Lake Tapps users, residents can plan for lower levels | Cascade Water Alliance

Boats should be removed from the lake by mid-October.

  • Oct 10, 2019

City to keep some sales tax revenue, use money to help with affordable housing

A bill passed in last year’s legislative session allows cities to keep funds for affordable housing by seeking a credit against the state’s share of local sales taxes.

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington | Department of Health

Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have all been rising over the last few years.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Local gym hopes to make an imPACt

Visit the Plateau Athletic Club on Oct. 11 and 12 to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (and maybe even work out, too).

Plans moving ahead for busy Buckley intersection of Main Street, 410

Bigfoot Java is looking to move into this spot at the intersection of Main Street and SR 410.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Culvert replacement planned for Battersby Avenue

Enumclaw received more than $300,000 from the King County Flood Control District for the project.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

Update on hepatitis A outbreak | Public Health Insider

A total of 24 cases have been confirmed by King County.

  • Oct 7, 2019
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

King County cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue has highest apartment rents; Renton, Kent and Federal Way all saw increases in 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Danish Hall received much-needed repairs

The project allowed the original wood of the building to be shown for the first time in decades.

Flu poised to strike; vaccine now widely available for all ages | Department of Health

241 people in Washington died from the flu last year.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Black Diamond appoints two new council members

The race for Council Position No. 5 between incumbent Chris Wisnoski and Challenger Kristiana de Leon is still going.

Enumclaw police blotter | Sept. 19 – 26

Stolen guns and someone trying to dine and dash.

‘Smoke testing’ coming to Enumclaw neighborhoods

National Plant Services will be warning residents they may see smoke, but it will be nothing to worry about.

Jokumsen cold case trial scheduled to begin

Donna Mae Jokumsen was planning to leave her husband. She disappeared July 5, 1987.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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100+ Women Who Care to host their second meeting

The group has a novel way to raise money for local nonprofits.