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Mikes Man's Gold wins Premio Esmeralda - jockey quotes | Emerald Downs

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 6:56PM

JOCKEY JAVIER MATIAS, MIKE MAN’S GOLD, WINNER: “In the gate, he surprised me a little bit. Last time he broke last, but this time he broke really sharp.

Rising food prices will make It even harder to eat healthily | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:13PM

A record drought is destroying America’s harvest this year. Over 50 percent of farmland is now in moderate to severe drought condition, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/). In some states it’s well over 60 percent and rising.

Hide the cookies! | Living with Gleigh

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:14PM

I went grocery shopping last week at Costco. They had an instant rebate on chocolate chip cookies with an unlimited number you could buy. My family loves Costco chocolate chip cookies and as I stood in front of the cookies and contemplated how many I should pick up, the mother in me won out; I only got one package.

King County Council up coming meetings

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:26PM

An ordinance authorizing the Executive to sign project service agreements between the County and the State Department of Transportation pursuant to which the state will pay for the County to provide design review and project support for SR-520, Medina to SR-202 Transit and HOV Project Station design (Substitute Ordinance 2012-0243.2).

Monday, July 30, deadline to register to vote in the August primary election

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:29PM

Monday, July 30 is a key registration deadline for the August Primary Election. King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30.

Giving fish a ride helps ensure safe passage, electricity | Don C. Brunell

  • Jul 29, 2012 at 7:33PM

Some activists believe there is no such thing as a good dam, that we should destroy all dams to restore fish runs, no questions asked.

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.

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