Valley Medical Center reduces workforce by 60 positions

Due to recent changes in healthcare, Valley Medical Center has eliminated 60 positions


Kent School District honors Employees of the Year

The Kent School District has selected 11 Employees of the Year, representing…

  • May 22nd, 2017


Don’t let festival scammers dance the night away

Dust off the sunglasses, flower crowns and flip flops

  • May 23rd, 2017


Click it or ticket seat belt enforcement: keeping families alive

Washington Traffic Safety Commission emphasizes the simple step in keeping families safe: buckle up

  • May 22nd, 2017

Fundraiser, choir celebration and more | News and Notes

The annual Forget-Me-Not Flower charity fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 28

  • May 19th, 2017

Pillow fight, fighting sisters, smashed window and more | Police Blotter

A boyfriend threw a pillow at his drunk girlfriend on May 13

Candidates file for elected office

Many elected office positions are open and ready to be filled, and many already have candidates

Judge approves Black Diamond recall petition

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

Kent’s Reeder appointed to Soos Creek Water & Sewer District board

Kent resident Merle Reeder has been appointed to be a commissioner on…

  • May 16th, 2017

WaterWorks Grant informational workshops set for May 19, 23 and 24

King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division is offering $1,860,000 in funding for community-driven projects

  • May 16th, 2017

Green River College celebrates Islam Awareness Week

The community is invited to take part in Islam Awareness Week at…

  • May 15th, 2017

Senior programs available at the Black Diamond Community Center

All senior programs are located at the Black Diamond Community Center

  • May 15th, 2017

Candidate Filing Week signals start of Washington’s 2017 election season

To many Washington residents, it’s just another week of waiting for summer

  • May 15th, 2017

Sheriff’s office works with DOJ on hiring practices

The Sheriff’s Office has diligently worked to provide DOJ with all the relevant historical data

  • May 15th, 2017

Greater Maple Valley-Cedar River Community Service Area open house set for May 15

Public has opportunity to talk one-on-one with County leaders at Hobart meeting

  • May 14th, 2017

Stolen credit cards, fraud costing victim $150,000 and more | Police Blotter

A stolen credit card was used on April 28. Suspect(s) used stolen credit card to buy food

Author and photographer coming to Covington, bridge closure and other events | News and Notes

Brenda Peterson, author, and Annie Marie Musselman, wildlife photographer, are coming to the Covington Library

A fifth grader assaulted a school employee on April 28

ASSAULT • A fifth grader assaulted a school employee on April 28.…

Summer events kick off soon around towns

Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond are preparing for a summer of festivities, food and music

Tips to prevent window falls

It’s a good time to remind parents of the dangers that open windows pose to children

  • May 13th, 2017

U.S attorney charges Maple Valley resident

Man charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana

Suzanne Johnson named next Green River president

The Green River Board of Trustees selected the college’s next president during a special board meeting

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.

Honoring service and sacrifice, county council recognizes Police Week

Sheriff Urquhart and Dunn invite public to remember our fallen law enforcement officers

  • May 8th, 2017

Alleged assault at Home Depot | Police Blotter

ASSAULT • An alleged assault was reported on April 19. According to…

Greater Maple Valley-Cedar River Community Service Area open house set for May 15

Public has opportunity to talk one-on-one with County leaders at Hobart meeting.

  • May 5th, 2017

Got juice? Enumclaw local serves it up fresh

Sara Johnson, who is originally from Enumclaw, was working for a tech company in Seattle when she began juicing and it caught on with her co-workers in a big way.

Legislation increasing representation on King County Library Board signed by Governor Inslee

The new law adds two members to the board, the first increase in board membership in seven decades.

  • May 3rd, 2017

Thinking of running for office? May 19 is the deadline to file

Candidate filing opens the Monday two weeks prior to Memorial Day.

Major transit delays, reroutes expected in Seattle on May Day

Certain Metro Transit buses will be rerouted, others will face delays

  • May 1st, 2017

GasBuddy reveals the best day of the week to buy gas

Gasoline prices are currently the most expensive they’ve been in more than 19 months

  • Apr 30th, 2017

Kent School District holds groundbreaking for Covington Elementary

On May 5, at 4:30 p.m. Covington Mayor Jeff Wagner and other school officials will speak at the event

  • Apr 30th, 2017

Washington State Librarian urges Congress to support library funding

Washington state’s chief librarian is making an effort to protect a source of funding for libraries

  • Apr 30th, 2017

Help save trauma patient lives by giving blood

Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month

  • Apr 29th, 2017

King County seeking applicants for Rural Forest Commision positions

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking for volunteers to serve on the Rural Forest Commission

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Kent School Board opts to stop all international field trips

Citing concerns about immigration and border control, the Kent School Board on…

King County Library System names interim director

The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees on Thursday appointed…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Embezzlement, suspicious tools, and more | Police Blotter

An employee stole by debit card at Home Depot on April 14

Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 24

Hunters have through May 24 to apply for special hunting permits for fall hunting in Washington State

  • Apr 28th, 2017

King County Library Board to better represent diversity of region

Expanding the King County Library System (KCLS) board of trustees members is awaiting Inslee’s signature

  • Apr 27th, 2017