Ray Miller-Still

Lake Tapps update: toxic algae remains, but not releasing toxins into water

As part of its ongoing surface water monitoring efforts, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department staff checked seven locations around Lake Tapps on Thursday, Aug. 25.

New Wilkeson Auxiliary to be chartered Sunday

The city of Wilkeson's Federation of Eagles is expanding at the end of this month to include a new, all-womens Auxiliary.

Council questions Senior Center transportation services; center readies for 25th anniversary with remodel plans

The director the Bonney Lake Senior Center, Sue Hilberg, made a trip to the most recent City Council workshop to provide information about an issue that's been brought up in council a few times over the last several months.

Black Diamond Council narrowly avoids elementary school building delays

The Black Diamond City Council's approval of a traffic mitigation agreement resolution with the Enumclaw School District was one of the messier and more confusing matters the city has faced this year.

Toxic algae found in Lake Tapps; Health department cautions swimmers, but waters clear of toxins

Lake Tapps isn't closed, but the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is cautioning people that swimming, wading or fishing in the lake could be unsafe due to reports of toxic algae.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

A swimming caution in Lake Tapps, a county-wide burn ban, Bonney Lake Days and horse races - check out the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing to see what you may have missed this past week!

Black Diamond Labor Days permit dispute settled; festival will be held Sept. 3 – 5

The last two virulent Black Diamond City Council meetings boiled down to this: the 102-years-old Labor Day festival is ready to go, and city code specifies that the council does not need to approve the celebration's special event permit.

Bonney Lake Days rolling out this weekend

Bonney Lake Days, the annual two-day festival at Allan Yorke Park, is gearing up for this weekend. The summer celebration begins 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with the opening of the ever-popular Kids Zone, which includes arts and crafts, games and rides for children.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 8 – 12

Two fires, a hot legislative race and how to make shaping your future easier (and cheaper) – read all this in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing!

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read about the latest updates in the Nicole White murder case, how to volunteer with the Sumner Lions Club, the fires that East Pierce Fire and Rescue have been tackling and how to participate in the WSDOT SR 162 improvement study, all in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

King County tightens marijuana regulations

The King County Council has tightened its marijuana regulations, making it virtually impossible for marijuana producers and processors to set up shop in the unincorporated areas around Maple Valley and Covington.

Sumner Lions Club looking for members, volunteers

The Sumner Lions Club is gearing up for another school year full of service activities and volunteer opportunities, and is hoping to expand its numbers while doing so.

Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner

It's looking like Washington's new bathroom laws are staying in place, for now.It was announced Initiative 1515, which sought to reverse the laws in this state that allow a transgender individual to use restrooms and other facilities based on their gender identity did not receive enough signatures to get placed on the November ballot.

Suspect pleads guilty to Nicole White murder case

On July 28 Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, pleaded guilty to the murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White. In addition to pleading guilty to second-degree murder, as part of the plea agreement, he also pleaded guilty to second- and third-degree assault.

Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner

It's looking like Washington's new bathroom laws are staying in place, for now.

Suspect pleads guilty in Nicole White murder case

On July 28 Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, pleaded guilty to the murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White.