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Save the date for community presentation and more community news

Save the date for community presentation R.E.A.D.Y. (Real Emergency Aid Depends on You), a community presentation on behavioral health, mental health and suicide prevention will… Continue reading

 

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

 

WSP has investigated eight traffic related deaths in seven days in King County

Just this year, 38 people have died in traffic related incidents, WSP said in a press release.

  • Oct 16, 2018

 

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald
Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley
                                Trees being removed from Summit Park construction site.

Trees put to good use

Trees being removed from the Summit Park construction site will be repurposed.

Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley
                                Trees being removed from Summit Park construction site.

Couple charged in death of Renton man

Updated from “Married couple booked into King County Jail for murder of 67-year-old victim”

UW awarded $40 million in GEAR UP grants in partnership with Kent schools

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has been awarded $40 million in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Donations needed to help with conference service project

Kent-Meridian High School along with surrounding schools will be hosting the 38th annual Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) conference from Oct. 12 to 14.… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2018

Collection for domestic violence survivors and more community news

4Culture office hours next week The King County Cultural Funding Agency and 4Culture staff will be holding office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Continue reading

Maple Valley ranked No.11 for safest city in Washington

The list of the 20 safest cities to live in Washington was released by SafeWise.

  • Oct 10, 2018

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise

Submitted photo from Puget Sound Fire

House fire in Kent

A fire was reported at around 9:52 a.m. on Oct. 7 after the occupants of the house said they smelled smoke.

  • Oct 8, 2018
Submitted photo from Puget Sound Fire

Cliffhanger ahead in 8th Congressional District

Polls show Kim Schrier and Dino Rossi in close race for open Congress seat

Man charged with indecent exposure after trail incident

An Auburn man was found roaming around Lake Wilderness without any clothes on.

Arts Council reception coming Oct. 13 and more community news

Arts Council reception coming Oct. 13 The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council is holding its next art reception show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

Get to know your local officers

The Black Diamond Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday.

  • Oct 1, 2018
State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Seattle woman claims Sen. Fain raped her 11 years ago

Senator denies allegations, asks for full investigation

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