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Kyle Couts Russell took the opportunity to celebrate his graduation by throwing money into the air as he descends from the stage.

Enumclaw High School graduation 2016 | SLIDESHOW

Congrats to the Enumclaw High School class of 2016!

Kyle Couts Russell took the opportunity to celebrate his graduation by throwing money into the air as he descends from the stage.
Top row: Council members Brian Weber

Black Diamond council, mayor call cease-fire, but large issues still loom

The meeting was long and debate was heated, but the June 16 Black Diamond City Council resembled a working city government for the first time since the beginning of the year. Council members and the mayor appeared to have set aside many of the arguments they've had over the past six months in order to pass nearly all of the unfinished business items that has been on the last several meeting agendas to the applause of residents.

Top row: Council members Brian Weber
Top row: Council members Brian Weber

Black Diamond council, mayor call cease-fire, but large issues still loom

The meeting was long and debate was heated, but the June 16 Black Diamond City Council resembled a working city government for the first time since the beginning of the year. Council members and the mayor appeared to have set aside many of the arguments they've had over the past six months in order to pass nearly all of the unfinished business items that has been on the last several meeting agendas to the applause of residents.

Top row: Council members Brian Weber
Bonney Lake changed their rules concerning fireworks last February

Educating Bonney Lake about new firework rules

With Independence Day just around the corner, the Bonney Lake Police Department is checking in with residents to make sure they understand the new rules surrounding fireworks.

Bonney Lake changed their rules concerning fireworks last February
“Un peu

Breaking down relationship barriers in French film | Point of Review

We all build walls around ourselves.

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Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | June 13 – 17

Lots of Buckley fire department news this week! The department received a new award created by the WSFFA to honor Buckley's commitment to volunteer firefighters, and the Buckley fire academy turned out 29 firefighters to work around the state. And the White River High School had their graduation! Congrats, class of 2016! Finally, a Plateau high schooler is in need of a kidney before she goes off to college, because a rare genetic disorder is causing hers to slowly shut down. Read more about her and more Enumclaw news in your Weekend Briefing!

Your weekend briefing.
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Breaking down relationship barriers in French Film | Point of Review

We all build walls around ourselves. Sometimes we build these walls because it can be healthy to compartmentalize different parts of our lives. But these walls can just as often hold us back or even harm us, or the people around us. We can become so concentrated on what is inside our walls that we are blind to what happens outside of them.

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Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 13 – 17

Lots of medical news this week: a Bonney Lake High School senior is seeking a kidney so she can attend college in the fall, and East Pierce hosted their annual Fill the Boot fundraiser over the weekend. Midtown residents in Bonney Lake are now in an Assessment Reimbursement Area, which could cost them thousands of dollars to connect to the city's sewer lines in the future. Finally, two Sumner baseball players went east to play in the all-state league. Check out who in your Weekend Briefing!

Your weekend briefing.
Maddie Lea attended the 2016 MultiCare Nurse Camp

Panther senior seeks kidney to attend college

Maddie Lea was supposed to have decades before she needed a kidney transplant, if she needed one at all. But now her failing kidneys are posing a risk to both the Bonney Lake High School senior's health and the opportunity to attend her dream college, Pacific Lutheran University, in the fall.

Maddie Lea attended the 2016 MultiCare Nurse Camp
Property owners in Bonney Lake's Midtown area (area's 1 through 5) could be expected to reimburse the city for the construction of a sewer lift station in area 1 this year if and when they connect to the city's sewer line.

Midtown residents to reimburse city for new sewer lift

With construction starting on a new sewer lift station in Bonney Lake, the City Council is planning on property owners in the Midtown area reimbursing the city for the cost of the project over the next two decades.

Property owners in Bonney Lake's Midtown area (area's 1 through 5) could be expected to reimburse the city for the construction of a sewer lift station in area 1 this year if and when they connect to the city's sewer line.
Mickey Miniken

White River High School graduation 2016 | SLIDESHOW

Congratulations to the White River High School class of 2016!

Mickey Miniken
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | June 6 – 10

Black Diamond had another busy week as its council rules were found to be illegal by the city's interim attorney. There are also talks of improving the Foothills Trail – dirt sections between Buckley and South Prairie are to be paved by next year. A Buckley resident has travelled all around the world and has been able to get airlines to foot his travel bill. And don't forget to check out SPSL 2A and 3A's post season awards list for Hornets athletes in this edition of your Weekend Briefing!

Your weekend briefing.
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | June 6 – 10, 2016

This weekend, make sure to keep your eyes open for East Pierce firefighters fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during their annual Fill the Boot event! Also, the Foothills Trail is getting improved as sections between South Prairie and Buckley are getting paved. A Buckley resident has visited more than 100 countries and is still going strong - read about his adventures here. And don't forget to check out which Panthers and Spartans got SPSL 3A postseason awards in this week's Weekend Briefing!

Your weekend briefing.
The city of Uyuni

From Buckley to the four corners of the world

Buckley resident Kyle Frawley, 32, has been traveling nearly non-stop since his first overseas flight to London in 2005. In the last 11 years, he estimates he's seen half of what the planet has to offer, having set foot in 101 countries and traveled to all seven wonders of the world. And for the most part, he's been able to use frequent flier miles to cover the vast majority of his flights.

The city of Uyuni
The city of Uyuni

From Buckley to the four corners of the world

Buckley resident Kyle Frawley, 32, has been traveling nearly non-stop since his first overseas flight to London in 2005.

The city of Uyuni
Last year's Fill the Boot event raised almost $13

East Pierce firefighters prepare for weekend Fill the Boot event

East Pierce firefighters and volunteers from the Muscular Dystrophy Association will be out in force this weekend raising money to help out families in the Bonney Lake, Sumner, Milton, Edgewood and Lake Tapps areas who are affected by muscular dystrophy.

Last year's Fill the Boot event raised almost $13
Top row: Council members Brian Weber

Black Diamond rules illegal, says interim attorney; Police chief asked to remove council member from meeting

The June 2 Black Diamond City Council meeting started rough and derailed entirely when one council member was asked to leave and another two followed.

  • Jun 7, 2016
Top row: Council members Brian Weber
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for May 31 – June 3

Sports news were big this week as state competitions ended. Check out the results! Also, Tapps Island is looking to revitalize the annual firework show by once again bringing out the same pyrotechnic team that does the Mariner's show. Learn more about the Spartan's new basketball coach, who just ended a four year career at Peninsula High so he can be closer to his family in Sumner. Last month was National Stroke Month, so refresh yourself on how to recognize a stroke and learn about stroke care.

Your weekend briefing.
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for May 31 – June 3

Lots of news for the Plateau last week! Black Diamond was back on the front page as council members first requested, then cancelled and declined to attend a special council meeting, leaving a long list of city business still on the table. Buckley was busy this week too - a permanent EMS levy was approved to go on the Aug. 2 ballot, and the 'Malfunction Junction' makeover has begun. And don't forget to check out the spring sport state results!

Your weekend briefing.
Council members attempted to cancel the May 19 meeting via email

Black Diamond council fails to reach quorum; three council members decline to attend regular meeting

Although the room was filled with Black Diamond residents gearing up for another politically-charged council meeting, a majority of Black Diamond council members were absent.

Council members attempted to cancel the May 19 meeting via email