Photos courtesy the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Crews work to extinguish brush fire near Covington

The fire was first reported Sunday around 4 p.m. and is currently 10-12 acres in size.

King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles

Policy shift comes as part of a settlement in response to a 2017 lawsuit

Robert Morrison enters guilty plea to all charges

The former martial arts studio owner remains in custody. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Selective thinning at King County’s Black Diamond Open Space

Crowded former timber plantation forestland now managed by King County Parks for recreational use and fish and wildlife habitat is about to get some much-needed work to improve forest health.

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Bonney Lake family raises awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest dangers

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

St. George Episcopal’s Youth Group in the process of building the pantry that provides free food and hygiene items for community members in need. Submitted photo

Local church creates pantry

St. George Episcopal Church’s youth group created a pantry that provides free food and hygiene products for those in need.

MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
                                Teachers assemble in front of the Kent School District Office, listening to Lisa Brackin, an ELL teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, at the rally.

Kent teachers rally for better pay as negotiations reach critical stage | Update

Union, district gather in last planned bargaining session; talks bring no resolution; strike remains a possibility

Wildfire smoke fills the sky Aug. 15 while temperatures remain in the high 80s to low 90s. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Air quality alert for Puget Sound region due to wildfire smoke

Poor air quality is expected through Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Levy money to aid local senior programs

Nearly $3.5 million in funding has been made available for 38 organizations serving older adults throughout King County, including two Continue reading...

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Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 and more community news

Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 The city of Covington invites the community to celebrate phase two of the Continue reading...

Teenager rescued at Green River Gorge

The male teenager was rescued on Aug. 7 after suffering injuries while jumping into the Green River. He hit several large rocks.

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Third annual Badges and Barbells

A three week long summer camp for incoming seventh graders and some eighth graders took place at Cedar Heights Middle School.

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Justin Olds and Miguel McCoy from Maple Valley, stand side by side, showing off their gold medals. Photo by Kayse Angel

Two Maple Valley teens take home the gold

Justin Olds and Miguel McCoy, both of Maple Valley, participated in the 2018 Special Olympics and both won gold medals.

 

 

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We went, we saw, we bought, we planted

My Florida friend was visiting a couple weeks ago. She came into town on a Tuesday and on Wednesday I… Continue reading

 

File photo of Lake Wilderness. Photo by Kayse Angel

Swimmer’s itch is among us

Every summer swimmer’s itch occurs in Lake Wilderness, but it is not dangerous and can be treated with home remedies.