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Tim Tim Tim takes $14,900 Muckleshoot Casino Purse | Emerald Downs

  • Sep 20, 2015 at 12:17PM

Tim Tim Tim took control on the turn and powered home for a one-length victory Saturday in the $14,900 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Mister Breeze wins feature | Emerald Downs

  • Sep 20, 2015 at 12:12PM

Mister Breeze wore down heavily favored Chaching Pete for a three-quarter-length victory Friday in the $12,300 feature race for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Attorney General Ferguson dedicates Civil Rights Unit to trailblazer Wing Luke | Attorney General's Office

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 2:00PM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday announced the official launch of the newly established Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit within the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. The announcement was made at an event at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District.

Considering baptism: gathered and sent | Church Column

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 12:00PM

As people of the Christian faith, baptism is central to our lives together in Christ. Though we have varying theologies regarding when a person is to be baptized we are in agreement that baptism is essential to our walk with Jesus Christ.

Silver mining has a silver lining | Don Brunell

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 11:00AM

Remember the old saying, “Out of sight out of mind?” How about, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you?” Both of these axioms are problematic today, especially when it comes to things we need for our everyday lives. Here’s why.

Census data confirms decrease in number of uninsured adults | King County

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 10:00AM

The number of uninsured adults in King County has dramatically declined since 2013 thanks in part to the county's outreach effort that helps residents sign up for affordable health insurance, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Reminder: Expect significant delays on SR 162 near Orting this weekend | Department of Transportation

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 3:00PM

Drivers on State Route 162 near Orting are advised to plan ahead for up to 30-minute delays while crews connect the highway to a new bridge over the Puyallup River. From 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, through 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, a portion of SR 162 will be reduced to one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

DNR easing burn ban west of the Cascades | Department of Natural Resources

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 2:05PM

With cooler, wetter weather conditions in areas west of the Cascades, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is lifting the ban on outdoor burning on DNR-protected lands in western Washington, effective today.

Death investigation | Enucmlaw and Buckley Police Blotter

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 12:08PM

Police were called the afternoon of Sept. 9 to a Spruce Drive address to assist with a death investigation.

Progress on Green River levees maintenance work | King County

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 12:00PM

For the week of Sept. 21-25, the trail will be open, but crews will be working at various locations along the levee from I-405 south to South 180th Street, and trail users are asked to use caution.

Washington’s unemployment rate holds steady at 5.3 percent | Employment Security Department

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

Washington continued to see modest job growth in August, and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent for the month, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Private septic systems are key to preventing pollution and illness | Department of Health

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 10:00AM

There are nearly a million septic systems across the state, all of which protect Washington residents from illness and keep the environment clean. Governor Jay Inslee has declared Sept. 21-25 SepticSmart Week, underscoring the importance of maintaining the 950,000 privately owned septic systems operating in Washington.

PSE offers free duct sealing upgrades, other incentives | Puget Sound Energy

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 3:00PM

Air leakage and inadequate insulation could result in energy waste in your manufactured home. For this reason, Puget Sound Energy is excited to offer floor insulation incentives and free duct sealing designed to increase comfort and help customers manage their energy bills. These energy-efficiency programs are available to PSE electric customers living in electrically heated manufactured homes.

White River tennis, golf earn victories | WEDNESDAY SPORTS

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 10:56AM

BOYS TENNIS White River 3, Clover Park 2 BOYS GOLF White River 42, Orting 24

What the problem is with fireworks | Letter to the Editor

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 12:00PM

What’s the problem with fireworks? It’s 2 a.m. and the fireworks are still going off. The Fourth of July was over a week ago. What can be done to stop the noise? That’s the problem.

A tale of two presidential libraries | Rich Elfers

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 11:00AM

It caught my attention when the second Republican presidential debate took place Sept. 15 at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. I, as part of a group of teachers, visited the library on a weekend break during the National Academy on Civics and Government in July.

The Green River Queen float returns to Black Diamond Labor Day parade

  • Sep 17, 2015 at 10:23AM

When the Black Diamond Labor Days Committee decided to find someone to bring the Green River Queen float back to life, the choice was easy because there was only one man for the job – Gomer Evans.

Enumclaw High roundup from Sept. 15 | TUESDAY SPORTS

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:06PM

GIRLS SOCCER Enumclaw 3, Auburn 0 Sept. 15 at Enumclaw Enumclaw goals: Taylor Tandecki 40:00 (Sydney Gwerder assist); Mia Fornelius 68:00 (BriAnna Reisinger); Gwerder 74:00 (Tandecki). Enumclaw record: 1-0 league, 1-1-1 overall.

King County’s water taxis going green with use of biodiesel fuel

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 2:34PM

What could be better than commuting across Puget Sound in a water taxi and bypassing all that traffic? Now there’s yet another reason to appreciate the ride - in addition to fighting congestion, these King County water taxis are doing their part to combat greenhouse gas emissions by switching to the use of biodiesel fuel.

White River roundup from Sept. 15 | TUESDAY SPORTS

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 3:00PM

GIRLS SOCCER White River 2, River Ridge 0 VOLLEYBALL White River 3, River Ridge 0

Contribution conflicts | Editorial Cartoon

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 1:00PM

Which hat (or robe) are the Washington State Supreme Court Justices wearing?

Science confirms successful strategy to protect threatened steelhead from virus | United States Geological Survey

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 9:00AM

A new and highly effective approach to control a viral pathogen that affects threatened steelhead trout in an Idaho hatchery is documented in a new paper. Researchers confirmed that the water supply from a reservoir could be used in such a way that juvenile steelhead were not exposed to river water at a time when infected adult steelhead fish contaminated the river water, drastically reducing mortality in juvenile fish.

'Silver Alerts' will begin in Washington | Washington State Patrol

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 11:00AM

Aug. 27, 2015, law enforcement agencies in Wash. began using a new notification to alert the public of missing persons who fit the criteria for a “Silver Alert”. Sept. 10 the first “Silver Alert” was issued for Bryant Merrick after a report was taken by Issaquah Police Department. The alert went out at 9:30 a.m., and was posted on DOT digital billboards in three counties.

Black Diamond votes to assume water rights | Part 3

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 10:01AM

The water rights dispute between the city of Black Diamond and the Covington Water District reached a milestone Sept. 3 when the city decided to officially begin the assumption, or take-over process, for the right to serve water to 98 acres within The Villages development. Ordinance 15-1058 passed three votes to one, with one council member recused.

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety 9/11 memorial ceremony | Slideshow

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 10:00PM updated Sep 15, 2015 at 4:37PM

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety staff was joined by a large gathering for the unveiling of the 9/11 memorial.

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