Top 10 stories of 2019

It’s been a long year — check out some of the Plateau’s biggest stories you may have missed or forgotten.

Ring in the New Year safely | Fire Marshal

Most firework injuries happen on Independence Day, but several injuries happen around the New Year as well.

  • Dec 30, 2019

Expo Center in line for added seating, new roofing

500 more seats could be added to the Expo Center’s arena in the near future.

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

New year will bring new management at city-owned golf course

JH Golf submitted the only valid proposal last June.

Who owns King County forestlands?

It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.

State money to help struggling students pay bills, stay in school

The Green River College is receiving $96,000.

  • Dec 24, 2019

After 28 years of service, Nancy Merrill offers a goodbye to school board

The district honored her service by naming the board room after her.

Pediatric flu death reported in King County | Public Health Insider

There also have been three adult flu-related deaths reported this season.

  • Dec 23, 2019

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Dec. 3 – 13

Stolen U-Haul recovered, a delivery scam, and a BB gun mistaken for the real thing.

Examining the factors behind Chilcott’s release

Did the King County Superior Court stand up for Anthony Chilcott’s rights under the law to be released without bail, or did a quick decision let down the Black Diamond community?

State money to help fund Warner Avenue improvements

The road work is expected to be performed in 2020.

Learning about compassion from the Dalai Lama

No matter our differences, we are all human beings.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Mount Peak tower boosters have been quiet, but work continues

Residents and businesses may soon have a chance to sponsor the tower, in exchange for their names being attached to the tower’s steps.

State awards more than $26 million for salmon recovery projects | Recreation and Conservation Office

Folks in Pierce and King County can look forward to work being done on the South Prairie Creek and the Green River.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Buckley passes new dangerous dog ordinance

Pit bulls and other “dangerous” canines on the Plateau can now take a test to be exempt from breed-specific legislation

Regional homelessness authority approved by King County, Seattle

The authority will consolidate crisis response and services into one entity.

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January