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Road De-Icers Cause $3 Billion Annually in Vehicle Rust Damage

Seventy percent of U.S. drivers at risk for costly, dangerous rust damage

  • Feb 21st, 2017

 

2 block section of road set to close tomorrow through Friday

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 21 through Feb. 24 a two block section…

 

Needing 60 percent to pass, the Maple Valley parks bond is sitting at nearly 52 percent yes

The city of Maple Valley had Proposition No. 1, a bond for…

 

Blocking unwanted calls

When you choose, consider the type of service and phone you have, how many unwanted calls you get

  • Feb 20th, 2017

Washington saw a 14 percent increase in the number of fatal crashes involving a young driver between 2014 and 2015

According to a new AAA study, young millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Items stolen in pants, fraud checks and more | Police Blotter

It was reported on Feb. 7 that a juvenile in Kohl’s concealed bluetooth speakers in his pants

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Drugs used in grocery store, fake money, trespassing and more | Police Blotter

The officer was informed that the suspects used drugs in the bathroom of the grocery store

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Homeless students still a problem in Kent and Tahoma school districts

Grants and programs help families and students in hopes of lowering the number of homeless youths

Black Diamond helps take the chill out of winter

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

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Pilot King County Parks app lets visitors ID parks and trails issues, track their resolution

Free SeeClickFix app and online customer service tool are customize for King County’s park and trails

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Black Diamond OPMA lawsuit moves along

King County Superior Court Judge is considering whether or not to grant council members preliminary injunction and order the city to pay for their defense

Vision rehabilitation maximizes hope and independence

New studies predict boom in cases of low vision, but help is available

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Landslide in Maple Valley evacuates 11 people, four homes

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety responded Thursday to reports of a mudslide that caused two homes to slide down a hill.

Kent School District creates “Promises Made Promises Kept” website

The website is available for information about projects funded by the capital improvement bond

  • Feb 13th, 2017

Covington Councilman releases third thriller novel

Covington City Councilman Sean Smith often sits quietly at the dais during council meetings, listening

Garden walk at Lake Wilderness Arboretum

Join Garden Manager Susan Goodell on Feb. 16 as she leads visitors on a walk through the garden beds

  • Feb 12th, 2017

Good To Go! customer numbers grow as more Washingtonians choose toll roads

The Washington State Department of Transportation Toll Division released its Annual Report for 2016

  • Feb 12th, 2017

Weather related power outages concern

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority would like to discuss the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Covington chief of police recognized for response to medical call

Andrew McCurdy helped save an unresponsive man’s life using an AED and CPR

Vehicle stolen out of garage, prowlers and more | Police Blotter

On Jan. 29 it was reported that unknown suspects burglarized a garage and stole a vehicle

City park project receives funding

The Covington City Council approved an agreement to receive a $4.95 million grant

Potential danger of localized flooding

Gusty winds also expected

  • Feb 9th, 2017

City of Black Diamond can hire attorney

The Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond has started moving forward

Students earn academic honors, Boy Scout achievements and more | News and Notes

Local residents earn academic honors

  • Feb 8th, 2017

School Districts facing levy-lid crisis; Legislature considers one-year extension

With a four percent decrease in next year’s levy lid, Kent School District could lose $20 million

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Sunday morning crash near Enumclaw

One injured transported to Harborview Medical Center

National Weather Service releases winter storm warning for east Puget Sound region

Possible snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

Numerous thefts, stalking and more | Police Blotter

On Jan. 21 it was reported that four suspects entered a closed garbage area and took pallets

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Sound Transit and King County Metro strengthening procedures on service disruptions with protest activity

Sound Transit and King County Metro transit have formalized a protocol to interrupt rail or bus service during protests

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Tips to help you avoid the flu during peak season

Flu activity is considered widespread and an epidemic in Washington state

  • Feb 4th, 2017

New homeless counting system starting this year

The scope of homelessness in our community used to be measured with the One Night Count system

Kentwood grad to bike 4,000 miles

A passion to help others and a sense of adventure have Jaclyn Rainey preparing to go a long way

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Students of the month, boxing student and a meeting this week | News and Notes

The Rotary Club of Kent named their students of the month

AG Ferguson seeks halt to Trump’s immigration Executive Order

Lawsuit seeks to invalidate new policy nationwide

  • Jan 31st, 2017

Seattle weekly fuel update and outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week

  • Jan 30th, 2017

King County Library System 2016 highlights

2017 is already here. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering, “Where did the time go?”

  • Feb 1st, 2017

United Way offers free tax preparation at sites across King County and reminds filers of potential IRS delays with tax refunds

United Way of King County is ready to help those who earn less than $64,000 file their taxes

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Firefighters rescue man from Kent mobile home fire

Firefighters rescued a Kent man after his mobile home caught fire Friday morning

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Dentist to visit Guatemala

Dr. Kyle Blair has always had a passion for dentistry

Thefts, assaults, trespassing and more | Police Blotter

It was reported on Jan. 13 that a cell phone was stolen from a locker room at Kentwood High School