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Seattle gas prices fall from previous week | Seattle Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 1:02PM

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have fallen 8.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 775 gas outlets in Seattle. This compares with the national average that has fallen 12.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/g, according to gasoline price website

North coast of Washington reopens to crab fishing | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 10:52AM

The recreational and commercial Dungeness crab fisheries on the northern coast of Washington will reopen effective immediately, state shellfish managers announced today. Earlier this month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed crabbing on the northern coast - from Point Chehalis north to the Queets River - when levels of marine toxins posed a threat to public health. That area, including Grays Harbor, is now open.

Three hurt in car crash | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Aug 31, 2015 at 9:26AM

Three patients were taken to the hospital following a two-car collision at Battersby Avenue and Cole Street. A criminal citation was to be mailed to the driver responsible for the crash. The incident occurred the afternoon of Aug. 20.

Emerald Downs meet honors to be decided

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 11:23PM

With only five weeks remaining in the 2015 season, it’s time to contemplate the meet’s top horses at Emerald Downs.

Snohomish County Career Fair | Sept. 10

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 11:19PM

The first 50 online registrants to check-in at the Sound Publishing booth, you get two free Mariner tickets.

Gelding sired by El Dorado Farms in Enumclaw increases earnings to $15,142

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 11:16PM

Fear of the Cat, a two-year-old British Columbia-bred gelding sired by El Dorado Farms LLC's Abraaj out of Imaflashycat, by Tale of the Cat, upped his earnings to $15,142 after he added his second stakes placement with a third place finish in the $38,210 New Westminster Stakes run at Hastings Racecourse on Aug. 21.

Rock blasting to close I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass three days

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 11:12PM

Drivers should plan for added travel time due to lane closures through multiple construction areas.

Gang member sentenced to 20 years for human trafficking | Pierce County

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 10:54PM

Marteze Ravoine Clair, 28, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for prostituting underage girls.

Insurance Commissioner approves 136 individual health plans

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 10:31PM

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner has approved 136 individual health plans from 12 insurers who will offer them to the Exchange, Wahealthplanfinder.

King County meetings on proposed protected lands inventory changes

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 10:27PM

Learn about a proposed King County Charter Open Space Amendment update to add 4,000 acres of County-owned property to its “High Conservation Value Property Inventory” at any of four upcoming public meetings.

King County Council meeting highlights | Aug. 31-Sept. 4

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 10:16PM

A resolution relating to the King County Flood Control Zone District 2015 capital budget; approving grant fund projects; and authorizing expenditure of District funds for the approved projects

Del Rio Harbor wins Sunday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 9:14PM

Del Rio Harbor took the early lead and overpowered his five opponents Sunday for a 3 ¾-length victory over Grinder Sparksaglo in the $25,000 allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up.

Its Allabout Jerry wins Saturaday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 10:55PM

Its Allabout Jerry, last on the backstretch, rallied through the lane for a 1 ¼-length victory Saturday in the $25,000 allowance feature for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs.

Disruption takes Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 11:14PM

Disruption wore down the leaders in deep stretch and held off a flying Jebrica late for a neck victory Friday in the $18,800 feature race for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

King County Fire District No. 28 responds to man impersonating firefighter

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 4:15PM

Two men impersonating a wildland firefighter and water district inspector allegedly burglarized homes within KCFD No. 28.

Plan for your pet’s medical emergencies | All About Pets

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 12:00PM

None of us want to think about dealing with a pet in serious distress due to a medical emergency, but being prepared will ease your mind and might just save your pet’s life! part one of this two-part series, we’ll cover basic supplies and resources for handling a pet emergency; in part two, we’ll look at specific techniques that can save your pet.

Free to live with joy, justice | Church Corner

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 2:00PM

After selling his pickup truck, 22-year-old Westley C. French decided he wanted it back. So Westley and a few friends mugged the new truck owner, beating him with a 2x4. Then Westley and his friends fled the scene in their getaway car – a green Nissan 240 SX.

Bunnies cute, need plenty of care | All About Pets

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 11:00AM

Whether running around your yard or in an enclosure at the pet store, bunnies can be cute. Don’t let their outward appearance fool you, however. Bunnies can be very destructive animals, digging into and chewing on everything in sight—carpet, furniture, woodwork, even electrical cords. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to curb the behavior.

Mining contaminated waters | Don Brunell

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 10:00AM

The next billionaires may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn uncontaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals and metals we use in our everyday lives.

Attorney General applauds State Supreme Court ruling on access to public records

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 3:00PM

Today in Nissen v. Pierce County, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously held that records on a public employee’s private cell phone can be “public records” and thus subject to disclosure. The Court's decision largely agrees with an amicus, or "friend of the court," brief filed by the Attorney General's Office.

Meetings to share details of proposed protected lands inventory changes | King County

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 2:00PM

Learn about a proposed King County Charter Open Space Amendment update to add 4,000 acres of County-owned property to its “High Conservation Value Property Inventory” at any of four upcoming public meetings.

Firefighter impersonator likely involved in burglary of elderly victim

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

On August 24, a 93 year old Enumclaw woman fell victim to a burglary likely involving a man impersonating a wild land firefighter. The victim reported on August 25th that some of her property was stolen from her garage. She then remembered that she had been visited the day before by a Black male wearing yellow work and clothes carrying a clipboard.

Busy intersection | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 24, 2015 at 2:10PM

A truck-and-trailer rig struck a Department of Transportation signal box at the intersection of Porter Street and Griffin Avenue. The incident occurred the afternoon of Aug. 14 and resulted in DOT and Puget Sound Energy crews responding to make repairs.

Compromise: you pray for me, I’ll pray for you | Letter to the Editor

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 11:00AM

I have never stated or implied that all in the U.S. are Christian; a majority are probably not (Biblically speaking). The term “Christian,” unless defined, can mean or be tagged to anything. Example: “The Holy Order of the Christian Slug” – an extreme example I know, but one that might catch on in the Northwest.

Keep kids safe when packing school lunch | Back to School

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 10:00AM

The new school year likely means back to packing lunches and after-school snacks for students, scouts, athletes, dancers, and all the other children who carry these items to and from home. One ‘back’ you do not want to reacquaint children with, however, is foodborne bacteria.

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