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Ecology releases updated document on fish consumption data

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 5:23PM

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has released an update to a technical document that evaluates available data on fish consumption by Washington residents.

Attorney General’s Office shutters rental-referral business

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 5:25PM

Rentpad NW referred renters to apartments that were “unavailable, uninhabitable, or unsuitable”

Department of Justice grants focus on youth violence prevention

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 5:27PM

National Institute of Justice Grants Fund Needed Research by the University of Washington

At the top of the hierarchy | Living with Gleigh

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 5:31PM

The other evening I was in my bedroom watching TV and getting ready for bed. Just as I got settled, my youngest daughter burst into my room and exclaimed, “There’s something sizzling in the kitchen!”

Teen immunization rates a mixed bag; more to do to protect kids in our state

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 5:34PM

Rates improve for some vaccines, decrease for others

A Royal Dervish wins Emerald Challenge | Jockey Quotes

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 7:23PM

JOCKEY NEVER MARIN, A ROYAL DERVISH, WINNER: “He’s a strong horse. I was very confident that he’d run well. He got bumped pretty hard at the start, but he just pinned his ears back and kept going.

High-speed motorcycle crash in the northbound lane of state Route 167 | East Pierce Fire Report

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 12:41PM

high-speed motorcycle crash in the northbound lane of state Route 167. East Pierce transported the driver to a local trauma center.

A Royal Dervish tops the challenge | Emerald Downs

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 1:00PM

A Royal Dervish out-finished defending champion Devon Dat Cash and scored a half-length victory Sunday in the $67,320 Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge for older Quarter Horses.

Temporary Job | Poem by Minnie Bruce Pratt

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 1:04PM

Perhaps by the time this column appears, our economy will have improved and people who want to work can find good work. Minnie Bruce Pratt, who lives in Syracuse, N.Y., has a new book, mentioned below, in which there are a number of poems about the difficulties of finding work and holding on to it.

Pasado’s spay station returns to South King County

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 4:16PM

South County Cats is pleased to announce Pasado’s Safe Haven’s Spay Station will return to south King County on Tuesday, Sept. 25, hosted by Regional Animal Services – King County, at the Pet Adoption Center in Kent.

Washington state receives $4.6 million in record-setting drug settlement

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 5:51PM

The Washington State Attorney General's office announced that he and 36 other Attorneys General reached a record $181 million dollar settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson.

Living long, living well | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 6:08PM

Americans may be less optimistic about the future in general than they once were, but a solid majority still hopes to enjoy a long life.

Shouldn’t We All Be Americans First? | Lee H. Hamilton

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 6:16PM

I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election.

Executive names Walt Hubbard to lead King County Office of Emergency Management

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 6:27PM

King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed an experienced local crisis manager to lead the King County Office of Emergency Management. Walt Hubbard was selected through a highly-competitive nationwide search.

'Pinteresting' items from King County’s history now online

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 6:39PM

Archives puts dozens of historical photos on Pinterest, more to come.

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade | Slideshow

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 6:00PM updated at 8:03PM

The Black Diamond Labor Day Parade was on display once again this year.

Best driver report | Allstate

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 7:01PM

The Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) today released its eighth annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report™.” The report, based on Allstate claims data, ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers.

Social Security statements available online

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 7:24PM

Until last year, Social Security sent taxpayers an annual personalized statement showing a complete record of their taxable earnings as well as estimated retirement, disability and survivor benefits based on those earnings. Unfortunately, budget constraints brought put an end to those yearly mailings.

Fatal dirt bike crash in Bonney Lake | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 7:42PM

A busy Labor Day weekend ended with the death of a dirt biker in Bonney Lake Monday. East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to multiple reports of a dirt biker who had crashed into a parked vehicle on the 20200 block of Rhododendron Drive East just before 5 p.m.

Jockey Juan Gutierrez ride five winners on Labor Day | Emerald Downs

  • Sep 3, 2012 at 7:54PM

Jockey Juan Gutierrez was the star of the show on Labor Day at Emerald Downs.

Gas prices up 1.1 cent | GasBuddy

  • Sep 4, 2012 at 9:09AM

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.05/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80/g, according to gasoline price website SeattleGasPrices.com.

Fire District 44, Mountain View Fire and Rescue, extends burn ban

  • Sep 4, 2012 at 6:52PM

King County Fire District No. 44, Sept. 4: Fire District 44 is extending the Burn Ban “at least” through Sept. 9 “Brush and wildland fires utilize a lot of fire department resources and can take days to completely extinguish, said Fire Chief Greg Smith.

White River boys, girls defeat Sumner | PREP GOLF

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 11:39AM

White River High defeated the Sumner Spartans in both boys and girls golf action Tuesday afternoon.

September housing statistics around Washington indicate recovery is continuing

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 4:46PM

Pending sales, closed sales and prices all increased in August compared to a year ago, according to the latest figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

White River defeats Clover Park 4-1 | PREP BOYS TENNIS

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 11:24AM

No. 1 singles: Angelo Mejia (CP) def.Sam Bruckbauer (WR) 7-5, 6-2. No. 2 singles: Drew Maras (WR) def. Edward Yamust (CP) 6-1, 6-0. No. 1 doubles: Brian Lee and David Connelly (WR) def. Nathan Gondon and Jereck Orenia (CP) 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 doubles: Alec Anastasi and Travis Meyers (WR) def. Vermel Gacad and Wyatt Fisher (CP) 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 doubles: CP forfeits to WR.

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