King County seeks applicants to fill openings on Rural Forest Commission

Three positions are open on the King County Rural Forest Commission, the county’s volunteer advisory group on policies and programs affecting rural forests.

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Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2017

Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 62 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program, including Cedar Grove Composting Inc. in Maple Valley.

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UW diploma at 18

Gabriella Sciuchetti, of Covington, started her college career at the age of 14, majoring in aerospace and astrospace engineering.

Safe consumption: The debate

In the first of a three-part series, we enter into the heated, emotional, and sometimes bitter debate around one of the most controversial policy proposals in the country.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

Photo by Kayse Angel
                                The finalized prototype of the missing piece of the gate that Nathanael Junkin made to save the city money.

Pre-teen’s 3D printer helps save the city money

Nathanael Junkin, a student in Covington, recreated a missing piece of the Covington Community Park’s gate with his 3D printer.

Bike challenge and rodeo Saturday and more community news

KSD employees of year named The Kent School District announced June 12, 11 employees of the year for the 2017-2018 Continue reading...

Fire Training recruit class 5 graduation

Recruits from the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be graduating on June 19.

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This book, like change, is a good thing

Change, they say, is good. It’s the opportunity for growth. It’s a chance to take a breath, reassess, reconfigure. It Continue reading...

Summer games coming July 7 and more community news

Summer games coming July 7 Natalie Reynolds from Maple Valley along with performers from 25 states and Canada will perform Continue reading...

Sports

WIAA will use committees to seed prep football playoffs

Many coached weren’t satisfied with the traditional system that used district seeds and geography.

 

 

Opinion

Four cornerstones of arguing irrationally

Should a photo ID be required to be able to vote? I recently made the mistake of trying to have… Continue reading

 

Please mind the (wage) gap

Women first started entering the workforce in large numbers during World War II, with the need for workers and the… Continue reading

 

Life

Go home, start dinner

I’ve often heard that when people retire, they get into a funk because they suddenly feel they have no purpose.… Continue reading

 

PCB concentrations from river otter scat collected at latrine sites (geometric means, lipid weights) along the Green-Duwamish River. Left of green vertical line represents Lower Duwamish Waterway. Red horizontal line denotes published threshold for adverse effects on river otters. Graph pulled from Otter Spotter website.

Otters have the inside scoop

Researchers at the Woodland Park Zoo have been examining otter scat to measure the amount of pollutants in the Duwamish River, along with other parts of Washington.

 

Marketplace

Connect2Classes Tested: 7 Steps to Better Photography

Take the fear out of using those digital camera functions with Hudson’s Photo Workshops

 

In addition to being a key employer, Boeing also works to protect the environment, educate students, support veterans and military families, and more.

Boeing releases Community and Economic Benefits Report

Company’s wide-ranging influence includes employment, education, environment and charitable giving

 

Search Advertising Remains One of the Best Ways to Reach Customers

Every search can be considered a signal of intent, giving advertisers a massive opportunity.

 

Boeing’s six-week Fabrication internship has hosted about 120 high school interns over the last five years.

Fabrication internship emphasizes STEM education among Puget Sound high schoolers

‘One-of-a-kind opportunity’ lets students explore manufacturing and engineering techniques

 

Business

Seattle’s Misstep highlights need for new approach

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than Continue reading...

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