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Jenkins Creek Park overgrowth being cleared to restore Oak Prairie

Covington began removing two acres of overgrowth in Jenkins Creek Park in order to restore the Oak Prairie habitat.

  • May 8, 2018
As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe drug site challenge heads to state Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

New audit highlights the shortcomings of King County’s regional homelessness plan

The stats don’t lie—the system isn’t working.

A file photo of the front of Maple Valley Fire Life and Safety. Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority also responded to the Covington house fire.

Two dogs dead in Covington house fire

The fire was started by one of the dogs that hit a burner control on the stove.

  • May 7, 2018
A file photo of the front of Maple Valley Fire Life and Safety. Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority also responded to the Covington house fire.

Maple Valley sailor serves in Hawaii and more community news

Maple Valley sailor serves in Hawaii Seaman Davis Rinker, 2016 Tahoma graduate, is currently serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS Halsey,… Continue reading

Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County and Seattle agree to restructure regional homelessness programs

The move comes after calls for change from advocates within the system.

Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
Maple Valley City Council and city manager pose with State Senator Mark Mullet, Rep. Jay Rodne and Rep. Paul Graves and await eating cupcakes to celebrate keys to the city being given to the legislatures. Photo by Kayse Angel

Keys to the city given to legislators

Maple Valley gave three legislators that have worked with the city for years keys to the city to honor their hard work.

Maple Valley City Council and city manager pose with State Senator Mark Mullet, Rep. Jay Rodne and Rep. Paul Graves and await eating cupcakes to celebrate keys to the city being given to the legislatures. Photo by Kayse Angel
Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

Covington makes agreement with King County

King County will handle landmarking for the city, which could save money.

Stolen vehicle at Lake Wilderness|Police Blotter

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES • On April 23 officers were contacted regarding reports the victim had received strange text messages from an unknown number. The police report… Continue reading

Secretary of State pushes for pre-paid postage for ballots

Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.

Five local cases of E. coli illness linked to lettuce

Three cases were found in King County; another two in Spokane County.

  • Apr 30, 2018
The above graphic was shown as part of the presentation from the Kent School District April 19 at the community public meeting held at Kentridge.

Unanswered questions raise concerns

Community members in the Kent School District are worried about money and how its spent.

The above graphic was shown as part of the presentation from the Kent School District April 19 at the community public meeting held at Kentridge.
Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

King County employment numbers continue to rise

New statistics show a decrease in unemployment and higher average pay, but the growth may start to slow.

Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

World’s largest 6K kicks off May 19 and more community news

School receives recognition Nature Nuts, a nature school in Maple Valley, recently received national accreditation as a Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten. According to a media release,… Continue reading

Colin Lund of the developer Oakpointe presented to the Black Diamond City Council last week, letting the council know how the two housing developments in the city are coming along. Lund estimated the first new Black Diamond residents will be moving in soon. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond council expansion put on hold

A plan to expand the Black Diamond City Council to seven members has stalled. The idea was first seriously broached by Councilwoman Janie Edelman during… Continue reading

Colin Lund of the developer Oakpointe presented to the Black Diamond City Council last week, letting the council know how the two housing developments in the city are coming along. Lund estimated the first new Black Diamond residents will be moving in soon. Photo by Ray Still
All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

The never-ending search for an effective King County homeless plan

While All Home attempts to address the issue, the group’s lack of actual power results in little change.

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety
A voter drops of their ballot at a drop off box in Maple Valley for the November 2017 election. File photo by Kayse Angel

Take two, Tahoma EP&O levy passing

Currently, the TSD levy is passing and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Proposition 1 is failing.

A voter drops of their ballot at a drop off box in Maple Valley for the November 2017 election. File photo by Kayse Angel

Water District gets new name

The King County Council approved to change the name of Water District No. 111 to Lake Meridian Water District.

  • Apr 24, 2018
A visual of where to pay your taxes online from the King County website.

Property taxes are due for the first half of 2018

Tax payments can be made online, by mail, at King County Community Service Centers or in person by April 30.

  • Apr 23, 2018
A visual of where to pay your taxes online from the King County website.