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Work of Bonney Lake photographer to be featured in Enumclaw's Gallery 2012

  • May 31, 2012 at 2:00PM

The work of Bonney Lake photographer Michael Dilbeck will be on display at Enumclaw's Gallery 2012 beginning June 7. His show runs through July 2 in the gallery found in City Hall, 1339 Cole St.

Four receive White River Communities Champion Award

  • May 31, 2012 at 2:00PM updated at 6:39PM

Four volunteers were honored May 21 as recipients of the 2012 White River Communities Champion Award at a special meeting of the White River Families First Coalition.

Buckley City Councilman's son charged with bribing parent of sexual abuse victim

  • May 31, 2012 at 8:21PM

Randy Reed, Buckley City Councilman, has has been charged with sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl and Reed's son has been charged with attempting to bribe the victim's mother into dropping charges.

Man attempts to steal handbag outside Maple Valley Fred Meyer, gets tackled after chase on foot | Breaking news

  • Jun 1, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Jun 2, 2012 at 2:17PM

Memo to would-be purse-snatchers in Maple Valley: You might want to seek business elsewhere.

Gas prices expect to fall in Puget Sound region | GasBuddy

  • Jun 1, 2012 at 9:51AM

After an impressive shift in situations impacting gasoline prices, GasBuddy is expecting to see falling prices at local pumps in coming days. Wholesale gasoline prices, the price that stations pay before taxes and other fees, has fallen nearly a dollar per gallon since its high roughly a week ago.

Washington state Democrats 2012 state convention begins today

  • Jun 1, 2012 at 10:28AM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker headlines Friday evening's Gala Banquet, as the Washington State Democrats hold the 2012 State Convention June 1-3 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio will also join the convention as the keynote speaker on Saturday.

Black Diamond City Council to discuss city administrator position at June 5 special meeting

  • Jun 1, 2012 at 3:27PM

The city of Black Diamond will hold a Special Council meeting on Tuesday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m.

City Twister and D’honorable to battle in Auburn $50,000 Auburn Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 1, 2012 at 3:52PM

Arguably the two most visually impressive winners at the meeting thus far, both City Twister and D’honorable will be out to prove who’s the better 3-year-old on Sunday in the $50,000 Auburn Handicap for sophomore colts and geldings running 6-½ furlongs.

Buckley City Councilman Randy Reed's son charged with bribing a witness | Pierce County Prosecutor

  • Jun 1, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Jun 6, 2012 at 9:06AM

The case involving longtime Buckley City Councilman Randy Reed took a sudden and dramatic turn last week, when his 31-year-old son was charged with attempting to bribe a witness.

Champali Lace wins Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 2, 2012 at 9:09AM

Champali Lace continued her winning ways Friday night at Emerald Downs, edging away to a half-length victory over Seattle Game in the $10,000 feature race for older fillies and mares.

Next week at the King County County Council | June 4-8

  • Jun 2, 2012 at 9:00AM updated at 10:28PM

Committee members are scheduled to discuss and possibly recommend to the full council: An ordinance relating to Council rules (Ordinance 2012-0199).

White River, Enumclaw, Sumner state track | Slideshow

  • Jun 2, 2012 at 9:48PM

White River, Enumclaw and Sumner athletes compete at the state track meet May 24 at Mount Tahoma High.

Aaron the Baron has the stuff for Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 2, 2012 at 9:57PM

Aaron the Baron appears to be an up and coming horse in the older horse handicap division at Emerald Downs.

Frustration over failing schools reaches the tipping point | Don Brunell

  • Jun 2, 2012 at 10:17PM

There comes a time when enough is enough. No more excuses, no more delays.

Underinflated tires a danger to everyone | Washington State Patrol

  • Jun 2, 2012 at 10:25PM

Large truck tire debris can be a hazard to everyone on the roadway. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) responds to numerous calls where vehicles are damaged by tire debris.

$50,000 Auburn Handicap notes | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 1:26PM

Track & World Record: 1:13, Sabertooth (7), May 22, 2005

Cat Attack Phobia | Living with Gleigh

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 6:51PM

I was watching the Anderson Cooper talk show the other day on NBC and they were talking about weird phobias. One woman was terrified of cats. I don’t remember if she had a basis for her fear, but she thought every domestic cat was just waiting to stage an attack.

Class Included and Elusive Noise line up for $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 7:01PM

Older fillies and mares get the spotlight Sunday, June 10 in the $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes at 6-½ furlongs.

4 indicted for mortgage fraud scheme | U.S. District Court

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 7:26PM

Defendants allegedly exploited immigrant straw buyers to defraud multiple banks.

South King County family sentenced to prison for disability fraud | U.S. District Court

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 7:32PM

Four members of one family defrauded SSI for more than 30 years and $300,000.

David Reich appointed as King County’s chief economist

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 7:36PM

The King County Forecast Council gave its unanimous support to the appointment of David Reich as the County’s new Chief Economist.

The problem with government isn’t a few bad apples | Lee Hamilton

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 7:47PM

Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. As well they should. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans’ respect for their government.

Dead heat in Auburn Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 3, 2012 at 8:33PM

For only the second time in 17 seasons and 571 races, a stakes event at Emerald Downs wound up in a dead-heat for first place.

Gas prices rise again in Puget Sound region as prices fall nationally | GasBuddy

  • Jun 4, 2012 at 7:16AM

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.30/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website

Marriage | Poem by Dan Gerber

  • Jun 4, 2012 at 8:13AM

Though most of us are not formally known as diplomats, many of us learn to be experts at domestic diplomacy, and the sorts of complex negotiations we find ourselves in can require a lot of patience. Here’s Dan Gerber, who lives in California, showing us some of that patience.

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