Black Diamond hits the reset button

The new Black Diamond City Council wasted no time on settling in and testing the political waters. On their first meeting of the year, new Councilwomen Melissa Oglesbee and Erin Stout and returning Councilwomen Tamie Deady and Janie Edelman marched through a long list of agenda items, many of which reversed council policies and goals set over the last two years.

Garbage, water, sewer rates increase in Enumclaw

Having made the leap into a new year, Enumclaw property owners are now seeing increases to nearly all their utility rates. Here’s a look at the 2018 increases for city services, along with the financial impact on customers.

Why a new population may be at risk for HIV | Public Health Insider

Public health focuses HIV prevention activities to those at highest risk. In King County, that has meant decades of intensive work to reduce transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men, but new research led by one of our own Public Health epidemiologists has exposed the potential for HIV to expand among people who inject drugs such as methamphetamine.

  • Jan 8, 2018

County seeks volunteers for Point In Time homeless count

Pierce County is once again gearing up for its annual Point In Time homeless count. The large-scale event is set for Friday, Jan. 26, and the county is looking for volunteers to help count and survey homeless residents in the area.

Meet award-winning County employees | Pierce County TV

Meet award-winning Pierce County employees doing innovative, important work behind the scenes.

  • Jan 8, 2018

Car crash leads to death near Bonney Lake

One man was killed and another injured the evening of Jan. 3, the result of a collision just east of Bonney Lake. There was also a crash in Enumclaw the morning of Jan. 4 when a car ran a red light.

New third option on birth certificates | Department of Health

The Department of Health announced today that a new rule will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to “X” beginning Jan. 27.

  • Jan 4, 2018

Republican tax bill gives breaks to local breweries

While Democrats and Republicans continue to argue over the benefits and detriments of the Republicans recently passed and signed tax overhaul, there’s at least one group of local businesses owners who are likely to raise a pint to the sweeping tax changes — small breweries.

2017s top 10 stories | Year In Review

The constant stream of reports and stories means it can be difficult to take a fresh breath and give yourself room for reflection. But looking back over a years-worth of news can be remarkably thought-provoking, and that’s exactly what New Years is for

Volunteers needed to help identify people experiencing homelessness | Pierce County

Pierce County is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Point-In-Time Count on Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Black Diamond recall set for February special election

King County Communications Officer Kafia Hosh said putting the measure on the Feb. 13 ballot will cost the city around $5,000, but the full cost won’t be known until after the election.

Gallery 2018 features work of Bonney Lake photographer

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2018 will present its first show of the year, a display by Bonney Lake photographer Mike Dilbeck.

New sick leave rules go into effect Jan. 1 | Labor and Industries

Voters approved the change as part of Initiative 1433, which passed in November 2016.

  • Jan 2, 2018

Enumclaw moves forward with downtown plaza proposal

Convinced that downtown Enumclaw has unrealized potential, the city will soon be looking for developers interested in turning dreams to reality.

Man charged with child rape, exploitation

Black Diamond police arrested the man, 38, on Dec. 7, and he was charged in the King County Superior Court on Dec. 12.

Bonney Lake couple to keep holiday spirit alive year-round

With their kids all moved out of the house, Suzy and Brent Fountaine thought they’d use some of the extra room to really get back into the holiday spirit. It took an entire month to unpack everything, wire the houses and lights together and build a base, but the Fountaine’s expansive Christmas village is back and bigger than ever.

Medicine take-back plan approved | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Beginning in spring of 2018, Pierce County will have more secure and convenient options to dispose of unwanted medicines, protecting our communities in the process.

  • Dec 27, 2017

A new face at Exodus Housing

Tonya Tunnell-Thornhill, the new executive director of the non-profit that aims to help families escape domestic violence, came in at a time when funding was being slashed at many domestic violence programs in the county.

Holidays in Pierce County | Pierce County TV News

Pierce County News for the week of Dec. 21, 2017

  • Dec 26, 2017

Treecycling in Piece County

When the holidays are over, don’t forget to treecycle your fresh cut Christmas tree.

  • Dec 26, 2017