New lights still coming to Buckley, but not until February

There’s only two companies in the U.S. that makes the parts the city is looking to use.

Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Homeless local hands Sumner Food Bank $17,000

Kevin Booth said the decision wasn’t easy, but he knew what the right thing to do was.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Vine Maple Place opens new resource center

The new center will offer families a safe place to go while they get their lives back on track.

January has two free State Park days | Washington State Parks

The first is New Years Day, and the second is Jan. 21 to honor Martin Luthor King Jr.

  • Dec 19, 2018
State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate calls off investigation into rape allegation against Sen. Fain

“If the Senate Democratic Caucus continues to pursue this investigation, it will poison the relationship between our two caucuses,” a letter read.

State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Grant money will bring improvements to Enumclaw’s Cole Street

Around $465,000 will allow the city to re-surface the busy street.

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

White River officially kicks off Glacier Middle School project

Also, Wilkeson Elementary slated to be opened early January.

Bonney Lake family sued over deceptive charity practices

The King County Superior Court ruled four multi-state charities used false or misleading statements in solicitations, tricking donors into donating money when they otherwise may not have.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Following resignation, POM will again be searching for director

The board of directors met Dec. 12 to discuss the issue.

Flavored tobacco: a candy-coated addiction | Public Health Insider

Is it a candy? A juice box? Or liquid nicotine?

  • Dec 13, 2018
The city of Maple Valley’s state Route 169 improvements will be made between Witte Road Southeast and Southeast 240th Street, the stretch of road just southeast of the city’s SR 18 interchange. Image courtesy of the city of Maple Valley

Improvements to SR 169 underway, may affect local commuters

If you drive north through Maple Valley, these road-widening projects will probably affect your arrival time.

The city of Maple Valley’s state Route 169 improvements will be made between Witte Road Southeast and Southeast 240th Street, the stretch of road just southeast of the city’s SR 18 interchange. Image courtesy of the city of Maple Valley

Spiketon Bridge to get temporary repair

By next fall, a two-lane temporary bridge is expected to help ease Buckley traffic.

Chain-up or pay up on Snoqualmie | WSDOT

Not using chains or any other approved alternatives could net you a $500 ticket.

  • Dec 10, 2018

Dead passengers in fatal SR 164 crash identified

One of the passengers was a local middle schooler.

It was close, but Pierce library levy is approved

Only 951 more votes approved the levy than rejected it.

Bonney Lake man arrested in connection with drug ring

Charles Joslyn, 38, is being charged with helping smuggle and distribute heroin, crystal meth, and fentanyl-laced drugs in Washington.