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- Aug 1, 2015 at 5:28PM
Two homes were evacuated in South Prairie after a brush fire started in a ten acre field around 2:00 this afternoon. More than 15 different rigs were brought to this fire by East Pierce, Buckley, Orting and Riverside fire departments. One firefighter was overcome with heat exhaustion and was transported away.
- Aug 2, 2015 at 10:48PM
Tribal Waters surged late and scored a three-length victory Saturday in the $13,600 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up.
- Aug 2, 2015 at 10:34PM
Pending late mail, 23 horses have been nominated to the 80th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile on Sunday, August 16.
- Aug 2, 2015 at 10:51PM
Seadrifter raced to an early lead and held off all challengers for a 1 ¼-length victory Friday in the Stella Artois Purse for older fillies and mares.
- Aug 2, 2015 at 11:48PM
Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 90, will experience delays due to a major lane closure next wee
- Aug 3, 2015 at 11:38AM
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This work requires temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.
- Aug 3, 2015 at 12:00PM
More than 72,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day survey in 2014. As another survey cycle nears, about 400 volunteers will again be needed this fall to count the number of people who ride bike or walk to their destinations. Volunteer registration is starting now.
- Aug 3, 2015 at 1:00PM
Significantly more teen boys in Washington are getting vaccinated against HPV, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data for teen immunizations were released this week by the CDC in the 2014 National Immunization Survey. Washington immunization rates for teens rose for every vaccine and dose, except for the third dose of HPV for teen girls. The HPV vaccines protect against human papilloma virus strains that cause 75 percent of cervical cancers; the vaccine is the best tool for HPV-related cancers.
Commission to consider waterfowl seasons, discuss steelhead management | Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Aug 3, 2015 at 2:52PM
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct a public hearing and take action on proposed 2015-16 migratory waterfowl hunting seasons during a public meeting Aug. 7-8 in Olympia.
- Aug 3, 2015 at 4:00PM
More than 2,200 drivers had approximately 27,000 civil penalty fees for unpaid tolls waived through a new program introduced last week by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
- Aug 4, 2015 at 9:55AM
The 2015 Special Olympics Flame of Hope was lit in Athens, Greece, and was carried all the way through 21 states before it was placed into the hands of Buckley resident Zeth Grover and the White River Unified Sports Team. Grover and his team received the torch at 9:48 a.m. July 3, and carried it for a mile through Des Moines.
- Aug 4, 2015 at 11:00AM
In 1967, the Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” That’s how Keith Banks opened his retirement letter to the White River School District’s board of directors and Superintendent Janel Keating.
- Aug 4, 2015 at 12:00PM
Police responded shortly before 8 a.m. July 29 to the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Porter Street, the scene of a two-car collision. There were no injuries but both vehicles had to be towed.
- Aug 4, 2015 at 1:00PM
Breastfeeding can give babies a healthy start in life. Hospitals play an important role in helping mothers start and continue breastfeeding. A new state program, Breastfeeding Friendly Washington Hospitals, recognizes hospitals that are taking steps to support breastfeeding.
- Aug 4, 2015 at 3:13PM
Drivers who rely on the State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridges (Meridian) are encouraged to plan for delays and alternate routes during the weekend of Aug. 7. Both the northbound and southbound SR 167 bridges that span the Puyallup River will be closed to traffic while crews relocate an obsolete steel truss bridge.
- Aug 4, 2015 at 4:00PM
When our animal friends need a helping hand, who’s there to help them? King County TV recently rode along with employees from King County Animal Control Services as they responded to reports of injured or escaped animals.
- Aug 5, 2015 at 9:00AM
A city officer was bitten by a dog the afternoon of July 28 while investigation a possible forgery. Information was forwarded to King County Animal Control.
- Aug 5, 2015 at 10:28AM
More than 2000 runners braved the heat last Saturday and signed up for the Win Me 5K Color Run at the Expo Center.
- Aug 5, 2015 at 11:00AM
Seattle's favorite sport's team is about to step up to the plate.
- Aug 5, 2015 at 1:02PM
With the launch of bachelor degree programs in software development and network administration and security, Green River College is striving to create a strong tech presence in the South Sound. Small class sizes, project-based learning opportunities, peer mentorship, career preparation services, flexible day and evening schedules have made Green River a destination for a variety of students.
- Aug 5, 2015 at 2:00PM
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Headquarter's telephone was compromised. The WSP received 30 complaints from citizens stating they were called by someone who falsely identified themselves as a WSP trooper. According to the citizens, the caller impersonating a trooper accused the citizens of various violations including outstanding warrants, unpaid tickets, and unpaid school taxes.
- Aug 5, 2015 at 3:00PM
Take part in a long-distance trail run as part of the SCOTT Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series, or catch some of the scheduled high-speed track racing at Marymoor Velodrome. Check out the series schedule of the Marymoor Park Concerts presented by Swedish Redmond, and choose from acclaimed veteran bands or newer, up-and-coming acts.
- Aug 6, 2015 at 9:00AM
An officer responded the afternoon of July 28 to the vicinity of Railroad Street and Griffin Avenue after hearing of a possible fight in progress. Contact was made with a victim and it was determined there was probably cause for the arrest of a suspect.
More students to receive state-funded full day kindergarten | Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Aug 6, 2015 at 10:05AM
A total of 359 additional schools in 139 school districts across the state will begin receiving state funding for full-day kindergarten in the next school year. These new schools increase the total number of schools providing state-funded full-day kindergarten to 847 in 261 districts.
- Aug 6, 2015 at 11:00AM
More than 56 parties have agreed to restore key salmon habitat on the White River, which flows through King and Pierce Counties in Washington State, to resolve their liability for natural resource damages caused by hazardous substances released into the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways in Tacoma’s Commencement Bay, the Justice Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of the Interior announced today.