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Enumclaw looking to fill council vacancy

Due to the Jan. 9 resignation of Morgan Irwin, Enumclaw is looking to fill the Position 1 seat on the City Council.

 

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Bonney Lake writer named one of ‘50 greatest’ in national contest

It’s never too late to do what you love, Kelly Marshall learned.

 

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North Tapps students serve up Empty Bowls event

The holidays are often a time to gather family together to enjoy good company and good food. But – as Denise Lakin pointed out to her students this year – not everyone can get a hot meal.

 

Relay For Life kickoff planned for Jan. 25

A kickoff event to celebrate the new Relay For Life of Rainier…

  • Jan 19th, 2017
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Former Enumclaw resident victim in Tacoma double-homicide

Theresa Greenhalgh was one of two victims identified in a Tacoma double homicide, one of the most gruesome murder cases in recent regional history.

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Mount Rainier’s lahar warning system gets upgrades

Mount Rainier is possibly the No. 1 geological icon of the Plateau.

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Protecting Animals | 57 Seconds

Senator Joe Fain explains what Washington state has done and what’s next to increase protections for animals… in 57 Seconds.

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Buckley to reconstruct River Ave. with half-million grant

More than a half-million dollars will soon be coming Buckley’s way, money that will fund the majority of planned improvements to a busy stretch of River Avenue.

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Buckley Foothills Historical Museum back in action

Half a year after an out-of-control car careened into the Buckley Foothills Museum, the museum has reopened and is ready to receive visitors.

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Lake Tapps Winter Levels Updated; Short Drawdown Scheduled | Cascade Water Alliance

Over the next three weeks, the reservoir will be drawn down approximately six to eight feet.

  • Jan 17th, 2017
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Black Diamond violates state, federal clean water acts

By not approving an ordinance adopting the state’s 2012 Stormwater Management Manual, the city is now at risk of state and federal fines, plus third party lawsuits.

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Voter registration closing today

If you aren’t a registered voter in Washington, here are registration deadlines to keep in mind

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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It’s the 31st District shuffle

With former Sen. Pam Roach now on the Pierce County Council, Rep. Phil Fortunado has taken her seat in the senate while former Enumclaw Councilman Morgan Irwin takes his seat in the House.

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Prepare for college with AWC Quality Communities Scholarship

Bonney Lake is offering the chance for soon-to-be graduating high schoolers to earn a $1,000 scholarship for continuing their education.

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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East Pierce responds to 27 calls in nine hours

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters were inundated with multiple calls Saturday, many of them serious.

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Senator Joe Fain explains legislative lingo| 57 Seconds

Senator Joe Fain breaks down some of the words and phrases you…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Bonney Lake garbage rates rise in March

Last week, the city announced a 5.7 percent increase in collection rates for residents and businesses.

Jail inmate charged with possession of meth-soaked letters | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Jan. 6 the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Rickey Claude Yandell,…

  • Jan 9th, 2017
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Gallery 2017 features work of Enumclaw digital photographer

The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County will present the digital images of Enumclaw photographer Wendy Bitney.

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Cat saves lives of residents in Bonney Lake fire

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters fought two house fires early this morning.

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Charges brought in Bonney Lake traffic fatality

Legal proceedings continued this week for a woman behind the wheel of a small car that flew over a hill in Bonney Lake and crashed into a tree, killing a friend.

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Public comment wanted on Black Diamond open space

King County Parks will be taking public input as it develops a stewardship plan for three open spaces in the Black Diamond area.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017
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Mount Rainier Lahar Warning System receives first phase of enhancements | Pierce County

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has identified Mount Rainier as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and Pierce County is taking steps to improve the warning system to keep residents safe.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017
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2016 in review | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Dec. 22, 2016.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017
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Black Diamond passes stopgap budget

The city – now funded through March 2017 – will continue budget discussions through the new year.

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Top 10 stories of 2016

Every year brings stories that stand out from the rest – sometimes due to the potential impact on a community, frequently because of the can’t-believe-it’s-true narrative and on occasion, unfortunately, due to a tragic turn of events.

