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Maple Valley recruiting for commissioner positions and more community news

Calling all local artists The city of Covington and the Covington Arts Commission is looking for artists to create a design for a new storage… Continue reading

 

Vehicle Drives into Green River

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. A Puget Sound RFA rescue boat with three divers from the Valley… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

 

Crews from Neeley Construction continue work Tuesday on the new Covington Elementary School, scheduled to open in the fall. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District seeks approval of two levies

Measures to fund operations, facility improvements

 

Kentwood science teacher charged with two counts, remains in custody

The Renton man was reportedly communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Maple Valley Council voted to support levies

The Tahoma School District proposed three new levies to be considered on the Feb. 13 ballot.

NBA’s all-time leading scorer and New York Times best-selling author to discuss latest book

The following is a press release from the King County Library System Foundation. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will discuss basketball, libraries and books when he headlines the… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2018

80-year-old man with dementia reported missing | UPDATE

The man who was reportedly last seen driving to a Fred Meyer in Covington was found in Tacoma.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Covington receives achievement award and more community news

Covington receives achievement award The city of Covington was given the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award by the Government Finance Officers… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s new jail services agreement with Enumclaw guarantees one bed space in Enumclaw for Black Diamond inmates. This potentially saves the city money, since when Enumclaw had no beds available, Black Diamond had to use a more expensive options. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond hits the reset button

The new Black Diamond City Council wasted no time on settling in and testing the political waters. On their first meeting of the year, new Councilwomen Melissa Oglesbee and Erin Stout and returning Councilwomen Tamie Deady and Janie Edelman marched through a long list of agenda items, many of which reversed council policies and goals set over the last two years.

Black Diamond’s new jail services agreement with Enumclaw guarantees one bed space in Enumclaw for Black Diamond inmates. This potentially saves the city money, since when Enumclaw had no beds available, Black Diamond had to use a more expensive options. Photo by Ray Still

New third option on birth certificates

The following is a press release from the Department of Health. The Department of Health announced today that a new rule will allow people to… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program

The following is a press release from King County. King County is seeking nominations for the Earth Heroes at School program which recognizes students, teachers,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2018

Presidential Primary date change

The following is a press release from the Secretary of State. Voter turnout in Washington can be dramatically improved if the Legislature implements a few… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2018

All Home announces departure of their director

The following is a press release from All Home, whose vision is to see homelessness become rare in King County, according to their website. Mark… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

Free tax workshop and more community news

January meeting announcement The Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8. The… Continue reading

A suspect was charged with third degree theft|Police Blotter

LARCENY • On Dec. 19 a male subject was charged with third degree theft by investigation after reportedly stealing items from the Covington Marshalls. •… Continue reading

First Kent fire of the year

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The Kent area’s first house fire of the year took place shortly… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Revenue offers free tax workshop in Seattle

The following is a press release from Washington State Department of Revenue. Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2018

Man charged with child rape, exploitation

Black Diamond police arrested the man, 38, on Dec. 7, and he was charged in the King County Superior Court on Dec. 12.

Kent house fire due to electrical malfunction

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. A homeowner and his family are safe today after an early morning… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2017

Tahoma School District proposes three new levies

The Tahoma School District is proposing three levies for the Feb. 13, 2018 ballot. The levies include a bus levy and two replacement levies. According… Continue reading