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Washington State Board of Education releases statement on Supreme Court Charter School ruling

  • Sep 14, 2015 at 1:12PM

At its September 2015 meeting, the State Board of Education discussed the Supreme Court decision in League of Women Voters of Washington et al. v. State of Washington and its effect on charter schools currently operating in the state.

Public comment sought on razor clam season; marine toxins cast uncertainty on opening dig | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Sep 14, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 12:29PM

State shellfish managers are seeking public input on management options for the 2015-16 razor clam season, although the season is on hold until marine toxins drop to safe levels.

King County Flood Control District awards $4.4 million to fund multi-benefit salmon recovery projects

  • Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26PM

The King County Flood Control District has approved over $4.4 million in grant funding to four major watersheds to support ongoing salmon recovery efforts. The Snoqualmie Watershed, Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed, Green/Duwamish Watershed, and Puyallup/White Watershed work with their member cities, tribal governments, and non-profit organizations on high priority restoration projects and educational programs to enhance water quality and habitat for salmon.

National average gas prices fall | Seattle Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

  • Sep 14, 2015 at 10:00AM

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have fallen 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 775 gas outlets in Seattle.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson to file motion in charter schools case

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 10:28PM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the state will file a motion for reconsideration with the Washington Supreme Court in the case of League of Women Voters of Wash. v. State.

Washington State Cannabis Board to accept marijuana licensing application in fall

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 10:20PM

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Customer Service staff have seen a surge in inquiries about whether the agency will “re-open the marijuana licensing window.”

The annual Enumclaw classic car show | Slideshow

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 9:13PM

he annual Stratocruisers Car Club classic car show came to downtown Enumclaw Saturday

Stryker Phd wins $60,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic | Emerald Downs

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 8:55PM

Stryker Phd was handed a tough assignment Sunday in the $60,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic at Emerald Downs.

Enumclaw drops game to Camas at home | Girls Soccer

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 8:39PM

Hornets lose to Camas 7-1 at the Expo Center Saturday.

Ain’t Tellin’ wins Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 2:51PM

Ain’t Tellin’ did what he does best Saturday at Emerald Downs.

Enumclaw girls cross country team wins Ellensburg Invitational

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 2:44PM

The Hornets girls won the overall Ellensburg team competition, a great warm up for our competitive season

2015 Washington Cup records and notes | Emerald Downs

  • Sep 13, 2015 at 2:29PM

Most Wins Trainer: 4-tie Larry Ross (1987, 1992, 1996, 1997) Jim Penney (1998, 2000, 2002, 2012)

Legislative audit report encourages reauthorization of False Claims Act | Attorney General's Office

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 3:00PM

A new joint legislative audit report encourages the Legislature to renew its Medicaid False Claims Act (FCA), noting its highly effective use by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in the three years since its original passage. The preliminary report will be the subject of a legislative hearing tomorrow.

Green River trail open but busy with construction | King County

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 2:00PM

For the week of Sept. 14-18, the trail will be open, but equipment will be on the trail from Minkler Boulevard at the Tukwila Public Works shop to the trail access immediately north of South 180th Street. Flaggers will direct trail traffic around the equipment, and cyclists may be asked to dismount.

The uncertain future of charter schools | Jerry Cornfield

  • Sep 12, 2015 at 3:00PM

Try as it might, Washington just can’t get this charter school thing down right. For years, backers of this privately run, publicly funded model of educating endured rejection by voters worried that diverting public dimes in this manner might sink the state’s school system. The mood turned in 2012 when billionaire believers of this education alternative put serious amounts of their money into helping pass Initiative 1240. An alliance of national experts hailed the measure as one of the best written charter school laws in the nation.

Key is aging well, not just getting older | Senior Guide

  • Sep 12, 2015 at 2:00PM

A health renaissance is taking place in America as more people are embracing aging well and being proactive rather than reactive about their well-being. Prevention has become the focus, and many aging Americans are turning to time-tested methods for keeping their bodies and minds healthy so they can live longer, higher-quality lives.

Internet is valuable but seniors can find themselves at risk | Senior Guide

  • Sep 12, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Internet creates excellent opportunities for seniors to meet people, conduct business, plan travel, access records, stay in touch with friends and family and support hobbies and entertainment interests. You can learn how to take advantage of the opportunities without falling prey to predators so you can have peace of mind when you go online.

Tesla and the mining business | Don Brunell

  • Sep 12, 2015 at 11:00AM

Tesla is the premium entry in the electric car market, with a starting price of $75,000. According to the Wall Street Journal, the high-end “Signature” model costs $132,000, slightly more than the base price for Porsche’s AG’s 911 GT3.

Can we accept those who are different? | Church Corner

  • Sep 12, 2015 at 10:00AM

On a typically cold Russian winter day, I sit in an old, rickety folding chair, mesmerized by a large, distinguished gentleman named Vladimir. He speaks to 10 fellow Russian educators and me about why he came to this conference, Jesus Christ and Ethics for the Secular Classroom. Vladimir is a science teacher with a doctorate, instructor of atheistic communism for more than 40 years and a lifelong member of the Communist Party. He had come to the conclusion that he had taught and lived a lie.

Why do we need government anyway? | Rich Elfers

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 2:00PM

Why do we need government anyway? It seems we argue about how government should be – smaller if Republican, bigger for Democrats – but we seem to ignore the greater question about the need for government in the first place. History and philosophy provide some of the answers.

Recognizing the heroes who prevent child fatalities | King County

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 10:15AM

Child car seats can be confusing. Data tells us that 80% of them are used incorrectly. This is why nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are gearing up to provide resources to educate caregivers on how to safely transport children in their cars during Child Passenger Safety Week, September 13 - 19, 2015.

County Council approves expansion of transit carbon offset program | King County

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 10:00AM

Earlier this year, the Metropolitan King County Council adopted legislation creating the first carbon credit program for any transit agency in the United States. The Council at its September 8 Council meeting expanded that program, unanimously adopting an ordinance expanding the Metro Transit carbon offset program to include other environmental attributes.

Remember words: love the sinner, hate the sin | Letters to the Editor

  • Sep 10, 2015 at 3:27PM

Yes, it is a mistake to assume all Christians in the USA and the world are really Christians. I will agree with M. Thornton of Enumclaw (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 19).

High school sports roundup | WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

  • Sep 10, 2015 at 1:37PM

BOYS GOLF: Fife 38, White River 37 GIRLS GOLF: Sumner 63, Enumclaw 53 BOYS TENNIS: Fife 4, White River 1

Suspended license | Enumclaw and Buckley Police Blotter

  • Sep 10, 2015 at 9:00AM

Police conducted a traffic stop the morning of Aug. 29 on Monroe Avenue after hearing of a possibly-impaired driver. Officers found no impairment, but the driver was operating a vehicle while her license was suspended. She called someone to pick her up.

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