Buckley-South Prairie bridge closed permanently

A settled pier has changed how weight is distributed on the bridge.

Suicide rates in Washington continue rising | Department of Health

In 2017, 1,300 Washingtonians died by suicide, and from 2006 to 2017 suicide in Washington state increased by an average of 2.5 percent annually.

  • Sep 5, 2018

Overdose prevention through comics: a conversation with the artist | Public Health Insider

We are launching a series of DON’T HANG ON TO MEDS comic strips as part of International Overdose Awareness Day, sharing reasons why it’s important to get rid of unused medications in the home.

  • Sep 4, 2018

EHS Class of ‘68 seeks classmates

Several classmates have been unable to be contacted for the upcoming reunion.

Area schools expected to begin year on time

As the school year inched closer, the Dieringer and Sumner-Bonney Lake school districts threatened to strike. At the last minute, it appears teachers and districts have tentative agreements, which will be voted on during their respective Sept. 4 meetings.

Buckley-Enumclaw grads celebrate 65 years

The last class received their diplomas in 1953.

  • Aug 31, 2018

New start for ‘second-chance citizens’

Bonney Lake native Skyler “Sky” RIch, a student at Calvin College in Michigan, started a company to help those released from jail to re-integrate back in society.

HIV increasing among drug users | Public Health Insider

HIV infection is typically much less common among heterosexuals in King County than among men who have sex with men (MSM). But the risk for HIV infection increases among people who use injection drugs.

  • Aug 30, 2018

At the wheel of driving curriculum for Saudi women

An Enumclaw local visited Saudi Arabia to get a feel for what the country — and its women — need when it comes to driving curriculum.

Preventable falls among seniors reach epidemic proportions | Pierce County

Since 2003, the number of deaths from falls has more than doubled in Washington state, with one in three older adults falling each year.

  • Aug 29, 2018

Not just water vapor: Why e-cigarettes are so dangerous | Public Health Insider

Tobacco use among youth and young adults in any form, including e-cigarettes, is not safe.

  • Aug 29, 2018

Enumclaw moves forward with two trail projects

The financial tale is an interesting one, according to City Administrator Chris Searcy.

West Nile virus detected in Tacoma marsh | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

It only takes one bite to acquire the virus from an infected mosquito.

  • Aug 28, 2018

Western artist featured at gallery

Lynn Kopelke’s work will be on display at the City Hall gallery from Sept. 7 through Oct. 2.

Confusion over Lake Tapps fire protection | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Many people in the northern Lake Tapps area seem to believe the fire station on 182nd Avenue East them. This is incorrect.

Enumclaw, Buckley start their own annual clean-up days

Following in Bonney Lake’s footsteps, local Jeri Gamblin hopes the rest of the Plateau can start their own annual beautification events.

Housing Crisis Fuels Opposition to Safeco Field Investment

Coalition calls on King County Council to divert public money away from stadium maintenance and put it toward affordable housing

Traveler returns with measles | King County

Before he was diagnosed, he may have exposed others to the measles at Sea-Tac Airport and the waiting room of the Emergency Department at Harborview Medical Center during specific time periods.

  • Aug 24, 2018

Seven suggestions to start the school year green

Since according to research, our brains can most easily remember seven pieces of information at a time, here are seven practices for a more sustainable planet to start out your school year.

  • Aug 24, 2018

After 20 years, local film hits the big screen

The first-ever public showing of “Big Blue: A Fishy Tale” is being hosted at The Chalet on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.