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Board of Education sets new grad standards for class of 2017 and beyond

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 1:00PM

The Washington State Board of Education met today to establish minimum scores for graduation on several state assessments. The Washington Legislature directed the Board to set a score on the state’s new Smarter Balanced Assessments, transition Math EOC, and WA-AIM before the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.

The definition of marriage is changing | Our Corner

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 2:27PM

I consider myself extremely lucky to have spent most of my childhood in an amazingly accepting and loving church environment. Even so, many months and countless hours were spent in committee meetings and bending over the church charter, which expressly denied performing same-sex marriages. Eventually, the congregation decided the charter did not accurately reflect God’s love, and my community joined the ever-increasing number of churches that believe the idea of marriage in the church is not as limited as we used to think.

Panel to address sustainable funding for deteriorating County bridges and roads | King County

  • Aug 6, 2015 at 4:00PM

King County Executive Dow Constantine and County Councilmember Kathy Lambert today named a number of regional leaders and community members to a panel charged with recommending sustainable solutions for funding bridges and roads in unincorporated King County.

Softball trouble | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 1:00PM

At 10:10 p.m. July 27, a caller told police there were concerns that a fight might break out at the Boise Creek Sixplex, where two teams had been engaged in a softball game. Multiple members of one team had been booted from the contest by the umpire and were said to be angry and hanging around the parking lot

Death with Dignity participation rises slightly in Washington | Department of Health

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 10:00AM

It’s been six years since Washington’s Death with Dignity Act went into effect and since that time, 725 adults with a terminal illness have chosen to end their lives with a physician-prescribed lethal dose of medication.

Americans strive for power, not freedom | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 11:00AM

Most Americans are wrong to believe freedom is the most important goal of all humans. In actuality, according to historian and professor J. Rufus Fears in his Great Courses book “The Wisdom of History,” power is what has shaped the human story.

To the top: A journey up Mount Si | Life Outdoors

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 1:00PM

Not everyone’s idea of a perfect day off is waking up at 5 a.m. and hiking for six hours. Usually it involves shutting off all alarms, sleeping in, enjoying a nice cup of coffee at your leisure and planning out the rest of your day. But, when you want to do a hike and avoid heat and crowds, waking up at 5 a.m. on your day off is really the only way to get the job done.

Black Diamond food bank hours and school supplies | Black Diamond Community Center

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 4:15PM

The Black Diamond Community Center’s Food Bank hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9am to 4pm. Fridays are by appointment only; call us ahead of time at 360-886-1011.

50,000 vehicles are ready for the September launch of I-405 express toll lanes | Department of Transportation

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 4:06PM

Drivers know Interstate 405 express toll lanes are coming, and are taking steps to get ready. Now 50,000 vehicles are sporting newGood To Go! Flex Passes. Carpoolers will need a Flex Pass to travel free on the I-405 express toll lanes when they open to traffic next month.

Two drivers intoxicated | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 9:00AM

A two-car collision occured at 11 p.m. July 24 in the vicinity of 244th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 440th Street. Police responded and took both motorists into custody for driving under the influence. Each was booked and later released after posting cash bail. Both vehicles were impounded.

My, my, me oh my, I love pie | Jen Anderson

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 10:00AM

One of the many talents my grandma was known for was her pie baking. She baked two to three pies per week and my grandpa ate a slice with nearly every meal. A piece was often offered to guests, card players or feed truck drivers. On occasion, one may have been left for the garbage man.

Forget the ‘now’ and focus on the big picture | Church Corner

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 11:00AM

There’s much more to your story than “now.” Don’t forget that. One of the lies our enemy uses against us is the idea that a life full of struggle is the mark of a life far from God. Not true. In fact, the Bible makes it clear that everyone who seriously follows him will find themselves swimming against the current of a world headed the wrong way (2 Tim 3:12-13).

Ongoing Green River levee work helps ensure safety for public, businesses | King County

  • Aug 8, 2015 at 12:00PM

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.

Driver arrested | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 9:00AM

An officer on patrol shortly before 2 a.m. July 26 spotted a vehicle being driven recklessly on 284th Avenue Southeast. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was taken into custody, booked and later released on charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence. The vehicle was impounded.

$65,000 Washington Oaks records | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 2:20PM

Trainer: 3, Grant Forster (Youcan’ttakeme, 2003; Bianconi Baby, 2004; A Classic Life, 2005)

Camille runs away with Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 2:22PM

Camille sprinted clear in the opening strides and powered home for a two-length victory Friday in the $21,000 Copiers Northwest Purse for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

Blood drive Aug. 17 in Enumclaw

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 2:36PM

Bloodworks Northwest will be in Enumclaw the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 17, taking donations.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month | Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 2:39PM

Getting your family ready for the school year? Updating immunizations should be at the top of everyone’s to-do list, right up there with new clothes and backpacks — and something you shouldn’t put off until September.

Arctic exploration is not new, just different - and safer | Don Brunell

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 2:39PM

Recently, activists paddled a flotilla of kayaks – made from petroleum products – into the Seattle harbor in an attempt to blockade a Shell Oil offshore drilling platform destined for the Arctic. Then activists in Portland suspended themselves from the St. Johns Bridge – using all sorts of equipment and supplies made from petroleum products – in an effort to stop Shell’s ice breaker from leaving a local shipyard.

Cycling group prepares to bike Pacific Northwest to benefit affordable housing | Bike & Build

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 3:30PM

This August, a team of 35 young adult cyclists with Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing, plan to bike 950 miles from Portland, OR on a round-about route through the state of Washington to Bellingham, WA. We will be arriving to the beautiful town of Enumclaw on August 17th, 2015.

Update to fatal collision on EB I-90 mile post 25 | Washington State Patrol

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 3:13PM

Washington State Patrol detectives believe that distracted driving may have contributed to a two vehicle, fatal collision that occurred at approximately 2:10 pm on Saturday, August 8thon EB I-90/East of SR 18 in Snoqualmie.

Enumclaw street tax increase on November ballot

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 9:52AM

Enumclaw voters will be asked to bump up the city’s sales tax rate in exchange for smoother streets. Members of the Enumclaw City Council – acting in their role as the local Transportation Benefit District – voted July 27 to place a tax measure on November’s general election ballot.

Get out, stay out | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 11:00AM

Management of a city hotel called police the afternoon of July 30, reporting a man was staying in a room illegally. The man had departed before police arrived.

WDFW seeks comments on update to State Wildlife Plan | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 1:36PM

State wildlife managers are seeking public comments on updates to the State Wildlife Action Plan, which identifies 268 fish and wildlife species with the greatest conservation needs in Washington state.

Secretary Wyman asks court to allow vote on I-1366 | Secretary of State

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 2:00PM

Secretary of State Kim Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, is urging King County Superior Court to allow a public vote this fall on Initiative 1366. Wyman said she is taking no position on the initiative nor on whether it would be constitutional if approved by the voters. She said her interest is in defending the public’s right to vote on a measure that was qualified for the ballot via petitions signed by over 339,000 people.

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