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Buzzfeed clearly made wrong call

Buzzfeed clearly made wrong call

The bad apple spoils the bunch

Buzzfeed clearly made wrong call
Black Diamond violates water acts

Black Diamond violates water acts

City now at ristk of state and federal fines, third party lawsuits

Black Diamond violates water acts
Black Diamond passes stopgap budget

Black Diamond passes stopgap budget

The city – now funded through March 2017 – will continue budget discussions through the new year.

Black Diamond passes stopgap budget
Many Black Diamond residents broke out into applause after the city council passed an emergency ordinance for the 2017 budget. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond passes emergency budget

Black Diamond residents can rest easy knowing that their city will not shut down in January.

Many Black Diamond residents broke out into applause after the city council passed an emergency ordinance for the 2017 budget. Photo by Ray Still
During a recess called by Mayor Carol Benson, Mayor Pro Tempore Erika Morgan took Benson’s seat as chair and attempted to continue the council meeting. Benson wrested the gavel from Morgan as Black Diamond police officers stepped in. Ray Still, The Reporter

Grapple for the gavel highlights Black Diamond City Council meeting

Major budget amendments introduced to the public, city attorney and staff after public hearings close

During a recess called by Mayor Carol Benson, Mayor Pro Tempore Erika Morgan took Benson’s seat as chair and attempted to continue the council meeting. Benson wrested the gavel from Morgan as Black Diamond police officers stepped in. Ray Still, The Reporter
Developer sues Black Diamond council

Developer sues Black Diamond council

Oakpointe lawsuit alleges 135 counts of Open Public Meeting Act violations

Developer sues Black Diamond council
Jade Greens closes after 27 years

Jade Greens closes after 27 years

Golf course was not able to secure water rights from Ecology

Jade Greens closes after 27 years
Battle over budget, hearing meetings | Black Diamond City Council

Battle over budget, hearing meetings | Black Diamond City Council

Mayor and council cannot come to agreement on meeting times for public hearings

Battle over budget, hearing meetings | Black Diamond City Council
UPDATE | Pierce County Prosecutor’s office confirms manslaughter charge in stray bullet case

UPDATE | Pierce County Prosecutor’s office confirms manslaughter charge in stray bullet case

The incident began when Tobin Hugh Panton witnessed his car being stolen from his driveway.

UPDATE | Pierce County Prosecutor’s office confirms manslaughter charge in stray bullet case
Black Diamond fights over agendas, attorneys continue

Black Diamond fights over agendas, attorneys continue

The Oct. 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting was uncharacteristically restrained, with little in the way of unchecked emotion and even less action and content.

Black Diamond fights over agendas, attorneys continue

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

Body of Mountain View firefighter Ken Ward found in Grant County

After an extensive one-week search, the body of Mountain View Fire and Rescue firefighter Ken Ward was found near the Wildhorse Monument near the city of George in Grant County.

Body of Mountain View firefighter Ken Ward found in Grant County

After an extensive one-week search, the body of Mountain View Fire and Rescue firefighter Ken Ward was found near the Wildhorse Monument near the city of George in Grant County.

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

Black Diamond council continues to ignore staff, legal advice

Forget tuning in to the 2016 presidential election – if you crave political entertainment, you can find it locally at the Black Diamond City Council.

A look at the life of newspapers | Our Corner

A look at the life of newspapers | Our Corner

You're looking at a brand new Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter.

A look at the life of newspapers | Our Corner

Black Diamond Comprehensive Plan suffers further delays

It looks like Black Diamond's Comprehensive Plan will be further delayed as the city's traffic adviser, DKS Associates, appears to be running out of patience with the City Council.

Top: Council members Brian Weber

Most Black Diamond City Council business tabled; attorney, staff warn of potential consequences

It was business as usual at the last Black Diamond City Council meeting, with the majority of the meeting's agenda items being tabled indefinitely by the majority of the council.

Top: Council members Brian Weber

Black Diamond school traffic agreement near miss, and mess

The Black Diamond City Council's approval of a resolution regarding a traffic mitigation agreement with the Enumclaw School District was one of the messier and more confusing matters the city has faced this year.