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Fairs and petting zoos are in season: tips to avoid animal-spread illnesses | Department of Health

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 3:16PM

Millions of people go to agricultural fairs and petting zoos this time of year, and children of all ages love to be around the animals. Taking a few safety precautions can help reduce the chance of getting sick after spending time with animals or their surroundings.

Plan to move WA Presidential Primary to March 8 defeated | Secretary of State

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00PM

Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Tuesday expressed disappointment that a bipartisan panel has declined to move the 2016 Washington Presidential Primary from late May to early March. Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, has been a strong advocate of the Presidential Primary and had praised lawmakers for including the funding in the state budget. But she had wanted to move the 2016 date from May 24, the default date, to March 8, to maximize voter participation and visits from candidates.

Campaign to help every homeless veteran in King County find a home by the end of 2015

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 12:00PM

King County has launched a community-wide campaign to help every local homeless military veteran find housing by Dec. 31, 2015. The Committee to End Homelessness and its regional partners have already helped more than 1,200 local veterans transition to housing since 2014. Operation: WelcomeOneHome encourages property managers and community organizations to help the estimated 662 remaining veterans find housing.

Burning away | Editorial Cartoon

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 11:00AM

Wildfires are burning away the U.S. Forest Service budget.

Randy Fehr named fire chief

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 10:09AM

King County Fire District 28 took a Mother May I leap forward Aug. 3 when the fire board hired Randy Fehr as its permanent fire chief. The 42-year-old Fehr has been serving as interim chief since April. Fehr requested a personnel evaluation prior to the board meeting. He wanted to know he was doing the job to the commissioners’ satisfaction.

Newly born policy at state Department of Health allows infants at work | Department of Health

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 4:00PM

A development that could seem like an extreme youth movement at the state health department is actually the agency’s newest policy to protect and improve people’s health — including the health of agency employees and their families.

PSE offers more than $3 million for low-income customers | Puget Sound Energy

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 3:44PM

For low income customers, paying energy bills can be a hefty burden. But many people might not realize there’s help. More than $3 million remains available for qualified PSE customers to help pay their electric and natural gas bills. It’s money that’s been set aside to assist those who need it most.

Secretary Wyman asks court to allow vote on I-1366 | Secretary of State

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 2:00PM

Secretary of State Kim Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, is urging King County Superior Court to allow a public vote this fall on Initiative 1366. Wyman said she is taking no position on the initiative nor on whether it would be constitutional if approved by the voters. She said her interest is in defending the public’s right to vote on a measure that was qualified for the ballot via petitions signed by over 339,000 people.

WDFW seeks comments on update to State Wildlife Plan | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 1:36PM

State wildlife managers are seeking public comments on updates to the State Wildlife Action Plan, which identifies 268 fish and wildlife species with the greatest conservation needs in Washington state.

Truck vs. post | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 16, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police learned the afternoon of Aug. 5 of a semi truck hitting a post at the corner of Griffin Avenue and Porter Street. The incident was to be handled by the Washington State Patrol.

Fight on Griffin | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police took a report at 1:19 a.m. Aug. 2 of a fight in progress outside a Griffin Avenue establishment. The group had dispersed when officers arrived. Those still on the scene declined to speak with police or provide statements. No victim came forward and there were no reported injuries.

Elk and auto | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 9:00AM

An officer was dispatched at 11:26 p.m. Aug. 1 to help with a disabled vehicle at Southeast 456th Street and 284th Avenue Southeast. It was determined the vehicle had hit an elk. Neither the driver nor the elk appeared injured and the vehicle, while damaged, could be driven from the scene.

Game called | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police took a report at 5:27 p.m. July 31 about four juveniles playing basketball on the grounds of Kibler Elementary. Police advised them to stay out when gates are locked.

Unattended kids | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 9:00AM

After hearing of children left unattended in a vehicle the afternoon of July 30, an officer responded to a Monroe Avenue address. Contact was made with the driver, who was counseled about leaving kids alone in a vehicle. It also was discovered the driver had a suspended license. The driver and children walked home and were to make arrangements to retrieve the vehicle.

Get out, stay out | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 11:00AM

Management of a city hotel called police the afternoon of July 30, reporting a man was staying in a room illegally. The man had departed before police arrived.

Enumclaw street tax increase on November ballot

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 9:52AM

Enumclaw voters will be asked to bump up the city’s sales tax rate in exchange for smoother streets. Members of the Enumclaw City Council – acting in their role as the local Transportation Benefit District – voted July 27 to place a tax measure on November’s general election ballot.

Cycling group prepares to bike Pacific Northwest to benefit affordable housing | Bike & Build

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 3:30PM

This August, a team of 35 young adult cyclists with Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing, plan to bike 950 miles from Portland, OR on a round-about route through the state of Washington to Bellingham, WA. We will be arriving to the beautiful town of Enumclaw on August 17th, 2015.

Update to fatal collision on EB I-90 mile post 25 | Washington State Patrol

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 3:13PM

Washington State Patrol detectives believe that distracted driving may have contributed to a two vehicle, fatal collision that occurred at approximately 2:10 pm on Saturday, August 8thon EB I-90/East of SR 18 in Snoqualmie.

Blood drive Aug. 17 in Enumclaw

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 2:36PM

Bloodworks Northwest will be in Enumclaw the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 17, taking donations.

Arctic exploration is not new, just different - and safer | Don Brunell

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 2:39PM

Recently, activists paddled a flotilla of kayaks – made from petroleum products – into the Seattle harbor in an attempt to blockade a Shell Oil offshore drilling platform destined for the Arctic. Then activists in Portland suspended themselves from the St. Johns Bridge – using all sorts of equipment and supplies made from petroleum products – in an effort to stop Shell’s ice breaker from leaving a local shipyard.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month | Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department

  • Aug 10, 2015 at 2:39PM

Getting your family ready for the school year? Updating immunizations should be at the top of everyone’s to-do list, right up there with new clothes and backpacks — and something you shouldn’t put off until September.

Prime Engine wins Emerald Derby | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 11:47PM

Prime Engine showed up with his A-Game Sunday at Emerald Downs.

Southbound SR 167 reopens early following successful bridge move in Puyallup

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 2:36PM

Following successful relocation of the obsolete State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge, both lanes of southbound SR 167 reopened to traffic at 11:50 a.m. today, about 15 hours earlier than scheduled.

Longacres Mile weights released, Bayern high weight | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 1:34PM

Emerald Downs Director of Racing Bret Anderson has released 23 handicap weights for the 80th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, August 16.

Camille runs away with Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 9, 2015 at 2:22PM

Camille sprinted clear in the opening strides and powered home for a two-length victory Friday in the $21,000 Copiers Northwest Purse for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

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