Ray Still

Ray posted 81 stories to Covington-Maple Valley Reporter.
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Ten Trails plat before City Council

Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails…

  • Oct 12th, 2017 11:56am

Black Diamond mayoral debate|Part 3

Editor’s Note: The Reporter is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond…

  • Oct 11th, 2017 3:16pm

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 2

Editor’s note: With the general election four weeks away and ballots soon…

  • Oct 4th, 2017 11:18am

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 1

Editor’s Note: With the general election five weeks away and ballots soon…

  • Sep 28th, 2017 11:54am

Pacing Parson comes out of retirement

Don Stevenson, who has walked more than 55,000 miles since 1998 as the Pacing Parson, is planning a 300 mile trip around Auburn to raise $10,000 for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

  • Sep 27th, 2017 11:58am

Pat Pepper recall vote set by King County Elections

King County Elections has set a date for Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat…

  • Sep 28th, 2017 1:03pm

Painting a new picture on battling addiction

August 25, 2017 - There are many sides to battling addiction, as…

  • Sep 21st, 2017 10:27am

Resisting the ‘alt-right’ rise

Before we even get into this, I need to say that I…

  • Sep 7th, 2017 1:17pm

Black Diamond council hires lawyer to investigate mayor

After spending nine months playing defense against an Open Public Meetings Act…

  • Aug 31st, 2017 10:28am

Volunteer firefighter resigns following social media comments inquiry

Fire chief suspends man over allegations of racists statements, resigns the next day

  • Aug 25th, 2017 12:50pm

Black Diamond recall exceeds signatures needed

The Black Diamond recall attempt against Councilwoman Pat Pepper continues to roll…

  • Aug 4th, 2017 11:46am

Black Diamond residents want recall measure on Councilwoman Pat Pepper

After a bout of court moves, Black Diamond residents are once again…

  • Jul 6th, 2017 11:23am

Count Us In study shines light on homeless lives

Program gives comprehensive data on the number of homeless people and more information on causes.

  • Jun 7th, 2017 2:41pm

Arbitration between Black Diamond, Oakpointe rejected

Arbitrator rules questions were “premature”

  • May 31st, 2017 1:11pm

Judge approves Black Diamond recall petition

The King County Superior Court has approved a recall petition against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper

  • May 17th, 2017 11:50am

Oakpointe seeks arbitration with Black Diamond

The developer alleges the council majority – Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber – have violated the 2011 funding agreement by not maintaining a functioning Master Development Review Team for the developments growing in the city.

  • May 10th, 2017 11:59am

Black Diamond residents file recall vote charges

Black Diamond residents have tossed around the idea to file a recall vote for two councilmembers

  • Apr 19th, 2017 12:24pm

Better late than never, right?

Better late than never, right? Last week, the Black Diamond City Council…

  • Apr 13th, 2017 8:30am

Judge clarifies ruling in OPMA case

The King County Superior Court recently clarified its most recent ruling in the OPMA case

  • Apr 7th, 2017 8:30am

New ruling in Black Diamond

Judge rules on OPMA case

  • Mar 24th, 2017 8:30am

Black Diamond City Council approves 2017 budget

Black Diamond residents are probably sighing in relief

  • Mar 10th, 2017 8:30am

Black Diamond OPMA lawsuit moves along

King County Superior Court Judge is considering whether or not to grant council members preliminary injunction and order the city to pay for their defense

  • Feb 15th, 2017 11:57am

City of Black Diamond can hire attorney

The Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond has started moving forward

  • Feb 9th, 2017 8:30am

Sometimes an answer is very simple

Gag on, gag off. Gag on, gag off.

  • Feb 2nd, 2017 9:30am

Buzzfeed clearly made wrong call

The bad apple spoils the bunch

  • Jan 18th, 2017 12:53pm

Black Diamond violates water acts

City now at ristk of state and federal fines, third party lawsuits

  • Jan 11th, 2017 2:32pm

Black Diamond passes stopgap budget

The city – now funded through March 2017 – will continue budget discussions through the new year.

  • Jan 4th, 2017 10:40am

Black Diamond passes emergency budget

Black Diamond residents can rest easy knowing that their city will not shut down in January.

  • Dec 28th, 2016 3:24pm

Grapple for the gavel highlights Black Diamond City Council meeting

Major budget amendments introduced to the public, city attorney and staff after public hearings close

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 5:32pm

Developer sues Black Diamond council

Oakpointe lawsuit alleges 135 counts of Open Public Meeting Act violations

  • Dec 14th, 2016 12:54pm

Jade Greens closes after 27 years

Golf course was not able to secure water rights from Ecology

  • Nov 30th, 2016 2:06pm

Battle over budget, hearing meetings | Black Diamond City Council

Mayor and council cannot come to agreement on meeting times for public hearings

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 1:09pm

UPDATE | Pierce County Prosecutor’s office confirms manslaughter charge in stray bullet case

The incident began when Tobin Hugh Panton witnessed his car being stolen from his driveway.

  • Nov 12th, 2016 11:15am

Black Diamond fights over agendas, attorneys continue

The Oct. 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting was uncharacteristically restrained, with little in the way of unchecked emotion and even less action and content.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 12:56pm

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

  • Oct 31st, 2016 12:40pm

Body of Mountain View firefighter Ken Ward found in Grant County

After an extensive one-week search, the body of Mountain View Fire and Rescue firefighter Ken Ward was found near the Wildhorse Monument near the city of George in Grant County.

  • Oct 27th, 2016 8:55pm

Body of Mountain View firefighter Ken Ward found in Grant County

After an extensive one-week search, the body of Mountain View Fire and Rescue firefighter Ken Ward was found near the Wildhorse Monument near the city of George in Grant County.

  • Oct 27th, 2016 8:55pm

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

  • Oct 27th, 2016 8:48pm

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

  • Oct 27th, 2016 8:48pm

Black Diamond council continues to ignore staff, legal advice

Forget tuning in to the 2016 presidential election – if you crave political entertainment, you can find it locally at the Black Diamond City Council.

  • Oct 15th, 2016 2:59pm