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ALS Environmental settles $16,667 penalty | Department of Ecology

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:00AM

After a dozen hazardous waste violations were found during inspections, ALS Environmental has agreed to settle a $16,667 penalty from the Washington Department of Ecology to reach a speedy conclusion and avoid costly legal fees.

Woman dies from injuries in Wilkeson handcar race

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 9:45AM

The normally boisterous Wilkeson handcar races immediately turned solemn Saturday afternoon when a competitor fell from a handcar and was run over, suffering fatal injuries. Medics were on the scene in less than a minute, an emergency airlift was immediately called for and the victim who was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died.

Immunization update time for kids is now | Washington state Department of Health

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 1:00AM updated at 10:10AM

While kids across Washington are squeezing every ounce of fun out of summer, many parents are already looking forward to the beginning of the school year and planning for all that must be done before the first day of school.

Signature verification progress for two initiatives | Secretary of State

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 1:00AM updated at 10:10AM

Update on the progress of signature-verification for two initiatives that are widely expected to make the statewide ballot this fall.

Two registered sex offenders face new charges | King County Sheriffs

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

Two registered sex offenders have been charged in separate incidents for allegedly soliciting sex from juvenile girls in website advertisements. The advertisements were posted by undercover detectives. King County Prosecutors charged defendant Todd R. Smelser, 49, with Attempted Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor after he allegedly responded to an advertisement on a website ostensibly posted by a minor offering sex in exchange for money.

Washingtonians asked to nominate a company that gives back to the community | Secretary of State

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 11:00AM

Do you know of a corporation or business that helps its community in some way, such as by donating money or supplies, or providing volunteer help? Help give that company some much-deserved recognition by nominating it for Washington’s highest civics award.

When temperatures hit 85, take these steps applying pesticides | Department of Agriculture

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reminds pesticide applicators and homeowners applying pesticides to take special precautions during this time of year when temperatures can reach 85 degrees or more. This kind of heat affects how some pesticides behave.

Beat the back to school rush for immunizing your kids | Department of Health

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 1:00PM

While kids across Washington are squeezing every ounce of fun out of summer, many parents are already looking forward to the beginning of the school year and planning for all that must be done before the first day of school.

Carnation homeowner shoots assault suspect inside house | King Çounty Sheriffs

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

A man in his 50’s is under arrest after being shot while inside a home in Unincorporated King County, near Carnation. A homeowner in his 70’s, shot the man after he came into his house and began to assault his 65 year old male roommate.

King County Executive honors ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

The King County Solid Waste Division and Executive Dow Constantine are honoring 112 Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling this year, recognizing businesses and organizations that are going the extra mile to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fines insurer $300,000 for selling unauthorized policies

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler disciplined and issued fines in June totaling $328,000 against insurance companies, agents, brokers and others who violated state insurance regulations.

Westbound SR 18 closed in Auburn July 24-27

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

Westbound state Route 18 at SR 167 will be closed around-the-clock July 24-27.

Chinese wine may appear on store shelves | Don C. Brunell

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

There was a time when wine connoisseurs looked with distain on wines produced in the United States.

Rock blasting to close I-90 Snoqualmie Pass four nights | July 20-23

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass should plan for added travel time next week due rock blasting and lane closures.

$50,000 Emerald Express notes and records

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 12:01AM

Atta Boy Roy (4), September 13, 2009 Noosa Beach (4), May 16, 2010

Stryker Phd wins $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 19, 2015 at 11:45PM

Stryker Phd appears to be in another league from his foes at Emerald Downs.

$50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap records | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 19, 2015 at 11:58PM

Track Record: 1:39 3/5, Kid Katabatic (5) 123 lbs, July 26, 1998 Stakes Record: 1:40.20, Stryker Phd (5) 121, July 20, 2014

Barkley takes win picture in Emerald Express | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 19, 2015 at 11:49PM

As expected, the $50,000 Emerald Express for 2-year-old colts and geldings developed into a virtual match race, with even-money favorite Barkley out-finishing 6-to-5 Gold Rush Dancer for a half-length victory in 1:11.04 for six furlongs.

My Chief tops in Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 18, 2015 at 8:23PM

My Chief held off all challengers and scored a big upset Friday in the $13,600 Eagle Creek Siding Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Belle Hill wins $50,000 Kent Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 18, 2015 at 8:13PM

Belle Hill continues to look like a filly with a big future for Aithon Stable and trainer Larry Ross.

AG stops deceptive practices targeting elderly military veterans | Washington Attorney General

  • Jul 18, 2015 at 12:00PM

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has stopped the deceptive business practices used by Lynnwood, Wash. company Emerald Capital Preservation, Inc. (ECP) and its owner Donald Smith, who failed to disclose a financial conflict of interest to veteran clients and charged unreasonable fees for basic services. The enforcement action announced today includes $26,564 in restitution to 35 victims.

Stolen pipes | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

  • Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 2:20PM

Officers were dispatched July 5 after a report came in about stolen copper pipes.

19 of 157 recreational marijuana stores sell to minors | Liquor Control Board

  • Jul 17, 2015 at 11:36AM

In the first complete round of compliance checks of retail marijuana retail stores, 19 Washington recreational retail marijuana businesses sold marijuana to an underage investigative aide.Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) enforcement officers working with underage investigative aides, checked each retail marijuana business for sales of marijuana to minors.

Assault near Porter Street | Enumclaw and Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 2:17PM

Officers were advised at 2:27 a.m. July 5 of an assault in the vicinity of Porter Street and Hillcrest Avenue. A suspect was arrested, booked and later released after posting $2,000 cash bail.

Turn the key of confession and engines will rev | Church Corner

  • Jul 18, 2015 at 12:00PM

I have few confessions to make. First, I need to confess that I’ve messed up. I’m aiming for the middle of the road here, a practical confession. By “middle of the road,” I mean that I want to avoid the extreme of excusing myself (Hey, I only acted on natural impulses, right?), while also avoiding the other extreme of burying myself in self-condemnation (a.k.a. “I’ll never be able to get anything right!”). It’s striking how quickly these childish responses can step in to divert my path away from effective confession.

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