Bald and shaved? Mayor sets fundraising challenge

The goal is to raise $20,000 for Plateau Outreach Ministries and the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Enumclaw pool to remain closed until September

The decision came down to cost, as the pool was already scheduled to be closed in August.

Special Enumclaw council meeting June 29

The city will be discussing the lease of a vacant lot and tent/table purchases.

Black Diamond Police Blotter | June 8 – 14

Loud parties and a stolen donut.

State Parks announces two new free days in the fall

These days replace the Spring free day, April 11, and Earth Day, April 22.

  • Jun 25, 2020

Local women call on councils to tackle systemic racism

Megan Sheridan, an Enumclaw resident, and Alicia Busch, a Maple Valley activist, want local city councils to take continual anti-bias training and form a citizen review board to examine city codes.

Vegas comedian puts down roots in Enumclaw with new children’s book

Krista Kay’s new book, “A Head Above The Rest,” is partially based on her journey in accepting her height.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo
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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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Foothills Trail will remain open during levee improvements

The construction will be happening just before the city of Orting along state Route 162.

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

  • Jun 22, 2020

Plans still in works for downtown parking lot

The Thunder Dome Car Museum is looking at building a commercial building on the site.

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading

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Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County enters Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan

Full list of what’s permitted

  • Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

Enumclaw’s June 22 council meeting to be held virtually

Gov. Inslee extended his OPMA proclamation through June 17, allowing cities to continue meeting over the internet.

Enumclaw High’s graduating class of 2020 was honored with a parade and concert Monday afternoon at the Expo Center. The event was put together in a week, following a phone call from country artist Drew Baldridge. More than 200 vehicles gathered on the midway, filled with grads, family and friends. After Baldridge performed three songs, the crowd was led from the Expo Center by grad Cooper Hanson in a John Deere tractor. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Special events highlight EHS Class of 2020

Hornets had an afternoon graduation parade and concert at the Enumclaw Expo Center, followed by an evening program aired on ECTV.

Enumclaw High’s graduating class of 2020 was honored with a parade and concert Monday afternoon at the Expo Center. The event was put together in a week, following a phone call from country artist Drew Baldridge. More than 200 vehicles gathered on the midway, filled with grads, family and friends. After Baldridge performed three songs, the crowd was led from the Expo Center by grad Cooper Hanson in a John Deere tractor. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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                                Laney Johnson, a Thunder Mountain Middle School student, drops off a basket for book donations at The Sequel. She hopes that if the drive brings in more than 500 books for local elementary schools, that the additional books can be donated to the two local middle schools.

Locals aim to make ‘lasting change’ in schools through BIPOC book drive

The goal is to collect 500 children’s books featuring characters of color.

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                                Laney Johnson, a Thunder Mountain Middle School student, drops off a basket for book donations at The Sequel. She hopes that if the drive brings in more than 500 books for local elementary schools, that the additional books can be donated to the two local middle schools.