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Weekend Briefing | June 6 - 10

  • Jun 11, 2016 at 9:00AM

Black Diamond had another busy week as its council rules were found to be illegal by the city's interim attorney. There are also talks of improving the Foothills Trail – dirt sections between Buckley and South Prairie are to be paved by next year. A Buckley resident has travelled all around the world and has been able to get airlines to foot his travel bill. And don't forget to check out SPSL 2A and 3A's post season awards list for Hornets athletes in this edition of your Weekend Briefing!

Cultural change in schools, high price| Richard Elfers

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 12:00PM

President Barack Obama recently sent a directive to public schools around the country to let students use restrooms according to their gender identities. While this directive is not legally binding, the threat of potential civil rights lawsuits and loss of federal funding for Title IX looms large.

Project to disrupt traffic at Southeast 424th Street and 244th Avenue Southeast

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 2:00PM

Traffic in a rural area northwest of Enumclaw will be disrupted, beginning June 20, to allow additional work at a habitat restoration site.

Bloodworks Northwest to visit Enumclaw on Monday

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 1:00PM

A blood drive has been scheduled for Monday, June 13, in Enumclaw.

Debate offer too good to refuse|Jerry Cornfield

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 12:00PM

If you've never tried to pull off a debate, it's hard to appreciate the degree of difficulty involved in such a feat.

From Buckley to the four corners of the world

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 10:00AM

Buckley resident Kyle Frawley, 32, has been traveling nearly non-stop since his first overseas flight to London in 2005.

Talks of Foothills Trail improvements

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 10:45AM

The popular Foothills Trail – a ribbon of pavement interrupted by unimproved sections of bare ground – is presently a topic of conversation on two fronts.

Wacky weather | Editorial Cartoon

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 11:00AM

If you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes.

Area athletes receive postseason honors

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 10:23AM

Check out which Enumclaw and White River high school spring sports teams and athletes received SPSL 2A and 3A honors.

Scammers hope to win big during track and field trials | Better Business Bureau

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 2:20PM

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials are returning to Eugene, Ore. July 1- 10. The Trials attract more than a thousand athletes to Hayward Field and thousands more will attend as spectators.

Black Diamond rules illegal, says interim attorney; Police chief asked to remove council member from meeting

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:48PM

The June 2 Black Diamond City Council meeting started rough and derailed entirely when one council member was asked to leave and another two followed.

Prep athletes shine as season comes to a close | 2016 Spring Sports Highlights

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:30PM

The spring season provided a bountiful harvest of honors and accolades for high school teams and individual athletes in the area.

Vandalism, thefts from cars | Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 9:00AM

Officers took two reports of thefts from vehicles, one on B Street and one on Park Avenue. Additionally, there were two calls concerning vandalism, one on C Street and another on Main Street.

Allegation of abuse | Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 9:00AM

Police responded at 8:45 p.m. to an accident on SR 410 that resulted in unknown injuries. Other calls were related to a commercial burglary alarm at a River Avenue address and an allegation of abuse at Rainier School.

Auto accident, non-injury | Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 10:36AM

Police responded to a noninjury auto accident at Mundy Loss Road and SR 410, were asked to check on the welfare of a person in Carbonado and heard of an alleged assault at Rainier School.

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus detected in Yakima County | Department of Health

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 3:05PM

Test results detected West Nile virus in mosquitoes from Yakima County for the first time this year. Health officials from the Department of Health are advising people to take action to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to reduce areas where mosquitoes can breed.

Are there creatures on Earth with one eye? | Ask Dr. Universe

  • Jun 5, 2016 at 10:00AM

Are there creatures on Earth with one eye? -Elena, 7, Vancouver, Canada

Goal is to keep trees, shrubs looking natural

  • Jun 4, 2016 at 10:00AM

Now that the fruit trees have been pruned and are beginning to excite you about the summer and fall harvests, it is time to think about the ornamental shrubs and trees. Most will complete their new growth between now and mid to late June. As a result, some of your landscape plants may need a summer haircut.

Weekend Briefing | News for May 31 - June 3

  • Jun 4, 2016 at 11:00AM

Lots of news for the Plateau last week! Black Diamond was back on the front page as council members first requested, then cancelled and declined to attend a special council meeting, leaving a long list of city business still on the table. Buckley was busy this week too - a permanent EMS levy was approved to go on the Aug. 2 ballot, and the 'Malfunction Junction' makeover has begun. And don't forget to check out the spring sport state results!

Local golfers compete at state meets | 2016 state golf results

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 12:01PM

Enumclaw High placed third and Bonney Lake was fifth during last week's boys Class 3A state golf tournament.

Think F.A.S.T. when it comes to strokes; local hospitals and EMS departments highlight Stroke Month

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 10:05AM

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.

Teens more likely to get hurt at work than adults | Labor and Industries

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 2:34PM

As summer approaches, many teens are excited to have their first real jobs. Unfortunately, while working, some of them will be hurt — possibly seriously.

Chris Hurst thanks community and clarifies his wife is not retiring

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 12:00PM

I really appreciate the kind messages I have received from folks after the Courier-Herald story announcing my decision not to run this year for re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. It has been my honor to serve you in Olympia.

Putting future politics into perspective | Rich Elfers

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 11:01AM

The presidential primary season has seen an earthquake of shifting alignments for both political parties, something few if any predicted six months ago. According to Michael Lind, writing an article for "Politico Magazine" entitled, "This Is What the Future of American Politics Looks Like," the political changes we have seen are really the end of the process, not the beginning.

‘Malfunction Junction’ makeover begins

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 10:03AM

Construction began last week on Buckley's aptly-named "malfunction junction" and will create periodic – and reportedly minor – traffic inconveniences through its November completion.

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