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The city of Maple Valley has introduced a new way of interacting with community members

Enumclaw’s Nelson honored as state Superintendent of the Year

The district’s Board of Directors was also given the honor of being named the 2018 Board of Distinction.

Prep early for Thanksgiving traffic|WSDOT

Washington State Department of Transportation gives tips for Thanksgiving travel.

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KCLS honored with top national ratings|King County Library System

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Services announced on Oct. 30 the results of its 11th annual review of U.S public libraries.

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Work is more than a children’s book

A recently retired Kentwood teacher wrote her first children’s book based off of a an old rocking horse that she found 20 years ago.

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

State Senate leaders say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate committee to move forward with investigation into rape allegation against Fain

But some question whether to proceed with probe in wake of the senator losing his reelection bid

Community dinner Sunday and more community news

Community dinner Sunday The Black Diamond-Maple Valley Kiwanis Club and the Black Diamond Elementary PTA are hosting the 10th annual Continue reading...

State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate committee approves hiring investigator to look into rape allegation against Fain

Seattle woman claims state Senator from Auburn sexually assaulted her in 2007

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Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Proposed asphalt plant could become real

Lakeside Industries submitted its application to King County last week to move its Covington asphalt plant to Unincorporated Maple Valley.

 

Photos by Kayse Angel

Veterans Day — a groundbreaking kind of day

The city of Maple Valley had a groundbreaking ceremony for the Greater Maple Valley Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

 

Sports

Reporter Athlete of the Week: Jalen Taylor

Kentlake High School’s Jalen Taylor, basketball, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for… Continue reading

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Reporter Athlete of the Week: Cassie Padilla

Kentlake High School’s Cassie Padilla, swim and gymnastics, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Female Athlete of the… Continue reading

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Opinion

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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‘Logical fallacies’ help each of us defend our arguments

What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives… Continue reading

 

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

The move reminded me, not everything has to change

I’ve discovered the biggest silver lining to this whole move, well, besides the pleasure of living in a big, beautiful… Continue reading

 

The perfect book to read while snuggling

A dog says “woof.” Cats meow, horses neigh, cows go “Mooooo,” sheep say “Baaaaaaa,” and chicks peep-peep-peep. Every animal around… 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

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...