Melissa Holt, recreation programmer at the Senior Activity Center, answers voicemails Tuesday morning from people hoping to get vaccinated on Sunday. Photo by Alex Bruell

Senior Center, St. Elizbeth partner up to administer vaccines to Plateau residents

Additionally, the Kent and Auburn vaccine sites have opened up to those 65 and older.

Melissa Holt, recreation programmer at the Senior Activity Center, answers voicemails Tuesday morning from people hoping to get vaccinated on Sunday. Photo by Alex Bruell
Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season.  This one didn't require any expensive props either  but I did have to use my son's glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org

Large property tax hikes seen in Enumclaw, Buckley areas

Both cities saw a double-digit percentage jump in taxes.

Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season.  This one didn't require any expensive props either  but I did have to use my son's glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org
Enumclaw city hall

Mayor reviews 2020, looks to Enumclaw’s future

A recap of last week’s “State of the City” address.

Enumclaw city hall
Most of the council met in person on Feb. 22, with applicants for the two open seats on the council interviewing for those positions virtually. Pictured on the screen is Julie Johnson. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw council interviews 17 candidates for two open seats

The council will deliberate on their choices during the March 8 meeting.

Most of the council met in person on Feb. 22, with applicants for the two open seats on the council interviewing for those positions virtually. Pictured on the screen is Julie Johnson. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Washington State Supreme Court Justices (back row, L-R) Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Mary I. Yu, G. Helen Whitener, (front row, L-R) Susan Owens, Charles W. Johnson, Steven C. Gonzalez, Barbara A. Madsen and Debra L. Stephens.

Justices strike down Washington state drug possession law

Police must stop arresting people for simple possession.

Washington State Supreme Court Justices (back row, L-R) Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Mary I. Yu, G. Helen Whitener, (front row, L-R) Susan Owens, Charles W. Johnson, Steven C. Gonzalez, Barbara A. Madsen and Debra L. Stephens.
In a zipper merge, cars continue in their lanes and then take turns at the point where the lanes meet. (Koenb via Wikimedia Commons)

Do Washington drivers need to learn the zipper merge?

Legislators propose requiring zipper merge instruction in drivers education and in license test.

In a zipper merge, cars continue in their lanes and then take turns at the point where the lanes meet. (Koenb via Wikimedia Commons)
In Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Inslee recently announced all counties will be staying in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan for the next several weeks. Pictured: People enjoy outdoor dining last summer in downtown Kent. Courtesy photo

Inslee: All of Washington to stay in Phase 2 for a few weeks

The governor issued a weekslong pause on regions moving backward, but has yet to outline a Phase 3.

In Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Inslee recently announced all counties will be staying in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan for the next several weeks. Pictured: People enjoy outdoor dining last summer in downtown Kent. Courtesy photo
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo

King County libraries will reopen in some cities for in-person services

Fall City, Kent libraries among six selected for partial reopening.

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo
gavel and sounding block on desk

Renton man involved in Drainage District 5 scheme sentenced

Darrel N. Winston was given probation, home detention, and community service for his part in helping two Enumclaw residents allegedly steal $460,000 in local taxpayer dollars.

gavel and sounding block on desk
The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

Seven more residents answer call to join city council

That makes 18 total residents looking to fill two open seats.

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
Shingles and siding from many Suntop Farms homes right outside Enumclaw were ripped off during the winter storm earlier this month, but many residents believe the fault lies with developer LGI for cutting corners. Photo courtesy Seth Pohlman

Suntop Farms residents claim shoddy work by LGI caused home damage during recent winter storm

Many believe the damage should be covered by their home warranty, but they’ve been declined, citing “acts of God.”

Shingles and siding from many Suntop Farms homes right outside Enumclaw were ripped off during the winter storm earlier this month, but many residents believe the fault lies with developer LGI for cutting corners. Photo courtesy Seth Pohlman
A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Masks are still king in combating new COVID strains

A top UW doctor talks new strains, masks and when normal could return.

A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Image courtesy King County

Enumclaw hits 600 COVID cases

5 percent of city residents have come down with the virus.

Image courtesy King County
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Democrats look to allow noncitizens to serve on school boards

A Senate bill takes aim at a state law requiring anyone seeking elected office to be a citizen.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro

Mayor to deliver “State of Enumclaw” address

The address is scheduled for Feb. 24.

Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro
Enumclaw School District Superintendent Shaun Carey got to spotlight Enumclaw's achievements in returning to school with low COVID-19 transmission rates during a statewide briefing with Gov. Jay Inslee. Screenshot

Superintendent Carey joins Inslee to announce additional school testing

Enumclaw was one of the first schools in the state to join a Department of Health pilot program for testing school staff.

Enumclaw School District Superintendent Shaun Carey got to spotlight Enumclaw's achievements in returning to school with low COVID-19 transmission rates during a statewide briefing with Gov. Jay Inslee. Screenshot
A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

State health leader: We have a plan, we don’t have the supply

Two months after the COVID vaccine landed in Washington, many still struggle to secure their shots.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
File photo

How the pandemic and coronavirus variants can show us evolution in real time

Scientists say viruses reproduce and mutate at higher rates, creating viral variants.

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief package

The federal funds will go to fight COVID, aid renters and reopen shuttered schools and businesses.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)
Blotter bug

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Feb. 2 – 11

A CPR-in-progress, throwing knives, and a stolen cup holder.

Blotter bug