City Council deliberates proposed ideas from Planning Commission

The Maple Valley Council looked to the Planning Commission to review the current zoning code and provide a recommendation to council regarding mixed uses in the city.

Candidates for state office stake out their positions before Auburn crowd

47th and 31st Legislative districts represented at chamber-backed event

Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

Foster homes needed in Covington/Kent area

There are more foster children than there are homes for them in this area.

WSP has investigated eight traffic related deaths in seven days in King County

Just this year, 38 people have died in traffic related incidents, WSP said in a press release.

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Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Everybody wins in Boeing’s energy-reduction battle

There is nothing like a little friendly competition to show how when Boeing competes, the planet wins with reduced energy… Continue reading

Puget Sound Fire warns about misleading solicitation calls

Phone solicitors seek money to support fire departments

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Save the date for community presentation and more community news

Save the date for community presentation R.E.A.D.Y. (Real Emergency Aid Depends on You), a community presentation on behavioral health, mental Continue reading...

Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley
                                Trees being removed from Summit Park construction site.

Trees put to good use

Trees being removed from the Summit Park construction site will be repurposed.

Boeing inspires the next generation of engineers and technologists

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

Sports

Senior night comeback win, Hazen beat Kentlake 2-1 | Photo Gallery

The following information was provided by a release from Hazen girls soccer: After a scoreless first half and then some,… Continue reading

 

Reporter Athlete of the Week: Laura Pierson

Tahoma High School’s Laura Pierson, soccer, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for… Continue reading

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Opinion

I-1631 raises the gas tax, a lot

Misleadingly titled the “Carbon Emissions Fee Measure,” Initiative 1631 will actually eventually cost taxpayers in Washington state nearly $1,000 extra… Continue reading

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False rape allegations are not the problem to address

Our president said it’s a very scary time to be a man in America right now. Boy, I’m glad he… Continue reading

 

Marketplace

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

 

Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence

 

Business

Revenue offers free webinar about business taxes

The following is a press release from the Washington State Department of Revenue. Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities,… Continue reading

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County’s new solid waste disposal rate to support facility upgrades, service improvements

A small increase in King County’s solid waste disposal rates takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, and includes a discounted fee… Continue reading

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