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Attorney General’s data breach notification bill approved in House | Washington Attorney General

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 10:16AM

Today, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legislation strengthening the state’s data breach notification law passed the House of Representatives, 97 to 0, with strong bipartisan support.

Elected leaders gather in Portland as surge in oil-train traffic increases risk to public safety | King County

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 1:22PM

A month after a federal report predicted a significant increase in hazardous and potentially fatal oil-train derailments, elected leaders from Oregon and Washington gathered today in Portland for the latest in a series of meetings to protect cities and counties across the Pacific Northwest.King County Executive Dow Constantine—representing the Seattle metropolitan region—was joined by elected leaders from the Portland and Vancouver area for the third gathering of the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance since he first convened the group last summer. The two-hour meeting included a presentation on the increasing risk of oil transport and coal export along the Columbia River Gorge.

Registered sex offender arrested for rape in Skyway | King County Sheriff

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 11:00AM

On February 28, Michael Stanley was arrested by the King County Sheriff’s Office for investigation of burglary and rape. Stanley is a Level III Registered Sex Offender and is homeless. Stanley, a U.S. citizen, was the subject of news reports in October 2013 when he crossed the border from Canada illegally and registered as a homeless sex offender in King County.

Whitewater representative sought to serve on Boating Program Advisory Council | Washington State Parks

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 1:00PM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Recreational Boating Program invites whitewater boaters to apply for an open position on the program’s Boating Program Advisory Council.

Laser scanner helps WSP open roads quickly after major collisions | Washington State Patrol

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 1:00PM

The newest edition of the Washington State Patrol’s Good to Know video series features detectives using the latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an incident, ensuring driver and officer safety.

Flaming golf cart in Buckley | Police blotter

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 12:47PM

While on patrol at 11:36 p.m. Feb. 17, police found a golf cart fully engulfed in flames. The incident occurred on Spruce Street at Van Sickle Avenue. Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Celebrate National Consumer Protection week | Better Business Bureau

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office forNational Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7. Both agencies are committed to providing tools and tips to protect consumers from scams and to help them make better purchasing decisions.

Breaking the glass ceiling with the Lilith 400 Program

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 1:00PM

Highly educated and motivated young women feel frustrated, unsure of their skills and in some cases, defeated. “We initiated the Lilith 400 Young Leaders Program to address this problem,” says Becky Anderson, Co-chair of the program.

State Boating Program acquires boat for public education, law enforcement training

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

The state’s boating program announces the launching today of its newly acquired 23-foot boat. The vessel will be used to teach boating and water safety to youth and adults, to promote Washington State Marine Parks and to train marine law enforcement officers.

Removing old fluorescent light transformers will protect kids, save energy | Department of Ecology

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 3:00PM

Finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, contained in some fluorescent light ballasts in schools is the priority recommendation of a plan released today by the Washington departments of Health and Ecology.

Measure to replace regional emergency radio system on ballot | King County news

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Metropolitan King County Council today approved sending to the voters in April a nine-year property tax levy lid lift proposal to raise revenue needed to replace the County’s aging emergency radio system.

National treasure Bob Milne to perform in Enumclaw

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 12:37PM

You normally have to travel to see a national treasure; Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Detroit hosts Rosa Park’s bus and the Statue of Liberty stands tall in New York. This weekend, though, living national treasure Bob Milne will be visiting Enumclaw to perform ragtime and boogie-woogie music at the Chalet Theater. Milne was declared a national treasure by the Library of Congress in 2004 after three days of interviews and filming his piano skills.

Two in regionals, only White River girls advance | State Basketball

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:24PM

To be the best, you have to play the best. That line of thinking meshes perfectly with the White River High girls basketball team, which appears Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A state tournament. Game time is 3:45 p.m. in Yakima’s SunDome.

Pierce County Medical Examiner cause of death released in murder-suicide near Bonney Lake

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 5:11PM

East Pierce Fire and Rescue received a 911 call at 10:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, reporting the deaths of a mother and daughter.

Farmers Market accepting applications from vendors, and more | Black Diamond news

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Black Diamond Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 season. Changes for the coming year include new hours, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays from June 5 to Sept. 29. Also, there will be weekly events like the June 5 Rhubarb Fest, Aug. 21 BlackBerry Blues, June 26 Wild West Days and Christmas in July. Organizers also are touting more produce, more vendors, more food and more music.

Feds forgive Enumclaw debt

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 1:55PM

Enumclaw has dodged a financial bullet that could have blasted a hole in city coffers. Specifically, a potential debt of nearly $600,000 to the federal government has been forgiven and wiped clean from the city slate. Mayor Liz Reynolds made the announcement – “great news,” she called it – during a short, Feb. 23 session of the Enumclaw City Council.

Enumclaw High student makes a pitch for voting ‘yes’ on bond proposal

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 9:00AM

I am a junior, currently attending Enumclaw High School, and I can explain from my personal accounts why a new addition to our high school is needed. The problems within the building are more than a few leaks and heating issues. Last year I sat near the middle of the classroom and every time I looked up there was a huge bulge in the ceiling that seemed to grow. We had to reconfigure the entire room so nobody would walk under the dripping panels that eventually did collapse. This was a major distraction to my learning and opened my eyes to all the other issues within our school.

Too tough to tell what future holds | Our Corner

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 11:00AM

Once again The Courier-Herald is off the press and the sky still appears to be propped up and in place, although I haven’t checked in the last 15 minutes. One moment, please…. OK, the sky is still up and I am still down – I will keep writing. I have been thinking a great deal recently about the multiple roles a newspaper plays in a community (My single-cell of gray goo needed a few extra injections of out-of-date buttermilk to keep up with this thinking stuff).

State honor for Moulden | Enumclaw High School

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 10:00AM

Each week throughout the school year, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recognizes 12 varsity athletes, a male and a female from each of the six classifications, who exhibited an outstanding performance during the previous week.

All-league hoop honors for EHS and White River

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 2:00PM

South Puget Sound League coaches, in both the 3A and 2A divisions, gathered recently to make their all-league selections. Voting was done at the conclusion of the regular season and the following Plateau players were honored.

EHS choir shines on Disney stage

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 1:00PM

Members of Enumclaw High School concert choir became stars of their own Disney show on Feb. 16, when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney. The group traveled more than 3,000 miles to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

Possession of firearms without a permit in Buckley | Police blotter

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police stopped a vehicle for speeding at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 18 on state Route 410. Officers discovered multiple weapons in the vehicle and found the driver, a 21-year-old Puyallup man, to be in possession of a loaded firearm and lacking a permit.

Burglary thwarted in Enumclaw | Police blotter

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 12:42PM

Police heard from an Alpine Place resident who interrupted a burglary attempt at 1:49 a.m. Feb. 20. Two trailers were involved; each was checked and police found no damage and nothing missing. The area was searched by no suspects could be located.

High hopes for baseball season | Editorial Cartoon

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 9:00AM

This weeks editorial cartoon marks the beginning of baseball season and high hopes for the Seattle Mariners.

At least they take someone’s advice | Living with Gleigh

  • Mar 1, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Mar 2, 2015 at 10:13AM

I have to disagree how using GPS on phones has made map reading skills extinct.

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