Photo taken from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

Deputies seize meth, explosives, stolen gun from Bonney Lake area property

Neighbors in the area reportedly told deputies the 8-acre property had become a nuisance.

Photo taken from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.
This image, taken from a video shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office, shows the conflagration started by an unknown person on the porch of an Enumclaw household. A link to the video is included in the article.

Search is on for Enumclaw arsonist

287th Ave SE family has been targeted twice in only two weeks

This image, taken from a video shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office, shows the conflagration started by an unknown person on the porch of an Enumclaw household. A link to the video is included in the article.
This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo
Close-up hand using phone in night time on street. File photo

King County Council steps closer to establishing hate crime hotline

The program is aimed at reducing the number of unreported hate crimes.

Close-up hand using phone in night time on street. File photo
The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

City Council revives discussion of a downtown pavilion

It’s part of the grander conversation about the future of Enumclaw’s small but bustling downtown.

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
This map was created to help travelers meet their basic needs while respecting Greenwater businesses and private property owners.

Greenwater tired of trying to meet bathroom needs of growing crowds

Locals are looking for a permanent solution to some sanitary troubles.

This map was created to help travelers meet their basic needs while respecting Greenwater businesses and private property owners.
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-31st Legislative District

Fortunato calls on legislators to ‘rein in’ Inslee’s powers

State senator from Auburn says he’s concerned about vaccine safety and government overreach.

Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-31st Legislative District
Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)

King County Councilman calls for plan to help Afghan refugees settle here

Washington state expects roughly 6,000 refugees to come from Afghanistan.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)
This security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat.

County will review 2019 deputy killing of Black Diamond man

King County Council members will be briefed about the Sheriff’s Office handling of the case Tuesday.

This security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat.
Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
Two Buckley Log Show contestants team up to see which couple can hand-saw through a log the fastest.

At a glance | September 2021 events

Log show, rallycross racing, the return to school and more.

  • Aug 27, 2021
Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
Two Buckley Log Show contestants team up to see which couple can hand-saw through a log the fastest.
Eastern Oregon University

Graduates and accomplished students

Local students are honored for their academic achievements.

  • Aug 26, 2021
Eastern Oregon University
Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo

State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

“We want to close racial and ethnic gaps.”

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo
An image shared by the King County Sheriff's Office of the truck stolen on Aug. 18 from an Enumclaw area farm.

Sheriff’s Office asks for help finding stolen hay truck

Thieves apparently made off with the vehicle on August 18.

An image shared by the King County Sheriff's Office of the truck stolen on Aug. 18 from an Enumclaw area farm.
Photo provided by Y Center Office Manager Christine Adkins 
A group of kids shows off backpacks from the Y Social Impact Center’s school supplies drive.

Donation drive delivers nearly 200 backpacks and other supplies to kids

The Y Social Impact Center handed out rows of pencils, notebooks and other essentials last week.

Photo provided by Y Center Office Manager Christine Adkins 
A group of kids shows off backpacks from the Y Social Impact Center’s school supplies drive.
This graphic by the Washington State Department of Transportation indicates where crews will be working on a new bridge and culvert removal on Ravensdale creek.

WSDOT begins work on SR 169 bridge project

Transportation crews hope to complete the project without disrupting two-way traffic on the highway.

This graphic by the Washington State Department of Transportation indicates where crews will be working on a new bridge and culvert removal on Ravensdale creek.
People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom in Buckley Wednesday. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Big crowds take to Buckley against Governor’s latest vaccine mandates

Participants at Wednesday’s “Rally for Medical Freedom” shared concerns of government overreach.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom in Buckley Wednesday. Photo by Alex Bruell.
Photo by Alex Bruell 
Tim Floyd became chief of the Enumclaw Police Department July 1 following the retirement of former chief Bob Huebler.

Enumclaw PD seeks community representatives for deadly force review team

Two citizens will be entrusted with reviewing any uses of deadly force in the area.

Photo by Alex Bruell 
Tim Floyd became chief of the Enumclaw Police Department July 1 following the retirement of former chief Bob Huebler.
Police lights

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

Officers responded to vandalism, missing hikers and a burglary investigation, among other calls.

  • Aug 19, 2021
Police lights
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Inslee to provide clemency to those convicted under “unconstitutional” drug possession law

Governor’s office says 1200 people are eligible for clemency after State v. Blake decision.

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