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.

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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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One suggestion was to delete funding for the city’s Art Department. While other council members are suggesting a compromise, citizens can make their input official during the first public hearing on Nov. 13.

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Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Futures Academy aims to teach lessons for a lifetime

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Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald
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