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Be safe in the water on Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summertime outdoor activities, including swimming. It also means you need to use caution around lakes and rivers this weekend - and throughout the summer.
Anniversary of Everest climb commemorated with renamed trails
On the 50th anniversary of the summiting of Mt. Everest by the first American, King County Executive Dow Constantine honored fellow West Seattle native and legendary climber Jim Whittaker by announcing the renaming of trails in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park for Mr. Whittaker and his climbing partner, Sherpa Nawang Gombu.