June 13, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. June 13, 2010
Hazen High School’s graduation is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at ShoWare Events Center in Kent. Graduating seniors Thunderstorm Vue, Brian Palma and Grace Bradford will speak.
Only students may purchase tickets to the ceremony.
June 11, 2010
June 11, 2010
NEW — 10:20 a.m. June 11, 2010
From interstates to county roads to Newcastle streets, law enforcement officers have started enforcing a state ban on a distracted-driving law meant to prod motorists to hang up — or at least go hands-free — and drive. The law went into effect yesterday.
Drivers now face a $124 fine if officers catch them texting, or with a mobile phone pressed against their ears. The state will require hands-free devices, such as Bluetooth earpieces, for callers talking and driving. Moreover, drivers younger than 18 cannot use wireless devices at all, except in emergencies.
June 10, 2010
NEW — 3:10 p.m. June 10, 2010
Liberty High School’s graduation is at 2 p.m. Friday at Safeco Field. Graduating senior Ashley Turnidge is the valedictorian, and graduating seniors Alexis Court and Jann Longman will speak.
Purchase tickets to Liberty’s graduation in advance through the school’s bookkeeper or at Safeco Field the day of the ceremony.
June 9, 2010
NEW — 11:15 a.m. June 9, 2010
The Parks Commission will host a public hearing regarding the new Lake Boren Park playground equipment at its monthly meeting at 6 tonight.
If you are unable to attend, you may e-mail your comments to City Clerk Bob Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. today.
Those who attend will have the opportunity to speak about the playground equipment, including the timeline of its construction and the features it should include.
June 8, 2010
NEW — 9:50 a.m. June 8, 2010
The city selected the cover band Shelley & The Curves to perform at the city’s Fourth of July celebration in Lake Boren Park.
Members of the band have played with acts such as Yes, Heart and Tom Jones. Visit the band’s website here.
The band will perform from 8-10 p.m. with fireworks shortly after.