King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)

King County councilmember proposes program to aid transition of Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. overseas

Program would provide job training and learning opportunities for Afghan interpreters and advisors.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)
This photo of Mount Rainier, snapped Aug. 11 from Enumclaw, shows the mountain around its driest time of the year.

Elk heads and ice caves: What’s changing on Mount Rainier?

More glacial melting seems likely for Mount Rainier, but the story is more complicated than that.

This photo of Mount Rainier, snapped Aug. 11 from Enumclaw, shows the mountain around its driest time of the year.
King County Council 9 candidates Kim-Khanh Van (left) and incumbent Reagan Dunn speak during the Courier-Herald’s candidate forum. Photo by Alex Bruell

King County council candidates face off during Enumclaw forum

Reagan Dunn and Kim-Khahn Van sparred on vaccines, policing and more.

King County Council 9 candidates Kim-Khanh Van (left) and incumbent Reagan Dunn speak during the Courier-Herald’s candidate forum. Photo by Alex Bruell
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Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

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Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Northwest Carpenters Union members vote to accept contract with AGC

The agreement comes after weeks of striking.

Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Charges filed after year-long investigation into fatal 2020 Halloween crash

Brendan Lee Palmer was arranged Monday, Oct. 11., and plead not guilty.

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Tiffany Locklear poses for a picture with her three sons at the foot of their completed accessibility ramp in Enumclaw on Wedneday, September 29.

Enumclaw family with disabled son ‘grateful’ after receiving Rampathon project

Zane Locklear, who uses a wheelchair, will finally be able to come home in style.

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Tiffany Locklear poses for a picture with her three sons at the foot of their completed accessibility ramp in Enumclaw on Wedneday, September 29.
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Police Blotter | Sept. 28 – Oct. 6

Vehicle prowls, dangerous driving and a stolen (then recovered) boat.

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Public Health hosts forum to answer vaccine questions

The forum is this Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Look for for more election coverage next week in the Courier-Herald

Ballots should be arriving in mailboxes soon.

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Flags for the cities of Wichita, Kansas; St. Louis, Missouri; Phoenix, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; Corpus Christi, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jackson, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C.

Your design could be chosen to be Enumclaw’s new flag

The contest is open to everyone, novice and professional vexillologists alike.

Flags for the cities of Wichita, Kansas; St. Louis, Missouri; Phoenix, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; Corpus Christi, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jackson, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of King County Police Officers Guild

Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

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Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office confiscates over $1 million worth of deadly fentanyl during drug bust

With help from a search dog, officers found 97,000 fentanyl pills and eight pounds of heroin.

Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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Joni and her kits, in an image shared by Jocelyn Akins at the Cascades Carnivore Project.

For Mount Rainier’s resident wolverine, it’s paradise on Paradise

Wolverines are slowly making their way into the South Cascades, but their future remains uncertain.

Joni and her kits, in an image shared by Jocelyn Akins at the Cascades Carnivore Project.
NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Crews removed the old culvert Pussyfoot Creek went through under SR 164 east of Auburn, then built a new natural creek bed . Removing the culvert opens up about 9.3 miles of habitat for coho salmon, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout. Photo courtesy DOT

Reopening delayed on SR 164 between Auburn and Enumclaw

Supply chain issues push highway reopening into mid-October.

  • Oct 6, 2021
Crews removed the old culvert Pussyfoot Creek went through under SR 164 east of Auburn, then built a new natural creek bed . Removing the culvert opens up about 9.3 miles of habitat for coho salmon, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout. Photo courtesy DOT
An observer on Mount Peak keeps his fingers crossed that the Chinook helicopter will be able to lift the framework of the fire lookout tower safety to the top of the mountain. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Mount Peak lookout tower nearly completed

A few unexpected twists didn’t stop workers from ultimately putting the tower together.

An observer on Mount Peak keeps his fingers crossed that the Chinook helicopter will be able to lift the framework of the fire lookout tower safety to the top of the mountain. Photo by Ray Miller-Still