King County residents can now text 911

While this capability is great for some situations, departments still encourage you to call if you can, as there are some limitations.

  • Jan 8, 2019

Enumclaw library hosts program creation contest

If you have an idea for a program or event you want to host, your local librarians want to hear it.

East Pierce responds to more than 100 alarms during storm

In one incident, a man ran over a power line with his bike. He wasn’t electrocuted, but he did fall off his bike.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

A report released by UW last month highlights further dangers higher CO2 levels pose to coho salmon.

Mr. Yuck poster contest ends this month

Students in kindergarten through 6th grade are able to participate in the statewide contest.

  • Jan 7, 2019

Local scenic byway to get new sign

The Chinook Scenic Byway is one of only several dozen byways recognized by the federal government as an “All-American Road.”

EHS robotics qualifies for state, again

This is the second year in a row “Clawsistency” has a shot at the world championship.

How does Texas ACA ruling affect Washington?

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

It looks a lot like Inslee is running for president

New statements and political fundraising from Gov. Inslee point toward a 2020 presidential bid

What we learned from those we lost in 2017 | Public Health Insider

Here are key findings from overdose, homicide and suicide deaths from 2017.

  • Jan 2, 2019

Plateau seemed little affected by nation-wide 911 outage

A similar outage in 2014 looks to have prepared Pierce County agencies for future incidents.

Announcing the Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard | Public Health Insider

How many youths are being detained? Now there’s a data dashboard to look at trends.

  • Dec 31, 2018

Deputies arrest Bonney Lake, Sumner package thief after K9 chase

Sumner resident Donald James Morgan, 32, has been charged with felony eluding, unlawful possession of a firearm, hit and run, resisting arrest, identity theft, mail theft, and possession of stolen property.

Progress being made on 911 outage | Update

911 appears to be up and working, but if you get a busy signal, here are other numbers to call.

Top 10 stories of 2018

Check out the top stories from the Plateau that either shaped last year, or promise to affect the next.

Young poet’s private musings now available for all

Sumner High graduate Makenzie Campbell was released November 2017, but started gaining attention this year.

State Supreme Court upholds King County youth jail levy

The decision, issued Dec. 27, sided with King County and allows it to keep collecting revenue.

Bonney Lake, Buckley garbage fees increasing

This is part of a 2008 agreement with the company that runs Pierce County’s sole operating landfill.

ATV use approved for certain Pierce County roads, including Fairfax

ATVs can start being on these roads on Jan. 1, 2019.

  • Dec 27, 2018