Burn ban in unincorporated King County

The National Weather Service has also issued a “red flag” warning for parts of Western Washington.

  • Jul 27, 2020

Districts announce school year starting online

Plans to establish a hybrid learning model of both distance and in-school learning were being developed when county health departments voiced strong support for 100 percent online schooling, at least to start.

USPS drop-boxes move to more convenient locations

One is being installed at City Hall, and another located at the Cole Street and SR 410 intersection is moving closer to downtown.

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON 
                                Mike Hagadone, deputy superintendent for the White River School District, will retire Aug. 31 after 40 years in public education.

White River’s Mike Hagadone retires

Hagadone spent more than 40 years in public education, as a teacher and administrator

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON 
                                Mike Hagadone, deputy superintendent for the White River School District, will retire Aug. 31 after 40 years in public education.

Black Diamond police blotter | July 6 – 12

A missing solar powered sign, a speeding teenager, and a fight between siblings.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

Välkommen to the Enumclaw REKO Market

As an alternative to traditional farmer’s markets, the REKO Market only allows pre-orders, which may be a more attractive business model during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

Wilkeson gets informational kiosk, will participate in Trails Day

This was a first step in highlighting recreational opportunities in the Carbon River Valley.

As promised, clippers clean mayor’s locks

More than $28,000 was raised for Plateau Outreach Ministries and the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.

Enumclaw native on front line of Navy’s battle against coronavirus

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kameron Jacobs is currently stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Enumclaw, nonprofits and churches get masks from King County

The city also received another 1,000 masks from the Seattle-based Taipei Cultural Economic Office, whose director came down to the city today, July 20, to donate the supplies and host a small gift exchange.

Safe swimming in COVID times

Wear a life jacket, sanitize often, and when you’re not swimming — wear a mask.

  • Jul 20, 2020

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Local businessman wants Enumclaw to develop grant program for rent, utility costs

The Paycheck Protection Program won’t cover operational costs, and other loans put business owners into debt.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Additional $600 for unemployed workers set to end July 25

The following is a press release from the Washington state Employment Security Department: Unless Congress acts to extend or adjust it, the additional $600 per… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2020