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Trail run series returns to Cougar Mountain | King County Parks

  • Apr 2, 2016 at 12:07PM

On May 14, the Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series returns for a 14th season to King County Parks' Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, offering a wider variety of race options than ever before through beautiful forestland just minutes away from Bellevue, Seattle, and many other parts of King County.

Repentance not a burden; it’s a gift | Church Corner

  • Apr 3, 2016 at 9:00AM

Sex isn't the answer. That should be obvious by now, but in our adolescent culture we can't seem to grasp the obvious, so we suffer the consequences. Like a drug addict who keeps going back to the stuff that's killing them, we chase romance as if it's religion and desirability as if it's a virtue. It's not just men who buy the lie but women as well, vainly imagining that there is real power in allure, and so we cultivate our appearance to that end. But it's a road to nowhere, both now and forever.

Kent man who stole identity to work while collecting disability sentenced | Department of Justice

  • Apr 3, 2016 at 11:32AM

A Kent, Washington man whose disability fraud scheme kept a homeless Denver man from getting assistance was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 33 months in prison and $200,118 in restitution, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.

Washington Legislature passes groundbreaking addiction recovery law | King County

  • Apr 3, 2016 at 12:45PM

Washington state has passed a law making it the first in the nation to actively protect the relationship between individuals in addiction recovery programs and their sponsors. Last night, the state legislature voted to override Gov. Jay Inslee's veto of Senate Bill 6498, which changes the laws around privileged information to include the relationship for those seeking recovery from addiction and their sponsors during civil proceedings.

Update from the White House Zika Summit | Public Health Insider

  • Apr 4, 2016 at 10:03AM

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

Northwest customers urged to carefully examine “free trial” beauty products | Better Business Bureau

  • Apr 4, 2016 at 11:17AM

Online shoppers thought they were signing up for a free trial on a celebrity endorsed beauty product. Instead, they ended up with products they didn't want and handed over more cash than they planned.

Bat with white-nose syndrome confirmed in Washington state | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Apr 4, 2016 at 4:05PM

White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America. The presence of this disease was verified by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center.

Enumclaw council discusses White River bridge closure

  • Apr 5, 2016 at 9:53AM

It was a speedy session – with adjournment coming just 38 minutes after the opening gavel – when members of the Enumclaw City Council last met.

Obama acting like king, not like a U.S. president | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 5, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:00PM

Rich Elfers is needlessly confused and completely wrong in his analysis and question "why the Republican party has antipathy toward the President" (March 30, editorial).

WR’s Bird on all-state squad | Basketball News

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 10:04AM

White River High's Kendall Bird was a first-team selection and teammate Darian Gore received honorable mention when the Associated Press named its all-state boys and girls basketball teams.

Former Hornet starring on Linfield track

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 11:30AM

Olivia Bannerot continues to accumulate honors, having taken her athletic abilities from the halls of Enumclaw High to the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.

Nothing could keep me from the caucus | The Road to Voting, Part 3

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 1:24PM

This is Part 3 in the three-part series, "The Road to Voting." Read Part 1 and Part 2 here.

Watch your mailbox for Special Election ballots | King County Elections

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 10:00AM

King County Elections mailed ballots today, April 6, to about 370,000 registered voters for the April 26 Special Election.

Time to support our firefighters | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:45PM

First of all, thank you to our amazing firefighters for their skillful and swift response when my son, Beau's life was hanging in the balance. Because of them, he was stabilized and transported to Harborview, as quickly as possible.

“Dark Places”: Difficult read, slow movie | Point of Review

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 10:00AM

As I sit here writing this book versus movie of "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn I need to be honest with you, I did not finish the book. I only read one third of it.

One week to go before White River bridge closure | Department of Transportation

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 10:23AM

Drivers who use State Route 410 between Enumclaw and Buckley have one week to complete their plans to navigate around a full closure of the White River Bridge.

Deciding in a topsy-turvy election year | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 11:13AM

As you may have surmised from my last three columns, I will not be voting for Donald Trump if he is the Republican nominee for president come November. Because of that, I decided to attend the Democratic caucus. I know the Democratic primary election will not be used for determining this state's nominee; only the caucus counts. Not very democratic of the Democrats, but, hey, it's politics.

State Parks offers ‘free day’ on Earth Day, April 22 | WA State Parks

  • Apr 9, 2016 at 10:03AM

In honor of Earth Day, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day at all state parks on Friday, April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks.

Schedule updates for King County Comprehensive Plan review meetings | King County

  • Apr 9, 2016 at 12:14PM

Due to time constraints at Tuesday's April 5 Transportation, Economy and Environment (TrEE) Committee meeting, the 2016 King County Comprehensive Plan chapters scheduled for briefing that day were not able to be discussed.

Listen to the words, get behind grace and truth | Church Corner

  • Apr 10, 2016 at 10:01AM

Russell Wilson, popular quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has come out with a new clothing line, Good Man Brand. Evidently he wants guys to dress like he dresses – casual elegance. I guess Ciara likes that look! Clothes say something about a person, don't they?

Prevent conflicts with hungry bears this spring | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Apr 11, 2016 at 12:45PM

Black bears are beginning to emerge from winter dens across the state, prompting state wildlife managers to remind residents how to avoid possible conflicts with hungry animals looking to scavenge an easy meal.

Buckley to reconstruct downtown parking lots

  • Apr 12, 2016 at 11:27AM

The city of Buckley has been planning the reconstruction of its downtown parking lots since 2014, when a state grant paid for the conversion of all city street and parking lot lights.

Guilty verdict in home invasion robbery, murder | King County Prosecutor

  • Apr 12, 2016 at 3:03PM

Two men will be sentenced later this month in connection with the fatal beating of a 24-year-old woman during a home invasion robbery in Kent in 2013.

How to get around the White River bridge closure

  • Apr 12, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 13, 2016 at 9:50AM

After months of planning and preparation – by both the state and the motoring public – the Department of Transportation is about to launch its week-long closure of the White River bridge.

Enumclaw residents oppose rural marijuana grows, address King County Council

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 10:05AM

Where there's a will, there's weed.

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