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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Oct. 28 — Nov. 13

Unwanted customers, hits-and-runs and a stolen handgun.

 

Photos by Ray Miller-Still 
Last year’s inaugural Hometown Holiday event was a huge success, as thousands of people drove through the Enumclaw Expo Center’s grounds to enjoy a mix of static, lit-up displays and live performances.

Hometown Holiday ‘parade-in-place’ returns to Enumclaw

The parade-in-reverse runs Dec. 10 through the 12th.

 

Santa's route through Enumclaw

Santa plans his routes through Enumclaw, Buckley

Between Dec. 5 and 18th, check out when Santa will be arriving in your neighborhood this year.

 

This photo, shared by Mount Rainier National Park, shows the point of failure on Carbon River Road that is preventing access to the Carbon River Area.

Stormy weather inflicts scattered outages across Plateau area, isolated Mt. Rainier closures

Power had been restored across the Plateau by Wednesday, but park closures lingered.

This photo, shared by Mount Rainier National Park, shows the point of failure on Carbon River Road that is preventing access to the Carbon River Area.
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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

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Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald
Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

Patti Cole-Trindall
Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
Lilli, 6 and Charlie, 10 play on the new playground at Foothills Elementary.

Farewell, “Cafeterianasium”

Foothills Elementary and Glacier Middle School projects cap years of work across White River schools

Lilli, 6 and Charlie, 10 play on the new playground at Foothills Elementary.
Photo by Alex Bruell 
Dolls, birdhouses, and holiday swags were among the many goods sold to raise money for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Buckley Ida Marge Holiday Bazaar raises nearly $7,000 for children’s hospital

Holiday market fundraiser smashed records for the fundraiser

Photo by Alex Bruell 
Dolls, birdhouses, and holiday swags were among the many goods sold to raise money for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
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The vaccine transportation helpline can help you get a COVID vaccine | Public Health Insider

The program is brought to you by the King County COVID-19 Vaccine Mobility Task Force and their partners.

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Paul Weed, Buckley’s new City Administrator, is a White River High School Class of 2002 graduate. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley City administrator resigns

Paul Weed occupied his position for little more than a year and a half.

Paul Weed, Buckley’s new City Administrator, is a White River High School Class of 2002 graduate. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
The Black Diamond City Council chambers

Black Diamond residents feel unheard: ‘You’re supposed to live to the public opinion’

Some residents said they wanted to see solidarity with those concerned about the county mandate.

The Black Diamond City Council chambers
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Black Diamond police blotter | Nov. 1 – 7

Burglaries, a suspicious vehicle and a man trying to get out of the rain.

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Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
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The young and old alike honored and celebrated their local veterans during Veterans Day by donating money to the Enumclaw VFW Post 1949. In past years,
due to COVID, donations to the post have lagged, and the VFW hoped this year more money would be donated to go toward various programs that help
out veterans with medical bills, emergency relocation costs, and other challenges they may face. Pictured at the local QFC is Barb Kindvarter and the Short
family. Meanwhile, at the Buckley Federation of Eagles No. 1387, an annual display for Veterans Day has been constructed by Helen Whitehouse for locals to
learn about anything and everything there is to know about veterans, from honoring local members of the Eagles Club and recognizing the military’s most
decorated heroes to a list of entertainers and sports figures involved with the armed forces and “The Old Man and a Bucket of Shrimp,” the true story of
Eddie Rickenbacker’s survival at sea. The display is available for the public to view, and will remain up for a while longer

Honoring those who served

Photos from Veterans Day events across the Plateau.

Photos by Ray Miller-Still

The young and old alike honored and celebrated their local veterans during Veterans Day by donating money to the Enumclaw VFW Post 1949. In past years,
due to COVID, donations to the post have lagged, and the VFW hoped this year more money would be donated to go toward various programs that help
out veterans with medical bills, emergency relocation costs, and other challenges they may face. Pictured at the local QFC is Barb Kindvarter and the Short
family. Meanwhile, at the Buckley Federation of Eagles No. 1387, an annual display for Veterans Day has been constructed by Helen Whitehouse for locals to
learn about anything and everything there is to know about veterans, from honoring local members of the Eagles Club and recognizing the military’s most
decorated heroes to a list of entertainers and sports figures involved with the armed forces and “The Old Man and a Bucket of Shrimp,” the true story of
Eddie Rickenbacker’s survival at sea. The display is available for the public to view, and will remain up for a while longer
The Eumclaw City Council's agenda bill introducing Ordinance 2719, implementing a multi-family tax exemption program for multi-family developments inside city limits.

Enumclaw council gives tax break to eligible multi-family housing developments

Additionally, solid waste rates will be increasing starting January 2022.

The Eumclaw City Council's agenda bill introducing Ordinance 2719, implementing a multi-family tax exemption program for multi-family developments inside city limits.
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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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