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We’re still learning about natural immunity to COVID-19, but we know vaccines work | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

More than a third of COVID-19 infections result in no protective antibodies.

  • Oct 18, 2021
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Cindy Ehlke, Calvary Presbyterian Church

Fear not; God is here to help you through your tribulations | Church Corner

“Jesus! the name that calms our fears.”

  • Oct 14, 2021
Cindy Ehlke, Calvary Presbyterian Church
Dennis Tompkins, the Evergreen Arborist

Spousal differences regarding your landscape? Always call a certified arborist

Recent summers have been drier. Hopefully recent rain will satisfy our thirsty landscapes this year.

  • Oct 14, 2021
Dennis Tompkins, the Evergreen Arborist
2021 Genesis GV80 Prestige

Car review: 2021 Genesis GV80 Prestige

By Larry Lark, contributor Genesis is branching out. With the introduction of the 2021 GV80, Genesis enters the luxury sport utility fray, a category that… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2021
2021 Genesis GV80 Prestige
2021 Honda Ridgeline AWD Sport

Car review: 2021 Honda Ridgeline AWD Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor Honda’s Ridgeline is the perfect vehicle for anyone looking for light-truck versatility and off-road capability while still maintaining best-in-class ride quality… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2021
2021 Honda Ridgeline AWD Sport
2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum hybrid minivan

Car review: 2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum hybrid minivan

By Larry Lark, contributor Minivans. They were at the top of the automotive pantheon, fell into obscurity, and are in the midst of a comeback… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2021
2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum hybrid minivan
2022 VW Taos

Car review: 2022 VW Taos

By Larry Lark, contributor You know a market category is “hot” when manufacturers add new products. And vice-versa when they are eliminated. In this case,… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2021
2022 VW Taos
2022 Ford Bronco Sport

Car review: 2022 Ford Bronco Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor Enough time as past, since the OJ slow chase phenomena, for the Ford Bronco to bounce back. The 2022 Ford Bronco… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2021
2022 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA35

Car review: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA35

By Larry Lark, contributor The new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA35, the eighth model to join the line-up globally, rounds out the current compact-car generation from the… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA35
Greg Daulton, Mt. Rainier Christian Center

You can’t help people see God’s love if you’re grumbling | Church Corner

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure…”

  • Oct 6, 2021
Greg Daulton, Mt. Rainier Christian Center
Harvesting hops in the 1890s on the Plateau. Picture provided by the EPHS museum.

Churning and chopping: Chores from a century ago with the Nielsens

This month’s local history column will be the third and last segment on the Nielsen family. The Nielsen’s came to Enumclaw about 1895 from Denmark.… Continue reading

Harvesting hops in the 1890s on the Plateau. Picture provided by the EPHS museum.
COVID-19 Q&A

Answering questions about COVID-19 vaccines

The following was written by Keith Seinfeld for Public Health Insider, the official blog for Public Health — Seattle & King County: As deadlines near… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2021
COVID-19 Q&A
Close to 125 Enumclaw residents showed up to the Sept. 11 Beautify Enumclaw event to make their city a prettier place to live. Myriad projects were tackled around town, including painting the gazebo at McFarland Park and tearing down the fencing from the defunct community garden near the local library. Photo courtesy Beautify Enumclaw

At a Glance: October events

Meet candidates for office, sit and paint, and go trick-or-treating on Cole Street this month.

  • Sep 29, 2021
Close to 125 Enumclaw residents showed up to the Sept. 11 Beautify Enumclaw event to make their city a prettier place to live. Myriad projects were tackled around town, including painting the gazebo at McFarland Park and tearing down the fencing from the defunct community garden near the local library. Photo courtesy Beautify Enumclaw
Pastor Keith Marshall, Hope Lutheran Church

What does your faith exempt you from? | Church Corner

“Do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

  • Sep 28, 2021
Pastor Keith Marshall, Hope Lutheran Church
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Confirm your vaccination: A new requirement for many activities in King County

If you want to go to large events or indoors to watch a movie or drink a beer, you’ll have to prove you’re vaccinated or COVID-negative.

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.

‘Back to normal’ could be the worst thing to happen for some seniors | Senior Lifestyles

Is it over yet? COVID, that is? When will things get back to normal, we wonder. Isn’t it what we all want? It’s not what… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2021
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.
Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
Two Buckley Log Show contestants team up to see which couple can hand-saw through a log the fastest.

At a glance | September 2021 events

Log show, rallycross racing, the return to school and more.

  • Aug 27, 2021
Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
Two Buckley Log Show contestants team up to see which couple can hand-saw through a log the fastest.
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

By Larry Lark, contributor Residents of the PNW are no strangers to Subaru. In fact, they seem to be everywhere. The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2021
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Courtesy photo
2021 McLaren GT. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 McLaren GT

By Larry Lark, contributor I’m not sure words can do the 2021 McLaren GT justice. But given the privilege of a four-day, 300-mile test drive,… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2021
2021 McLaren GT. Courtesy photo
2022 Kia Carnival SX. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2022 Kia Carnival SX

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s the way of the world. As old models go, new one’s replace them. Kinda like humans, I guess. The all-new… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2021
2022 Kia Carnival SX. Courtesy photo