  • Dec 30th, 2016
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New guilty plea from man who shook seven-day-old son | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Dec. 20 Joshua Sullivan, 21, pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree for violently shaking his seven-day-old son in 2013.

  • Dec 28th, 2016
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Black Diamond passes emergency budget

Black Diamond residents can rest easy knowing that their city will not shut down in January.

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State is fourth in certified teachers

Washington has 87 newly certified National Board Certified Teachers this year. An…

  • Dec 27th, 2016

Behind the scenes with award-winning Pierce County employees | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Dec. 15, 2016 Heritage Recreation…

  • Dec 27th, 2016
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Graham man charged with cyberstalking ex-girlfriend | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Dec. 23 the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Michael Andrew Hart, 43, with three counts of felony stalking, four counts of felony violation of a protection order, felony cyberstalking, felony harassment and six counts of disseminating private images.

  • Dec 27th, 2016
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Black Diamond legal troubles mount

The tangled web of trouble in Black Diamond appeared to tighten at the Thursday special meeting.

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New southbound state Route 167 HOT lane extension opened on Dec. 17

Read here how the HOT lanes work, what pass is right for you

  • Dec 23rd, 2016
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Bonney Lake biennial budget passes

Sewer and water rates increase

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New SR 410 traffic light coming in January

Installation of a new traffic light on state Route 410 could less than a month away.

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Hit and run, prowlers, arrests and more | Enumclaw Police Blotter

A resident of Grand Fir Drive interrupted a vehicle prowl at 1:39 a.m. Dec. 10.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016
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New year brings increased school building construction

Enumclaw, White River, Sumner and Carbonado school districts will see construction in coming months

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Black Diamond fails to pass budget

Major budget amendments introduced to the public, city attorney and staff after public hearings close

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Enumclaw increases rates to connect to utilities

The cost of building in Enumclaw will jump during the coming year, as the city has worked toward bumping its fees for connecting to both the water and sewer systems.

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Garbage rates upped in Enumclaw

Enumclaw utility rates will be creeping upward early in 2017, with a 9 percent hike in trash collection leading the way.

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Impaired driver, robbery, road rage and more | Enumclaw Police Blotter

A Dec. 3 traffic stop resulted in a motorist arrested for driving under the influence. The driver was taken to the police station for booking. The stop was made at 9:52 p.m. on Roosevelt Avenue.

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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Deputies still searching for Foothills station gunner

Deputies are still trying to identify the subject who shot five bullets into the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department station in Bonney Lake.

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Bonney Lake council reassesses phasing plan for Allan Yorke Park

The Bonney Lake City Council continues to consider what the first phase of the Allan Yorke Park makeover should be.

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Enumclaw Santa Patrol rolls Dec. 14-17

Enumclaw firefighters will conduct their annual Santa Run through the streets of Enumclaw next week.

  • Dec 9th, 2016
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Sumner sophomore to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

Three hundred million people watch London’s New Year’s Parade every year.

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Deadline draws near for Buckley’s Santa Project

Staff at the Buckley Senior Center are looking to identify at least 17 recipients for their Santa Giving project.

  • Dec 8th, 2016
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Enumclaw council tweaks budget, prepares for adoption

Members of the Enumclaw City Council took one final opportunity Nov. 28 to massage a spending plan for the coming year, tweaking a few budgetary items and confirming others.

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King County unveils memorial for fallen Sheriff’s Office deputies

Sixteen members of the King County Sheriff’s Office have lost their lives in the line of duty.

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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Buckley Police Blotter | Nov. 23 – 29

Daily reports included two thefts – one being an automobile – and a complaint about reckless driving on state Route 410. Also, police heard of two animal complaints, both from Rainier Street, and made a handful of traffic stops.

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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Impaired driver, juvenile issues, vandalism and more | Enumclaw Police Blotter

IMPAIRED DRIVER: A traffic stop at 9:43 p.m. Nov. 27 at Hamilton…

  • Dec 6th, 2016
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