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Sumner High graduate releases first EP

After two years of composing, songwriting and recording, the Sierra Lauren released her first extended play, “True North,” over the Thanksgiving weekend.

 

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Bonney Lake budget nears completion

The Bonney Lake City Council is ready to put the finishing touches on its 2017-2018 biennial budget. The council held its final public hearing on the budget on the Nov. 22 meeting.

 

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Enumclaw stormwater fee draws criticism at last budget meeting

One thing in the budget that will not be approved is the implementation of a stormwater utility. The move was favored by city administration but rejected by members of the Enumclaw City Council.

 

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Enumclaw student competes in National American Miss

When Enumclaw resident Ellie Schmidt received an invitation to compete in the National American Miss pageant, her mother Angie thought it would be a great way to boost her daughter’s self esteem. It was her first ever pageant, but Ellie placed well enough (second runner-up in Queens Court and first runner-up in Talent) to attend Nationals, which took place in Disneyland last weekend.

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Jade Greens closes over water rights

Jade Greens Golf Course – the nine-hole course that lies between Auburn and Black Diamond – closed last weekend.

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Building a downtown dream in Bonney Lake

Concept plans for Lake Tapps, Downtown, Midtown and Eastown areas were presented to City Council Nov. 15.

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Local libraries host holiday events

Local branches of the Pierce County Library System will be cranking up the holiday spirit with a variety of programs.

  • Nov 29th, 2016
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No quorum at Black Diamond budget hearing

Budget season is a busy time for many cities, but the Black Diamond City Council is skirting right along the edge of some deadlines due to some scheduling conflicts that left the Nov. 17 meeting without a quorum.

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Stolen soda | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were alerted to two males who stole some fountain soda on Nov. 8. Officers found one of the males sitting at a nearby picnic table. The male volunteered that he had a warrant out for his arrest.

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Green River College awarded EPA environmental education grant

Green River College was recently awarded an $85,773 grant from the Environmental Protective Agency to train students and create environmental outreach materials about the Soos Creek watershed.

  • Nov 24th, 2016
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Prosecutor finds officers’ use of deadly force lawful | Pierce County Prosecutor

Independent and concurrent investigations have been completed regarding the police shooting of Marcos Perea, 41, that resulted in his death.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Buckley modernizing its garbage collecting system

When it comes to trash collection, the city of Buckley is transitioning toward a modern, automated system.

Buckley ready to adopt 2017 budget

The city of Buckley is close to adopting a 2017 budget that appears healthy, primarily due to a rebounding economy that has revenues outpacing expenditures.

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Bonney Lake DECA presents 11th annual Death by Chocolate

The Bonney Lake DECA program is stepping up to put on it’s biggest event ever.

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Enumclaw council considers funding for outside agencies

As part of each year’s municipal budget, the Enumclaw City Council provides financial relief for agencies that do good work for the community.

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Black Diamond Community Center budget slashed $40,000

Cheryl Hanson, the executive director of the Black Diamond Community Center, had some bad news for the City Council.

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Enumclaw resident guilty of attempted rape, child sex abuse

An Enumclaw man has been convicted for his role in the “Net Nanny” undercover operation that played out through the latter part of 2015.

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East Pierce helps kids keep warm this winter

East Pierce Fire and Rescue is once again reaching out to help kids in need.

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Supervisor at Rainier State School charged with rape | Pierce County Prosecutor

Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Terry Wayne Shepard with one count of rape in the second degree.

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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General Election turnout, Baby Court adoptions, Park Fees increase, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of November 11, 2016

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Paraphernalia | Enumclaw Police Blotter

While looking at a vacant residence on Porter Street Oct. 22, someone noticed drug paraphernalia near the front porch. Police located two needles, which were disposed of properly, and confirmed that the residence was secure.

  • Nov 12th, 2016
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Lake Tapps Winter Levels Updated; Short Drawdown Scheduled | Cascade Water Alliance

Lake Tapps is expected to stay at approximately 541 to 542 feet through mid to late January.

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Sewer rates likely to increase for Bonney Lake and Sumner residents

Sumner and Bonney Lake residents should be prepared for sewer rate increases…

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Tacoma area man Found guilty of 2013 drug cartel murder | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Wednesday a jury found William Alvarez Calo, 30, guilty of first degree murder.

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Fled on foot | Enumclaw Police Blotter

Police were told the afternoon of Oct. 24 of a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle at Wynalda Drive and Farrelly Street. When police attempted to make contact, the man fled on foot and could not be located.

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Good neighbor | Enumclaw Police Blotter

A Griffin Avenue resident watched Oct. 26 as someone took a bicycle from a neighboring property. He notified police, who soon located the suspect and the stolen bike. The suspect was taken into custody and booked for theft.

