A community conversation about suicide

The Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Enumclaw School District are hosting a panel of local mental health professionals and advocates to talk about suicide prevention on Nov. 14.

Enumclaw officially adopts new garbage collection rates

Check out how much your bill may grow or shrink, depending on how much trash you produce.

First locally-acquired case of West Nile Virus | Public Health Insider

The Seattle woman was hospitalized in September and has recovered.

  • Oct 30, 2018

Sumner company fined for wastewater spill into White River | Department of Ecology

This is the third time Fleishmann’s Vinegar Company has been fined for similar incidences.

Why lead is a health issue and what King County is doing about it | Public Health Insider

King County tests only 4 percent of kids for lead poisoning, less than many other states. This could be a problem.

  • Oct 29, 2018

Buckley museum houses Odd Fellows’ statewide collection

The new museum has been planned for the last five years, opening just last August for people who enjoy the mysteries of fraternal organizations.

Stroke sixth leading cause of death in WA | Department of Health

Oct. 29 is National Stroke Day.

  • Oct 29, 2018

Mid-term election ballots full to burst

King and Pierce County ballots have everything from Congressional races to local levy lid lifts.

Last chance to register to vote in-person | King County Elections

If you’re not already registered, take advantage of this opportunity on Oct. 27.

  • Oct 25, 2018

Helping dry cleaners switch to safer alternatives | Public Health Insider

Perchloroethylene (PERC), used at many dry cleaners, is a carcinogen. King County hopes to be PERC free by 2025.

  • Oct 25, 2018

“Ballot full to bursting” correction | Print Edition

A date was incorrect in the print edition about the upcoming mid-term elections.

  • Oct 24, 2018

Increased collection fees addressed by Enumclaw council

Due to China taking itself out of the recycling market, it’s going to cost local residents more to have their trash and recycling taken away.

First flu death of the season reported | Tacoma Pierce-County Health Department

It’s not too late to get immunized, not just for yourself but for the people around you.

  • Oct 24, 2018

Gun tossed, discharges and hits Wilkeson 9-year-old

His family was out for an afternoon barbecue when they heard coyotes near their location.

Bonney Lake to vote on part-time assistant for historical society

The new position would be funded with a $30,000 budget, and aims to help the Historical Society outreach for volunteers and other duties.

LGBTQ youth talk about healthcare experiences | Public Health Insider

11 area hospitals teamed up with Public Health to determine their LGBTQ community’s greatest needs, as well as their best assets.

  • Oct 23, 2018

Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

Six cases of Salmonella likely linked to cucumbers | Department of Health

Illnesses have been reported in King, Snohomish, Thurston, Yakima and Pierce counties.

  • Oct 22, 2018

Van crashes into Enumclaw business

No one was hurt in the wreck, though the building sustained more than a little damage.