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This map shows the area where the brush fire was burning near the Southeast 256th Street exit on state Route 18. Map courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

UPDATE | Crews are still fighting Highway 18 brush fire

As of Monday evening, the fire was 60 percent contained.

 

Courtesy photo Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

1900s Maple Valley home burns in early morning fire

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire around 2:30 a.m. this morning at a more than 100 year old home in Maple Valley.… Continue reading

 

King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles

Policy shift comes as part of a settlement in response to a 2017 lawsuit

 

Wildfire smoke fills the sky Aug. 15 while temperatures remain in the high 80s to low 90s. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Air quality alert for Puget Sound region due to wildfire smoke

Poor air quality is expected through Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • Aug 20, 2018
Wildfire smoke fills the sky Aug. 15 while temperatures remain in the high 80s to low 90s. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Robert Morrison enters guilty plea to all charges

The former martial arts studio owner remains in custody. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Photos courtesy the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Crews work to extinguish brush fire near Covington

The fire was first reported Sunday around 4 p.m. and is currently 10-12 acres in size.

Photos courtesy the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Selective thinning at King County’s Black Diamond Open Space

Crowded former timber plantation forestland now managed by King County Parks for recreational use and fish and wildlife habitat is about to get some much-needed work to improve forest health.

  • Aug 18, 2018

Bonney Lake family raises awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest dangers

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

Levy money to aid local senior programs

Nearly $3.5 million in funding has been made available for 38 organizations serving older adults throughout King County, including two in Black Diamond and Enumclaw.… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018
MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
                                Teachers assemble in front of the Kent School District Office, listening to Lisa Brackin, an ELL teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, at the rally.

Kent teachers rally for better pay as negotiations reach critical stage | Update

Union, district gather in last planned bargaining session; talks bring no resolution; strike remains a possibility

MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
                                Teachers assemble in front of the Kent School District Office, listening to Lisa Brackin, an ELL teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, at the rally.

Maple Valley man sentenced to prison for money laundering

Raymond Uadiale pled guilty in connection with the spread of a ransomware referred to as “Reveton.”

  • Aug 14, 2018
Photos by Kayse Angel

Maple Valley beach house celebration

The city hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for the beach house at Lake Wilderness Park.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 and more community news

Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 The city of Covington invites the community to celebrate phase two of the community park with a ribbon… Continue reading

Teenager rescued at Green River Gorge

The male teenager was rescued on Aug. 7 after suffering injuries while jumping into the Green River. He hit several large rocks.

  • Aug 8, 2018

King County Prosecutor candidate claims ‘Garcia did not murder Officer Moreno’ | Update: Satterberg explains case

Morris says Kent teen should not be charged with murder or in adult court

Rossi and Schrier lead 8th Congressional District race

Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier are the top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary race for U.S. Representative in Washington’s 8th Congressional… Continue reading

Serial Bank robber was arrested after her latest robbery

A female linked to at least four bank robberies was arrested on Saturday by King County Deputies after her latest robbery in Maple Valley.

  • Aug 7, 2018

Maple Valley man drives wrong way, causes crash on state Route 18

The crash occurred on Sunday night near Hobart

Black Diamond Museum received a donation of old mining explosives

The police responded to the museum and discovered the explosives were deteriorated and unstable.

  • Aug 4, 2018

A look back at the first year of the state’s E-DUI law

July 23 was the one year anniversary of Washington’s E-DUI law and law enforcement said people are still having a hard time not using their phone while driving.