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Former Maple Valley man sentenced to 22 years in prison

The following is a media release from the Department of Justice: A former Maple Valley man was sentenced July 20 in U.S. District Court in… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Teen driver charged with killing Kent Police officer

Vehicle pursuit results in fellow officer hitting Moreno

Councilmember Dunn to donate surplus vanpool vans to organizations in District 9

The following is a media release: Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announced Monday three organizations in Maple Valley and Covington will receive retired Metro… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2018

20-year-old man charged with first degree manslaughter

Loren Christopher Mertes pulled the trigger on a shotgun, killing his friend.

Covington makes budget easy to understand

The city launched a new program on their website that allows community members to take a look at an easy-to-read breakdown of the budget.

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Teen driver is under investigation for murder in the death of Diego Moreno.

Kent Police, community mourn loss of decorated officer

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

Getting a hands-on opportunity, a real-life look

MultiCare’s annual Nurse Camp inspires future medical professionals

Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

Covington names its Citizen of the Year

Jennifer Harjehausen was honored at Citizen of the Year during the July 10 council meeting. She has been living in Covington for about 14 years and loves volunteering in it.

Plett crowned Miss Cornucopia

Kentwood honors student earns $3,000 scholarship from Kent Lions

Marty McFadden wrangled form help from the Enumclaw Church of Latter Day Saints to help him and his family unpack the moving truck, which came all the way from South Jordan, Utah to Black Diamond. Photo by Ray Still

First family officially moves into Ten Trails

It was hard for the McFaddens to find a home, with houses flying off the market within days, even hours. So Marty told his agent to stop looking at what’s already been built, and start searching for what is going to be built, leading him and his family to Black Diamond.

Marty McFadden wrangled form help from the Enumclaw Church of Latter Day Saints to help him and his family unpack the moving truck, which came all the way from South Jordan, Utah to Black Diamond. Photo by Ray Still
The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

Concert series for Maple Valley Food Bank and more community news

Concert series for Maple Valley Food Bank The Maple Valley Food Bank is hosting a concert series that began July 19 and runs through July… Continue reading

Pamphlets, primary ballots headed for voters’ hands

Mid-July may not seem like election season, but candidates are in full campaign mode and voters are about to make some critical, long-lasting decisions. In… Continue reading

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Washington AG’s deal grants mobility to fast food workers nationwide

Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Straw ban leaves disabled community feeling high and dry

Although disabled people are exempted from Seattle’s new law, the impacted community says that businesses haven’t gotten the message.

Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Green River students build fan app for Seattle Thunderbirds

By Andy Orr For The Reporter It goes without saying, Alberta native Russ Farwell loves hockey. Farwell, whose storied resumé with the Seattle Thunderbirds includes… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2018

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

The Summit Park and Ball Fields Master Plan

Funds approved for Summit Park

During the July 9 meeting, the Maple Valley City Council approved the funds to start building Summit Park.

The Summit Park and Ball Fields Master Plan
The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge athletic director unexpectedly passes away at age 57

Eric Anderson remembered as a tireless worker, everyone’s friend, a leader who brought out the best in students

The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Man shot, killed by roommate in Covington

The 20-year-old suspect was booked under investigation of manslaughter.

  • Jul 9, 2018