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Peter Rogoff to step down as Sound Transit CEO in 2022

Became CEO in 2016; search for replacement to begin

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Carpenters union members peacefully strike on Sept. 16 in downtown Bellevue (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters union strike on pause after “illegal picketing activity”

Union spokesperson claims wildcat protestors harrassed and threatened violence.

Carpenters union members peacefully strike on Sept. 16 in downtown Bellevue (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

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New data dashboard tracks COVID risk for unvaccinated people | Public Health Insider

No vaccine is 100 percent protective, but unvaccinated people are 7 times more likely to catch COVID and 49 times more likely to be hospitalized.

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Mount Rainier. Photo courtesy National Park Service

Rainclouds and cooler temperatures put an end to several local burn bans

Campfires are once again permitted at Mount Rainier park campgrounds.

Mount Rainier. Photo courtesy National Park Service
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Housing and finance insiders call for subsidized housing families can own, instead of rent

Advocates say increasing homeownership will strengthen the community, build intergenerational wealth

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The Sept. 13 Enumclaw City Council meeting was a full one, though no members of the city council, and few of the audience, actually wore masks. Screenshot

Enumclaw council returns to full force, but without masks as city breaks COVID records

Read why several council members choose not to wear a mask, even though the council is back to being fully in-person.

The Sept. 13 Enumclaw City Council meeting was a full one, though no members of the city council, and few of the audience, actually wore masks. Screenshot
Becky Rush-Peet is embarking on a 500 mile journey through the Camino de Santiago this year. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Enumclaw woman starting second, longer pilgrimage after nearly dying in 2015 tree crash

Five years after being crushed by a tree, Becky Rush-Peet is going for a 500-mile walk.

Becky Rush-Peet is embarking on a 500 mile journey through the Camino de Santiago this year. Photo by Alex Bruell.
Local police officer Arthur Fetter competes with his father, Jeff, in the Double Bucking event. Photo by Ray Miller-Still.

Billy Clinkingbeard cinches All-Around Logger for seventh year in a row

Photos and scores from the 2021 Buckley Log Show.

Local police officer Arthur Fetter competes with his father, Jeff, in the Double Bucking event. Photo by Ray Miller-Still.
Crossing the Carbon River requires a bit of balance.

Public comment sought for Carbon River Corridor plan

What should the future of the area look like?

Crossing the Carbon River requires a bit of balance.
Reagan Dunn will face Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.

Courier-Herald will host candidate forum for King County Council District 9

Kim-Khanh Van, Reagan Dunn will pitch their cases and answer questions from the community.

  • Sep 21, 2021
Reagan Dunn will face Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Sept. 9 – 15 |

Stolen motorcycles recovered and hit-and-run collisions

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Social media trend leading to local students damaging school property

The “Devious Licks” challenge, and related videos, are being removed from the TikTok platform.

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A student in Jody Emerson’s third grade class at Southwood Elementary listens in. Photo by Alex Bruell

Plateau students head back to class

Even in a life-changing pandemic, a kid is still a kid.

A student in Jody Emerson’s third grade class at Southwood Elementary listens in. Photo by Alex Bruell
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Photo courtesy of Valeria Boltneva from Pexels
Provided by the City of Enumclaw, this map shows the ironman bike route where it cuts through the core of the city.

Road closures and detours during Sunday’s ironman race through Enumclaw

Some local streets will be affected by the race.

Provided by the City of Enumclaw, this map shows the ironman bike route where it cuts through the core of the city.
This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a Maple Valley man. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of the Toyota Camry that reportedly hit and killed a Maple Valley man in July. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

SeaTac girl, 15, charged with second-degree murder in jogger’s death

Reportedly used her vehicle to ‘scare him’ while driving in Maple Valley

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a Maple Valley man. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of the Toyota Camry that reportedly hit and killed a Maple Valley man in July. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
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Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs condemns recent police ambushes

Two officer targeted shooting were reported last week in South King County.

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Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Aug. 24 – Sept. 8 |

Shoplifting, thefts and reports of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sep 15, 2021
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