Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant. File photo

State halts indoor service at bars, restaurants, home guests

Amid soaring new coronavirus cases and an overburdened health care system, the state’s clamping down.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant. File photo
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference Nov. 12 with his wife, Trudi.

Inslee to hold news conference to announce new restrictions

Among them, reportedly, will be a ban on indoor service at restaurants and retail limitations.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference Nov. 12 with his wife, Trudi.
Hometown holiday poster

‘Hometown Holiday’ parade-in-place set for early December

You can cruise the event on Dec. 4 - 6, but make sure to buy your tickets quick — this event is expected to be packed.

Hometown holiday poster
Health bug

New case of measles in King County | Public Health — Seattle & King County

The child with the disease was confirmed to be at Sea-Tac airport on Nov. 5.

  • Nov 12, 2020
Health bug
Not only was the vehicle storage small but the building itself was small," said Alan Gamblin of the old building that housed Paulson's Chevrolet, before Gamblin's father bought the dealership. "You could put three cars on the showroom if you used a floor jack to move them around." Photo by Ray Miller-Still

A blast from the past: Paulson’s Chevrolet

The old dealership’s bones are looking through history.

Not only was the vehicle storage small but the building itself was small," said Alan Gamblin of the old building that housed Paulson's Chevrolet, before Gamblin's father bought the dealership. "You could put three cars on the showroom if you used a floor jack to move them around." Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Enumclaw City Council chambers. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw’s 2021 property tax rate topic of Monday public hearing

The proposed rate is $10.83 per $1,000 in assessed value.

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
A look inside the tent on Cole Street and Myrtle Avenue during an October Market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw extends Friday Night Markets for holiday season

There are also plans for a Small Business Saturday market in the works for the end of the month.

A look inside the tent on Cole Street and Myrtle Avenue during an October Market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Blotter bug

Black Diamond police blotter | Oct. 20 – Nov. 2

A bloody bag, a stolen pressure valve, and more.

  • Nov 10, 2020
Blotter bug
The Enumclaw School District is moving to get K-2 students into classrooms twice a week, with a decision about grades 3-5 to come. Image courtesy the Enumclaw School District

K-2 students returning to ESD classrooms

Enumclaw’s youngest students can plan to be back in their classrooms twice a week after Thanksgiving.

The Enumclaw School District is moving to get K-2 students into classrooms twice a week, with a decision about grades 3-5 to come. Image courtesy the Enumclaw School District
Wildflower meadow at Paradise with a view of the Tatoosh Range. Photo courtesy National Park Service

Snowshoer missing overnight rescued near Paradise | Mount Rainier National Park

More than 33 people were assigned to find the hiker.

  • Nov 9, 2020
Wildflower meadow at Paradise with a view of the Tatoosh Range. Photo courtesy National Park Service
Screenshot courtesy the Department of Health

COVID-19 cases spreading very quickly in Puget Sound region | DOH

Experts are worried about the healthcare system becoming overwhelmed.

  • Nov 9, 2020
Screenshot courtesy the Department of Health
VFW Post 1949 had these donation boxes out over the weekend to collect funds for Veterans Day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Local VFW turns 90

Here’s a quick history of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1949.

VFW Post 1949 had these donation boxes out over the weekend to collect funds for Veterans Day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
These are just a sample of Blaze Ward and Leah Cutter's many, many book series. The two Enumclaw authors also write non-fiction books about how to write and make it your business, and collaborate on a number of anthology magazines. Contributed images

Enumclaw authors explain how to write (and make money doing it)

Leah Cutter and Blaze Wars have always wanted to be writers and storytellers. And, thanks to independent publishing, are able to live off of their works.

These are just a sample of Blaze Ward and Leah Cutter's many, many book series. The two Enumclaw authors also write non-fiction books about how to write and make it your business, and collaborate on a number of anthology magazines. Contributed images
Reagan Dunn, King County Councilmember

Reagan Dunn briefs Enumclaw Council on COVID, budget and more

“We were at historic low levels of unemployment,” he told the council, “and in just a couple of weeks we were into depression-era level unemployment.”

Reagan Dunn, King County Councilmember
Voting results

2020 election results | Nov. 6

Legislative District 31, Referendum 90, the gubernatorial race, and more.

Voting results
The full complaint can be read at the end of this article.

Lawsuit accuses Rainier School of medical neglect that led to 2017 death of client

According to the lawsuit, JoHanna Pratt could have easily survived the blood clot that killed her if she received the medical care deemed necessary by her surgeon.

The full complaint can be read at the end of this article.
State Route 410 east of Enumclaw reopened to regular traffic on Nov. 2 after repairs following the Fire Fire in September. COURTESY PHOTO, State Department of Transportation

SR 410 east of Enumclaw reopens following repairs

Two-way traffic again after damage from September wildfire

  • Nov 4, 2020
State Route 410 east of Enumclaw reopened to regular traffic on Nov. 2 after repairs following the Fire Fire in September. COURTESY PHOTO, State Department of Transportation
Representative Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn) and Eric Robertson are handily winning their legislative district races.

Stokesbary, Robertson ready to lead Legislative District 31

Meet who is likely to be your new (and returning) legislative representatives.

Representative Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn) and Eric Robertson are handily winning their legislative district races.
Enumclaw council chambers

Enumclaw budget coming together, public hearing set for Monday

“This year I am recommending that we approach our city’s budget with caution,” the mayor’s budget message reads.

Enumclaw council chambers
Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo

Gov. Inslee surges to big lead as he nears rare third term

Statewide office roundup: Schools chief Reykdal in close contest; Secretary of State Wyman fends off challenge.

Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo