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Buckley Fire Department recognized for volunteer firefighter efforts

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 10:01AM

The Buckley Fire Department has been honored with the Fire House Award by the Washington State Fire Fighters' Association.

State emphasized firework ban in wildlife areas

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 11:13AM

With wildfire season already under way, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding everyone that fireworks are prohibited on all 33 WDFW wildlife areas and 700-plus water access sites.

“We need to do more” about gun violence | Jeff Duchin

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 12:03PM

The following is written by Dr. Jeff Duchin for Public Health Insider:

America’s self-doubt through history | Rich Elfers

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 2:15PM

"There is something in the American soul that wants to believe that it is facing disaster, that it has failed, that some corruption deep in its being will steal its success. I suspect that this has something to do with the familial recollections of immigrants."

Buckley academy turns out 29 firefighters

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 10:02AM

Forty started the long and arduous process and 29 remained.

Black Diamond council obstructive, and residents are paying the price | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 10:23AM

Editor's note: John Scearcy is the principal officer at Teamsters Local 117. Teamsters Local 117 represents a group of 11 professional staff at the city of Black Diamond.

Battle of the bathroom gets batted around in joint rules committee | Jerry Cornfield

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 11:15AM

The next round in the battle on access to public bathrooms was waged Thursday in Yakima.

Selfish to think Black Diamond can stay small amid general city growth | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 12:12PM

OK, which other small town in King County would you make all the people move to as the population grows? Don't you think they feel the same way? Of course they do.

Mayor takes it too far, won’t let Black Diamond council members speak | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 1:30PM

Council member (Pat) Pepper asked "for the floor" to speak at the beginning and after each agenda item. The mayor (Carol Benson) obviously refused to call on her. The mayor may "preside" over the meeting, but she is not supposed to keep a council member from speaking. But she did. In contrast, the mayor's friend Council member (Janie) Edelman was able to talk at length.

Breaking down relationship barriers in French film | Point of Review

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 11:03AM

We all build walls around ourselves.

Scriptures add water to the spiritually dry | Church Corner

  • Jun 19, 2016 at 9:00AM

It is a good thing that we have a good gardening column in The Courier-Herald with the capable Marianne Binetti giving us good advice.

Michael Dion to be ordained during Seattle ceremony

  • Jun 19, 2016 at 10:00AM

Deacon Michael Dion, from Enumclaw, will be ordained to the order of priesthood during a 10 a.m. ceremony June 25 in St. James Cathedral in Seattle.

AIDS Prevention Project: An oral history and online archive | Public health Insider

  • Jun 20, 2016 at 2:15PM

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

Detoxifying Congressional politics | Don Brunell

  • Jun 20, 2016 at 4:15PM

Thankfully, June 8 marked a milestone for Congress. Members came together and overwhelmingly approved a sweeping bill that regulates tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products, from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

Plenty of success for Rainier rugby players

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 1:05PM

The Rainier Junior Rugby Club recently polished off an outstanding season, the best overall showing since the club's inception in 2008.

Enumclaw street improvement plan moves forward

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 10:02AM

A plan to spend millions of dollars for city street improvements was approved last week by members of the Enumclaw City Council.

Award scam a big loser | Better Business Bureau

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 3:00PM

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has received numerous reports of an email scam targeting small businesses across the country. In the past 24 days BBB Scam Tracker has received 23 reports from potential victims in the Northwest region. This ploy is known as the vanity award scheme —one we've reported on in the past.

Heated exchanges on Initiative 1515 | Jerry Cornfield

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 11:03AM

Opponents of an initiative to repeal state rules allowing transgender people access to bathrooms of their choice are linking the philosophical motivations for the measure and the deadly attack at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando.

Governor, senator debates around state | Washington State Debate Coalition

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 2:15PM

Ensuring a broad cross-section of Washingtonians have the opportunity to participate in upcoming debates, the Washington State Debate Coalition announced that it will hold debates in Spokane, Redmond, Tacoma, Seattle and Pasco this fall.

Buckley set for two days of Log Show fun

  • Jun 24, 2016 at 10:15AM

The annual Buckley Log Show – two days packed with a parade, vendors, a carnival and competition – is ready to roll.

Equality vs. Equity: Black lives matter| Richard Elfers

  • Jun 24, 2016 at 11:00AM

Do you know the difference between equality and equity? Why is it important?

What is the deepest spot in the ocean? | Ask Dr. Universe

  • Jun 25, 2016 at 10:00AM

What is the deepest spot

Our external freedoms cannot free us inwardly

  • Jun 26, 2016 at 9:00AM

1620: People flee to our shores to escape the religious persecutions in Europe.

Firework sales start tomorrow | State Fire Marshal

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 3:00PM

Consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Tuesday, June 28 and continue until 9:00 p.m. on July 5. State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds residents to "know the laws before purchasing and discharging fireworks," and "only purchase legal fireworks." This year 867 retail fireworks stand licenses were issued.

Watch South Carolina closely | Don Brunell

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 4:03PM

Washington leaders need to keep an eye on South Carolina. It is a state which is becoming a strong magnet to attract business.

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