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State Fire Marshall warns about dangers of fireworks

  • 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.

Housing OK’d throughout Enumclaw

  • 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.

Driver alert: SR 520 closing for construction June 26-29 | Department of Transportation

  • 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.

WHS student named Career and Technical student of the year

  • 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.

Chambers Creek Regional Park reopening in stages | Pierce County

  • 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.

Innovative support for small susinesses | Calvin Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

  • 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.

White River girls get win in ShoWare Shootout | GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Dec 21, 2015 at 8:02AM

White River girls get win in ShoWare Shootout, defeat Liberty 61-37

US 12 over White Pass reopens Tuesday evening | Department of Transportation

  • 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.

Fireworks sales begin June 28th | State Fire Marshall

  • 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.

Countdown to Jan. 1 healthcare coverage | Washington Healthplanfinder

  • 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.

King County nursing assistant suspended for neglecting vulnerable adult | Department of Health

  • 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.

Don't get burned by summer home remodels | Better Business Bureau

  • 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.

Food poisoning? Or norovirus? | Public Health Insider

  • 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.

Number of PSE Electric Customers with solar arrays now tops 3,000 | Puget Sound Energy

  • 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.

Minimum wage surcharges must be clearly disclosed | Attorney General's Office

  • 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.

Buckley City Hall issues response to criticism of cemetery operation | Letter to the Editor

  • 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.

Beware the danger | Editorial Cartoon

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 9:20AM

The dangers of fireworks are real. Be careful this 4th of July!

City of Enumclaw budget approved by council

  • 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.

Be ready to pay - SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls increase July 1 | Transportation Commission

  • 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.

Vet license reinstated after charges were cleared | Department of Health

  • 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.

More than 100 fires caused by fireworks in 2014 | State Fire Marshall

  • 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.

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