New data, insight into regional health | Public Health Insider

Health insurance coverage has increased, cigarette smoking has decreased, and kids are drinking less soda, but more improvements can still be accomplished.

  • Oct 4, 2018

DOT invites public to see SR 410 survey results

Changes to help reduce traffic on the highway will be slow in coming, but one of the first major steps has now been completed.

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Cliffhanger ahead in 8th Congressional District

Polls show Kim Schrier and Dino Rossi in close race for open Congress seat

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

Enumclaw pool future: experts give advice, citizens weigh in

Two information-heavy presentations on the pool were given to the Enumclaw City Council during their last meeting.

The Hepatitis C Test and Cure Project | Public Health Insider

Around 65,000 Washingtonians are estimated to have a chronic HVC infection.

  • Oct 1, 2018

DOT still looking at options for Spiketon Bridge issue

The department believes repairing the 83-year old bridge is not a good solution, but residents don’t want to wait four years for new bridge funding to become available.

A new place to play is on the way

Bonney Lake was able to secure a nearly 50 percent grant to build an ADA-accessible playground at Allan Yorke Park, as well as organize a volunteer build event to lower installation costs.

Flu is back; experts recommend vaccinating your whole family now | DOH

Only 61 percent of state children and teens were vaccinated last year, the department said.

  • Sep 27, 2018

Annual quilt show this weekend at Expo Center

Enumclaw’s Cathy Dormaier will be this year’s featured quilter.

Sumner FFA again sending big crew to nationals

Research topics range from freezing seeds to the effect of population river water quality and how tire particles affect the environment.

Black Diamond officer recognized for life-saving efforts

Suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, Joe Moore was saved by the quick thinking of his wife and the fast response of the BDPD.

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Learn more about your septic systems, keep Lake Tapps clean

The free workshop also offers homeowners a chance to save money on septic work.

Tell King County what you think about the trail system

The public survey will be open through Oct. 5.

More than 1,600 drivers sited for HOV misuse | Washington State Patrol

One driver was even ticket three separate times.

  • Sep 24, 2018

Golden anniversary celebration held in former maternity home

It’s estimated more than 600 babies were born in the Mahlin Maternity Home, now known as the Le Sorelle Inn in Buckley.

Patrols to emphasize districted driving over the weekend | Washington State Patrol

Don’t contribute to the rising rate of crashes and distracted driving fatalities.

  • Sep 20, 2018

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.