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Toys for Joy returns this holiday season

The Kent Regional Fire Authority, Kent Firefighters Local 1747, and the Kent Firefighters Foundation announced the 2016 kick-off of the Toys for Joy program that supports the less fortunate in the community.

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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Thanksgiving get together reportedly turned physical | Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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Green River College awarded EPA environmental education grant

Green River College was recently awarded an $85,773 grant from the Environmental Protective Agency to train students and create environmental outreach materials about the Soos Creek watershed.

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety prepares for a new chief

Fire chief Brad Doerflinger retires after 37 years of service

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Snow brings closure at Chinook, Cayuse

Winter weather has transformed the Cascade landscape and made mountain driving an interesting – and sometimes hazardous – proposal.

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Tahoma National Cemetery hosts Wreaths Across America

Dec. 17 holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans

  • Dec 1st, 2016
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Male subject armed with knife waits for victim to return home | Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Jade Greens closes after 27 years

Golf course was not able to secure water rights from Ecology

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Results following the DUI patrol emphasis from last weekend

The King County Sheriff’s Office conducted its second patrol emphasis in two months this past weekend.

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Taking a swing at being principal, for a day

Ana Karen teamed up with the Kent School District, Kent Chamber of Commerce and Emerald Park Elementary School

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Upcoming holiday events in Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond

Activities to get you in the holiday spirit

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Subject reportedly burns paper in jail cell | Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 26th, 2016
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Local coffee shop, bank robbed last week | Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 25th, 2016
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Battle over budget, hearing meetings | Black Diamond City Council

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

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King County will keep jail bookings at RJC in Kent

King County won’t cut felony jail bookings at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent after all.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Subject reportedly clogs toilet with drug paraphernalia | Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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Ugly Sweater Run, blood drive and other happenings around town | Community News and Notes

This week’s community news also includes upcoming holiday events in the area.

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Bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s disease

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregiver Month

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Legacy Washington’s contest for sixth to 12th graders ends Nov. 30 | Secretary of State

Washington students in grade six-12 have until the end of November to take part in a contest sponsored by our Legacy Washington program.

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Don’t let holiday traffic detour your turkey day | Washington Department of Transportation

Plan ahead to be prepared for winter weather, possible delays

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Thanksgiving garabge collection delayed 24 hours

Due to the holiday Republic Services, Waste Management will delay garabge collection this week by a day.

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With the Huskies, Hawks in town this weekend prepare for traffic

South King County traffic news from the Department of Transportation

  • Nov 19th, 2016
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Drinking and driving emphasis patrols in effect this weekend

The King County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its second emphasis patrol in two months.

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Victim reported seeing her items for sale on Offer Up

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Subject violated no contact order, sent 382 Facebook messages

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 19th, 2016
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Health Department investigating rare bacterial infection associated with raw seafod

Anyone who has come into contact with raw fish should seek medical care if they develop symptoms.

  • Nov 20th, 2016
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A study to evaluate flooding near state Route 169 receives funding

This week’s community news also includes upcoming holiday events in the area.

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King County Council approve $ 11 billion budget

County Council members unanimously support budget plan for 2017.

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Local community centers face United Way budget cuts

Both the Maple Valley and Black Diamond community centers have been affected by these budget cuts.

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Driver who lied about her name to officers arrested on warrants

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Maple Valley park bond on February ballot

Although a $22.5 million bond failed in April, the Parks Department presented another bond to council.

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Stewardship plan for Black Diamond open space area

King County Parks is developing a stewardship plan for three open spaces in the Black Diamond area, including Black Diamond Open Space, Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area and Henry’s Ridge Open Space.

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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Search is on for adult mentors

Mentors will work with members of the city youth council

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DEA busts two Maple Valley residents as part of 10-member drug trafficking ring

Two Maple Valley residents were among 10 people arrested Tuesday for drug trafficking charges by a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) led task force.

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Stolen items reportedly found in church parking lot | Covington and Maple Valley Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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With the holidays fast approaching, this week’s community news includes a number of upcoming events

Get in the holiday spirit with a 5K, free Thanksgiving groceries and more.

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Unknown suspects reportedly broke into Walmart after hours | Covington and Maple Valley Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Accrediting commission checks in with Green River College following unrest, changes on campus

An evaluator from the commission who oversees accreditation for Green River College visited the campus last month to check in on the school following “recent changes in leadership and the stresses and strains that the institution has been under for the past few years,” according to a letter from the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU).

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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.

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An ex-boyfriend was reportedly seen by current boyfriend standing outside girlfriend’s apartment | Covington and Maple Valley Police Blotter

The following police blotter entries were provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Nov 12th, 2016
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