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Property Tax Revenues Increase 1.6 percent in 2012

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:35PM

Property tax revenue increased 1.6 percent to $9.3 billion in 2012, with $37 million of the $143 million increase over 2011 stemming from new construction added to the tax rolls, the Washington State Department of Revenue reported today.

Drowning tragedies may be prevented with life jackets and supervision

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:37PM

Sparkling clear water in pools, lakes, and rivers beckon us to cool off on warm summer days. Often, that inviting water is cold, deep, moving fast, and can weaken and drown even the strongest swimmer.

Motorcycle testing to be conducted outside DOL

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:41PM

Starting Aug. 1, most motorcycle riders seeking an endorsement to legally ride in Washington state will begin taking motorcycle knowledge and skills tests at approved motorcycle training schools across the state.

Gov. Gregoire proclaims Aug. 5-11 Washington Farmers Market Week

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:42PM

The popularity of farmers markets continues to increase across the Evergreen State. Last year, shoppers made nearly 1.8 million trips, many of them repeat visits, to experience Washington’s 160 farmers markets to buy nutritious foods, including fresh, locally grown produce, meats, cheeses and specialty food products.

Mike Man’s Gold wins the $50,000 Premio Esmeralda Stakes | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:56PM

Twice now Mike Man’s Gold has been ignored at the windows, and twice the colt has emerged with victories.

Opening ceremonies bring back Olympic memories | Melanie Roach

  • Jul 30, 2012 at 4:00PM updated at 6:21PM

The anticipation of this years’ Olympic Opening Ceremony brought back a flood of emotion for my family, coach and me. We watched in awe as the celebration began and remembered with great fondness our experience just four years ago.

Two tax measures approved by the 2012 Legislature must go to the November ballot

  • Jul 30, 2012 at 5:41PM

The Washington Attorney General’s Office informed Secretary of State Sam Reed on Monday that two tax measures approved by the 2012 Legislature must go to the November ballot for a public advisory vote. It’s the first time for a voter-mandated plebiscite for taxes passed in Olympia

King County Council adopts amended SODO arena agreement

  • Jul 30, 2012 at 6:32PM

Adopted ordinance includes enhanced financial security and increased transparency.

Seafair impaired boat operator emphasis begins August 3

  • Jul 31, 2012 at 2:02PM

Washington State Patrol’s Impaired Driving Section and the Mercer Island Police Department are making preparations for boater and spectator safety during this year’s Seafair celebration.

Third annual Math Camp offered by the Buckley Youth Activity Center

  • Jul 31, 2012 at 2:16PM

Students can get a jump-start on their education by attending the third annual Math Camp, offered during August at the Buckley Youth Activity Center.

Sumner's interim Police Chief Brad Moericke has served two sides of the justice system

  • Jul 31, 2012 at 2:00PM updated at 5:26PM

The law enforcement officer and former deputy prosecutor is plugging the gap left by John Galle's move to city administration.

Sumner couple loses home in fire | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

  • Jul 31, 2012 at 9:12PM

Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire on the 8100 block of 148th Avenue Court East, at 12:30 p.m. today.

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond fire Department Report July 24-30

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Aug 2, 2012 at 9:00AM

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond fire Department Report July 24-30

Inspiration is a call to action for Tahoma teacher | An Education project

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 10:44AM

Stepping off the train after a day trekking around my favorite village in England, I began the long walk back home. Shortly after leaving the station I would always pass by a wooden wall, which stood about eight feet tall and ran the length of a football field, hiding a vacant lot of dirt and weeds.

Stolen car discovered to be impounded for hit-and-run | Buckley Police Blotter

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 4:50PM

All suspects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Pierce County Library managers anticipate budget shortfall up to $3 million

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 6:02PM

At its August meeting the Pierce County Library System’s Board of Trustees will discuss a national budget award, plans for the 2013 budget, Skype at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, and other issues.

Waste Management reaches tentative agreement with Teamsters Local 117, garbage drivers to resume regular collection routes today in Maple Valley

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 9:03AM

Waste Management and Teamsters Local 117 have reached a tentative agreement on a new 6-year contract. Teamster leadership and the bargaining committee will fully recommend that members approve the new contract at the ratification vote scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Union Hall in Tukwila.

Politics in Focus | Your city government structure and you | Rich Elfers

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 12:18PM

Do you know the type of city government you have in your city? Is it council-manager, or mayor-council? Never heard of these differences? These governmental forms are important because each operates differently.

Bailoutheminister headed to Longacres Mile | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 3:00PM updated at 6:17PM

Keith Nations is based at Golden Gate Fields, but the 51-year-old trainer has ties to Seattle and Emerald Downs and knows all about the Longacres Mile.

Public Disclosure Commission has a new resource

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 3:00PM updated at 6:16PM

The Public Disclosure Commission has brought back the PACronym Index – a directory of registered political committees with their addresses, telephone numbers and committee-designated acronyms.

Our Corner | What's so funny about work, honesty and integrity? | Daniel Nash

  • Aug 3, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Aug 4, 2012 at 1:44AM

There's no denying the long-standing love affair between the common man and manipulators, from Machiavelli's prince to Old West bandits to the numerous actors sweeping the Emmy season with antihero characters. But are most people built to be manipulative? And is it key to success?

Methods of appraising the value of trees | The Evergreen Arborist

  • Aug 3, 2012 at 5:06PM

Trees often do have significant value. A large tree in a nice landscape may be worth thousands of dollars.

King County Superior Court Judge Oishi hears land-use appeal case of Black Diamond YarrowBay master planned developments

  • Aug 3, 2012 at 8:44PM

King County Superior Court 3B was packed Friday morning as the LUPA or land use petition act appeal of the Black Diamond YarrowBay master plan developments was argued before Judge Patrick Oishi.

Complying with regulations has become ‘Mission Impossible’ | Don Brunell

  • Aug 3, 2012 at 8:57PM

It’s hard enough for employers to cope with hundreds of new regulations passed each year, added to the tens of thousands of regulations already on the books.

Strategic Patience takes the Friday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 10:16AM

Strategic Patience wore down heavily favored Champali Lace in the final strides for a neck victory Friday in the $11,650 feature race for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

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