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King County is once again at the forefront of food safety

Seattle & King County unveiled the signs that food inspectors will place in restaurant windows

  • Jan 20th, 2017

 

It’s good to have a fire escape plan, practice it

December 2016 saw 11 fire-related deaths, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office

  • Jan 19th, 2017

 

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DUI arrests, loitering and more | Police Blotter

On. Jan. 6 it was reported that a driver was pulled over for suspected driving under the influence

  • Jan 19th, 2017

 

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Minimum wage increase causes big changes

Minimum wage in Washington state rose from $9.47 to $11 starting Jan. 1

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City councils’ action day agendas

In February, city leaders will attend the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Action Days

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Black Diamond Community Center, awards and other happenings around town

Puget Sound Energy assistance is now available for Black Diamond area clients

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Covington City Hall Art Gallery – Call For Artists

The Covington Arts Commission is seeking art for the Covington City Hall Art Gallery

  • Jan 17th, 2017
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County joins effort to reduce prescription cost

Will become one of the largest Counties in U.S. to join Prescription Discounts Program

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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Black Diamond Community Center takes the chill out of winter

Puget Sound Energy assistance is now available for Black Diamond area clients

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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County Council recognizes ongoing work to end Human Trafficking

Council declares January Human Trafficking Awareness Month, recognizes efforts to highlight impact

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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Legislature opens doors to 2017 long session

The opening day party of the 2017 Olympia legislative session was Monday.

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Drug paraphanelia, holes in windows and more | Police Blotter

On Dec. 31 officers arrested a female subject for the possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

  • Jan 13th, 2017
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Deputies receive honors for work in the field

Deputies from Covington and Maple Valley were honored in mid-December for their work in the field.

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Forged prescriptions, stolen license plates and more | Police Blotter

It was reported that an unknown subject provided forged prescriptions to the pharmacy at Fred Meyer

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Flu epidemic in Washington state

The flu season is in full force now, as it typically is around the colder months

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Weekly fuel update and outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have risen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Black Diamond violates water acts

City now at ristk of state and federal fines, third party lawsuits

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Rep. Paul Graves officially sworn into state House of Representatives

Rep. Paul Graves, is the newest representative from the 5th Legislative District.

  • Jan 10th, 2017
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Cut trees can be seen alongside the roadway near the Lake Wilderness boat launch.

Overnight winds cause debris to litter roadways in Maple Valley

Six to eight mile an hour winds are expected through Wednesday morning

Cut trees can be seen alongside the roadway near the Lake Wilderness boat launch.
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Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood shortage

Blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care for patients

  • Jan 9th, 2017
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Eastbound I-90 traffic shifts to express lanes for weekend starting Jan. 13

Drivers heading east across Lake Washington should plan ahead for construction and delays

  • Jan 7th, 2017
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Kent RFA changes name

Officially became the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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More trespassing at the new Tahoma High School | Police Blotter

On Dec. 28 two unknown males were trespassing at the site of the new Tahoma High School

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Economic partnership program helps Maple Valley

The city of Maple Valley was awarded $24,700 for economic development by the Port of Seattle

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Black Diamond passes stopgap budget

The city – now funded through March 2017 – will continue budget discussions through the new year.

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King County Parks invites community members to learn about Green to Cedar Rivers Trail project

Parks is in the initial design phase of a new regional trail through south King County

  • Jan 3rd, 2017
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Woman stabbed at QFC in Maple Valley

Early report of a woman stabbed by a person known to her

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Relay for Life kickoff, open space discussion and a fireworks ban happening around town | Community News and Notes

Firework ban is in effect for Maple Valley On Dec.15 a fireworks…

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Top 10 stories of 2016

It’s time to look at the Reporter stories that caught readers’ attention during the past 12 months.

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Many Black Diamond residents broke out into applause after the city council passed an emergency ordinance for the 2017 budget. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond passes emergency budget

Black Diamond residents can rest easy knowing that their city will not shut down in January.

Many Black Diamond residents broke out into applause after the city council passed an emergency ordinance for the 2017 budget. Photo by Ray Still
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Washington Healthplanfinder urges customers to act fast for Jan. 1 coverage

Deadline for plans that begin on the New Year is friday, customer support center open until midnight

  • Dec 23rd, 2016
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Punctured tires on victim’s vehicle | Police Blotter

An unknown suspect used scissors to puncture three out of four tires on the victim’s vehicle.

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New Tahoma High School designed with students needs in mind

From the outside, the new Tahoma High School is built and ready to go

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Attempt theft of package

It was reported that the reporting party attempted to confront a package thief

  • Dec 22nd, 2016
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College night, Fire commissioner vacancy and blood drives happening around town | Community News and Notes

From 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Tahoma High School grades 8-11 can participate in college night

  • Dec 21st, 2016
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During a recess called by Mayor Carol Benson, Mayor Pro Tempore Erika Morgan took Benson’s seat as chair and attempted to continue the council meeting. Benson wrested the gavel from Morgan as Black Diamond police officers stepped in. Ray Still, The Reporter

Grapple for the gavel highlights Black Diamond City Council meeting

Major budget amendments introduced to the public, city attorney and staff after public hearings close

During a recess called by Mayor Carol Benson, Mayor Pro Tempore Erika Morgan took Benson’s seat as chair and attempted to continue the council meeting. Benson wrested the gavel from Morgan as Black Diamond police officers stepped in. Ray Still, The Reporter
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City officials participate in regional transportation summit

Elected officials from the city, state and county levels gathered with transportation experts on Nov. 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah to discuss one of the region’s biggest concerns — traffic and its growing impact on Eastside roadways.

  • Dec 19th, 2016
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Road rage victim confronted suspect in parking lot | Police Blotter

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

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