Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

King County tightens marijuana regulations; Enumclaw residents upset, feel left out

The King County Council has called this new piece of marijuana legislation one of the most collaborative pieces of law they’ve passed all year. The new ordinance restricts marijuana producers and processors from opening up in rural zones on parcels of land less than 10 acres, minimizing the land available to these businesses by 70 percent. Read more about how this doesn’t affect Enumclaw and why residents are upset here.

Local Pony team has rough time in California

The local Pony Team, the Plateau Avengers, fell in the California West Zone tournament after loosing their first two games. The first game was an 8-2 loss to Arizona and then a 12-0 loss to California. Read more about the games here.

Suspect pleads guilty in Nicole White Murder Case

You may have read recently that Graham resident Jonathan Daniel Harris pleaded guilty to the assault and murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White last year. Read up on the details of the case here, from when White disappeared June 7, 2015 to when Harris took a plea deal just last week.

Disc golfers propose course to Enumclaw council

The Pierce County Disc Gold Players Association has approached the Enumclaw City Council about constructing a disc golf course at Farmers Park. The best part is, the association plans to pay for the construction, and the course will be free to use. Read more about the plans for the disc golf course here.

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Britt Nelson will be leaving her position as head of the organization in June.

Local museums to participate in Pierce County history event

The Foothills Historical Museum in Buckley, the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society, the Carbon River Corridor/Wilkeson Historical Society and the Sumner Historical Society are coming together Feb. 24.

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Bonney Lake council starts pool talks, considers forming metro parks district

The last metropolitan parks district the city asked voters to approve failed in 2013, with 80 percent of voters against it. But an energetic group of folks who want a city pool could change that in the near future.

Enumclaw Council agrees to earlier starting time

Instead of 7:30 p.m. on Moondays, the council will now meet at 7 p.m. sharp.

Enumclaw High hosts 7th annual Empty Bowls event

The event, held at Enumclaw High School, will help fund the Enumclaw Food Bank and Plateau Outreach Ministries.

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