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Fire district dispatch approved

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City Council approves extending services for King County Fire District 28

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Weather The forecast for today, Wednesday, calls for an 80 percent chance of rain with a high of 47 and an overnight low of 38. There is a chance of showers Thursday and Friday with highs to 45 and lows to 35. Chance of shower continues for Saturday and Sunday with highs near 42 and lows to 33.

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Emilie Crimmins, 9, eyes the hoop before launching an attempt during Saturday’s free-throw contest at Mountain Meadow Elementary School. The event is hosted annually by the Knights of Columbus and sends age-group winners to district competition. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Legislative shop talk by senator

Enumclaw voters may have decided in November 2010 to annex into King County Fire District 28, but the city has continued to provide some crucial services – just as it did prior to the landslide vote. A formal, ongoing arrangement has called for the city to handle dispatch services, meet information technology needs and perform vehicle and equipment maintenance. That agreement was extended for another three years during the Jan. 13 meeting of the Enumclaw City Council. When Enumclaw’s annexation into the fire district took place, a “transition agreement” spelled out that the city would perform emergency dispatch

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the change. We need to put SJR 8205 on the 60-day, short session. the November ballot. In the next two editions of the CourierWhat is your No. 1 concern in the Herald, Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, Rep. session that is facing either our Chris Hurst, D-Greenwater and Rep. district or state? Cathy Dahlquist, R-Enumclaw, will be Roach: Last year I helped put $15.2 responding to issues concerning the disbillion in K-12 education for 2013-15 – trict and state. $1.6 billion, or 11 percent, more than First up is the senator. Pam Roach What are the top issues you believe before – without requiring a general should be addressed during the tax increase. While we will continue legislative session? to increase school funding, we need to Roach: In 2012, 73 percent of us supported focus on jobs and the economy. Invigorating our Initiative 1185, which required a two-thirds vote economy will help families and communities. I in the Legislature to raise state-level taxes. The support measures that educate workers, reduce state Supreme Court quickly overturned the regulatory burdens and lower small-business two-thirds rule, saying voters needed to amend taxes. We need to get people back to work. the Constitution to get it. I introduced Senate See TALK, Page 2 Joint Resolution 8205 to allow voters to make

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The 31st District Legislators convened in Olympia Jan. 13 for the 2014 session, which is scheduled to end March 13. This is a short session, the second year of the biennial budget cycle. The two-year state budget is written and approved in odd years during the long session and adjusted in even years during

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