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- Aug 11, 2015 at 3:44PM
For low income customers, paying energy bills can be a hefty burden. But many people might not realize there’s help. More than $3 million remains available for qualified PSE customers to help pay their electric and natural gas bills. It’s money that’s been set aside to assist those who need it most.
- Aug 11, 2015 at 4:00PM
A development that could seem like an extreme youth movement at the state health department is actually the agency’s newest policy to protect and improve people’s health — including the health of agency employees and their families.
- Aug 12, 2015 at 9:00AM
After hearing of children left unattended in a vehicle the afternoon of July 30, an officer responded to a Monroe Avenue address. Contact was made with the driver, who was counseled about leaving kids alone in a vehicle. It also was discovered the driver had a suspended license. The driver and children walked home and were to make arrangements to retrieve the vehicle.
- Aug 12, 2015 at 10:09AM
King County Fire District 28 took a Mother May I leap forward Aug. 3 when the fire board hired Randy Fehr as its permanent fire chief. The 42-year-old Fehr has been serving as interim chief since April. Fehr requested a personnel evaluation prior to the board meeting. He wanted to know he was doing the job to the commissioners’ satisfaction.
- Aug 12, 2015 at 11:00AM
Wildfires are burning away the U.S. Forest Service budget.
- Aug 12, 2015 at 12:00PM
King County has launched a community-wide campaign to help every local homeless military veteran find housing by Dec. 31, 2015. The Committee to End Homelessness and its regional partners have already helped more than 1,200 local veterans transition to housing since 2014. Operation: WelcomeOneHome encourages property managers and community organizations to help the estimated 662 remaining veterans find housing.
- Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00PM
Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Tuesday expressed disappointment that a bipartisan panel has declined to move the 2016 Washington Presidential Primary from late May to early March. Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, has been a strong advocate of the Presidential Primary and had praised lawmakers for including the funding in the state budget. But she had wanted to move the 2016 date from May 24, the default date, to March 8, to maximize voter participation and visits from candidates.
- Aug 12, 2015 at 3:16PM
Millions of people go to agricultural fairs and petting zoos this time of year, and children of all ages love to be around the animals. Taking a few safety precautions can help reduce the chance of getting sick after spending time with animals or their surroundings.
- Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00AM
Police took a report at 5:27 p.m. July 31 about four juveniles playing basketball on the grounds of Kibler Elementary. Police advised them to stay out when gates are locked.
- Aug 13, 2015 at 11:00AM
Kennewick Man, or The Ancient One, was a Native American man believed to have lived about 8,400 years ago. His remains, which were nearly complete, were discovered about 10 feet from the shore of the Columbia River in Eastern Washington. Sen. Patty Murray introduced legislation that would return the remains to a coalition of Columbia Basin tribes.
- Aug 13, 2015 at 1:00PM
I was saddened to read the “almost amused” attack on Rich Elfers and his recent column on business and government. It was typical of the extreme conservative view that wealth is the end all and be all of this country or our existence. It was saddening to see a defense of child labor and 14- to 16-hour work days.
- Aug 13, 2015 at 1:00PM
The Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties around the state. Consumers are advised to cook pork thoroughly. The case count has continued to grow as state health officials work with Public Health — Seattle & King County along with other local, state, and federal partners on the disease investigation. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent its team of “disease detectives” to the state to help.
- Aug 13, 2015 at 5:10PM
Under the federal Clean Air Act, Washington is required to have an air operating permit program for the largest sources of air pollution in the state. Businesses and industries that produce 100 tons or more of air pollution a year are required to obtain an air operating permit.
- Aug 14, 2015 at 9:00AM
An officer was dispatched at 11:26 p.m. Aug. 1 to help with a disabled vehicle at Southeast 456th Street and 284th Avenue Southeast. It was determined the vehicle had hit an elk. Neither the driver nor the elk appeared injured and the vehicle, while damaged, could be driven from the scene.
- Aug 14, 2015 at 10:00AM
The legislature struggled making decisions in a timely manner thereby requiring multiple sessions. Amazingly, they didn’t suffer too much angst over their 11 percent pay increase while struggling to raise the teachers’ pay; new teachers would gladly work for the $40,000-plus the legislators receive.
- Aug 14, 2015 at 11:00AM
Culture war’s come to the Plateau. Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “societies definition of marriage is changing.” Jesus made this clear in his discourse on marriage and divorce. “In the beginning,” he says, man and women – male and female. I have a strong suspicion Mr. Still has read too much Rob Bell and not enough Jesus Christ.
- Aug 14, 2015 at 1:00PM
Centuries ago, China was the major world power. China and Europe were linked by what became known as the “Silk Road.” China’s silks, porcelain and technologies like printing, chess, the compass and gunpowder traveled west along this road to change the West and the world.
- Aug 14, 2015 at 2:00PM
Life, as we know it, is not a straight line from cradle to grave. Life is filled with situations and circumstances that force us to make choices about which direction we’re going to go. We call these turning points. These are times of crisis or a critical point where we are forced to take action to make things different. Turning points come in all shapes and sizes. While our lives can be filled with them, there are usually a few that are crucial.
- Aug 15, 2015 at 9:00AM
Police took a report at 1:19 a.m. Aug. 2 of a fight in progress outside a Griffin Avenue establishment. The group had dispersed when officers arrived. Those still on the scene declined to speak with police or provide statements. No victim came forward and there were no reported injuries.
- Aug 15, 2015 at 10:18PM
Track & World Record: 1:12.94, I Keep Saying (5), July 27, 2014 Stakes Record*: 1:16.19, Trackattacker, August 16, 2014
- Aug 15, 2015 at 10:28PM
It took 50 days of racing, but Emerald Downs finally had an “off” track Friday evening, with the track listed sloppy for the seven-race card.
- Aug 15, 2015 at 10:21PM
$50,000 Barbara Shinpoch records and notes | Emerald Downs
- Aug 16, 2015 at 9:00AM
Police learned the afternoon of Aug. 5 of a semi truck hitting a post at the corner of Griffin Avenue and Porter Street. The incident was to be handled by the Washington State Patrol.
- Aug 16, 2015 at 11:34AM
Trainer: 3, Jerry Hollendorfer (Secret Corsage, 2005; Gemstone Rush, 2007; Lemon Kiss, 2008)
- Aug 16, 2015 at 10:58PM
Dance with Stan's Band "Diamonds in the Rough." Band starts at 10:30 a.m.