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Report: WA nets only 100 new jobs in November

Unemployment rates held steady between October and November, according to a newly released preliminary monthly state employment report. November unemployment numbers were released on Dec.… Continue reading

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Sondra Lundquist was recently crowned a National AgVocate with the America's Miss Agribusiness pageant. Photo by Daniel Neill

Local honored with National AgVocate title from agribusiness pageant

Sondra Lundquist will be traveling the country to give a voice to farmers everywhere.

Sondra Lundquist was recently crowned a National AgVocate with the America's Miss Agribusiness pageant. Photo by Daniel Neill
PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.

Who should foot the bill for pandemic-era power?

Utilities could eventually raise rates to recoup lost costs, activists say that’s a bad plan.

PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.
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St. Barbaras to host Bloodworks Northwest in January

Head to Black Diamond Jan. 14 or 15 to donate blood.

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Lake Tapps drawdown and refill in 2021 | Cascade Water Alliance

The Bonney Lake lake will be brought down to 535 feet by Jan. 30.

  • Dec 21, 2020
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It'll take several days for the pool to be filled with water, and another two weeks before the new plaster lining the pool cures. Once that's finished and the pool is heated, it'll be open for use. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw pool hopes for soft Jan. 7 reopening

COVID guidelines are still in effect, so make sure you call ahead to reserve a spot if you want to swim.

It'll take several days for the pool to be filled with water, and another two weeks before the new plaster lining the pool cures. Once that's finished and the pool is heated, it'll be open for use. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Suspect rams Bonney Lake officer, flees to Buckley

A recap of the Dec. 15 incident.

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Tim Eyman. File photo

Eyman: I may never qualify another ballot measure again

The anti-tax activist, accused of campaign violations, testified one last time in his bench trial.

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Local woman publishes directory of Native-owned-and-operated businesses

Don’t buy “Native-inspired” art, says Enumclaw resident Courtney YellowWolf Graham Wilson.

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Enumclaw's Eli Murphy spent an estimated 75 hours modifying an electric car for a Colorado boy with special needs (pictured here). The local photos show Eli modifying the vehicle's seatbelt. Contributed photo

Enumclaw eighth-grader makes season brighter for Colorado boy in need

Eli Murphy modified a rideable electric toy car for a 3-year-old with physical and speech disabilities.

Enumclaw's Eli Murphy spent an estimated 75 hours modifying an electric car for a Colorado boy with special needs (pictured here). The local photos show Eli modifying the vehicle's seatbelt. Contributed photo
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Inslee announces new guidelines for schools and in-person learning

Staff reports Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Dec. 16 an update in the metrics used to inform local school… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Dec. 2 – 10

Stolen car found in Oregon, double noise complaints, and skateboarding after hours.

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12% of beds at St. Elizabeth taken by COVID-19 patients, new data shows

A new tool allows you to check out how full your local hospital is, and if it’s close to being overwhelmed.

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Poison Center sees increase in cannabis exposures, decrease in nicotine exposures

The data compares nicotine, cannabis exposures between 2019 and 2020.

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KCLS named five-Star Library by Library Journal

The library system was one of 262 systems to earn the Star Library title.

  • Dec 15, 2020
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Brad Allan Norgate has been charged with two counts of possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Enumclaw school psychologist, Black Diamond resident arrested for child porn

Both men were recently arrested in what appear to be unrelated cases.

Brad Allan Norgate has been charged with two counts of possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo

Should fossil fuel ads go the way of the dino on county buses?

King County ran ads for a natural gas coalition on its buses this year.

A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo
This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw council set to act on parking lot proposal

A new public parking lot may become available to Enumclaw residents and visitors with the help of the ThunderDome Car Museum.

This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.

Hoping to get folks downtown, Buckley closes Main Street on weekends

Main Street will be closed Fridays at 4 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday.

Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.
In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)

What will a green WA electric grid look like?

It will require a lot more coordination, but will be more resilient.

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)