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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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Jaeda Walker eyes her wooden ax throw.

Log show returns, first with the kids

The main event returns this weekend with ax throwing, log rolling and more.

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Jaeda Walker eyes her wooden ax throw.

Mandates and missions: How local organizations are gearing up for vaccine deadline

Gov. Inslee says many government workers must be vaccinated by Oct. 18. What will that look like?

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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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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.

Teenage suspect in fatal hit-and-run collision turns herself in to deputies

Deputies ID’d the 15-year-old as the suspected driver in the fatal collision of a Maple Valley man.

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.
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Black Diamond police blotter | Aug. 23 – Aug. 30 |

Vehicle prowling, court order violation and traffic incidents.

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

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All things Alzheimer’s: Pierce County series aimed at caregivers

Pierce County is hosting a series to support caregivers for those experiencing memory loss.

  • Sep 8, 2021
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People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
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Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo.

Beautify Enumclaw, Buckley back for a day of sprucing-up

You can help make Enumclaw or Buckley a prettier place to live on Sept. 11.

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Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo.
From left to right: Julie Reece-DeMarco and her daughters Natalie and Sophia DeMarco organize and pack supplies for Afghan families coming to the Pacific Northwest area.

All hands on deck: Enumclaw family starts program to aid, encourage incoming Afghan refugees

The backpack program seeks to give Afghan kids something to hold on to when they arrive in the U.S.

From left to right: Julie Reece-DeMarco and her daughters Natalie and Sophia DeMarco organize and pack supplies for Afghan families coming to the Pacific Northwest area.
Enumclaw High School students were set to enjoy some new amenities at their school for the entire year — until COVID-19 hit. Now, the school — like this courtyard — will remain empty, at least for the time being. File photo by Kevin Hanson

Free meals available this year for all Enumclaw, White River students

More information is available on the districts’ websites.

Enumclaw High School students were set to enjoy some new amenities at their school for the entire year — until COVID-19 hit. Now, the school — like this courtyard — will remain empty, at least for the time being. File photo by Kevin Hanson
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Student brings awareness to menstrual health among Puget Sound’s homeless

When Ria Mohan, a junior of Juanita High School in Kirkland, had to choose a topic of focus for a HOSA (Future Health Professionals) research… Continue reading

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Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Buckley police blotter | July 16 – Aug. 24 |

Noise complaints, shoplifting and a handful of burglaries.

  • Sep 3, 2021
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The modern day Osceola schoolhouse. Photo provided by John Anderson.

Memories from the Nielsen family and early days in Osceola

Horses didn’t take well to the onset of fancy new automobiles.

The modern day Osceola schoolhouse. Photo provided by John Anderson.
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King County to require masks at large outdoor gatherings of 500 or more

New health officer order to control the spread of COVID-19

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