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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | March 31 – April 8

A broken traffic light, sleeping behind the wheel, and a loud basketball game.

 

Enumclaw Police Correctional Officer Tyler Ewalt holds open the door to a holding cell at the police department’s jail the afternoon of April 5. The cell, while not the one he rushed to when an inmate attempted suicide last month, is nonetheless where inmates in crisis are typically held. Photo by Alex Bruell

Enumclaw jail officer prevents inmate suicide

Officer Tyler Ewalt noticed the inmate-in-crisis over a video screen in March.

 

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

70-year old domestic violence suspect shot by deputies in Buckley

The man was airlifted to a hospital and remains in stable but critical condition.

 

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

Buckley addresses Phase 2, search for new council member during Council meeting

Council approved union contract, awarded construction bid and more

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
The Black Diamond City Council and city staff during their April 8 workshop meeting. Screenshot

Black Diamond looks to continue contracting with Mountain View Fire and Rescue

Eventually, though, the council wants to annex into the fire district.

The Black Diamond City Council and city staff during their April 8 workshop meeting. Screenshot
Enumclaw High School will start bringing students back full time May 3. Pictured here is a student receiving a temperature check in February, when the district started allowing students back into classrooms with mix of in-person and at-home learning models. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw students make full-time return to classrooms May 3

About a quarter of all secondary education students remain at home.

Enumclaw High School will start bringing students back full time May 3. Pictured here is a student receiving a temperature check in February, when the district started allowing students back into classrooms with mix of in-person and at-home learning models. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Photo courtesy of Johnson and Johnson (jnj.com)

Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Johnson and Johnson (jnj.com)
Walt Olson climbs a ladder to remove the "Dave's Antiques" sign from Buckley Hall. The fire equipment was provided by Joe Kolisch, a former Enumclaw fire chief. This photo was provided by the Foothills Historical Society.

Buckley, Foothills Historical Society collaborate on $90,000 Buckley Hall upgrade

It will involve new flooring, electrical upgrades and carving out space for the Historical Society.

Walt Olson climbs a ladder to remove the "Dave's Antiques" sign from Buckley Hall. The fire equipment was provided by Joe Kolisch, a former Enumclaw fire chief. This photo was provided by the Foothills Historical Society.
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers pick up roadside litter alongside I-5 in the Seattle area in 2019. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation

Fortunato-sponsored litter control bill passes House of Representatives

Bill would reimburse local government litter pick-up, require more litter prevention messaging

Adopt-A-Highway volunteers pick up roadside litter alongside I-5 in the Seattle area in 2019. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation
The final resting position of the Honda Accord that led police on a chase Saturday morning, near 214th Avenue before the Buckley/Enumclaw bridge. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Phillips

22-year-old leads police on zig-zagging chase through Plateau Saturday

An Enumclaw officer at one point struck the suspect’s vehicle to prevent a collision with a bystander.

The final resting position of the Honda Accord that led police on a chase Saturday morning, near 214th Avenue before the Buckley/Enumclaw bridge. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Phillips
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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

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Blotter bug

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | March 24 – April 1

Human defecation, rude gestures, and an airlift to Harborview.

Blotter bug
The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

With March retirement, Buckley City Council will look for new member

Council Member James Morem is moving with his family to Nebraska

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
The "Wear it for Berrett Rally" is April 25, and will feature a skate competition, silent auction and more.

“Wear it for Berrett” rally scheduled for April 25

Event in honor of Buckley teen will feature skate competition, silent auction

The "Wear it for Berrett Rally" is April 25, and will feature a skate competition, silent auction and more.
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Rep. Eric Robertson, R-31

UPDATE | Rep. Robertson rescheduled town hall for April 13

The hourlong event will give citizens a chance to learn, ask questions of the legislative session.

Rep. Eric Robertson, R-31
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
New Council members Debbie Page and Leih Mulvihill were sworn in during the April 1 meeting of the Black Diamond City Council. Screenshot

Black Diamond interviews, appoints council replacements

Debbie Page and Leih Mulvihill are the city’s newest leaders.

New Council members Debbie Page and Leih Mulvihill were sworn in during the April 1 meeting of the Black Diamond City Council. Screenshot