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OPINION: HB 2801 limits citizens freedom to government information

  • Feb 27, 2012 at 4:06PM

Citizens should be aware of – and opposed to – House Bill 2801 and the provisions that would allow local governments to cease publishing public notices in their local newspapers.

Dahlquist applauds passage of bipartisan Senate budget | Legislature

  • Mar 6, 2012 at 3:11PM

On March 2, even those of you who wouldn’t normally follow the legislative process tuned in online at to watch history being made. A bipartisan coalition of senators came together to change the direction of our state.

Rails-to-Trails group will meet March 22 in Sumner

  • Mar 8, 2012 at 2:00PM updated at 7:45PM

The next meeting of the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition is planned for 7 to 9 p.m., March 22, at Heritage Quest Library, 1007 Main St. in Sumner.

Crews push through deep snow to clear Cayuse Pass | Chinook Pass clearing efforts begin in April

  • Mar 8, 2012 at 8:18PM

With snow blowers and a bulldozer working together, the annual State Route 410 clearing effort is under way. From the northwest entry to Mount Rainier National Park to the Cayuse Pass summit (elev. 4,675 ft.), it’s a race against nature to open State Route 410 in time for early spring and summer travel.

Jockey Eliska Kubinova bring home six winners at Portland Meadows | Horse Racing

  • Mar 8, 2012 at 8:28PM

Jockey Eliska Kubinova had a career day last Wednesday when she booted home five winners on the program. Well she was back at it again today, only this time she won six times on the Wednesday card at Portland Meadows. Kubinova is now clearly into second place in the Thoroughbred riding standings with 58 wins, 10 behind Javier Matias who leads the standings with just two racing days left.

Weekly roll call report | State Legislature

  • Mar 9, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 6:00PM

The 2012 legislative session wrapped yesterday with the passage of many disputed bills in both chambers. A special session is scheduled to begin on Monday to consider the operating budget and any bills necessary to implement it.

Washington state Legislature passes transportation budget

  • Mar 9, 2012 at 10:03PM

The Washington State Legislature passed a transportation budget in the final minutes of the regular session that includes $57 million in new spending this biennium for roads and highways, public transit, the ferry system, freight mobility and public safety.

Woman and two children injured in ATV accident near Selleck | King County Sheriff

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:39PM

A 31 year old woman and two children ages 8 and 10 were injured when the ATV they were riding struck a tree.

Man dies in hiking accident at Rattlesnake Ledge | King County Sheriff's Office

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 6:27PM

A 32 year old man was killed Friday night when he fell down a cliff while hiking on the Rattlesnake Ledge hiking trail.

Emergency repairs will continue on SR 520 floating bridge | WSDOT

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:51PM

Emergency underwater repairs will continue Saturday, March 10, as divers replace a second damaged state Route 520 floating bridge cable connection found on Friday.

National Weather Service warns of possible high winds Sunday

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 2:12PM

The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of winds reaching 40 mph with gust up to 60 in the east Puget Sound lowlands late Sunday.

Questions and answers about colonoscopies

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 5:34PM

Few health care interventions can reduce the risk of dying from a disease by more than 50 percent.

Jay Inslee resigns from U.S. House | David Ammons

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 5:54PM

Jay Inslee has announced he will resign from his U.S. House seat, effective March 20, and will devote full time to his bid for Washington governor. State Elections Co-Director Katie Blinn said that under the state law dealing with congressional vacancies, there will be no special election, since Inlee’s departure comes after the March 6 deadline for that to occur.

Senate rewrites state parks funding measure | State Legislature

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 6:07PM

The future of Washington’s state parks’ financial viability may depend on a legislative agreement to expand an access pass program first implemented last July.

Field of 12 set to go in the Route Claiming Series Finals | Horse Racing

  • Mar 11, 2012 at 4:56PM

Twelve runners will line up in the gate to compete over the one mile and one quarter distance in the $25,000 Route Claiming Series Final on Wednesday March 14, which is closing day at Portland Meadows.

Snow and hail pelt the Plateau | Slideshow

  • Mar 11, 2012 at 6:14PM

Winter is not over yet. Snow, hail and cold temperatures swept across the Plateau Sunday, March 11, at about 5:30 p.m..

Police seek information on rape suspect | King County Sheriff's Office

  • Mar 11, 2012 at 6:00PM updated at 9:42PM

A Shoreline woman was raped and robbed last night when she returned home from work and was attacked by a man as she walked towards her garage.

DUI patrol watching for St. Patrick's Day revelers | Pierce County

  • Mar 11, 2012 at 7:35PM

For drinking drivers, it will take more than a four-leaf clover to avoid a DUI this St. Patrick's Day.

Former insurance agent sentenced to prison for stealing more than $1 million from her clients

  • Mar 11, 2012 at 7:47PM

A former insurance agent who stole more than $1 million from elderly clients has been sentenced to 75 months in prison.

Lawn renovation, pruning and garden cleanup | Marianne Binetti

  • Mar 11, 2012 at 7:59PM

The second week of March is a good time for lawn renovation, pruning and garden cleanup. If your soil is dry and your grass is high you can start your motors and get mowing. Better yet, consider a new landscape design that shrinks your lawn so you can downsize to a lightweight, super-quiet push mower.

31st legislators head back to State House for the special session

  • Mar 12, 2012 at 6:02PM

It’s “do over” time in Olympia. Gov. Chris Gregoire called a special session that began Monday after the two chambers could not come up with a supplemental budget.

Enumclaw High School football coach Don Bartel resigns; EHS, White River rivalry renewed | Football

  • Mar 15, 2012 at 9:49AM

Two developments this week have rocked the world of prep football of the Plateau.

Dangerous dog procedures reformed | Buckley Council

  • Mar 15, 2012 at 5:11PM

The altered municipal code stipulates that no dog owner will be charged a fee to appeal a dangerous animal declaration, and that the animal control officer must provide a preponderance of evidence that the dog is a danger to the community.

Army soldier suspect in killing of Afghan civilians reported Lake Tapps homeowner

  • Mar 16, 2012 at 6:26PM

An Army soldier suspected in the massacre of 16 Afghan has been identified according to Tacoma News Tribune as Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who owns a home on Lake Tapps.

Man convicted of tax fraud scheme | U.S. District Court

  • Mar 17, 2012 at 4:47PM

A California man who submitted false tax forms and promoted a tax fraud scheme in the U.S. and Canada was convicted today of conspiracy and wire fraud following a two-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

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