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- Apr 14, 2012 at 12:03PM
A festive opening night throng welcomed back live racing Friday evening as Emerald Downs launched its 17th season of Thoroughbred racing.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 9:11PM
Cat On Base, a 5-year-old Washington-bred gelding, put the exclamation point on trainer Howard Belvoir’s torrid start to the Emerald Downs season Saturday with a world record-tying performance in the $12,100 feature race for 3-year-olds and up.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 9:17PM
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the King County Council Chambers.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 9:20PM
Consumers with newly acquired tax refund checks might notice numerous offers and incentives to spend cash right away; Better Business Bureau says to save funds for further review.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 9:29PM
Richard Finger, Jr., 32, of Bellevue, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 54 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a restitution figure expected to exceed $7 million for wire fraud.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 9:35PM
King County is making it easy this Earth Week to take part in an environmental activity or pick up a new, simple green lifestyle habit.
Ophthalmologist pleads guilty to theft of state Medicare and Medicaid programs | State Attorney General
- Apr 14, 2012 at 9:39PM
An ophthalmologist today pled guilty to stealing more than $51,000 from state and federal health care programs. In July, state prosecutors charged Dr. Behrouz Pirouzkar with three counts of First Degree Attempted Identity Theft and two counts of Medicaid False Statement.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 9:49PM
Prevention measures to protect life and property are in effect April 15 through October 15 on 12.7 million acres of DNR-protected lands.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 10:05PM
The sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River has been extended through April 22 to allow anglers to catch more hatchery-reared fish available for harvest.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 10:16PM
On Monday, April 16, drivers will experience single lane closures during the weekdays through the end of May.
- Apr 14, 2012 at 10:46PM
This week's Roll Call features the operating budget, and government reform bills necessary to implement the budget.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 2:45PM
The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade rolled through Sumner Saturday April 14.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Apr 16, 2012 at 9:16AM
Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue, including members of the Technical Rescue Team who were on duty Saturday, saved a 12-year-old boy who had fallen down a steep embankment above the White River.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 6:49PM
Where you live may determine how healthy you are or can hope to be, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Researchers using a geographic information system (GIS) found that access to quality food outlets and opportunities to be physically active can make communities not only more attractive but also more healthy.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 7:15PM
Life is all about passion for Leslie Mawing. It's evident when the 38-year-old jockey talks about his personal life as a husband and father of three. It's also apparent when he speaks about his professional life guiding swift ponies around the track.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 7:19PM
The Longacres Mile is the longest-running professional sporting event in the state.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 7:30PM
When environmental organizations pushed Washington voters to approve their renewable energy Initiative 937, they touted biomass energy — incinerated wood waste — as one of their preferred alternatives to fossil fuel. They reasoned that biomass energy plants would help clear forests of flammable wood debris from dead and diseased timber, put idled loggers and millworkers back to work and produce cleaner, more affordable energy.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 7:00PM updated at 9:08PM
Mountain View Fire and Rescue/Black Diamond Fire Department spokesman Tim Perciful sent out a twitter message regarding a river rescue.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 7:47PM
Wave Rider returned to action with a big front-running effort Sunday in the Budweiser Purse for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
- Apr 15, 2012 at 7:57PM
Democrats in the state caucused, and as expected, came out in support of the re-election of President Barack Obama.
- Apr 16, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Apr 20, 2012 at 5:48PM
I have seen the word "Groupthink" in action many times through the years. The word is always alive and well in the audiences of the council meetings I have covered for various newspapers.
- Apr 16, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Apr 17, 2012 at 3:13PM
In the second year of each decade, dedicated family tree trackers eagerly anticipate the release of another Census from more than two generations past.
Guest Editorial | The reasons for elected officials' actions goes more than skin-deep | Richard Elfers
- Apr 17, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Apr 18, 2012 at 5:58PM
The first clue to find out what is going on in local government is to come to council meetings on a regular basis, at least until you understand the personalities, perspectives and agendas of the various council members. Watching the program on television at home can give you some clues, but actually observing body and facial language and tone of voice can give you deeper understanding. Much of that can only be gained by actually being in the room.
- Apr 17, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 4:36PM
The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who allegedly robbed a Subway at gun point in the 27200 block of 216 Avenue Southeast.
- Apr 17, 2012 at 2:39PM
For parents, experiencing their kids leaving the nest can not only be a momentous event, but it can also be one sometimes tinged with a bit of sadness. After all, your little boy or little girl is all grown up now. However, looking at the bright side, this means you now have one or more rooms that can be turned from a kid’s bedroom into a space you can now enjoy.
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