Property along Mud Mountain Road has sat vacant and unused for years. Now, a local group has come forward with a proposal for the city-owned park land. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Plans for rehabilitation center on rural park property called off

Redemption Rock Ministries pulled back its proposal after public outcry.

Property along Mud Mountain Road has sat vacant and unused for years. Now, a local group has come forward with a proposal for the city-owned park land. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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Three local students receive $30k scholarships

Emmi Clay, Sabrina Page, and Hailey Ledenko received their scholarships from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Enumclaw city hall. Photo courtesy the city of Enumclaw

Enumclaw residents vie for council appointments

At least 11 residents are hoping to join the council. Here’s an introduction to them.

Enumclaw city hall. Photo courtesy the city of Enumclaw
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Everett online heroin and meth dealer sentenced for mailing drugs nationwide

Todd Peterman-Dishion of Everett, let go by Boeing and addicted, turned to dark internet commerce.

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Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools

A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading

Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo
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Black Diamond police blotter | Jan. 18 – 31

Illegal skateboarding, stolen identity, and a seizure.

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Enumclaw Music owner David Bozich welcoming music students into the practice room. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Local business offers incentives to use cash, stop using credit cards

Enumclaw Music will return 2.5 percent of your purchase if you buy with cash.

Enumclaw Music owner David Bozich welcoming music students into the practice room. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Legislature examines restructuring public health in WA

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering an overhaul of Washington state’s public health system to increase access to basic services. A number of changes are expected… Continue reading

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Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A portion of the report from Public Health — Seattle & King County detailing the changes in death rates over the last several years.

New report shows increases in cardiovascular, diabetes, unintentional injury deaths, and homicides in King County

An overall 12 percent increase in deaths occurred in the county in 2020 over the previous three years.

  • Feb 10, 2021
A portion of the report from Public Health — Seattle & King County detailing the changes in death rates over the last several years.
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Enumclaw police provide year-end crime statistics

“Impersonation” cases were at an all-time high in 2020.

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Buckley business fined by Department of Ecology

Buckley Storage was fined $1,000 for violating environmental standards.

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Signs along the “east side” of the Black Diamond Open Space indicate its favored status among mountain bikers. On the “west side” the ladder bridge spans a peaceful stretch of Ravensdale Creek. Photo by Kevin Hanson

King County adds acreage to Black Diamond Open Space

Now’s your chance to tell the county what it should do with the new 56 acres.

Signs along the “east side” of the Black Diamond Open Space indicate its favored status among mountain bikers. On the “west side” the ladder bridge spans a peaceful stretch of Ravensdale Creek. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Image courtesy Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Syphilis on the rise among heterosexuals

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has seen nearly 12 cases so far this year, up from 0 in 2015.

  • Feb 8, 2021
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More than 60 Pierce County health department staff and volunteers helped vaccinate 600 people at White River High School over the weekend. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley gets vaccinated; Enumclaw asks for vaccination site

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department visited Buckley on Feb. 6.

More than 60 Pierce County health department staff and volunteers helped vaccinate 600 people at White River High School over the weekend. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
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Legislator’s bill proposes wiping advisory votes from your ballot

‘They are nothing more than push polls designed to instill distrust in government,’ says state senator.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Inslee: We have vaccine capacity, we just need the doses

Despite continued frustration from those seeking a shot, the state is making progress, he said.

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)

Abandoned boats in waterways are a ‘regional challenge,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office

Spokesperson says expensive and time-consuming boat recoveries happen about 20 times a year.

Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)
St. Elizabeth Hospital. Photo courtesy Virginia Mason Franciscan

Virginia Mason Franciscan looking for volunteers to help with vaccine rollout

You can help out at clinics, or man a phone bank to get people scheduled for appointments.

St. Elizabeth Hospital. Photo courtesy Virginia Mason Franciscan
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Pay freeze for Inslee and state lawmakers this year

A citizen panel approved a 1.75% increase for executives, legislators and justices 17 months from now.

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