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King County Council passes tenant protections

Tenants in unincorporated King County won new rights after the King County Council voted to pass ordinance 2021-0131 during its meeting June 29. Under the… Continue reading

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Heat wave passes with one death in Enumclaw; firefighters urge 4th of July caution

Though worst of heat wave has passed, dry conditions mean fireworks are still a dicey bet

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Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo

Governor lifts restrictions, but health officials warn the pandemic is not over

As of June 30, bar-goers are able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and diners can sit at restaurant tables that have long been vacant to reduce capacity… Continue reading

Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo
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King County lifts mask mandate as 70% of residents are fully vaccinated

King County’s public health department announced June 29 that the mask mandate has been lifted as 70% of King County residents are fully vaccinated from… Continue reading

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Joined by family and friends, longtime Enumclaw resident Jim Puttman (left) was honored with a proclamation offered by King County Councilman Reagan Dunn.

Jim Puttman honored for decades of service to Plateau community

Proclamation honors Jim Puttman for decades of service to the community

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Joined by family and friends, longtime Enumclaw resident Jim Puttman (left) was honored with a proclamation offered by King County Councilman Reagan Dunn.
The Pussyfoot Creek culvert running underneath SR 164 is undersized, and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation

WSDOT pushes SR 164 closure date back one week

National supply chain issues have delayed project to replace Pussyfoot Creek culvert

The Pussyfoot Creek culvert running underneath SR 164 is undersized, and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation
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Road buckling on I-90 | King County traffic update

As of Monday evening June 28 and continuing into Tuesday morning and afternoon, June 29, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and King County… Continue reading

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County Council identifies two finalists for law enforcement oversight job

The King County Council has narrowed its search for a new director of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight to two finalists. The finalists are… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Cooler temperatures

The National Weather Service forecasts that the upper-level high pressure system responsible for the historic stretch of heat that broiled the Northwest over recent days… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
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The future Overlake Village Station is at street level, adjacent to SR 520. Civil construction of the station will be complete this year. Courtesy photo, Sound Transit.

Sound Transit seeks public input on transit-oriented development at future Overlake Village Station in Redmond

Sound Transit wants to hear what the public thinks about the future development of about two acres of land at the future Overlake Village Station… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
The future Overlake Village Station is at street level, adjacent to SR 520. Civil construction of the station will be complete this year. Courtesy photo, Sound Transit.
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Federal Way man airlifted to hospital after motorcycle crash near Enumclaw

The man was ejected off of his motorcycle after swerving to avoid slowing traffic near Enumclaw on June 25.

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A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.

Thousands of PSE customers lose power during heat wave

Thousands of people in Western Washington lost power over the weekend as power demand spiked during a historic heat wave. As of Monday afternoon (June… Continue reading

A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.
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Washington broils under record-breaking heat; cooler temperatures forecast for Tuesday

Additional oppressive heat blistered the Pacific Northwest on Monday (June 28) before the core of the unprecedented heat shifts into interior sections of the region… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Fallen tree on SR 18 | King County traffic update

As of Monday morning, June 28, Washington State Department of Transportation reported the following road obstructions: 5:17 a.m.: A collision blocking the ramp of Highway… Continue reading

Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
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Daisey Kirtley’s grave was officially reunited June 26 with her family gravesite at the Buckley Cemetery.

Daisey’s memory set to rest

19th-century Lake Tapps girl reunited, in spirit, with her family

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Daisey Kirtley’s grave was officially reunited June 26 with her family gravesite at the Buckley Cemetery.
Raelin Crncevich, left, and Jenny Jones pose for a picture Friday, June 25. The couple are organizers of Plateau Pride, a local organization supporting LGBTQ+ people in the Enumclaw Plateau area. Photo by Alex Bruell

Enumclaw July 4 parade will feature a first this year: A pride section

Members of the Plateau’s LGBTQ+ community will be part of Independence Day festivities

Raelin Crncevich, left, and Jenny Jones pose for a picture Friday, June 25. The couple are organizers of Plateau Pride, a local organization supporting LGBTQ+ people in the Enumclaw Plateau area. Photo by Alex Bruell
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.

GRC’s Helen Smith Gallery presents between June 28 and Sept. 19, 2021

Shifting between childhood and adulthood propels an uncovering of information and a new reality, as human beings become independent thinkers. While ignorance is bliss, knowing… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.
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Man missing for eight days found alive and well near North Bend

On Monday morning, June 28, a trail runner found a man who’d been missing for eight days in the wilderness near North Bend. According to… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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The Wabash Church men's choir, perhaps with additions from the community, will perform during services at The Moving Wall.

Plans coming together for Moving Wall’s August visit to Enumclaw

When the Moving Wall comes to Enumclaw, a feature will be a performance by a men’s community choir

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The Wabash Church men's choir, perhaps with additions from the community, will perform during services at The Moving Wall.