Weekend Briefing | News from March 28 – April 1

Have a busy week? Your weekend briefing will get you caught up on all the big news stories from the last week.

Expo Center to see ‘exciting’ developments as revenue increases

A year ago years ago, control of the Enumclaw Expo Center was given to a non-profit group in order to increase enthusiasm and interest in events at the center. And boy, what a success it has been, as Scott Gray, executive director at the Expo Center, reports a 40 percent increase in profits over last year. With the extra revenue, the Expo Center is investing in some revamps of the facilities. Read more about upcoming Expo Center improvements here.

Buckley council aiming to give city police more space

The Buckley Police Department asked the city council last week to expand the police department by between 800 and 1,000 square feet. Initial bids came in at $1.5 million and $900 thousand, but the council wants to see if these number can be scaled down a bit more before it approves of the expansion.Read more about the department expansion, and other Buckley City Council news, here.

Successful rescue attempt on Mount Rainier | Mount Rainier National Park

A climbing party of two became stuck at Camp Muir (10,000 feet elevation) on Mount Rainier when a snowstorm caught them unaware March 26. Rescue attempts were thwarted by the weather, but rescuers were able to get to the climbers March 31. An unresponsive climber was also found by rangers near Gibraltar Ledge and was airlifted out. Read more about the rescue here.

Learning new strategies to deal with migraines | Part 2

Tyler Stewart has been having migraines since he was five years old. Last week, we learned about how he’s learned to control his migraines with Dr. Emily Law of Seattle Children’s Research Institute. This week, we learn about how the migraines have affected Tyler’s participation in school, sports, and whether or not his migraines are somehow connected to his family’s genes. Read more about Tyler and his trials here.


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