Eight graduating seniors, five from Enumclaw High School and three from White River, were awarded scholarships by members of Enumclaw Rotary.

Primary election ballots mailed out

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 9:35AM

Washington's presidential election year primary is under way, with voters in King and Pierce counties joining about 4 million others who have received ballots.

Dorn files lawsuit on local levy spending | Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 1:00PM

Today, I filed a lawsuit against seven school districts, demanding that they stop using special levies to pay supplemental contracts for teachers. This is not a step I want to take. But four years after McCleary v. Washington, the Legislature has failed to provide adequate education funding and it has failed to create an equitable funding system.

Handcar races, King County Fair and Miners Day | Slideshow

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 11:06AM

Did you miss any of the three fairs over the weekend? Miners Day, Wilkeson's handcar races and the King County Fair were all held at the same time, so if you missed one, check out these photos!

First Zika case confirmed in Pierce County | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 10:11AM

A Pierce County man in his 20s tested positive for the Zika virus. The man likely caught the virus recently while in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory known to have mosquitoes infected with the Zika virus.

Four vehicle crash Friday results in fatality

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 9:55AM

A motorcyclist was killed late Friday night, the result of an accident about eight miles east of Enumclaw.

First weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown complete | Department of Transportation

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 2:30PM

The first week of #SouthKingSlowdown on southbound Interstate 5 in SeaTac and Des Moines is in the books. For the most part drivers heeded the warnings and used alternative routes or transit. That kept the longest backups to about 4 miles, which created delays of about 30 minutes.

Time for back-to-school immunizations | Department of Health

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:09PM

The Washington State Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their kids' immunizations are up-to-date before heading back to school this fall.

The first step: let go, let God’s will be done | Church Corner

  • Jul 17, 2016 at 9:03AM

Recently, I have been captivated by an Old Testament story about the Ark of the Covenant.

Wilkeson prepares for annual handcar races, parade

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 10:02AM

Wilkeson's annual National Handcar Races – and everything that goes with the yearly event – will energize the small, foothills town this Saturday, July 16.

It never hurts to be skeptical | Our Corner

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 11:15AM

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to find a new apartment. Apartment hunting and moving are my least favorite things. It can get really stressful and I get grumpy. Surprisingly enough, I'm no fun to be around when I'm a big grumpy pants.

Miners Day 2016 celebrates museum’s 40th anniversary

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 10:04AM

Black Diamond residents will celebrate the city's 12th annual Miners Day festival on Saturday, July 16.

Elfers’ column wrong on the rich | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:45PM

Richard Elfers' last column maintained the mantras the liberals chant about the terrible rich 1 percent and their ways. Of course his laser focus pinpointed Donald Trump and his supposed inheritance of $100 million to $300 million, a figure disputed by Trump and his siblings. Let's pretend it was $100 million - so what? Is it Elfers' or like thinking people's business what anyone earns, inherits or accumulates? Rather than hate the "arrogant rich" mind your own house and do what it takes to achieve more if that is so important. Also, considering Trump started with a mere supposed $100+ million, had multiple bankruptcies yet turned it into $8-plus billion, he wasn't sitting about complaining.

The shaping of America by geography | Rich Elfers

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 11:30AM

Americans are generally ignorant of how our geography has shaped our thinking and our nation. In our history, we have only had one major invasion – the War of 1812. We have weak neighbors to our north and south and vast oceans that buffer us from foreigners to our east and west.

Expo Center readies for surge of fairgoers

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 10:02AM

Looking to continue an upward surge in both attendance and enthusiasm, boosters are preparing to launch the 2016 edition of the King County Fair.

EHS girls honored at Safeco during “state champs” night

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 12:07PM

Four members of the successful Enumclaw High girls relay teams were among the athletes honored June 30 at Safeco Field in Seattle.

City business continues to stall in Black Diamond

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 10:08AM

The last couple of Black Diamond City Council meetings resembled a game of Chutes and Ladders – as soon as it seemed progress was being made during the June 22 meeting, the council slid back to square one on July 7.

Trail fight | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 9:00AM

Officers responded the afternoon of June 29 to what was described as a "big fight" on the Foothills Trail near Warner Avenue. After a victim declined medical aid and elected not to press charges, all the involved parties were released.

Can't camp | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 9:00AM

After taking a June 27 report of people camping at a Roosevelt Avenue location, police contacted a female and issued a no-trespassing letter. When she refused the letter, the woman was told she had to leave and would be arrested if she returned.

Counterfeit money | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 9:00AM

Police made contact at 1:40 a.m. June 27 with a city grocery store after learning a counterfeit $10 bill had been passed. The bill was taken and to be destroyed. There were no immediate suspects.

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