Woman dead in Bonney Lake fire

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Sandra Penland, 55, died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

  • Mar 18, 2019
Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Enumclaw’s Williams receives Distinguished Service Award

Christine Williams runs the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program, which fed 47,000 hot meals to seniors since 2012.

District shines spotlight on Wilkeson Elementary School

The White River School District had a public ribbon cutting for the updated school March 14.

  • Mar 15, 2019

Spring is coming, and so is baby bird season

Local songbird rehabilitation nonprofit Featherhaven is looking for volunteers this season.

Six students honored in VFW’s annual essay contest

Sophia DeMarco, Gabrielle DeMarco, Natalie DeMarco, Marin Lawson, Ashley Dickerson, and Kate Dickson were recognized with scholarships late last month.

Enumclaw hears second proposal for downtown property

Part of this idea included a pavilion for residents and visitors to be able to enjoy.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

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State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

  • Mar 13, 2019
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Update: Man who died in Buckley fire identified

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office is still determine Steven Michael Rhoades’ cause of death.

Bonney Lake DECA students heading to Florida conference

In total, 9 Panthers are going to the international get-together.

Bonney Lake woman one of many to sue banks over bond issue

Her bond, bought in 1981 for $500, was expected to be worth around $2,500 today.

Bonney Lake’s Ozmer honored for her role as a military caregiver

She will be representing the Elizabeth Dole Foundation as she shares her stories with the White House, Congress, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other government agencies for the next two years.

Groups tell Enumclaw council what they do with public money

The Enumclaw Expo Center, KCLS, Plateau Outreach Ministries, and the Chamber of Commerce were represented.

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Green River floods may be gone (for now), but they’re not forgotten

King County is looking at ways to increase protection in the Kent valley.

Eastside church sues state on International Women’s Day to overturn abortion coverage

The lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is classified as a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center

House passes vaccine bill | WNPA

The bill eliminates the option for parents to opt their children out of vaccination for personal reasons.

  • Mar 8, 2019