Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies the results of the 2018 General Election in Olympia on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Courtesy Office of the Secretary of State

Historic high-turnout midterm election|Secretary of State

According to statistics compiled by the Office of Secretary of State, the general election turnout approached two additional participation records.

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Maple Valley woman spreads joy to the elderly

Bree Peirce decided to make a difference this holiday season by sending holiday cards to the elderly.

Food banks offer relief this holiday season

The Maple Valley Food Bank and the Black Diamond Community Center offer a variety of services during the holiday season, and throughout the year.

Enumclaw police officer Amanda Reeves will be assigned to Enumclaw High School as the first school resource officer. The position is a joint effort of the school district and police department. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw High will have full-time cop on campus

Enumclaw High School will have an on duty officer on its campus starting in 2019.

Submitted photo from Maple Valley

Hometown Holidays is right around the corner|city of Maple Valley

Maple Valley is hosting its annual Hometown Holiday event on Dec. 6.

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Holiday Safety Tips|Puget Sound Fire Authority

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority gives tips on how to stay safe this holiday season.

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Toys for Joy returns|Puget Sound Regional Fire

The 2018 kickoff for the Toys for Joy program starts today, Nov. 30.

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Courtesy photo Elisa Lewis
                                Charlotte Sweeney and Music Buddy, Joseph Clift, are seen here trying out an accordion.

Maple Valley holiday concert is Dec. 14 and more community news

Maple Valley holiday concert is Dec. 14 The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will be hosting its holiday concert at Continue reading...

Santa is coming to town and more community news

Santa is coming to town The Black Diamond Community Center will be hosting its holiday celebration on Friday, Dec. 7. Continue reading...

The new Dick’s Drive-In off Pacific Highway South in Kent stands shrouded in the Tuesday morning fog as construction nears full completion before its Dec. 12 grand opening. REPORTER PHOTO

New Dick’s Drive-In on Kent’s West Hill to officially open Dec. 12

Popular burger joint plans grand opening, ribbon cutting

 

Northwest

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

 

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

 

Life

Pinterest has nothing on me

Yes, I’m still writing about how I’ve been in shock this past month over our unexpected move. However, I think… Continue reading

 

This book is sure to put you in the Christmas mood

You thought you knew what was inside the box. Though it was wrapped, you could tell what it was. You… Continue reading

 

Marketplace

Local Students Engineering Smart Solutions for Boeing

Collaborative robotics, haptic alert systems for hearing-impaired employees and riveting safety — Continue reading...

 

Everybody wins in Boeing’s energy-reduction battle

There is nothing like a little friendly competition to show how when Continue reading...

 

Boeing inspires the next generation of engineers and technologists

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

 

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

 

Business

Small Business Saturday

Your vote may already be cast and counted in this year’s election. Your wallet, however, contains another valuable “vote” this… Continue reading

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Costs matter in hiring | Brunell

While both sides argue the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost… Continue reading