State Patrol focus on distracted driving

Starting today, Sept. 21, there will be a statewide emphasis on distracted driving that will last until Sept. 23.

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Kent School District officials will rebuild the Kent Mountain View Academy along Military Road South in SeaTac to be the site of a new elementary school. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District reveals site for new elementary school

To be constructed at Mountain View Academy site; old Panther Lake school to be rebuilt

Photo courtesy Maple Valley City Council meeting packet
                                Pictured here is a small bronze sculpture to show what the bronze finish will look like when the statue is complete.

Look out! A bear is coming to Maple Valley

The City Council approved to have a sculpture of a bruin placed at the roundabout at the east entrance of Tahoma High School.

Council OKs police substation

This substation will give police more of a presence in one of the busiest areas of the city.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Community gathered Monday to show united front for Tahoma

A candlelight vigil offered support to anyone affected by the death of two Tahoma students.

GiveSmart for Hurricane Florence victims

Be cautious of charity scams relating to hurricane assistance.

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Flu season is among us

A flu shot could prevent serious illness.

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Workshop helps owners deal with alder trees

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Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

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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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Free Parks day arriving Sept. 22

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Opinion

Living in an era where emotions, opinions outweigh facts

“In this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire” (Oxford Dictionaries.com).… Continue reading

 

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the Postal Service for delivering them.

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Life

It’s OK to let the ball roll

A few weeks ago, I ran into a couple women with whom I’d been friends when our children were young.… Continue reading

 

Some days, it’s good to feel needed

Some days, you just need a hug. Other days, you only want to be left alone to think your thoughts,… Continue reading

 

Business

Dentists of Covington to open next week

Dentists of Covington will be opening its doors next week on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Dentists of Covington is a general… Continue reading

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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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