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- Jul 23, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 4:40PM
The Oxford English Dictionary announced in June approximately 500 words have been added to its dictionary. The article about the added words made me all warm and fuzzy inside, as if I had just opened a gift of eight-track cassettes of C-Span’s Book TV - the greatest hits.
- Jul 23, 2015 at 11:00AM
I read the story (Courier-Herald, July 7) about Dr. Tait and his legacy, which is the Foothills Trail. I think it is admirable that the group wants to honor him; the trail is a fantastic way to get exercise and spend some time in nature.
- Jul 23, 2015 at 4:38PM
Expect delays if you have to drive in Auburn this weekend. Westbound SR 18 at SR 167 and one lane eastbound will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Several ramps will also be closed. Crews working on the SR 167 - 8th to 277th Southbound HOT Lane project will add a new bridge pier to support a new overpass.
- Jul 23, 2015 at 4:36PM
King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27.
- Jul 24, 2015 at 9:00AM
Police fielded three animal complaints, dealt with a parking issue on Mountain View Avenue, heard of a suspicious vehicle on Collins Court and made five traffic stops.
- Jul 24, 2015 at 10:26AM
Washington schools met the required 95 percent participation rate on this spring’s new Smarter Balanced tests in third through eighth grades, according to preliminary results released earlier this month. The rate was considerably lower for the 11th grade.
- Jul 24, 2015 at 11:00AM
State health officials are working with state and local partners to investigate several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing investigation of at least 56 cases in eight counties around the state includes food served at a variety of events.
- Jul 24, 2015 at 1:00PM
When the state’s duly elected auditor disappears while in office does anyone notice beyond the shadow of the Capitol dome? Doesn’t seem like it.
- Jul 24, 2015 at 2:00PM
Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Federal Voting Rights Act into law, the Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous approval to broadening the historic law’s standards in King County by requiring voting materials be translated into additional languages, starting with Spanish and Korean.
- Jul 24, 2015 at 3:00PM
The Black Diamond Community Center’s Food Bank hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9am to 4pm. Fridays are by appointment only; call ahead of time at 360-886-1011.
- Jul 25, 2015 at 9:00AM
The occasion for this letter is the departure of two of our much loved pastors on the Plateau. Bruce Thweat and Peter Little will soon be leaving their churches here to pursue other ministry.
- Jul 25, 2015 at 10:00AM
The countdown begins! Beginning now through August 25, 2016, the National Park Service invites you to "Find Your Park" in celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Help spread the word about our amazing national park sites such as Mt. Rainier National Park.
- Jul 25, 2015 at 11:00AM
The Black Diamond Community Center is now collecting school supplies for our Back to School Supplies program to help out low-income families in the greater Black Diamond area.
County Council approves task force to investigate creation of immigrant and refugee commission | King County
- Jul 25, 2015 at 2:00PM
A growing number of residents arriving in King County face the task of settling into a new community while trying to cope with limited English skills as they work on getting the services they need. The Metropolitan King County Council today unanimously adopted legislation for the development of a task force to make recommendations on the creation of an immigrant and refugee commission to assist some of the newest citizens of our county.
- Jul 25, 2015 at 3:00PM
The 2014 edition of the King County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) has received a clean opinion from the State Auditor's Office, with no findings noted. Both the CAFR and the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) are now available online.
- Jul 26, 2015 at 10:11PM
Track Record: tie-1:07 Atta Boy Roy (4), September 13, 2009; Noosa Beach (4), May 16, 2010 Stakes Record: 1:09.01, Goin to the Window, August 5, 2012
- Jul 26, 2015 at 11:47PM
Paul Allen’s Initiative 1401, requiring a state crackdown on trafficking of endangered species/parts, has qualified for a spot on the statewide Washington ballot this fall, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced late Wednesday.
- Jul 26, 2015 at 11:49PM
In summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened. Avoiding contact with bats and vaccinating pets are the keys to reducing the risk of ra
- Jul 26, 2015 at 11:11PM
The Enumclaw Rotary Street Fair featured two days of activities, food, music and booths.
- Jul 27, 2015 at 11:09AM
It’s summer vacation! If you travel, don’t forget to take your earth-friendly, sustainable practices with you. Wherever you go, remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle. With a little bit of planning, you can make a big difference in the amount of waste you produce while traveling.
- Jul 27, 2015 at 12:00PM
In summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened. Avoiding contact with bats and vaccinating pets are the keys to reducing the risk of rabies.
- Jul 27, 2015 at 1:00PM
Four tax advisory votes will be on the statewide ballot this fall, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced on July 23. The votes, which are nonbinding, provide an opportunity for voters to express their support or opposition to revenue provisions in bills that passed in the recent legislative sessions. Legislators are not required to do anything with the results.
- Jul 27, 2015 at 2:00PM
Several new alcohol- and marijuana-related laws became effective this month. Among the new laws is a section of Senate Bill 5052, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, which changes the name of the former Liquor Control Board. Effective immediately, the new name is the Liquor and Cannabis Board which reflects the regulatory responsibilities the agency has had since 2012.
- Jul 27, 2015 at 3:14PM
Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 775 gas outlets in Seattle. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.73/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
- Jul 28, 2015 at 10:11AM
Agriculture is alive and well on the Enumclaw Plateau according to three citizens who recently took the city’s elected leaders to task for their efforts surrounding one local farm. The city has spent time and energy looking at options for the Thomas Farm, which stretches between state Route 410 and Battersby Avenue on Enumclaw’s busy east side. Former owners of the property entered into an agreement with King County in which they accepted more than $1 million but agreed the acreage would never be developed.