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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.

It's the King County Sheriff's Department's budget that needs rescuing now | Editorial Cartoon

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 11:00AM

The King County Sheriff's Office faces a $3.8 million budget deficit and needs to cut programs, which could include Search and Rescue Air Patrol.

King County launches enhanced emergency alert system | King County

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 3:30PM

King County Emergency Management today officially launched an enhanced regional emergency alert system. ALERT King County allows residents to receive important information about significant events or emergency situations via telephone, text, and email. Residents who register can enter their home and work addresses for geographic-specific alerts. Registration is free and confidential.

History of primaries and who votes | Rich Elfers

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:15PM

Donald Trump's unpopularity numbers hover around 60 percent. Hillary Clinton's are between 50 and 55 percent. How did we get into a situation where most voters will be required to elect the least unpopular candidate this November? The answer lies in history and human nature.

Second case of Zika found in King County | Public Health Insider

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 2:43PM

The following was written by Meredith Li-Vollmer for Public Health Insider:

EHS Hornets fall during state fastball championship game | 2016 Spring Sports State Results

  • May 31, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 1, 2016 at 2:37PM


Politics today are getting personal | Jerry Cornfield

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:13PM

The personal nature of politics is on display in Washington.

Hornet girls, third, boys fifth at state powerlifting

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 11:30AM

The White River High girls took third place and the Hornet boys were fifth at the 2016 state powerlifting championships.

Permanent EMS levy on ballot for Buckley

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 10:15AM

For the past 30 years, Buckley property owners have willingly taxed themselves, paying for emergency medical services provided through the Buckley Fire Department.

EHS product now “Voice of the Wildcats”

  • May 31, 2016 at 2:55PM

Kevin Nelson realized he wasn't destined for a career as a professional athlete. So, he embraced the next best thing and ascended quickly from the collegiate classroom to the broadcaster's booth.

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