Weekend Briefing | News for May 2 – 6

Lots of political news for Enumclaw last week. Rep. Chris Hurst announced he will no be seeking re-election in 2016, and Lane Walthers announced he will be running for the soon-to-be-vacant position. Also, King County mailed out all the Presidential Primary ballots, so keep your eyes on your mailboxes. The weather is getting warmer but rivers and lakes can still be dangerously cold, and one of our reporters dissects the Dexter novels and the widely-popular TV show.

Chris Hurst to leave State House

After seven terms of holding public office, Rep. Chris Hurst is ready to move on to another chapter of his life. This means he will not be seeking re-election come the fall 2016 Presidential Election. “Things are going as well as they can possibly go,” he said, admitting that additional years in Olympia might not bring the same excitement. Read more about Hurst’s future plans here.




Lane Walthers to run for 31st District

With the 31st district seat without a running incumbent, many are eyeing the chance to get elected. Lane Walthers announced he is running for the 31st district position shortly after Rep. Chris Hurst announced he is not seeking re-election. Read more about Walthers here.

Be on the lookout for your Presidential Primary Ballots | King County Elections

King County has mailed out ballots for the state Presidential Primary! Ballots must be postmarked by May 24th to count, and there are a few extra rules voters must follow in order for their ballot to be legitimate. Read more about the ballot and election here.

The weather is getting warmer, but rivers and lakes remain frigid | King County

Many area rivers and lakes are fed by snow and glacial melts, which means that while the surface water is warm, the water can be shockingly cold just a few inches below. 17 people drowned in King County last year, so they county wants to make sure every swims safe this summer. Read more about safe swimming here.

Dexter: TV show vs. book series | Point of Review

Which do you like better, the show or the novels? Reporter Ana Karen researched both in order to bring you a comparison of TV vs. book in this most recent edition of Point of Review. It’s bloody good.

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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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