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Media is a powerful hammer in the politician's toolbox | Rich Elfers' Politics in Focus

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 3:28PM

A major reason President Obama won the elections of 2008 and 2012 was because he and his advisers harnessed the power of the data-mining capacities of the computer and the mass appeal of the Internet. Obama for America polled, communicated with, organized and milked supporters for donations more effectively than any other candidate in American history.

National Weather Service releases high wind watch

  • Dec 15, 2012 at 9:38PM

The National Weather service released a high wind watch with gusts to 60 mph.

Department of Social and Health Services advocates work to improve long-term care services

  • Dec 15, 2012 at 10:08PM

Eleven recognized and established advocacy groups for people with disabilities and those who receive community-based care have joined with the state Department of Social and Health Services to develop recommendations on how to further ensure the safety and well-being of people receiving various long-term care services.

Ecology agreement resolves King County stormwater permit violation

  • Dec 15, 2012 at 10:40PM

King County will fund three water-quality improvement projects, complete stormwater monitoring and pay a state penalty under an agreed order with the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).

Additional winter shelter beds opening in King County

  • Dec 15, 2012 at 10:51PM

As temperatures begin to dip, 135 new emergency winter shelter beds are opening for homeless men and women in King County to offer a nightly respite from the cold and wet weather. King County, United Way of King County and several King County cities have joined together to devote additional resources to create safe shelter options for homeless people around the region.

King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian one spots suspect during Tiger Mountain chase

  • Dec 15, 2012 at 10:55PM

A man that led police on a high speed chase and then ran into the woods to hide was arrested today after being spotted by the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian1 helicopter.

2013 Teen Video Challenge | Secretary of State

  • Dec 15, 2012 at 10:58PM

Washington state is taking part in the 2013 Teen Video Challenge, a national competition with the aim of getting teens involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.

One dead in shooting at Sumner Motor Inn

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 1:00PM updated Dec 17, 2012 at 11:13AM

One man is dead and three more are wounded following an apparent shooting at the Sumner Motor Inn early Sunday morning.

One cannot decorate alone | Living with Gleigh

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 5:17PM

I was joy deficient the other day as I was attempting to decorate the house for Christmas. My husband was at work, my kids at school. I put lights on the tree, got out the Nativity scene village, then stalled.

The National Weather Service: Wind Advisory

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 5:37PM

The National weather service reports high wind watch no longer in effect, but wind advisory issued to 4 p.m. Monday.

A season to slow down | Timi Gustafson R.D.

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 5:42PM

In principle, I guess, one can get addicted to anything. I’m not just talking about drugs, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or food.

Red Slippers – poem by Amy Lowell | Poets.org

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 5:49PM

Red slippers in a shop-window; and outside in the street, flaws of gray, windy sleet!

Credit card payment processor sentenced for cybercrime | U.S. District Court

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 5:57PM

A Swedish credit card payment processor was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that netted $71 million by infecting victims’ computers with “scareware” and selling rogue antivirus software that was supposed to secure victims’ computers.

Let’s Stop Teen Drinking Tragedies | Sharon Foster and Michael Langer

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 6:01PM

The recent deaths of three Washington teens—a 14-year-old Bellingham girl, a 17-year-old boy in Shoreline, and an 18-year-old Washington State University student —remind us just how dangerous alcohol is for minors.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces next round of Clean Air Standards

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 6:09PM

In response to a court order, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized an update to its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution (PM2.5), including soot, setting the annual health standard at 12 micrograms per cubic meter.

U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Labor Department announce new website

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 6:16PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor today jointly announced a new website to support state workforce and unemployment agencies in implementing or enhancing Self-Employment Assistance programs.

“Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience” creator returns to Tacoma.

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 6:21PM

“Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience” Creator, Bruce Mactaggart returns to his beloved Tacoma, this December with a new production which will recreate one of America’s, and indeed, history’s greatest survival stories.

Raw salmon and your dog: Potentially fatal and easily avoidable

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 6:39PM

As spawning salmon become accessible along the rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest, Veterinary Poison Emergency Treatment Services (VET PETS) wants to remind you that ingesting the raw, undercooked, and smoked fish can be fatal to your dog.

Washington state receives $1.3 million in settlement | Washington State Attorney General

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 7:06PM

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that he and 33 other state attorneys general reached a $42.9 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its drugs, Zyvox and Lyrica.

Tobacco sales to minors at highest level in the last decade

  • Dec 16, 2012 at 7:11PM

About 16 percent of tobacco retailers illegally sold to minors in 2012.

Daniel Nash | All I want for Xmas is a flu shot | Our Corner

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 3:30PM

Deck the halls with airborne flu germs, hack-hack-hack-hack-cough, hack-hack-hack-phlegm.

Editorial | Presidents used media wisely | Rich Elfers

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 3:38PM

A major reason President Obama won the elections of 2008 and 2012 was because he and his advisers harnessed the power of the data-mining capacities of the computer and the mass appeal of the Internet. Obama for America polled, communicated with, organized and milked supporters for donations more effectively than any other candidate in American history.

Girls Basketball | Enumclaw girls defeat Sumner on home court | Slideshow

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 4:21PM

The Enumclaw and Sumner girls squared off Saturday on the Enumclaw basketball court with EHS winning 40-30.

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra holiday concert | Slideshow

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 12:23PM

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Not So Silent Night - Holiday Concert Dec. 14.

Stand-up comedy comes to Enumclaw Expo Center

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 12:35PM

Many Washington TV aficionados have fond memories of the 1980s and ‘90s. New York and Los Angeles may have had Saturday Night Live and the rest of prime time, respectively, but Seattle had “Almost Live!,” a locally produced sketch show that proved nationally influential, launching the careers of entertainers such as Joel McHale and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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