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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Hot weather warning for Puget Sound | Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 1:00PM

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for hot weather for parts of the Puget Sound area this weekend. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 80s to mid 90s on Friday through Sunday.

West Nile virus found in Yakima County mosquitoes | Department of Health

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 10:00AM

The first West Nile virus detection of the season was found in mosquitoes collected in Yakima County this week by Benton County Mosquito Control District. It’s the first sign that the virus is active in our state this summer.

Celebrate your safety as well as your independence | Enumclaw Fire Department

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 11:00AM

King County Fire District #28, the City of Enumclaw, and the Enumclaw Police Department want to remind residents and visitors that the Fourth of July, while a time to celebrate our Country’s Independence, is also a day of potential injuries and fires.

Breakfast at the Wire returns on Saturdays | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 12:47PM

Breakfast at the Wire – where fans can enjoy a leisurely breakfast while watching horses in morning workouts – returns for a second season that started on Saturday, July 18.

Marriage equality: AG Ferguson's statement on Supreme Court decision

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 12:00PM

Today, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The court held same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. Attorney General Ferguson joined 15 other states in filing a "friend of the court" brief in the case, supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Grocery Outlet kicks off their 5th annual Independence From Hunger campaign

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:00PM

Grocery Outlet will launch its 5th Annual Independence From Hunger® Food Drive on July 1, 2015 to donate food and money throughout July, traditionally a time when food agencies experience the greatest need to serve children who are off from school during the summer.

Considering the death of socialism | Rich Elfers

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:54PM

Karl Marx’s theory of socialism died in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. It died in all but name in China after the Tiananmen Square massacre in the summer of 1989.

Toll rates in SR 520 bridge, Tacoma Narrows increase July 1 | Department of Transportation

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 9:00AM

In May 2015, the Washington State Transportation Commission increased tolls on the SR 520 that will go into effect on July 1. SR 520 Bridge toll rates will increase approximately 2.5 percent next week.

Puyallup man sentenced to two years for hash oil blast | US Attorney's Office

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 10:00AM

A Puyallup man making hash oil for an illegal marijuana edible operation was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 24 months in prison and three years’ supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.

New Black Diamond food bank hours | Black Diamond Community Center

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 11:00AM

The Black Diamond Community Center’s Food Bank hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9am to 4pm.

Nothing quite like bringing in bales | In The Day

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 1:00PM

Driving past the first fields of perfectly-formed, rectangular hay bales evoked many memories for this farm kid. If you’ve never done it before, putting in hay is a grueling, hot, sticky, sweaty mess.

Can’t know God without knowing the church | Church Corner

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 2:00PM

There are two things in life you can’t do alone - one is to be married and the other is to be a Christian.

Remembertobreathe wins Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 11:15AM

Canadian invader Remembertobreathe collared Grinder Sparksaglo in the final stride for a head victory Saturday in the $21,500 feature race for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Mutual of Enumclaw donates to Enumclaw Fire Department/King County Fire District No. 28 for ladder truck

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 12:14AM

Mutual of Enumclaw donated $32,500 to the Enumclaw Fire Department / King County Fire District No. 28 for the new ladder truck.

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