Construction expert Will Martin taking some measurement of the siding of a house in Enumclaw’s Suntop Farms. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Class action lawsuit filed against LGI Homes in Enumclaw

Plaintiffs allege developer is responsible for “defective construction”

Construction expert Will Martin taking some measurement of the siding of a house in Enumclaw’s Suntop Farms. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Colette Sweers, left, and her boyfriend Trevor Curley spent part of their day in Enumclaw June 2 shopping at The Sequel Books.

The business of reopening on the Plateau

How local shops and customers are navigating health, privacy and business

Colette Sweers, left, and her boyfriend Trevor Curley spent part of their day in Enumclaw June 2 shopping at The Sequel Books.
This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.

Donate blood, win an electric scooter, sports memorabilia

Regional non-profit Bloodworks Northwest faces a shortage of blood donations

This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.
Alyxandra Bozeman, a senior at White River High, will serve as state FFA president for the next year. Photo by Kevin Hanson

White River’s Bozeman chosen to lead state FFA for the next year

Alyxandra Bozeman officially took on her new duties last month.

Alyxandra Bozeman, a senior at White River High, will serve as state FFA president for the next year. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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Black Diamond police blotter | May 16 – 23

Cat scratches on a car, stolen appliances, and several DUIs.

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Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still

Two Plateau students headed to Germany

Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be traveling overseas for a year-long student exchange program.

Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Small artwork wanted for juried art exhibit at county fair

Deadline to submit your art is June 25.

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Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

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Crews work on repairs on Highway 169 in Black Diamond, where a motorist struck a power pole earlier that morning. Photo by Alex Bruell

Alternating traffic resumes on Highway 169 after power pole crash

Alternating traffic has resumed at Highway 169 in Black Diamond Wednesday, after a vehicle struck a power pole near the 31000 block of 3rd Avenue… Continue reading

Crews work on repairs on Highway 169 in Black Diamond, where a motorist struck a power pole earlier that morning. Photo by Alex Bruell
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos

Four will seek King County Council seat representing southeast district

Whoever wins will handle issues of homelessness, housing, and wield increased power over policing.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
King County's mobile Wastemobile collects myriad hazardous materials, like all-purpose cleaners, fertilizer, lightbulbs, paints and paint remover, and more. Photo courtesy King County

Enumclaw, Wastemobile joining forces for June event

The Wastemobile will be collecting hazardous materials at the Enumclaw Expo Center June 4, 5, and 6.

King County's mobile Wastemobile collects myriad hazardous materials, like all-purpose cleaners, fertilizer, lightbulbs, paints and paint remover, and more. Photo courtesy King County
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King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget

Staff reports The King County Council approved a seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million. The… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
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Black Diamond police blotter | May 10 – 16

Stolen trash, a missing child, and a stolen catalytic converter.

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Ed Hatzenbeler (left) will be moving on, hired as the new superintendent for the Orting School District. Replacing him will be Kyle Fletcher, who takes over as the Enumclaw district's director of finance and operations. Photo courtesy Enumclaw School District

One position is filled, Enumclaw district has more to go

Kyle Fletcher is in as ESD’s director of business and operations, while Ed Hatzelbeler, is heading to the Orting School District.

Ed Hatzenbeler (left) will be moving on, hired as the new superintendent for the Orting School District. Replacing him will be Kyle Fletcher, who takes over as the Enumclaw district's director of finance and operations. Photo courtesy Enumclaw School District
A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image

Lookout tower could greet Mount Peak visitors as early as August

The steel replica tower is estimated to cost around $600,000, though the state and county have given grants to the project.

A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image
The Black Diamond City Council recently passed an ordinance allowing for the official collection of skatepark funds. Screenshot

Black Diamond collecting donations for new skatepark

The City Council estimates a new park will cost between $300,000 and $600,000.

The Black Diamond City Council recently passed an ordinance allowing for the official collection of skatepark funds. Screenshot
WSDOT workers clearing snow at Chinook Pass this year. Photo by Washington State Department of Transportation

Chinook and Cayuse passes to reopen Friday, May 28

Plus, news about clearing snow around Mount Rainier National Park.

  • May 26, 2021
WSDOT workers clearing snow at Chinook Pass this year. Photo by Washington State Department of Transportation
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Local races are set, many are uncontested

What was supposed to be an exciting election season is turning out to be a bit of a bust.

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