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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.

The fourth estate and its responsibilities | Richard Elfers

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 11:32AM

Have you ever been asked "Gotcha!" questions in a public forum? This is what happened to Republican presidential candidates in the third debate recently. A few of the candidates called the moderators out on this behavior. It's no wonder Republicans have listed "the liberal media bias" as one of their key talking points.

TPP can greatly affect Washington | Jerry Cornfield

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 12:15PM

Congressman Rick Larsen is doing something this week his congressional colleagues from Washington and around the country are not.

Nonprofits appeal to council for funds

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 10:00AM

The city of Enumclaw is taking a different approach this year when considering financial support for entities that provide good deeds for the community.

Storm victims could make for easy scam targets | Better Business Bureau

  • Nov 19, 2015 at 1:47PM

As consumers pick up from Tuesday's powerful wind storm, Better Business Bureau reminds homeowners who have suffered property damage to take precautions when cleaning and making repair decisions.

Celebrate the holidays with turkey, not traffic jams | Department of Transportation

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

What's the prefect extra touch to your turkey feast this Thanksgiving? Planning ahead to assure you're at the table with time to spare.

Holiday activities around the Plateau

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 12:00AM updated at 2:17PM

Looking for local holiday events to attend? Are you looking for when and where Santa is going to be in town? Cgeck out this calendar of Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake and Sumner events for November through February.

Justice Department promoted King County’s campaign to reduce gun violence |King County

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 10:45AM

King County's gun-violence prevention program got a boost this month from billboards and Sound Transit bus ads paid for by the U.S. Department of Justice. The $30,000 campaign encourages residents to safely store their guns to prevent them from being used to commit crimes.

Four scams that will ruin holiday plans | Better Business Bureau

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 2:35PM

With so many Washingtonians planning out-of-state trips over the next few weeks, Better Business Bureau warns holiday travelers to be on the lookout for common scams aimed at stealing someone's money and identity.

It’s amazing what a few shelves will do | Living with Gleigh

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 2:22PM

The one lesson I've learned as a parent is not to take my kids' moods personally. I watch them carefully, because I think teen depression is one of the scariest emotional states for a parent to deal with, but I know it's not about me.

Drowsy driving collisions shatter lives

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 12:43PM

Drowsy driving and drunk driving are the same.

Consider circumstances and give thanks | Church Corner

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 11:30AM

"No…tell me how you're really doing."

Presidential travel, China style | Don Brunell

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 10:13AM

When China's President Xi Jinping flew into Seattle last September, his presidential airliner looked like any other Air China 747-400 passenger jet. That is because it was.

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.

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.

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