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Several short-term lane closures this weekend for bridge inspections | WSDOT

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 6:00PM

While many of you enjoy the weekend sunshine (that’s the forecast anyway), our maintenance crews will be taking advantage of the clear weather to inspect several of WSDOT’s bridges.

WSDOT building express toll lanes on I-405

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 1:11PM

Opening 17 miles of express toll lanes on I-405 between Lynnwood and Bellevue will be a big change for drivers later this year.

Man involuntary committed | Buckley Police Blotter

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 10:14AM

Police responded to Wilkeson the night of Feb. 14 after hearing of a fight in progress. Officers contacted a man who had been listed as a missing person. He appeared to be intoxicated. The situation escalated and the man was involuntarily committed to a hospital, to be evaluated by a medical personnel.

King County Council members introduce legislation establishing paid parental leave for county employees

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 6:47PM

The Metropolitan King County Council members introduced legislation that would guarantee working moms and dads employed by King County up to 12 weeks in paid parental leave after a birth, adoption, or new placement of a foster child.

Senate Ways and Means agenda Feb. 27 | Olympia

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 6:45PM

SB 5999 - Addressing the caseload forecast council. SSB 5215 - Establishing the Washington internet crimes against children account.

Washington's smoke signals: Science of cannabis

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 2:36PM

While research on the long-term health effects of marijuana use and Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC have only just begun, the cannabis plant itself has been thoroughly studied. The anatomy of the plant is well-known; the iconic five-leaf plant is easily recognizable in popular culture. The science of growing and processing the cannabis plant is also well documented and studied, giving both businesses and medical dispensaries innumerable ways to utilize the plant. On a chemical level, we know how THC affects the human brain and can even synthesize those same chemicals in a lab. Consider this your Cannabis 101 class - the science behind the plant.

Paid parental leave for county employees | King County

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 2:24PM

Today, Metropolitan King County Councilmembers introduced legislation that would guarantee working moms and dads employed by King County up to 12 weeks in paid parental leave after a birth, adoption, or new placement of a foster child. The legislation was authored by Councilmember Rod Dembowski and is co-sponsored by Councilmembers Jane Hague and Larry Gossett.

Monday parade to honor Enumclaw High champions

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 11:47AM

Monday, March 2nd, at 4:30 pm, the Enumclaw School District will be honoring winter sport state champions with a traditional parade down Cole Street.

Enumclaw's KC Moulden honored as state Athlete of the Week

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 10:04AM

KC Moulden, a senior at Enumclaw High School, was nominated by a community member and selected by WIAA staff as one of the Athletes of the Week for her in wrestling.

Driver arrested after speeding on SR 410 | Buckley Police

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 4:48PM

Shortly before 10 p.m. Feb. 13, police stopped an Enumclaw man for speeding on state Route 410 near the Buckley cemetery.

Mild winter brings increase in pet problems

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00PM

This mild winter has been great for enjoying the outdoors, but it has also been great for the fleas and ticks of the Pacific Northwest. Preventative measures and early intervention can save both pet and owner a lot of misery. Itching is the most common symptom of a flea bite, but it is also the symptom of many common ailments like food allergies, environmental sensitivities and other skin conditions.

Supporting the notion, “Education is not a Crime”

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 4:00PM

The effort is to show the movie “To Light a Candle” on as many college campuses as possible around the globe to raise awareness for a group of students in Iran who are being denied access to education secondary to their religious beliefs. The students are members of the Bahá’í religious minority in Iran and have been denied access to all basic human rights, including education. The educational institute they have formed in secret and underground, the BIHE (Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education), in order to try to gain some access to education, recently came under attack by the Iranian government.

From all perspectives, bond deserves support | Edward Hechter

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 3:11PM

As a business owner and as a member of the recent Enumclaw Economic Development Task Force, I have examined the proposed bond for the new Enumclaw High School and Black Diamond Elementary School and have come to the conclusion that this bond makes good economic sense for Enumclaw.

Enumclaw boys wrestling wins state title

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Enumclaw High boys wrestling team reached the top of world at the Mat Classic state tournament Saturday winning the 3A crown. The team won the state title in a tight race with North Central that went down to the wire. The Hornets pulled it out scoring 110 points to 108.5 for North Central. The team took home an individual state crown, one second, two third place finishes and a fourth.

Moulden, Lewandowski Mat Classic champions

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 4:00PM

KC Moulden won her third consecutive wrestling title at the Mat Classic Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Moulden pinned Sophia Munoz from Highline in 1:38. Moulden pinned Amber Cramsey-Behnke in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the first round.

Hornet gymnasts take silver medal | Enumclaw

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 3:02PM

The Enumclaw gymnastic team took second at the state championship Friday at the Tacoma Dome and three gymnasts placed in the individual events Saturday. The Enumclaw gymnastic team finished second as team scoring 172.575. Kamiakin with 174.650 took first.

White River athlete moving on, sign with colleges - Tyler Kresbach

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 8:35PM

Tyler Krebsbach is about to embark on his senior season of soccer at White River High, knowing his athletic future will be played out in the Hawkeye State. Krebsbach recently signed a national letter-of-intent to play collegiately at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.

Enumclaw athlete moving on, sign with colleges - Eli Dennison

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 8:34PM

Montana State University-Northern came calling and Enumclaw High’s Elijah Dennison jumped at the opportunity. The Hornet lineman put his name on the dotted line on national signing day, agreeing to take his football talents to Havre, Mont., joining the Lights of the Frontier Conference.

White River basketball teams in regionals

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 8:32PM

By winning three of four district games, both the White River High boys and girls basketball teams landed in the state Sweet 16. For each, the opening round of what historically was the state tournament takes place Saturday at Puyallup High School. The Hornet boys take the floor at noon and the girls follow at 2 p.m.

Changes are coming to the Courier-Herald | Our Corner

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 2:16PM

The newspaper business is all about changing and adapting – it always has been. So, readers of The Courier-Herald will see a change in weekly content beginning next week. The newspaper will be covering the entire Plateau in one publication. Through this week, The Courier-Herald has published both an Enumclaw edition and Bonney Lake edition. Beginning with the March 4 issue, the two publications will merge into one – simply, The Courier-Herald.

News briefs | Enumclaw

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 1:00PM

Prostate cancer support group meetings and local blood drives.

Marijuana growing operation pitched to Carbonado council

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 10:49AM

Emotions are running high in tiny Carbonado, where a proposed marijuana-growing operation is swirling through town circles. The issue – which was roundly discussed during an informal gathering Feb. 6 and in front of the Town Council on Feb. 9 – centers upon the potential use of town-owned land. Tacoma entrepreneurs have pitched the idea of leasing perhaps five acres of a 17-acre parcel near the town cemetery, out of sight of most residents.

White River's postseason path

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

Check out White River High's games through the postseason.

Sen. Roach written up for 'abusive behavior'

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 10:30AM

State Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, is about two months into her seventh term and she has already been admonished for abusive and inappropriate behavior by Lt. Gov. Brad Owen who serves as president of the Senate. Owen sent a letter to Roach Feb. 13 in response to a complaint filed against the 31st District senator concerning her behavior as chair of the Governmental Operations and Security Committee.

Metropolitan King County Council Monday, Feb. 23, highlights

  • Feb 23, 2015 at 4:46PM

Unanimously adopted a motion supporting passage of state legislation enabling creation of cultural access funds (Motion 2015-0068).

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