Holiday bazaar hosted by local Danes

No matter your heritage, join Enumclaw’s Danish Sisterhood Saturday, Nov. 10 for their annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale, or become a member of the Sisterhood itself.

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington rejects carbon fee

I-1631 campaign organizers say they will continue pushing for a cleaner future.

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
The race for Washington’s 8th Congressional District is between Kim Schrier (D) and Dino Rossi (R). File photo

Schrier leads Rossi in hotly-contested 8th Congressional District

Candidates compete for seat vacated by Republican Dave Reichert

The race for Washington’s 8th Congressional District is between Kim Schrier (D) and Dino Rossi (R). File photo

Enumclaw excavator fined for violating digging laws | Utilities and Transportation Commission

Van Hoof Construction was fined $21,000 for five separate violations.

EPFR receives ABATE donation | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

The motorcycle lobbyist group donated more than $1,000 to the fire department.

Sexual assault resource centers report high call volumes

At an Oct. 23 fundraiser, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center told its donors it saw a 300 percent increase in calls to its 24/7 hotline in the week following the Kavanaugh hearings.

How to improve our democracy after the midterms | Public Health Insider

If you haven’t voted yet — do it. Afterward, attend the 2018 King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum on Nov. 8.

  • Nov 5, 2018

Vote for you favorite book or movie | Pierce County Library System

The winners will be announced in December.

  • Nov 2, 2018
Former council member Mark Hamilton warned the Bonney Lake City Council that the city may lose many valuable artifacts if they don’t aid the Bonney Lake Historical Society. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Bonney Lake votes down agreement with historical society

The agreement would have provided a part-time position, paid for by the city, to help the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society grow.

Former council member Mark Hamilton warned the Bonney Lake City Council that the city may lose many valuable artifacts if they don’t aid the Bonney Lake Historical Society. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Cannabis 101: Weeding through the facts | Public Health Insider

Studies are still being conducted on exactly how cannabis affects people in the short- and long-term, but here are some definitive facts and figures.

  • Nov 1, 2018

Buckley renews contract with judge, provides pay increase

Another item accepting $30,000 in credit for work that did not meet the terms of a million-dollar contract.

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

A community conversation about suicide

The Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Enumclaw School District are hosting a panel of local mental health professionals and advocates to talk about suicide prevention on Nov. 14.

Enumclaw officially adopts new garbage collection rates

Check out how much your bill may grow or shrink, depending on how much trash you produce.

First locally-acquired case of West Nile Virus | Public Health Insider

The Seattle woman was hospitalized in September and has recovered.

  • Oct 30, 2018

Sumner company fined for wastewater spill into White River | Department of Ecology

This is the third time Fleishmann’s Vinegar Company has been fined for similar incidences.

Why lead is a health issue and what King County is doing about it | Public Health Insider

King County tests only 4 percent of kids for lead poisoning, less than many other states. This could be a problem.

  • Oct 29, 2018

Buckley museum houses Odd Fellows’ statewide collection

The new museum has been planned for the last five years, opening just last August for people who enjoy the mysteries of fraternal organizations.