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                                The city of Maple Valley’s state Route 169 improvements will be made between Witte Road Southeast and Southeast 240th Street, the stretch of road just southeast of the city’s SR 18 interchange.

Improvements to SR 169 underway

There will be improvements made to SR 169 in Maple Valley.

Vine Maple Place opened its doors to its new resource center located in Maple Valley on Dec. 8. To celebrate, there was a ribbon cutting and a tour of the new facility. Photo by Kayse Angel

Vine Maple Place opens new resource center

The new center will offer families a safe place to go while they get their lives back on track.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Hometown Holidays was a hit

The city of Maple Valley hosted its annual tree lighting and holiday event.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies the results of the 2018 General Election in Olympia on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Courtesy Office of the Secretary of State

Historic high-turnout midterm election|Secretary of State

According to statistics compiled by the Office of Secretary of State, the general election turnout approached two additional participation records.

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Maple Valley woman spreads joy to the elderly

Bree Peirce decided to make a difference this holiday season by sending holiday cards to the elderly.

Food banks offer relief this holiday season

The Maple Valley Food Bank and the Black Diamond Community Center offer a variety of services during the holiday season, and throughout the year.

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                                Councilmember Reagan Dunn poses with Vine Maple Place staff members after delivering the keys to a retired Metro van.

Dunn delivers retired Metro van to nonprofit and more community news

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Firefighters respond in November 2016 to a strip mall fire on the West Hill in Kent. FILE PHOTO

Woman files suit against Puget Sound Fire investigator for malicious prosecution

Claims she was falsely charged with arson in 2016 Kent strip mall fire

State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate calls off investigation into rape allegation against Sen. Fain

Both parties claim the process is a partisan one

Courtesy photo Elisa Lewis
                                Charlotte Sweeney and Music Buddy, Joseph Clift, are seen here trying out an accordion.

Maple Valley holiday concert is Dec. 14 and more community news

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Enumclaw police officer Amanda Reeves will be assigned to Enumclaw High School as the first school resource officer. The position is a joint effort of the school district and police department. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw High will have full-time cop on campus

Enumclaw High School will have an on duty officer on its campus starting in 2019.

 

Submitted photo from Maple Valley

Hometown Holidays is right around the corner|city of Maple Valley

Maple Valley is hosting its annual Hometown Holiday event on Dec. 6.

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Sports

Reporter Athlete of the Week: Lucy Gleason

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Opinion

Our current ‘Gilded Age’ benefits only the super wealthy

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Is Inslee prepping for a presidential run?

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Northwest

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

 

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

 

Marketplace

Local Students Engineering Smart Solutions for Boeing

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Everybody wins in Boeing’s energy-reduction battle

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Boeing inspires the next generation of engineers and technologists

Thousands of young students benefit from company volunteers’ teaching in STEM subjects

 

Boeing’s 737 MAX 7 takes center stage in 2018

Aircraft to be produced at Boeing’s Renton factory on the shores of Lake Washington

 

Business

Small Business Saturday

Your vote may already be cast and counted in this year’s election. Your wallet, however, contains another valuable “vote” this… Continue reading

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Costs matter in hiring | Brunell

While both sides argue the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost… Continue reading