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Primaries, caucuses and puppies | 57 Seconds

  • Jan 30, 2016 at 11:00AM

Most people are surprised to learn that state government plays an important role in presidential primary elections.

There's a big payoff to putting faith in Jesus | Church Corner

  • Jan 30, 2016 at 10:00AM

So, what’s going on is, I’m exploring my way through the life of Jesus, through the perspective of the Apostle John, in his Gospel record. John has an interesting and unique take on who this Jesus was and I like it – well, sometimes I like it, and sometimes it’s rather alarming!

Make the coffee, leave the greeting to me | Church Corner

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jan 29, 2016 at 4:47PM

The Bible says that near the end times there will be wars and rumors of wars. We must be nearing the end because it seems people are willing to fight over just about anything and everything. Now, in the beginning of the 21st century, right at Christmas time, the season of peace, we have (drumroll please) The Greeting Wars.

AG’s tobacco-age bill clears first legislative hurdle | Attorney General's Office

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 2:03PM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the sale age of tobacco and vapor products to 21 today passed the House Health Care & Wellness Committee in a bipartisan 9-3 vote.

Spring black bear hunt applications due Feb. 29 | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 1:00PM

Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2016 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. To be eligible for a permit, hunters must purchase and submit an application to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by midnight Feb. 29.

Approve White River School District bond | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 11:00AM

We are parents to four children who have successfully completed their elementary and secondary education at White River, continued on to higher education and have become successful members of their communities. Currently we have five grandchildren who are students in this district.

White River bond makes sense to district teachers | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 12:00PM

Teachers have a unique perspective when it comes to bonds and asking the community to stretch their budget. Teachers – specifically White River School District teachers – want the community to have the very best for our students, your children.

Drivers urged to obey parking laws on SR 410 | Washington State Patrol

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 10:30AM

Winter travelers partaking in outdoor recreational use on SR 410 are being asked to obey all signage and warnings regarding parking near and/or on highways.

Each side has strengths and weaknesses | Rich Elfers

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 4:00PM

President Ronald Reagan was a master politician. He created a conservative narrative about government that resonates with conservatives to this day. The problem with Democrats, according to Drew Westen in his book, “The Political Mind”, is that they have no competing narrative; in fact, they have no narrative at all.

Learning to be awesomesauce | Our Corner

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 3:18PM

I read an article somewhere last week and learned I am far more out of touch with reality than my daughter, Katy, has led me to believe. I admit I don’t remember who the writer was or where I read it, but I am sure I am not making this up, whatever it is. Let’s delve into it.

Buckley power outage, repair time moved to 3 p.m.

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 10:00AM updated at 3:13PM

Two different neighborhoods are currently without power in the Buckley area, reaching into South Prairie and Wilkeson, affecting approximately 6,000 customers.

Bonney Lake defeats Enumclaw 38-27 | WEDNESDAY WRESTLING

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 10:36AM

BOYS WRESTLING Bonney Lake 38, Enumclaw 27 January 27 at Bonney Lake

White River falls to Orting 48-22 | WEDNESDAY WRESTLING

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 10:30AM

BOYS WRESTLING Orting 48, White River 22 January 27 at Orting

Data Privacy Day 2016 | Better Business Bureau

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 10:00AM

Taking that Facebook quiz to find out one’s spirit animal might seem like harmless fun, but one wrong click could put a person’s online data at risk. To help combat security threats Better Business Bureau is participating in Data Privacy Day 2016.

Enumclaw 103, Peninsula 83 | TUESDAY SWIM & DIVE

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 11:38AM

Enumclaw first place: 200 medley relay (Ethan Horan, Nathan March, Kyle Morgan, Reuben Madewell); March, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke; Brandon Vick, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly; Horan, 50 freestyle; Madewell, diving; Morgan, 100 freestyle; 200 freestyle relay (Morgan, Vick, Adam Percival, Brett Butler); March, 100 breaststroke; 400 freestyle relay (Madewell, Vick, Percival, Horan).

Enumclaw girls win, boys fall to Peninsula | TUESDAY BASKETBALL

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 11:37AM

GIRLS BASKETBALL Enumclaw 55, Peninsula 51 Enumclaw scoring: Sam Engebretsen 18, Jylie Rademacher 14, Morgan Tinney 9, Kysa Bursch 6, Madison Bosik 4, Abbie Carlson 2, Sierra Clemens 2.

White River boys, girls win at Washington | TUESDAY BASKETBALL

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 11:34AM

GIRLS BASKETBALL White River 66, Washington 9 BOYS BASKETBALL White River 70, Washington 63

Scammers posing as United States Marshals | Western District of Washington

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

In a new twist on an old trick, an aggressive grand jury arrest warrant scam has taken local citizens for thousands of dollars in fake bond postings. Posing as United States Marshals or federal court officials, scammers are contacting citizens throughout Western Washington, threatening them with immediate arrest by federal law enforcement if they do not post bond for failing to appear for grand jury duty and being in contempt of court.

Black Diamond rule changes split council

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 10:38AM

Last Thursday’s four-hour Black Diamond City Council meeting left tempers hot and questions unanswered as the council approved a myriad of new meeting rules and regulations. The new rules include reducing the number of standing council committees from five to three, removing the number restriction that allowed no more than two council members on a council committee, broadening the powers of the mayor pro tempore and electing a council president.

White River, Carbonado and Sumner school bonds up for vote

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 9:40AM

Ballots were mailed to voters in the Sumner, White River and Carbonado school districts last week, each asking for millions of dollars and containing promises of improved educational facilities.

New display at City Hall gallery

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 1:00PM

The city of Enumclaw and guest curator Jenni Minnis will present a retrospective exhibition featuring the artwork of Zelma Nachtsheim. Nachtsheim, who lived on the Enumclaw Plateau for 65 years, died Sept. 22, 2015, at the age of 93.

Area girls win three of four; boys blanked | Basketball

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 11:00AM

The area’s girls fared much better than the boys Friday night as prep basketball players wrapped up Week 5 of their league seasons. While three of the local girls teams registered Jan. 22 victories, all four boys teams went down to defeat – three of them by 20 points or more. With 10 league contests under their belts, area squads have two more weeks of league action before heading into the world of postseason play – for those who qualify, at least.

Impaired driver | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jan 30, 2016 at 9:00AM

An off-duty police officer watched as a vehicle was driven off a roadway and into a ditch. Information was provided to the Washington State Patrol regarding the impaired driver. The incident occurred at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 19 near Orting.

Wanted in Oregon | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 9:00AM

A suspect was arrested the afternoon of Jan. 19 at a Griffin Avenue location, detained for transport to the King County jail. The suspect was wanted on a felony warrant out of Washington County, Oregon.

Couple arrested | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jan 28, 2016 at 9:00AM

Officers responded the afternoon of Jan. 17 to the vicinity of Cole Street and Stevenson Avenue after hearing of a man and woman fighting. They were contacted and the trouble initially was settled.

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