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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Kent officials, union seal two-year deal for teachers

School board approves changes to KEA contract; educators get pay raises

An example of Nancy Ziegler water color paintings. Submitted photo.

Age is just a number

A local Covington artist started painting after she retired at 55 years old.

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

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Free Parks day arriving Sept. 22

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Project proposals being accepted and more community news

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The Thunderbirds’ Nolan Volcan scored a pair of goals in a 3-2 preseason loss to Everett on Saturday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Silvertips edge Thunderbirds in final tune-up

Club opens regular season against Portland at ShoWare this Saturday

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Reporter Athlete of the Week: Luke Sherrell

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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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Polarizing politics squash the moderate middle

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It’s OK to let the ball roll

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Some days, it’s good to feel needed

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Dentists of Covington to open next week

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Seattle’s Misstep highlights need for new approach

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