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Words of advice for twentysomethings | Our Corner

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 11, 2015 at 9:44AM

Everyone says your twenties are the best time of your life – the time where you can really figure out what you want to do and take your time with it.

Enumclaw, White River earn berths in state 3A, 2A volleyball tourneys

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 11:22AM

Enumclaw opens against Holy Names in Kennewick

BBB combats scammers this Veterans Day | Better Business Bureau

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 3:03PM

As Washingtonians honor former military personnel on Veterans Day, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington urge consumers to remain vigilant against scammers targeting veterans.

Spartans go to state tennis, Panthers and Hornets eliminated

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 2:25PM

The fall tennis season ended Oct. 30-31 with the West Central District tournaments for both Class 3A and 2A players, which advanced top players to the spring state championships.

Column critic unraveled point he tried to make | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 12:37PM

I just love it when conservatives argue against something and then unravel their own point in the very same letter.

County Council takes first action in response to homeless emergency | King County

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 10:02AM

Expressing support for tripling the number of beds available in the winter shelter operated by King County is an immediate step in responding to the Local Proclamation of Emergency on homelessness. The Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous support to expanding the winter shelter to accommodate up to 150 beds a night.

Election gave direction for city leaders to follow | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 1:15PM

Dear Citizens of Enumclaw,

Four skills make great politicians | Rich Elfers

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 11:13AM

Two questions came to my mind after seeing the results of the Nov. 3 elections (click here for Pierce County results and here for King County results): do voters make good decisions in a democracy, or is it better that the uninformed not vote? And does the skill and knowledge that it takes to win an election actually serve that politician once in office? At this time in an off-year election year and with the presidential election looming in 2016, these questions are extremely relevant.

Interactive map shows local impacts of weather-related disasters | Environment Washington

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 1:43PM

100% of Washingtonians lives in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including the droughts and wildfires that ravaged Washington this summer, according to a new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

Enumclaw Eagle Scout builds kiosk for US Forest Sevice

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 11:13AM

Kevin Alexander Comollo built a new information kiosk for the U.S Forest Service Office in Enumclaw.

Writer’s criticism followed lead of Humpty Dumpty | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 2:50PM

Upon reading the recent letter (Courier-Herald, Nov. 4) critiquing Rich Elfers' column on freedom and chaos, I felt as if I had followed Alice down Lewis Carroll's wondrous rabbit hole. Those familiar with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland may remember her conversation with Humpty Dumpty during which he proceeded to instruct her in his version of semantics:

King County considers paid parental leave for employees | King County

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 11:27AM

King County employees would become eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child, under a proposal King County Executive Dow Constantine sent this week to the King County Council.

CHI Franciscan Health announces market president for Pierce County | CHI Franciscan Health

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 1:45PM

CHI Franciscan Health welcomes Syd Bersante as market president for Pierce County. As market president, she holds responsibility for St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw and St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma. Bersante has been serving as president of St. Joseph Medical Center since November 2007. A registered nurse, Bersante joined CHI Franciscan in 1990.

No requiem for northwest aluminum | Don Brunell

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 12:13PM

Alcoa's announcement that it is shutting down our state's last two aluminum smelters may be a long awaited requiem for some, but there are other factors we should consider before burying it.

Time for all to work on behalf of Enumclaw’s future | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 10:01AM

Thank you to all citizens who voted in the recent election.

Moderate and widespread flooding for Snoqualmie River | King County Update

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 6:50PM

UPDATE: As of 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, the sum of the Snoqualmie River's three forks recorded a flow of 20,610 cubic feet per second (CFS), just past the 20,000 CFS threshold for a Phase III flood alert. At these flood levels, low-lying areas of the Snoqualmie Valley could be inundated with floodwaters of various depths, and road closures are possible.

Washington takes enforcement action against Volkswagen | Labor & Industries

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 3:30PM

Today, the Washington Department of Ecology announced they have issued Volkswagen AG, Audi, and Volkswagen Group of America a formal notice that they violated the Washington Clean Air Act. This is the first step in an enforcement action that could result in sizable penalties.

Winter activities at Mount Rainier

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 9:15AM

Mount Rainier National Park has announced its winter operations, in preparation for weather conditions and recreation opportunities the winter season provides for visitors. Though many park roads are closed to vehicle access for the winter, areas throughout the park remain open for recreation.

WFDW revises wildlife interaction rules | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 3:12PM

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved revisions to rules addressing various sources of conflict between people and wildlife, such as wildlife damaging crops or harming livestock.

King County adopts one of the boldest climate action plans in the nation | King County

  • Nov 16, 2015 at 10:50AM

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Council Chair Larry Phillips signed into law one of the most ambitious climate action plans in the United States. It provides a roadmap for the region to reduce carbon pollution, increase transit, protect open spaces, improve recycling options, and prepare for climate change impacts.

Enumclaw racers hit The Strip at 200 mph

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 11:32AM

Enumclaw friends Dana Meeks, Chris Wilson and John Wilson headed to the famous Strip in Las Vegas recently to compete in the final stop of the 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

State 2A tourney brings end to volleyball season

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 10:13AM

The White River High girls battled their way to the state Class 2A volleyball championships, where they won an opening-round match. From there, things didn't go as well for the Hornets, who dropped their next two matches and were eliminated.

Medical marijuana coming to the Plateau

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 1:40PM

Recreational marijuana was introduced to the Plateau a year ago when two retail stores set up shop on the outskirts of Buckley.

Prescription deaths fall, but heroin deaths on the rise | Department of Health

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 1:00PM

New Washington health data shows a significant drop in deaths from prescription narcotics in recent years. Tragically, the decline is offset by a doubling of the number of heroin deaths in our state during the same time. Both heroin and prescription narcotics are types of drugs known as opioids.

Enumclaw sales tax to rise in spring, supports road improvements

  • Nov 18, 2015 at 10:13AM

Enumclaw voters have agreed to bump the local tax rate in exchange for guaranteed street improvements, but residents won't begin paying the higher tax until spring.

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