Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 8 – 12

Two fires, a hot legislative race and how to make shaping your future easier (and cheaper) – read all this in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing!

One dead in Bonney Lake fire, Friday blaze damages VFW hall

The Plateau suffered two fires last week. The first, on Thursday in South Prairie, left one man dead and two others injured. The second, on Friday, was in Buckley, damaged the city’s Veterans of Foreign War hall. The cause of the first is unknown, but the second was caused by a nearby motel employee welding outside. Read more about the fires here.

Attention on the 31st; Legislative district crucial in battle for power in Olympia

The 31st District, spanning from Auburn and Sumner to Enumclaw and Buckley, is going to be the crucial tipping point for state Democrats and Republicans vying for power in Olympia. Running this year are Phil Fortunado and Lane Walthers. Also, the governor’s race is heating up between incumbant Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant. Read more about the upcoming state election here.

Easing into my college education | Our Corner

Choosing where to go to college and what to study can be a daunting task. Reporter Kayse Angel describes her experience going through community college before heading to a four-year university and how that gave her time (and saved her money) while mapping out her future. Read about Kayse’s college experience here.




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