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True listening brings understanding | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 10:45AM

"Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." These words were my mantra over the last seven of my 31 years teaching high school social studies at Sumner. I know a lot about many fields because of my constant reading and thinking, but that isn't enough to have an impact upon cynical and suspicious high school students who won't listen or cooperate if they don't like you.

Wildfire Awareness Month | King County

  • Apr 28, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:33PM

Wildfire is a natural part of the Pacific Northwest's environment, and it plays an important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. However, even a few days of dry weather in King County can dry out vegetation enough to increase the risk of wildfire.

Where to take your unwanted prescriptions for National Take Back Day

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 11:58AM

Want to get rid of your unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs?

Why is there iron in my cereal? | Ask Dr. Universe

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 1:06PM

Why is there iron in my cereal? Is there iron in other food? –Phillip, 11, Pullman, WA

So simple and so powerful | Church Corner

  • May 1, 2016 at 9:00AM

When was the last time you said grace? I'm not talking about that brief prayer of thanks at mealtime. When was the last time you actually spoke grace to another person?

Poison Center urges safety when using garden and lawn products | Washington Poison Center

  • May 2, 2016 at 10:03AM

Warmer weather and sunshine brings forth a bounty of new plant life; however, the products used to care for gardens and lawns can contain potentially toxic chemicals. To ensure the safety of your home, children, and pets, there are some products and safety tips to be aware of.

BBB warns consumers before hiring movers | Better Business Bureau

  • May 2, 2016 at 1:53PM

Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be cautious when hiring a moving company or they could end up with a business that can't deliver.

Chris Hurst to leave State House

  • May 3, 2016 at 9:15AM

Traipsing through the Cascade Foothills sounds better than pounding the steps of the state Capitol, so state Rep. Christopher Hurst will be waving goodbye to the Legislature.

Enumclaw High grad shines at collegiate championships

  • May 3, 2016 at 11:15AM

Enumclaw High graduate Kolton Carlson is making the most of his senior season at Whitworth University.

Enumclaw water polo wins three at tournament

  • May 3, 2016 at 1:25PM

The Enumclaw High girls won three of four games during Saturday's water polo tournament at Auburn.

Former Hornet Bannerot named Female Field Athlete at Northwest Conference championships

  • May 4, 2016 at 11:11AM

Olivia Bannerot continues to impress during her sophomore campaign at Linfield College.

Largest EHS orchestra in school history to accompany drama production of ‘State Fair’

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:36PM

The Enumclaw High School drama department presents "State Fair" the next two weekends.

King County puts temporary stop on pot

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:12PM

Editor's note: The Courier-Herald reported in the April 13 article "Enumclaw residents oppose rural pot grows" that five marijuana businesses had pending licenses to operate outside the Enumclaw city limits. There are four marijuana businesses with pending licenses.

Lane Walthers to run for 31st District

  • May 5, 2016 at 9:20AM

Lane Walthers and Chris Hurst have several key things in common: they share a background in public service and both identify themselves, politically, as Independent Democrats; additionally, both want to see their party maintain its slim advantage in the state House of Representatives.

OK, what exactly is a ‘swipe’? | Our Corner

  • May 5, 2016 at 11:43AM

I bought a new phone.

New changing room rules a safety concern | Letter to the Editor

  • May 5, 2016 at 1:30PM

The YMCA and more recently the Target Corporation have announced their locker rooms, dressing rooms and restrooms will now be gender neutral to accommodate transgender individuals. I am firmly for tolerance and inclusivity, but this approach creates a loophole for predators. A man does not have to be dressed as a female, but simply "identify" as female to have unquestioned access to the locker room or bathroom of his choice.

Be on the lookout for your Presidential Primary Ballots | King County Elections

  • May 5, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 6, 2016 at 9:14AM

King County Elections mailed ballots yesterday, May 4, to approximately 1.3 million registered voters for the May 24 Presidential Primary Election.

The weather is getting warmer, but rivers and lakes remain frigid | King County

  • May 6, 2016 at 9:15AM

Warm air temperatures don't translate to warm water temperatures. In fact, unseasonably warm weather will accelerate the typical Cascade Range spring snowmelt, and rivers will be running swift with icy cold runoff for weeks to come. Lakes and Puget Sound are also quite cold this time of year, and swimmers can suffer from cold-water shock after just a few minutes in the water.

Dexter: TV show vs. book series | Point of Review

  • May 6, 2016 at 11:13AM

A few months ago, I had just finished watching Parks and Rec for the third or fourth time on Netflix. When I can't find a new show to watch, I go back to an old favorite. And it's usually a comedy. I asked for suggestions from friends and one of them suggested Dexter.

EHS class of ‘61 planning reunion

  • May 6, 2016 at 12:01PM

The Enumclaw High School graduating class of 1961 reunion is planned for May 13 and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30.

Pick your preferred bully, then vote | Rich Elfers

  • May 6, 2016 at 1:30PM

"That government is best which governs least."

Firefighters earn their compensation, benefits | Letter to the Editor

  • May 7, 2016 at 10:04AM

I wasn't going to respond to Mr. DeVol's comments on the law enforcement officers and firefighters (LEOFF) retirement benefits because I'm confident our history of service justifies them. But as John Calvin once said, "A dog barks when his master is attacked."

300 pounds of unused prescription drugs collected | King County

  • May 7, 2016 at 12:34PM

On April 30th, 2016, Deputies from the King County Sheriff's Office and members of its contract cities participated in a special prescription drug take back and disposal program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

So much to be thankful for | Church Corner

  • May 8, 2016 at 9:03AM

"Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep…etc, etc, etc." Many of us learn that bedtime prayer early on in life. Some of us learn as well the Lord's Prayer, "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…"

First Zika case reported in King County | King County Public Health

  • May 8, 2016 at 10:27AM

King County's first case of Zika infection was reported today by Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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