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Choose a path, live with consequences | Rich Elfers

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 5:00PM

"We've tried intervention and putting down troops in Iraq. We've tried intervention without putting in troops in Libya. And we've tried no intervention at all but demanding regime change in Syria." These are the words of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who reflected on the decisions of western leaders who tried to plot the best course regarding hotspots in the Middle East.

Highschoolers must get chickenpox vaccine before school starts this fall | Department of Health

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 10:12AM

Parents of Washington high schoolers may be surprised to hear about a new chickenpox (varicella) vaccine requirement in the coming school year. In the 2016-17 school year, all public and private high school students will be required to get two doses of the chickenpox vaccine before they enter school.

Pedestrian access to White River bridge a no-go during April closure | Department of Transportation

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 11:30AM

With just 43 days to go before the White River Bridge between Enumclaw and Buckley is closed for permanent repair work, one of the questions we're frequently asked is, "Can we leave a car on one side and walk across the bridge during the repair work?"

Community will benefit from downtown clinic | Letter to the Editor

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 12:45PM

I recently drove down Cole Street and was pleased to see a sign in the window that Valley Cities Mental Health will be joining our community in the old Suburban Soul building. The sign states that Valley Cities will be providing mental health and substance abuse counseling along with services for women, infants and children, but it has been confirmed that we will not be getting a methadone clinic in Enumclaw.

Be careful about imposing trade sanctions | Don Brunell

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 4:35PM

On March 1, the Wall Street Journal carried a sobering editorial that ought to force us to look behind the toxic presidential campaign rhetoric and ask two very important questions about how we position our nation to compete internationally.

If you have something to share, don’t hide | Church Corner

  • Mar 5, 2016 at 9:00AM

The following is written by Steve Strombom of Enumclaw Nazarene:

Marijuana retail license application window closes March 31 | Liquor and Cannabis Board

  • Mar 7, 2016 at 1:15PM

TheWashington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB)will stop accepting marijuana retail license applications March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The WSLCB began processing retail applications on Oct. 12, 2015 to accommodate additional demand and provide additional access points before the medical and recreational marketplace are merged on July 1, 2016.

What exactly are boogers? | Ask. Dr. Universe

  • Mar 7, 2016 at 2:20PM

What are boogers? – Taryn, 9, Seattle, WA

Taking a public health approach to King County’s opiate epidemic | Public Health Insider

  • Mar 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:29PM

The following is written by Jeff Duchin, MD, Health Officer for Public Health Insider:

New school chickenpox vaccine requirements for all highschoolers

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 10:00AM

Starting this fall, area high school students must have received their two doses of chickenpox vaccine before they start classes.

Enumclaw fastpitch, baseball ready to roll | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 11:13AM

When Quinn Breidenbach throws her first pitch March 18 against Tahoma, the Hornet hurler will be in her final campaign to show she has the best stuff in the state.

Local basketball players receive 2016 all-league awards

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 12:30PM

Coaches have compared notes, wrangled with intangibles and arrived at their all-league squads for the 2015-16 season.

Classmates sought for EHS 50-year reunion

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 2:55PM

Enumclaw High School's graduating class of 1966 is planning its 50-year reunion.

DOT restricts pedestrians during White River bridge closure in April

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 10:01AM

With less than six weeks until a major traffic hurdle plagues the Plateau, people are making alternate plans for traveling between Enumclaw and Buckley.

Continued success is goal at White River’s fastpitch and baseball teams | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 11:13AM

A handful of all-league performers were lost to graduation, but veteran baseball coach Mike Williams still has plenty of depth in his White River High talent pool.

No progress on charter chool financing | Editorial Cartoon

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 12:30PM

Maybe it's the Democrats that should get a kick in the butt.

Enumclaw Council secures new reservoir funding

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 10:03AM

As part of a plan to secure water for the foreseeable future, the city of Enumclaw is preparing to build a new reservoir that will hold 3 million gallons and eventually cost about $6 million.

New community bank comes to Enumclaw

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 11:30AM

After nearly nine years without a community bank in Enumclaw, Commencement Bank will be stepping in to fill that role.

Schorzman shines for Stout squad

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 12:13PM

Randi Schorzman, a White River High graduate now attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout, was recently honored as a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference gymnastics specialist of the week.

GOP experiencing an identity crisis | Rich Elfers

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 1:30PM

Is the Republican Party in its death throes? Donald Trump's recent victories during the Super Tuesday primaries show the Republican Party in a major identity crisis, according to Christian Science Monitor writer, Linda Feldman, in an article entitled, "Super Tuesday: Trump's Victories highlight GOP's Identity Crisis."

White River Bridge down to one lane Sunday morning | Department of Transportation

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 9:45AM

Drivers who use State Route 410/Enumclaw-Buckley Road might avoid possible delays near the White River Bridge by sleeping in and making up for the hour lost to daylight saving time Sunday, March 13.

Enumclaw golfer nails hole-in-one

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 10:57AM

Dave DeBolt was playing a round of golf Feb. 25 when he fulfilled every golfer's dream, sinking a hole-in-one.

Pierce County contractor charged with stealing $156,000 in taxes

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 3:01PM

Charges were filed today against a Pierce County contractor who allegedly stole more than $156,000 in retail sales taxes he collected from clients but never remitted to the state.

Act in a Godly way when dealing with grief | Church Corner

  • Mar 12, 2016 at 5:00PM

The following was written by Marcus Kelley at New Life Foursquare:

One million lights recycled | Department of Ecology

  • Mar 14, 2016 at 12:50PM

Washingtonians have recycled more than one million fluorescent tubes, CFLs, HID lamps and other mercury-containing lights since the new LightRecycle Washington program launched Jan. 1, 2015.

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