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- posted Dec 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM
In response to a court order, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized an update to its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution (PM2.5), including soot, setting the annual health standard at 12 micrograms per cubic meter.
- posted Dec 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor today jointly announced a new website to support state workforce and unemployment agencies in implementing or enhancing Self-Employment Assistance programs.
- posted Dec 16, 2012 at 6:21 PM
“Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience” Creator, Bruce Mactaggart returns to his beloved Tacoma, this December with a new production which will recreate one of America’s, and indeed, history’s greatest survival stories.
- posted Dec 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM
As spawning salmon become accessible along the rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest, Veterinary Poison Emergency Treatment Services (VET PETS) wants to remind you that ingesting the raw, undercooked, and smoked fish can be fatal to your dog.
- posted Dec 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that he and 33 other state attorneys general reached a $42.9 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its drugs, Zyvox and Lyrica.
- posted Dec 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM
About 16 percent of tobacco retailers illegally sold to minors in 2012.
- posted Dec 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Deck the halls with airborne flu germs, hack-hack-hack-hack-cough, hack-hack-hack-phlegm.
- posted Dec 17, 2012 at 3:38 PM
A major reason President Obama won the elections of 2008 and 2012 was because he and his advisers harnessed the power of the data-mining capacities of the computer and the mass appeal of the Internet. Obama for America polled, communicated with, organized and milked supporters for donations more effectively than any other candidate in American history.
- posted Dec 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM
The Enumclaw and Sumner girls squared off Saturday on the Enumclaw basketball court with EHS winning 40-30.
- posted Dec 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Not So Silent Night - Holiday Concert Dec. 14.
- posted Dec 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Many Washington TV aficionados have fond memories of the 1980s and ‘90s. New York and Los Angeles may have had Saturday Night Live and the rest of prime time, respectively, but Seattle had “Almost Live!,” a locally produced sketch show that proved nationally influential, launching the careers of entertainers such as Joel McHale and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
- posted Dec 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM
First up was Lakes, who bested the Panthers 105-76 on Dec. 12. It is the closest the Panthers gave come to beating the Lancers during his tenure, coach Jay Paulsen said in an email.
- posted Dec 19, 2012 at 1:36 PM
The Panthers more than doubled the Seahawks' efforts in the first three quarters, finishing 13-6, 17-8 and 10-4, respectively. Only in the fourth quarter did they come up short… by one. The fourth was 16-15 in the Seahawks' favor.
- posted Dec 19, 2012 at 1:49 PM
The Bonney Lake boys basketball team broke an early season losing streak Tuesday night, and pulled out a 55-49 conference win against the Seahawks at Peninsula High School.
- posted Dec 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM
A stable weight depends on a balance between the energy you get from food and the energy you use.
- posted Dec 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM— updated Dec 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM
This column will reach most houses around Christmas and this is meant to sooth the soul of men: you have been, or are soon to be, damned by wives and girlfriends.
- posted Dec 21, 2012 at 3:28 PM— updated Dec 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM
America has had periods in its history when it went to extremes. Usually one extreme period was followed by the opposite extreme. Fortunately for America we had leaders who understood how to soften our tendency for extremism. This pattern of balancing our wild fluctuations was laid from the very beginning of our country and continues to the present.
- posted Dec 21, 2012 at 3:47 PM
The old Buckley Fire Station may no longer house the city's bravest citizens, but it will soon vie to hold the city's strongest. The City Council voted Dec. 11 to lease the space to SoZo CrossFit LLC in order to open a gym.
- posted Dec 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM
T’was the day before Christmas and o’re the Plateau, From Diamond to Buckley we’re all on the go;
- posted Dec 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM— updated Dec 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM
The cast of the White River Credit Union enjoyed the surviving the Mayan end of the world day, 12-21-12
- posted Dec 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM
A powerful spam-sending application is attacking the most common smartphone operating system.
- posted Dec 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Dec. 17, 2012 – The month of January is dedicated to Mozart both on-air and online Jan. 1 -31 at Classical KING FM 98.1 in recognition of Mozart’s birthday month. On Jan. 1, KING FM will launch a new channel of all-Mozart music, available at KING.org with no commercial breaks.
- posted Dec 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Starting New Year’s Day, anglers will be required to use barbless hooks until further notice when fishing for salmon, steelhead and cutthroat on a large section of the Columbia River.
- posted Dec 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM
State fishery managers have approved an end-of-the-year razor clam dig over four evenings, leading up to and including New Year’s Eve.
- posted Dec 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM
With 2012 nearing an end, King County Executive Dow Constantine took the opportunity to look back at his office’s top 12 accomplishments of the year and how they build on the reforms of previous years.