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Process confusing but so rewarding | The Road to Voting, Part 2

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 11:26AM

This is Part 2 of the three part series, "The Road to Voting." Read Part 1 here.

Are Repulicans feeling the Bern? | Editorial Cartoon

  • Mar 24, 2016 at 2:34PM

It seems Republicans would much prefer to face Bernie Sanders in the general election than Hillary Clinton

Change course or suffer consequences | Rich Elfers

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 11:34AM

Every year there are 500 million border crossings into the United States, according to Philip Bobbitt in his March 9, 2016, Stratfor article, "Borders in a Borderless World." Those crossings have resulted in 11 million illegal/undocumented immigrants living the United States.

Fire commissioner makes citizen pitch for support of levy | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:19PM

I am on the Board of Fire Commissioners for King County Fire Protection District No. 28, but I am writing this letter as a private citizen and resident of the city of Enumclaw.

Small town politics: stand up for democracy | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 1:00PM

Some people are attacking volunteers for getting involved in local issues. This is a tactic that serves to scare the public. Don't request public records from the city - the mayor might be upset that you are questioning her. The staff might complain that you are taking their time.

Do whatever it takes to reform Black Diamond | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 2:10PM

I have lived in Black Diamond my whole life. My parents were from here. My cousin, Vivian Bainton, served as mayor back in the '80s. I raised a family here. One of my daughters in particular has gotten deeply involved in the area and in Save Black Diamond.

Fire District 28 rolls out April levy lift measure

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:21PM

The question of how much Plateau voters are willing to pay for fire and emergency medical service returns to the ballot April 26. It is a question every fire district, department or regional fire authority in the state must wrestle with on a continuing basis.

Learning new strategies to deal with migraines

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:56PM

Editor's note: 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.

Washington drivers reminded to remove studded tires by March 31 | Department of TransportationPush this storyEdit StoryArchive Story

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 10:01AM

Under state law, driving with studded tires after Thursday, March 31, is a traffic infraction that could result in a $124 ticket from law enforcement.

April schedule for Enumclaw library | King County Library System

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 11:30AM

Check out what the Enumclaw library has in store for April.

Applications sought for King County Waterworks Program Grants | King County

  • Mar 27, 2016 at 11:43AM

King County's Wastewater Treatment Division is making it easier for local community groups to launch projects that will improve water quality, control pollution and enhance the environment.

When Easter arrives, I’m captivated again | Church Corner

  • Mar 27, 2016 at 1:00PM

We're in the middle of Holy Week today.

On World TB Day, still plenty of work left despite local successes | Public Health Insider

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 10:00AM

The following is written by Lindsay Bosslet for Public Health Insider:

Man killed on bicycle near Flaming Geyser | King County Sheriffs

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 1:05PM

On Saturday around 9:30 a.m., King County Sheriffs responded to a bicycle accident in the area of SE Green Valley Pkwy and 218th Ave SE.

Black Diamond city business slows down in wake of new rules

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Mar 28, 2016 at 2:52PM

It took only two meetings for the Black Diamond City Council to revise its rules and procedures, giving metaphorical whiplash to staff and city residents as they wrestled with the council's new structure.

Warmer spring weather followed by increases in motorcycle collisions | Washington State Patrol

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 3:30PM

With the forecast for warm and sunny weather this week, the Washington State Patrol expects an increase in motorcycles and likely, motorcycle collisions. Between 2010 and 2014, in King County, there were 70 fatal collisions and 420 serious injury collisions involving motorcyclists. Last year (2015), 72 motorcyclists died across the state. Six have already perished this year (2016).

Upper-mountain search and rescue operations underway at Mount Rainier | Mount Rainier National Park

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:47PM

Operations are underway to extract two patients from Camp Muir, at 10,000' on Mount Rainier's south slope. In separate incidents a climbing party of two and a snowshoer were unexpectedly caught out overnight in a winter storm Saturday. The patients, the snowshoer and one member of the climbing party are in stable condition at Camp Muir. The second climber, a 58 year old male from Norway, is believed to be near Gibraltar Ledges.

Expo Center to see ‘exciting’ developments as revenue increases

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 10:00AM

Things are looking up – and being spruced up – at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

White River bridge repair appalling | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 12:47PM

WR Bridge repair plan is appalling both in cost and inconvenience. The request for bids (if there was one) should have set closing only one lane as a requirement.

Thelma Jones celebrates 100th birthday

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:36PM

Thelma Jones, a longtime fixture in the Enumclaw community, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Living Court.

Buckley council aiming to give city police more space

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 10:02AM

The Buckley police force could use more elbow room and city leaders are willing to provide it – to a certain financial extent.

Putting off light rail connections | Editorial Cartoon

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 12:05PM

This cartoon is dedicated to Sound Transit, which has decided to put off connecting Tacoma and Everett to light rail until 2041. They'll be adding West Seattle, Ballard and a new downtown tunnel first.

Successful rescue attempt on Mount Rainier | Mount Rainier National Park

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 10:15AM

Winds and weather cooperated this afternoon for a successful recovery off the south flank of Mount Rainier.

Learning new strategies to deal with migraines | Part 2

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 1, 2016 at 9:29AM

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.

The truth about facilities charges | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 10:01AM

YarrowBay and the city of Black Diamond entered into development agreements which required the city to hire a consultant to perform a study regarding General Governmental Facilities Charges ("GFC's," such as a City Hall, police department, municipal court, public works facility, etc.), so that the city could establish "GFC mitigation fee rates" to be imposed on new development. There was a deadline in the agreements for the work to take place, as well as the adoption of the GFC fees.

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