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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Double murder in Buckley leads to Tumwater shootout with police

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Podcast, scholarship created in memory of two sons

The Babst Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Garrett and J.T. Babst, will go to an Auburn Mountainview High School student to support their decision to go into trade school.

Dog park idea topic of open house

Enumclaw’s Park Board will host a public meeting March 14 at City Hall.

Kidnapping scam targets families of young kids

The suspects are a male with an accent and a younger-sounding female.

Black Diamond swears in new council member

Chris Wisnoski was nominated and confirmed unanimously to the Position No. 5 council seat.

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