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- Jun 22, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jun 23, 2015 at 12:04AM
There were 432 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office by fire departments and hospitals in 2014. The majority of these incidents occur on July 4, with demographic trends indicating that the highest number of injuries were sustained by males 36 years old and older.
- Jun 23, 2015 at 10:06AM
Enumclaw is experiencing a residential renaissance of sorts, with new homes springing up on the east side of town and plans being approved for additional development on the west. Requests on the active docket total a potential for nearly 400 new, single-family homes.
- Jun 23, 2015 at 11:00AM
People heading to various Seattle-area events this weekend, including Seattle Pride festivities, the Bellevue Strawberry Festival or Shoreline Arts Festival, should plan ahead for the weekend’s closure of State Route 520. Event attendees and travelers are encouraged to take alternative routes, such as Interstate 90, or use transit or carpools.
- Jun 23, 2015 at 12:00PM
Tyler Brateng passed nine Automotive Service Excellenece student certifications and was named White River High School's Career and Technical Education student of the year.
- Jun 23, 2015 at 1:00PM
Just hours after Jordan Spieth won the 2015 U.S. Open, construction crews were already beginning to remove the infrastructure that supported the championship in order to restore public access to Chambers Creek Regional Park as quickly as possible.
Last week of nighttime hour-long delays eastbound over Snoqualmie Pass | Department of Transportation
- Jun 23, 2015 at 3:00PM
Nighttime drivers headed east on Interstate 90 should be prepared for hour-long closures near Snoqualmie Pass for one more week.
- Dec 20, 2015 at 10:34PM
The Puget Sound economy has added 106,618 jobs since January 2010. These jobs are made possible thanks to our local small businesses. Besides being the engines of our economy, they are the unique fabric of our community.
- Dec 21, 2015 at 8:02AM
White River girls get win in ShoWare Shootout, defeat Liberty 61-37
- Dec 21, 2015 at 9:20AM
The Washington State Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the highway will reopen 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.
- Jun 24, 2015 at 10:00AM
Consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Sunday, 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 1002 retail fireworks stand licenses were issued.
- Dec 21, 2015 at 10:00AM
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding residents today that less than one week remains to select health coverage through wahealthplanfinder.org for coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2016. Customers will have until Dec. 23 to select a Qualified Health Plan that goes into effect at the start of the New Year.
- Jun 24, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 4:06PM
An Auburn nursing assistant’s license has been immediately suspended after he was criminally charged with mistreating a vulnerable adult.
- Jun 24, 2015 at 12:00PM
Summer may be the ideal time for a home makeover, but Better Business Bureau warns of impostor contractors who not only end up doing shoddy work, but costing consumers thousands of dollars.
- Dec 21, 2015 at 12:36PM
“Uh-oh. My little brother just threw up in the hallway.” It’s not an utterance anyone wants to hear from a dinner guest. Fortunately for my reputation as a cook, it was unrelated to the food I served that evening. The child’s apologetic parents later told me that he had norovirus, a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea, that he had likely acquired at school.
- Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00PM
Even with a reputation of gray skies in western Washington, solar energy works. More and more Puget Sound Energy electric customers are turning to solar arrays to help generate clean, renewable energy at their homes, businesses and public buildings. As of this week, that number hit 3,000.
- Jun 24, 2015 at 3:46PM
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson released guidelines todayfor businesses considering adding surcharges in the wake of changes in minimum wage laws in several local jurisdictions in Washington, including Seattle and SeaTac.
- Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00PM
The following is in response to a “letter to the editor” appearing in the June 17 edition of The Courier-Herald. The original letter lodged complaints about operations at Buckley City Cemetery. The city first issued the letter below to the involved citizens and has provided it for publication here.
- Jun 25, 2015 at 9:20AM
The dangers of fireworks are real. Be careful this 4th of July!
- Dec 22, 2015 at 9:57AM
Dollars and cents are traditionally the primary order of business during December’s gathering of the Enumclaw City Council. That held true last week when the city’s 2016 budget received a formal blessing.
U.S. Supreme Court preserves insurance for millions of consumers | Office of the Insurance Commissioner
- Jun 25, 2015 at 10:00AM
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) preserves vital subsidies for more than 6 million individuals, ensuring them access to coverage they can afford. A decision against federally-run exchanges would’ve thrown our health insurance system into chaos and jeopardized vital coverage for millions.
Increase in reports of mosquito-borne viral diseases among returning travelers | Department of Health
- Dec 22, 2015 at 10:24AM
More Washingtonians are returning home with mosquito-borne viral illnesses after exposure during their travels.
- Jun 25, 2015 at 11:00AM
Drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge are reminded that toll rates will increase next week. New toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge take effect 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1.
- Dec 22, 2015 at 11:00AM
The Veterinary Board reinstated the credential of King County veterinarian Mark L. Besola (VT00004120) in December 2015 after the Washington State Supreme Court reversed the criminal conviction on which Besola’s 2013 license suspension was based.
- Jun 25, 2015 at 12:00PM
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that in 2014 there were 155 fires caused by fireworks. Wildland and vegetation fires accounted for 110, or 71% of all fireworks caused fires, resulting in $4,550 dollars of loss and damages.
First Tech Movies@Marymoor celebrates ‘The Goonies’ 30th anniversary at July 8 series premiere | King County
- Jun 25, 2015 at 12:29PM
The popular First Tech Movies@Marymoor outdoor cinema series at King County’s Marymoor Park kicks off its 11th season on July 8 with “The Goonies” and a special appearance by the Seattle Seafair Pirates. The event celebrates the 30th anniversary of this iconic movie, which was filmed in Astoria, Ore.