The Enumclaw School District and its board of directors say they must follow the statewide mask mandate or risk losing three-quarters of its funding. Pictured is a student from Sunrise Elementary. Photo courtesy Enumclaw School District

Parents want local school boards to stand against mask mandate

But any meaningful action would result in major loss of state funding.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit to Western Washington

The mobile site is set to open Dec. 20 in Federal Way; additional locations to come.

Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

Chad and Jan Martinell are the owners of one of Cole Street’s newest businesses, “The Game Vault.”

Vaulting toward fun

New, big game store brings board games and other hobbies to the heart of Enumclaw.

So many people wanted to attend the Nov. 22 school board meeting that the venue had to change from the high school library to the auditoriu. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Racial slur repeated at school board meeting

It appears two rogue Zoom users briefly interrupted the meeting with a recording of the “n” word.

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Blast from the past: Auburn antique mall unites classic style under one roof

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More than 129,000 kids in state receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

During first month of eligibility for those ages 5 to 11; expects to slow spread, protect children

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Keith Wagoner

Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

 

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One of the Plateau’s top returning players is Enumclaw High senior Rosie Penke who earned first team all-league honors a season ago. Here, she goes up for two points during a game last season.

Plateau basketball coaches see cause for optimism this season

A look at the girls and boys of Enumclaw and Whiter River’s basketball teams.

 

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At A Glance | December 2021 events on the Plateau

Get ready to ring in the new year with these seasonal and holiday events.

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Neely Mansion celebrated its 125th birthday in June 2019. For more information about the historic home, head to neelymansion.org. Courtesy photo

Free holiday photo shoot at Neely Mansion

The photoshoot will take place this Saturday, Dec. 4.