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Count Us In 2018 brought close to 1,000 volunteers to King County

The following is a press release from Count Us In. This morning, Jan. 26, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., nearly 1,000 volunteers spanned across… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Male subject went through multiple vehicles overnight|Police Blotter

LARCENY • On Jan. 13 it was reported to officers that an unknown male subject had gone through multiple vehicles overnight. According to the police… Continue reading

New members sworn in Covington Council and more community news

New members sworn in During the Jan. 12 council meeting, one new Covington city council member and two reelected members were sworn into office. Mayor… Continue reading

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual March for Life on Monday, Jan. 22. Most were opposed to bills heard that same day concerning abortion and contraceptive measures. Photos by Taylor McAvoy, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hundreds attend the 40th annual March For Life on the anniversary of Roe v Wade

Under a sea of umbrellas, hundreds of pro-life activists held roses and signs on the steps of the Capitol Legislative Building in Olympia on Monday,… Continue reading

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual March for Life on Monday, Jan. 22. Most were opposed to bills heard that same day concerning abortion and contraceptive measures. Photos by Taylor McAvoy, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Registration is open now through Friday

Parents in the Tahoma School District can now register their children for kindergarten

Regional leaders come together to craft community plan to prevent homelessness

Executive Constantine, Mayor Durkan and Mayor Backus convene the first meeting of One Table to develop a community-driven homelessness crisis response.

  • Jan 22, 2018

Recommendations for Influenza

The following is a press release from Washington State Department of Health. Unless they require immediate medical attention, people who have symptoms of flu should… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018
Gov. Inslee meets with Sound Publishing staff members. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Inslee talks education, carbon tax and opioid crisis

Carbon tax proposal would replenish the state’s reserves for the first year for education spending.

Gov. Inslee meets with Sound Publishing staff members. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo
In a ruling from the bench, King County Superior Court Judge Janet Helson said Pat Pepper, Brian Weber, and Erika Morgan — defendants in the Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond — will have to pay $500 for every OPMA violation, if the judge rules there are any. Photo by Ray Still

Judge reproaches Black Diamond mayor, former city council

King County Superior Court Judge Janet Helson is troubled. She used the phrase multiple times to describe how she felt about many actions taken in Black Diamond over the past two years during the three and-a-half-hour long summary judgement hearing lasts Friday, Jan. 12, over the Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit brought against the city.

In a ruling from the bench, King County Superior Court Judge Janet Helson said Pat Pepper, Brian Weber, and Erika Morgan — defendants in the Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond — will have to pay $500 for every OPMA violation, if the judge rules there are any. Photo by Ray Still

Maple Valley recruiting for commissioner positions and more community news

Calling all local artists The city of Covington and the Covington Arts Commission is looking for artists to create a design for a new storage… Continue reading

Vehicle Drives into Green River

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. A Puget Sound RFA rescue boat with three divers from the Valley… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018
Crews from Neeley Construction continue work Tuesday on the new Covington Elementary School, scheduled to open in the fall. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District seeks approval of two levies

Measures to fund operations, facility improvements

Crews from Neeley Construction continue work Tuesday on the new Covington Elementary School, scheduled to open in the fall. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentwood science teacher charged with two counts, remains in custody

The Renton man was reportedly communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Maple Valley Council voted to support levies

The Tahoma School District proposed three new levies to be considered on the Feb. 13 ballot.

NBA’s all-time leading scorer and New York Times best-selling author to discuss latest book

The following is a press release from the King County Library System Foundation. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will discuss basketball, libraries and books when he headlines the… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2018

80-year-old man with dementia reported missing | UPDATE

The man who was reportedly last seen driving to a Fred Meyer in Covington was found in Tacoma.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Covington receives achievement award and more community news

Covington receives achievement award The city of Covington was given the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award by the Government Finance Officers… Continue reading

Black Diamond’s new jail services agreement with Enumclaw guarantees one bed space in Enumclaw for Black Diamond inmates. This potentially saves the city money, since when Enumclaw had no beds available, Black Diamond had to use a more expensive options. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond hits the reset button

The new Black Diamond City Council wasted no time on settling in and testing the political waters. On their first meeting of the year, new Councilwomen Melissa Oglesbee and Erin Stout and returning Councilwomen Tamie Deady and Janie Edelman marched through a long list of agenda items, many of which reversed council policies and goals set over the last two years.

Black Diamond’s new jail services agreement with Enumclaw guarantees one bed space in Enumclaw for Black Diamond inmates. This potentially saves the city money, since when Enumclaw had no beds available, Black Diamond had to use a more expensive options. Photo by Ray Still

New third option on birth certificates

The following is a press release from the Department of Health. The Department of Health announced today that a new rule will allow people to… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program

The following is a press release from King County. King County is seeking nominations for the Earth Heroes at School program which recognizes students, teachers,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2018