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Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 1

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 1

Editor’s Note: With the general election five weeks away and ballots soon to be in the hands of voters, the Reporter is publishing a three-part… Continue reading

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 1
Pacing Parson comes out of retirement

Pacing Parson comes out of retirement

Don Stevenson, who has walked more than 55,000 miles since 1998 as the Pacing Parson, is planning a 300 mile trip around Auburn to raise $10,000 for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

Pacing Parson comes out of retirement
Painting a new picture on battling addiction

Painting a new picture on battling addiction

August 25, 2017 - There are many sides to battling addiction, as Angie Keaty and Haley Pendergraft know all too well. There’s the endless fight… Continue reading

Painting a new picture on battling addiction
Resisting the ‘alt-right’ rise

Resisting the ‘alt-right’ rise

Before we even get into this, I need to say that I loathe the term “alt-right.” I know, I know, I used it in my… Continue reading

Resisting the ‘alt-right’ rise
Black Diamond council hires lawyer to investigate mayor

Black Diamond council hires lawyer to investigate mayor

After spending nine months playing defense against an Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit, the Black Diamond City Council majority is looking to go on the… Continue reading

Black Diamond council hires lawyer to investigate mayor
Volunteer firefighter resigns following social media comments inquiry

Volunteer firefighter resigns following social media comments inquiry

Fire chief suspends man over allegations of racists statements, resigns the next day

Volunteer firefighter resigns following social media comments inquiry
Black Diamond recall exceeds signatures needed

Black Diamond recall exceeds signatures needed

The Black Diamond recall attempt against Councilwoman Pat Pepper continues to roll along after the state Supreme Court ruled against a motion to stay signature… Continue reading

Black Diamond recall exceeds signatures needed
Black Diamond residents want recall measure on Councilwoman Pat Pepper

Black Diamond residents want recall measure on Councilwoman Pat Pepper

After a bout of court moves, Black Diamond residents are once again collecting signatures to put a recall measure for Councilwoman Pat Pepper on a… Continue reading

Black Diamond residents want recall measure on Councilwoman Pat Pepper
Count Us In study shines light on homeless lives

Count Us In study shines light on homeless lives

Program gives comprehensive data on the number of homeless people and more information on causes.

Count Us In study shines light on homeless lives
Arbitration between Black Diamond, Oakpointe rejected

Arbitration between Black Diamond, Oakpointe rejected

Arbitrator rules questions were “premature”

Arbitration between Black Diamond, Oakpointe rejected
Judge approves Black Diamond recall petition

Judge approves Black Diamond recall petition

The King County Superior Court has approved a recall petition against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper

Judge approves Black Diamond recall petition
Pat Pepper, Brian Weber and Erika Morgan (not pictured) passed a resolution at the May 2 council meeting that bars the city from moving forward with Oakpointe’s attempt at arbitration over a breach of a development agreement. David Linehan, the city’s attorney, said he will move forward in the arbitration proceedings until he received clarification about the resolution. Photo by Ray Still

Oakpointe seeks arbitration with Black Diamond

The developer alleges the council majority – Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber – have violated the 2011 funding agreement by not maintaining a functioning Master Development Review Team for the developments growing in the city.

Pat Pepper, Brian Weber and Erika Morgan (not pictured) passed a resolution at the May 2 council meeting that bars the city from moving forward with Oakpointe’s attempt at arbitration over a breach of a development agreement. David Linehan, the city’s attorney, said he will move forward in the arbitration proceedings until he received clarification about the resolution. Photo by Ray Still
Black Diamond residents file recall vote charges

Black Diamond residents file recall vote charges

Black Diamond residents have tossed around the idea to file a recall vote for two councilmembers

Black Diamond residents file recall vote charges
Better late than never, right?

Better late than never, right?

Better late than never, right? Last week, the Black Diamond City Council passed its 2017 - 2022 Transportation Improvement Plan, which was more than three-quarters… Continue reading

Better late than never, right?
Judge clarifies ruling in OPMA case

Judge clarifies ruling in OPMA case

The King County Superior Court recently clarified its most recent ruling in the OPMA case

Judge clarifies ruling in OPMA case
New ruling in Black Diamond

New ruling in Black Diamond

Judge rules on OPMA case

New ruling in Black Diamond
Black Diamond City Council approves 2017 budget

Black Diamond City Council approves 2017 budget

Black Diamond residents are probably sighing in relief

Black Diamond City Council approves 2017 budget
Black Diamond OPMA lawsuit moves along

Black Diamond OPMA lawsuit moves along

King County Superior Court Judge is considering whether or not to grant council members preliminary injunction and order the city to pay for their defense

Black Diamond OPMA lawsuit moves along
City of Black Diamond can hire attorney

City of Black Diamond can hire attorney

The Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond has started moving forward

City of Black Diamond can hire attorney
Sometimes an answer is very simple

Sometimes an answer is very simple

Gag on, gag off. Gag on, gag off.

Sometimes an answer is very simple