The Cedar River was reopened by King County authorities for recreational uses Friday, but the Green River – where two people drowned two weeks ago – remained closed because of dangerous, fast-flowing water levels.
Calendar submissions: Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. Submit calendar items to email@example.com.
Tahoma National Cemetery was the scene Monday of one of the largest Memorial Day observances in western Washington. Military veterans, Governor Christine Gregoire and other speakers, and relatives of deceased military personnel gathered in honor of those who served their country – and in many cases died – during war.
In the wake of controversy over the disputed results of the race for governor four years ago that hinged largely on a recount of votes in King County, tighter ballot security and a centralized elections department were urged after local, state and national reviews of the county’s election processes.