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Covington man charged for threatening Seattle church

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged a 25-year-old man for emailing pastors: “Time to engage the artillery and kill you all.”

 

Holiday show at the new Tahoma High School and more community news

Holiday show at the new Tahoma High School Miracle on 34th Street…

 

Pictured from left to right: Covington Mayor Jeff Wagner, Maple Valley Mayor Sean Kelly, Covington Chamber of Commerce Manager Jennifer Liggett, Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce CEO Erica Dial, Senator Joe Fain, and Covington Chamber of Commerce Chairman Scott Beusch. <em>Courtesy Photo. </em>

Senator Fain discusses key issues with Southeast King County community leaders

Covington and Maple Valley elected officials along with business and community leaders…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

 

Recall effort asks court to re-validate signatures

In an attempt to circumvent a King County decision to re-collect signatures for the recall effort against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper, a motion has been filed with the state Supreme Court asking to move forward with the recall process with the signatures already collected for the effort.

Election results show new sheriff, strong win for fire levy and close council race

The updated election results as of Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m.…

King County Council approves simplifying metro transit fares

The following is a press release from the King County Council. The…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Proposed asphalt plant on Renton-Maple Valley Highway raises concerns

The comment period is open to the public from now until Nov. 24.

Two shot, one killed at party in Burien

A Maple Valley man was killed, a Newcastle man was injured after exchanging gunfire.

Chinook, Cayuse passes closed for the winter

Winter weather annually closes cross-state travel from the Plateau area, forcing drivers…

  • Nov 12th, 2017

Green River program targets women, people of color for STEM education

A new program at Green River College will focus on helping students…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Maple Valley resident to serve on Civil Rights Commission and more community news

Maple Valley resident to serve on Civil Rights Commission Shontrana Gates-Wertman was…

Suspect violates cour order|Police Blotter

ASSAULT • On Oct. 30 officers were contacted regarding reports a mother…

State Supreme Court OKs Black Diamond recall effort

The State Supreme Court has approved three recall charges against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper. However, some changes were made to the charges against Pepper, so the signature gathering process for the election has restarted, said King County Elections spokesperson Kafia Hosh.

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety levy passing, Black Diamond mayor holds commanding lead | Election Results

Maple Valley City Council incumbents winning, tight race for Position No. 2 in Covington

King County Council votes to fund measures to prevent gun violence

The King County Council is investing more than $600,000 to implement enforcement…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Maple Valley house fire

The following is a press release from Maple Valley Fire and Life…

  • Nov 6th, 2017

Drowsy driving awareness and prevention week

The following is a press release from the Washington State Patrol. The…

  • Nov 5th, 2017

Change your clock, change your battery

This Sunday, we go back to Standard Time and move clocks back…

  • Nov 4th, 2017

Upcoming November shows and more community news

Inspection notice for Maple Valley residents The King County Department of Assessments…

SeaTac House Fire

A fire started above the kitchen of a house in the 2600…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Black Diamond Council candidates answer questions

Editor’s note: The Reporter asked two questions of the candidates running for…

Covington Council members discuss safe injection sites

Consensus of council request an ordidnace to ban sites

Black Diamond council files suit against mayor; Oakpointe files to intervene

Black Diamond’s legal issues continue to stack. The biggest announcement of the Oct. 19 meeting was that the City Council has brought a legal suit against Mayor Carol Benson, and Oakpointe has filed a motion to intervene in this lawsuit.

Student made threatening comments at middle school|Police Blotter

THREATS • It was reported to officers on Oct. 20 that a…

Halloween safety tips

The Maple Valley firefighters said in a press release that they want…

  • Oct 30th, 2017

King County ballots mailed | King County Elections

King County Elections mailed ballots to nearly 1.3 million registered voters on…

  • Oct 28th, 2017

Blood drives scheduled for November and more community news

Blood drives scheduled for November Cascade Regional Blood Services announced three drives…

Covington City Council candidates answer questions

Editor’s note: The Reporter asked two questions of the candidates running for…

Algae caution signs posted at Lake Wilderness Park

The city of Maple Valley posted caution signs today, Oct. 23, at…

  • Oct 23rd, 2017

Landslide or flooding may cause for special insurance

The following is a press release by Northwest Insurance Council. What To…

  • Oct 22nd, 2017

Save the date for Hometown Holidays in Maple Valley and more community news

Library guild fall sale From Oct. 25 through Oct. 29 the Maple…

Winter Road Closures at Mount Rainier National Park

In anticipation of this weekend’s significant weather event, Mount Rainier National Park…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Maple Valley City Council candidates answer questions

Editor’s note: The Reporter asked two questions of the candidates running for…

Unknown suspect forces their way into the Covington Animal Hospital|Police Blotter

LARCENY • On Sept. 29 it was reported an unknown suspect had…

Maple Valley Fire levy lid lift on November Ballot

The Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety Proposition No. 1 levy lid…

Phone scam: Phony cop calls Black Diamond residents

Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.

  • Oct 17th, 2017

October declared as Flood Awareness Month

The following is a press release from Maple Valley Fire and Life…

  • Oct 15th, 2017

Local firefighter teams to deploy to help California Wildfires

Three strike teams of firefighters will leave this region early tomorrow morning,…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

Spooktacular Halloween House of Lights in Covington and more community news

Computer help offered at community center The Greater Maple Valley Community Center’s…

Ten Trails plat before City Council

Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails…