The band and all the Washington Special Olympic team members march down the streets of Seattle on Jan. 11 for the 2018 Special Olympics Home Team Announcement in Seattle on Jan. 11. Photo by Kayse Angel

Two Tahoma students to participate in Special Olympics

Two students from the Tahoma School District are competing in the 50th Special Olympics USA, which will be hosted in… Continue reading

Crews from Neeley Construction continue work Tuesday on the new Covington Elementary School, scheduled to open in the fall. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District seeks approval of two levies

Measures to fund operations, facility improvements

Tapestry Dance Company will perform Jan. 26 at the Kentwood High PAC. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Tapestry Dance Company to perform at Kent’s Spotlight Series

Show set for Jan. 26 at Kentwood High PAC

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Maple Valley Council voted to support levies

The Tahoma School District proposed three new levies to be considered on the Feb. 13 ballot.

Kentwood science teacher charged with two counts, remains in custody

The Renton man was reportedly communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

NBA’s all-time leading scorer and New York Times best-selling author to discuss latest book

The following is a press release from the King County Library System Foundation. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will discuss basketball, libraries and… Continue reading

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Winter tips to keep everyone safe

The following is a press release from Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. When Old Man Winter comes calling, homeowners need to… Continue reading

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Maple Valley recruiting for commissioner positions and more community news

Calling all local artists The city of Covington and the Covington Arts Commission is looking for artists to create a Continue reading...

Vehicle Drives into Green River

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. A Puget Sound RFA rescue boat with Continue reading...

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Covington receives achievement award and more community news

Covington receives achievement award The city of Covington was given the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award Continue reading...

80-year-old man with dementia reported missing | UPDATE

The man who was reportedly last seen driving to a Fred Meyer in Covington was found in Tacoma.

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News
Black Diamond’s new jail services agreement with Enumclaw guarantees one bed space in Enumclaw for Black Diamond inmates. This potentially saves the city money, since when Enumclaw had no beds available, Black Diamond had to use a more expensive options. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond hits the reset button

The new Black Diamond City Council wasted no time on settling in and testing the political waters. On their first meeting of the year, new Councilwomen Melissa Oglesbee and Erin Stout and returning Councilwomen Tamie Deady and Janie Edelman marched through a long list of agenda items, many of which reversed council policies and goals set over the last two years.

 

New third option on birth certificates

The following is a press release from the Department of Health. The Department of Health announced today that a new… Continue reading

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Sports

Tahoma gymnastics take the win

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Tahoma hosted a gymnastics meet against Enumclaw High School, Kentridge High School and Todd Beamer High… Continue reading

 

Photos by Kayse Angel

The Falcons off to 1-1 start to 2018

Kentwood boys lead the league, Tahoma sits in the middle of the pack

 

 

Opinion

Concessions may be needed to enact carbon pricing

This is the sixth year Gov. Jay Inslee will try to convince lawmakers that the best means of fighting climate change is by making it more expensive to pollute.

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Humility allows for tolerance of other’s opinions

What if you lived in Europe during the 16th century? Would you be a liberal or a conservative? Democracy as… Continue reading

 

Marketplace

Delicious learning experiences with Seattle’s world-class culinary talent

Michael Duarte-Pedrosa, Connect2Classes VP, takes two cooking-class taste tests.

 

Uncork your wine knowledge with the Seattle Wine School

A local expert makes learning about wine accessible.

 

HazardFactory classes fire up a passion for welding

A Connect2Classes team heats things up with a welding project.

 

Prepare now for the hottest jobs of the future

Get work-ready skills in as little as 10 weeks with Connect2Classes.

 

Business

Washington economy adds jobs, unemployment low

The state’s economy added 6,100 jobs in December.

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China’s new policy cuts deep into recycling

What are the implications of China’s “national sword” policy that bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported?

 

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