Air quality improving, but not clear | King County
Onshore winds are clearing wildfire smoke in the skies over western Washington.
The National Weather Service in Seattle has extended the Air Quality Alert through noon on Thursday, Aug. 10.
Thanks to improving air quality, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted an air quality burn ban issued last week.
However, a fire safety burn ban issued by the King County Fire Marshal for unincorporated King County remains in effect until further notice.
Continued dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires across the Puget Sound region.
On Tuesday, Seattle was expected to break the record for longest period without measurable rainfall. The old record, 51 days, was set in 1951.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.