A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

 

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

 

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Cascade Foothills Chorale members show their spirit, and their appreciation, with this entry into Enumclaws 2019 Fourth of July parade.

Foothills Chorale making virtual concert available on YouTube

“Together From Afar” debuts Friday, June 18

 

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Beware of scams related to Washington’s COVID vaccine lottery program | Attorney General

Winners will never be asked for their Social Security number or bank information.

  • Jun 14, 2021
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WRHS students toss their caps at the end of their graduation ceremony on June 12. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

A ‘mind-boggling’ achievement: White River students graduate in style

277 seniors graduated Saturday, spread out over four ceremonies at the high school

WRHS students toss their caps at the end of their graduation ceremony on June 12. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Taking an upstream approach to preventing LGBTQ youth cannabis use | Public Health Insider

LGBTQ youth report the highest rates of marijuana use in King County.

  • Jun 14, 2021
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The Blues Brothers was one of the acts to grace the Buckley Concert Series in 2019. The 2020 concert series was canceled due to the pandemic. This year, the Blues Brothers will not be making an appearance during the series. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Free and outdoors, summer concerts set for Enumclaw, Buckley

Rock n’ roll, blues, jazz and more coming July, August

The Blues Brothers was one of the acts to grace the Buckley Concert Series in 2019. The 2020 concert series was canceled due to the pandemic. This year, the Blues Brothers will not be making an appearance during the series. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Black Diamond police blotter | May 24 – 30

Vehicle prowls, a civil standby and burglary

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Enumclaw High senior Meredth Petellin with her award-winning piece of art, "Liberty and Justice." Photo by Ray Miller-Still

EHS artist named winner of annual OSPI art contest

Senior Meredith Petellin made her piece, “Liberty and Justice” as a way to wrap her mind about police brutality and the BLM movement.

Enumclaw High senior Meredth Petellin with her award-winning piece of art, "Liberty and Justice." Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Construction expert Will Martin taking some measurement of the siding of a house in Enumclaw’s Suntop Farms. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Class action lawsuit filed against LGI Homes in Enumclaw

Plaintiffs allege developer is responsible for “defective construction”

Construction expert Will Martin taking some measurement of the siding of a house in Enumclaw’s Suntop Farms. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Colette Sweers, left, and her boyfriend Trevor Curley spent part of their day in Enumclaw June 2 shopping at The Sequel Books.

The business of reopening on the Plateau

How local shops and customers are navigating health, privacy and business

Colette Sweers, left, and her boyfriend Trevor Curley spent part of their day in Enumclaw June 2 shopping at The Sequel Books.
This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.

Donate blood, win an electric scooter, sports memorabilia

Regional non-profit Bloodworks Northwest faces a shortage of blood donations

This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.
Alyxandra Bozeman, a senior at White River High, will serve as state FFA president for the next year. Photo by Kevin Hanson

White River’s Bozeman chosen to lead state FFA for the next year

Alyxandra Bozeman officially took on her new duties last month.

Alyxandra Bozeman, a senior at White River High, will serve as state FFA president for the next year. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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Black Diamond police blotter | May 16 – 23

Cat scratches on a car, stolen appliances, and several DUIs.

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Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still

Two Plateau students headed to Germany

Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be traveling overseas for a year-long student exchange program.

Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Small artwork wanted for juried art exhibit at county fair

Deadline to submit your art is June 25.

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Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

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Crews work on repairs on Highway 169 in Black Diamond, where a motorist struck a power pole earlier that morning. Photo by Alex Bruell

Alternating traffic resumes on Highway 169 after power pole crash

Alternating traffic has resumed at Highway 169 in Black Diamond Wednesday, after a vehicle struck a power pole near the 31000 block of 3rd Avenue… Continue reading

Crews work on repairs on Highway 169 in Black Diamond, where a motorist struck a power pole earlier that morning. Photo by Alex Bruell
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos

Four will seek King County Council seat representing southeast district

Whoever wins will handle issues of homelessness, housing, and wield increased power over policing.

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