Ray Miller-Still

Sexual assault resource centers report high call volumes

Since the #metoo movement has gathered steam over the last year, local and national sexual assault resource hotlines have seen a large increase in calls and services.

 

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                                Greg Daulton, lead pastor at Mount Rainier Christian Center, led Kione Gill’s memorial service Sept 17. The service was recorded, and the Enumclaw School District has produced a video with clips from the service to promote the upcoming suicide prevention event.

A community conversation about suicide

The Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Enumclaw School District are hosting a panel of local mental health professionals and advocates to talk about suicide prevention on Nov. 14.

 

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                                Lisette Terry was invited to recount her challenges and success in her STEAM field at the recent Enumclaw School District and Enumclaw Schools Foundation STEAM luncheon.
                                Lisette Terry was invited to recount her challenges and success in her STEAM field at the recent Enumclaw School District and Enumclaw Schools Foundation STEAM luncheon. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

In STEAM and business, ask questions and get noticed

Lisette Terry’s path toward becoming a civil engineer was unusual, she said. “A lot of engineers I met along the way, maybe their dad has… Continue reading

 

False rape allegations are not the problem to address

Our president said it’s a very scary time to be a man in America right now. Boy, I’m glad he told us — I wouldn’t… Continue reading

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                                From left to right, Teri Moore, Officer Ryan Keller, Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger, Mayor Carol Benson, and Joe Moore after Keller was given the Life Saving Award.

BD cop 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.

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                                From left to right, Teri Moore, Officer Ryan Keller, Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger, Mayor Carol Benson, and Joe Moore after Keller was given the Life Saving Award.

Free Parks day arriving Sept. 22

Saturday, Sept. 22, marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Washington State Parks invites the public to visit a state park for free… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

After 20 years, local film hits the big screen

A Buckley resident created a movie in 1998 and the movie is just now coming out in select theaters.

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act II

How exactly did you think he became popular with the masses back in the time of the Plague?

Bonney Lake family raises awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest dangers

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

Columnist, AG debate issues of Arlene’s Flowers court case

Columnist Rich Elfers wrote a column about Arlene’s Flowers, the 1st Amendment and equal rights. A few weeks later, Washington State Attorney General Bod Ferguson wrote in, challenging Elfers’ facts and characterizations.

Jam sessions outside the ballroom will be a common sight during the Northwest Western Swing Music Festival, where people can bring their instruments and just join in. Photo by Randy Hill, leader of the western swing band, The Oregon Valley Boys.

Time to Swing it, Western style

The Northwest Western Swing Society is holding its annual music, dance and jam fest for the second time at the Enumclaw Expo Center from Aug. 9 - 12.

Jam sessions outside the ballroom will be a common sight during the Northwest Western Swing Music Festival, where people can bring their instruments and just join in. Photo by Randy Hill, leader of the western swing band, The Oregon Valley Boys.
Marty McFadden wrangled form help from the Enumclaw Church of Latter Day Saints to help him and his family unpack the moving truck, which came all the way from South Jordan, Utah to Black Diamond. Photo by Ray Still

First family officially moves into Ten Trails

It was hard for the McFaddens to find a home, with houses flying off the market within days, even hours. So Marty told his agent to stop looking at what’s already been built, and start searching for what is going to be built, leading him and his family to Black Diamond.

Marty McFadden wrangled form help from the Enumclaw Church of Latter Day Saints to help him and his family unpack the moving truck, which came all the way from South Jordan, Utah to Black Diamond. Photo by Ray Still
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Black Diamond’s Miner’s Day

Miner’s Day is held every summer in Black Diamond to celebrate the city’s mining history.

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Black Diamond Backyard BBQ

Photos by Ray Miller-Still Families from Black Diamond, Enumclaw, and even as far as Renton came down to celebrate the Ten Trails’ first-ever Hometown Social,… Continue reading

Danger of illegal fireworks demonstrated

Every year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks, from the small “triangle crackers” to the commercial-grade arial fireworks, resulting in burns, lacerations, lost limbs and death.

Court resets playing field

For many people in this country — an estimated 10 million that identify as LBGTQ, as well as their countless supporters — the Masterpiece Cakeshop… Continue reading

Runner-up in statewide pageant takes on sexual assault

Chloe Furnstahl will be partnering with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center to continue talking about her platform.

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond staff seeks cost of living increases after stagnant decade

For the past 10 years, city employees have received one or two 1 percent COLAs, had three dozen furloughed work days, and had hours or positions cut, increasing their workload.

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

‘We all know sex offenders’

Revealing the reality of rape and uncovering sexual assault myths