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Condo prices in South King County surge during pandemic

The value of condominiums in King County increased during the pandemic, with the largest increase in value in South King County, according to a press… Continue reading

 

Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Fire sweeps downtown Auburn apartment building, all residents out safely

Firefighters had to rescue two residents from the roof of an apartment building in downtown Auburn that burned late Friday night and into early Saturday… Continue reading

 

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

 

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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Enumclaw Rotary Club Street Fair

Street Fair bringing vendors, music, food and fun to downtown Enumclaw

After a year off, Rotary Street Fair bringing vendors, music, food and fun to downtown Enumclaw.

Enumclaw Rotary Club Street Fair
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Former EHS teacher Bob Kilmer snaps a photo of the tiny house his students created. The home will now used by those advocating for small-home living. Some of the students involved in the project gathered Friday with Todd McKellips (left), director of the Washington Tiny House Association.

Tiny house built by EHS students turned over to advocacy group

The Washington Tiny House Association will use the 16-foot-long house as a “model home” at home shows.

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Former EHS teacher Bob Kilmer snaps a photo of the tiny house his students created. The home will now used by those advocating for small-home living. Some of the students involved in the project gathered Friday with Todd McKellips (left), director of the Washington Tiny House Association.
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Buckley’s Munden will coach Team USA at 2022 Maccabiah Games

Buckley’s David Munden to coach karate Team USA at 2022 Maccabiah Games in Israel.

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Two weeks left to apply for small business grants in unincorporated King County

Funds of up to $25,000 can reimburse expenses incurred by COVID-19

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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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PHOTOS BY KEVIN HANSON Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Aubree Axelson can be found at Enumclaw’s Flensted Park, reading stories to kids and their parents. It’s a volunteer effort by Axelson, who spends most of the year in front of youngsters while serving as a kindergarten teacher at Elk Ridge Elementary in Buckley. The Tuesday events are a drop-in affair, no cost and no need to register.

At a glance | July 2021 events

The Courier-Herald is excited to bring back our monthly “At A Glance” event calendar. We launched At A Glance in December 2019, but printed the… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021
PHOTOS BY KEVIN HANSON Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Aubree Axelson can be found at Enumclaw’s Flensted Park, reading stories to kids and their parents. It’s a volunteer effort by Axelson, who spends most of the year in front of youngsters while serving as a kindergarten teacher at Elk Ridge Elementary in Buckley. The Tuesday events are a drop-in affair, no cost and no need to register.
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Fires banned throughout Mt. Rainier National Park

The fire ban follows similar bans on adjacent state and U.S. Forest Service lands.

  • Jul 20, 2021
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | July 5 – 15 |

Commercial burglaries, fires and a trespassed shoplifter

  • Jul 20, 2021
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The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

New police chief sworn in, council greets new department heads

A night for introductions: Council greets new police chief, new public works and finance directors.

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
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Jeri and Alan Gamblin.

Enumclaw auto dealer wins state award

Alan Gamblin is the first Plateau dealer to win the “Dealer of the Year” award

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Jeri and Alan Gamblin.
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos

County Council District 9 candidates make last pitches to voters before primary

Voters will pick two favorites to advance in Aug. 3 election

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos
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Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Mike Kane, from Port Townsend, guides his stand up paddle board to the beach at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. His two sons are playing on the beach in front of him. Kimball lives close to the park but this was the first day he was able to drive to the park with his SUP.

Local police encourage paddlesport safety

State “Paddle Safe Week” aims to reduce injuries and fatalities among paddlers

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Mike Kane, from Port Townsend, guides his stand up paddle board to the beach at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. His two sons are playing on the beach in front of him. Kimball lives close to the park but this was the first day he was able to drive to the park with his SUP.