Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

The Black Diamond City Council flirted with new elementary school delays, the Wilkeson Eagles are getting a new Auxiliary chapter, Green River College appointed a new interim president and the Courier-Herald reviews "The Lovely Bones." Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest issue of your Weekend Briefing.

Black Diamond Council narrowly avoids elementary school building delays

The Black Diamond City Council almost didn’t approve a traffic mitigation agreement between the city and the Enumclaw School District during their Aug. 18 meeting. Without the agreement, the opening of the new Black Diamond Elementary School could have been delayed, the school district argued. The agreement passed only because two council members did not voice their votes. Read about the agreement and more here.

New Wilkeson Auxiliary to be chartered Sunday

The Wilkeson Aerie is about to get a new Auxiliary this Sunday, complete with 71 new members. The chartering is private, but the Fraternal Order of Eagles building in town will be open to the public for a lunch celebration at 1 p.m. Read more about the Auxiliary and chartering here.

Green River College appoints interim president

Scott Morgan, former Spokane Community College president, has been named interim president of Green River College after Eileen Ely’s resignation last June. “All four of the candidates, first off, were well aware of the fact we have struggled in recent years,” said Tim Clark, the vice chair of the college’s Board of Trustees. “All four of the candidates really were quite open to trying to rebuild that necessary conversation with students, staff and faculty in terms of building mutual respect in moving forward in a direction that is going to help us deal with changes that we face.” Read more about Morgan and the college here.

Movie adds a magical element to the book, “The Lovely Bones” | Point of Review

Reporter Ana Karen Perez-Guzman, in the latest installment of the Point of Review book column, takes a look at “The Lovely Bones,” novel and movie adaption. The movie, she writes, adds more magic to the already magical, yet tragic, book. Read more about “The Lovely Bones,” here.

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Drivers take notice: busy bridge near Buckley will close for four weeks

The 82-year-old span on state Route 162 (also identified as Pioneer Way) will be shut down from 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Enumclaw woman admits to multiple bank heists after recent arrest

Jaycee E. Kimberling, 27, was arrested Aug. 4, along with her longtime boyfriend, Kasen San, 39, of Sumner, for robbing a bank in Maple Valley.

UPDATE: Buckley Spiketon Bridge early | Department of Transportation

The bridge was originally going to close Aug. 20. Instead, the bridge will close Thursday, Aug. 16.

In step with helping out

This was the third year the EHS track team worked to improve the trail at Nolte State Park.

Buckley traffic light replacement under way

The signal light project has been in the planning stages for some time and, according to a DOT press release, work was set to begin Monday, Aug. 6.

‘I never worried about his heart’

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

Program designed for families dealing with mental illness | Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation

The classes will focus on several different kinds of mental illnesses and the skills necessary to handle crisis situations, how to listen and communicate, and self-care for dealing with worry and stress.

Tips from teachers: how to talk to kids about vaping | Public Health Insider

In the second of a three-part blog series, PHI explores youth vaping habits and what you should know about them.

Poor habits linger a year after E-DUI laws pass

Target Zero manager, Annie Kirk, said there was a gap between surveyed drivers’ understandings of the new law and their actual practices. Even though they recognize it’s an unsafe behavior and wouldn’t want drivers around them doing it.

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