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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State Route 162 improvement public survey complete

WSDOT will be presenting the survey results to the public Nov. 15 - 16.

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Intimidation with a weapon | Buckley Police Blotter

A report of intimidation with a weapon was received at 7:47 p.m. from a Pershing Avenue location in Carbonado. Other calls involved a domestic dispute on Park Avenue and a suspicious person on River Avenue.

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Voters approving ST3 measure to expand mass transit

Voters are approving higher taxes for more mass transit. The $54 billion…

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Phil Fortunato winning in 31st District, Pam Poach trails Carolyn Edmond in Pierce County Council race

Updated Nov. 11 at 3:45 p.m. The first election results from the…

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Annual Coats for Kids drive begins | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

East Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighters are teaming up with Operation Warm for the fourth annual Firefighters Coats for Kids Drive.

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Plateau’s first marijuana grow operation opening in Buckley

Buckley is adding another facet to its weed-friendly persona, as a commercial…

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‘Drug drop box’ installed in Enumclaw’s Jim’s Pharmacy

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the correct address for…

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Confrontational | Enumclaw Police Blotter

Police took a report the afternoon of Nov. 1 about someone walking around the Battersby Avenue area, hitting signs and being confrontational. Officers contacted both the suspect and the reporting party; the suspect was counseled and the matter was settled.

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Stay awake for drowsy driving prevention week | Washington State Patrol

The Washington State Patrol strives to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injury collisions on our roadways. Drowsy driving is a form of impaired driving that negatively affects one’s ability to drive safely and responsibly.

  • Nov 7th, 2016
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Election Week questions, new flood maps, South Hill celebrates playground, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of November 3, 2016.

  • Nov 7th, 2016
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The many faces and facets of domestic violence | Part 2

Part one of the domestic violence series provided an in-depth look at stories from victims who have dealt with domestic violence. The stories had a few things in common, including that the victims stayed with their abuser for years. This raises the questions of how victims can get out of a domestic violence situation.

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DUI, road rage and burglary | Buckley Police Blotter

Oct. 22 activity included a DUI incident at 12:25 a.m. at SR 410 and Mundy Loss Road; a road rage situation shortly before 1 p.m., also at SR 4110 and Mundy Loss Road; a commercial burglary alarm at a Cemetery Road address; and a shoplifting incident at 11:06 p.m. at a highway location.

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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UPDATE | Pierce County Prosecutor’s office confirms manslaughter charge in stray bullet case

The incident began when Tobin Hugh Panton witnessed his car being stolen from his driveway.

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Black Diamond fights over agendas, attorneys continue; city without engineering staff or on-call contracts

The Oct. 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting was uncharacteristically restrained, with little in the way of unchecked emotion and even less action and content.

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Wilkeson’s Roosevelt Park receiving makeover funds

Pooling money from a myriad of sources – from community rummage sales to a state grant – the town of Wilkeson is on track to renovate Roosevelt Park.

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Seahawks shoplifts | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were called Oct. 20 to a shoplifting, with one of the items being a small Seahawks refrigerator. Officers obtained a description of the getaway car and found it nearby with the fridge in the back. Officers contacted the male in the drivers seat and arrested him for theft.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Green River College begins search for next president

The Green River College Board of Trustees appointed a 13-member advisory committee to help find the college’s next president.

Enumclaw property tax rate to dip slightly

Tax rates will drop slightly for Enumclaw property owners next year, assuming the current formula holds true.

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Possible drug deal | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were off duty in a gym on Oct. 18 when they overheard other people saying they could see a drug deal going on outside. Officers watched a parked car with a male in the drivers seat and another in the passenger seat exchange what looked like a large amount of marijuana.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016
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Man sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for 2015 murder | Pierce County Prosecutor

Yesterday Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, was sentenced to 316 months in prison for the murder of Nichole White in June of 2015. The sentence is the high end of the sentencing range.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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East Pierce technical rescue near Victor Falls

The Technical Rescue Teams from East Pierce Fire and Rescue and the Pierce County Sheriffs Department responded to a hiker who had fallen down a steep embankment at Victor Falls, near Bonney Lake Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Not a robbery | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were called Oct. 26 to a robbery in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and detained a subject pointed out to them by employees. According to employees, the man was acting strange, walked behind the counter with his hands in his pockets and stared at the clerk, which was when she tripped the emergency robbery button.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Syphilis in King County rising | Public Health Insider

Syphilis cases are up all over the country, and in King County we are no different.

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Syphilis in King County rising | Public Health Insider

The following was written by Lindsay Bosslet for Public Health Insider. Public…

  • Oct 31st, 2016