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Council approves Executive’s proposal to invest $28 million in 100 regional cultural facilities | King County Council

  • Nov 27, 2015 at 12:13PM

King County Executive Dow Constantine signed his proposal, approved by the King County Council, to make an historic investment of $28.4 million in capital improvement grants to 100 cultural facilities and projects across the County.

AG recovers $426K from Millennium Health for illegal kickback scheme | Attorney General’s Office

  • Nov 27, 2015 at 11:30AM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Millennium Health laboratories will pay back $256 million to the states and federal government for illegal revenue gained through a kickback scheme designed to increase the number of laboratory tests it got paid to process. For Washington, this agreement will provide the state $426,000 in Medicaid reimbursement, which will be shared with the federal government.

Inslee declares Saturday, Nov. 28 ‘Small Business Saturday’ | National Federation of Independent Businesses

  • Nov 27, 2015 at 10:00AM

Gov. Jay Inslee and NFIB, the state's largest and leading small-business association, are teaming up to make every Washingtonian aware of this coming Saturday's march on Main Street.

Put fear aside, accept Syrian refugees | Our Corner

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 26, 2015 at 8:05PM

Editor's note: In an earlier version of this article, it was reported that 700,000 refugees came into the US during the 2015 fiscal year. The correct number is 70,000, reported by the New York Times.

Stage 1 burn ban called for Pierce County

  • Nov 26, 2015 at 6:58PM

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for greater Pierce County.

Santa comes to Black Diamond | Black Diamond Community Center

  • Nov 26, 2015 at 12:13PM

Santa is own his way to the Black Diamond Community Center. On Friday, December 4th, the holiday lights will come on to start the holiday season in Black Diamond. Come enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Enumclaw Cops 4 Kids provides for children in 98022

  • Nov 26, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 11:13AM

Enumclaw Cops 4 Kids is in need of Christmas gifts for our local children.

City offices closed for the holidays

  • Nov 26, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 10:10AM

Enumclaw offices close for holiday; garbage collections are a day early

A historic perspective of Islamic State | Rich Elfers

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 12:30PM

I cringed as I watched the bloodbath claimed by ISIS in Paris in the news recently and wondered, "Why Paris?" The world was shocked by the wanton murder of at least 129 people while they ate their dinners, drove down the street and entered a soccer stadium.

State DOT makes temporary closure permanent | CHINOOK PASS

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 10:51AM

Temporary closures became permanent Tuesday for both Chinook and Cayuse passes. Citing hazardous conditions, the state’s Department of Transportation closed both passes – traveled by state routes 410 and 123, respectively – on Nov. 16. On Nov. 24, DOT maintenance crews buttoned up the passes for the winter.

General election final results available, recount begins Monday | King County

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

King County Elections certified the November 2015 General Election yesterday. A summary of final results is available below. Total voter turnout was 40 percent. The final electronic canvass results (e-Canvass), including precinct-by-precinct information, will be available on the Elections website by 4:30 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 25.

We give thanks | Editorial Cartoon

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 2:00PM

We give thanks for that which we are about to receive.

Metropolitan regions affirm commitment to welcoming Syrian refugees | King County

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 1:32PM

Elected leaders in metropolitan regions across the country are signing a declaration written by King County Executive Dow Constantine welcoming refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.

Enumclaw Expo Center awarded funds for Field House Renovation | King County

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 11:03AM

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn championed the effort to allocate funds from the Building for Culture Program for the restoration of the Enumclaw Expo Center's historic Field House. A capital improvement grant for $77,026 will be awarded to the Enumclaw Expo Center for the restoration of the Field House, $47,000 more than the organization had previously expected.

Two arrested | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Nov 28, 2015 at 9:00AM

A citizen told police at 7:55 a.m. Nov. 18 of a suspicious vehicle at Southeast 424th Street and 268th Avenue Southeast.

Robbery attempt | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Nov 27, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police were advised at 12:36 a.m. Nov. 15 of the possible attempted robbery of a customer at a Railroad Street location.

Shots heard | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Nov 26, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police responded to an area near Chinook Park shortly before 10 a.m. Nov. 14 after hearing of shots coming from the adjacent wetlands.

Shoplifting | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police took a report the afternoon of Nov. 14 involving an attempted case of shoplifting. Stolen items were retrieved at the Roosevelt Avenue location and the suspects were trespassed from the store.

Surrendered | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 10:00AM

An individual wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant arrived at the police station the morning of Nov. 13, surrendering to authorities. The subject was booked into jail.

County Council approves adding more land to King County’s “Green Curtain” | King County

  • Nov 24, 2015 at 9:30AM

In 2009, King County voters adopted a charter amendment protecting King County's "Curtain of Green" by providing enhanced protection to more than 150,000 acres of high conservation value property owned by King County. The Metropolitan King County Council has expanded that protection with its adoption of legislation adding 4,000 acres into the County's High Conservation Value Property Inventory.

Give smart this holiday season, avoid unscrupulous solicitors | Secretary of State

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 3:13PM

Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are reminding Washingtonians to make smart choices when giving money to charity and avoid unscrupulous solicitors during the upcoming holidays and afterward.

Buckley resident killed in Sunday crash

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 2:49PM

A 20-year-old Buckley woman, Morgan Cope, died Sunday afternoon, the result of a two-vehicle collision in Eastern Washington.

Holiday shopping countdown | Better Business Bureau

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 1:45PM

While shoppers gear up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to not get overwhelmed with door buster sales. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers plan to spend an average of $463 on family members this holiday season.

Rotary students of the month

  • Nov 23, 2015 at 12:45PM

The Enumclaw Rotary Club recognized a pair of students as Students of the Month during their Oct. 15 meeting.

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