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AG Ferguson files multi-million dollar lawsuit against Uber for failing to report massive data breach

The following is a press release from the Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a multi-million dollar consumer protection lawsuit against ride… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Scam Alert: Flood-damaged cars could be for sale in Washington

The following is a press release from the Washington State Office of Attorney General’s office. While many areas of the country are still reeling from… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2017

Local firefighters have a new regional asset

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, firefighters in south… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

King County Council approves simplifying metro transit fares

The following is a press release from the King County Council. The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved steps simplifying Metro Transit’s complex fare structure… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Senator Fain discusses key issues with Southeast King County community leaders

Covington and Maple Valley elected officials along with business and community leaders gathered to discuss key issues with Sen. Joe Fain at the Covington Chamber… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Covington man charged for threatening Seattle church

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged a 25-year-old man for emailing pastors: “Time to engage the artillery and kill you all.”

Suspicious Substance Investigated at Police Station

The following is a press release from Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The Hazardous Materials Response Team from Puget Sound Fire was dispatched at 9:50… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Local group questions pollution affects from SR 169 asphalt plant

An asphalt plant is proposed to be built on Maple Valley Highway and residents have mixed feelings, but according to the asphalt company, it’s no… Continue reading

Plan ahead for traffic Thanksgiving weekend

The following is a press release from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Whether crossing the state or just running to the store for a… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Proposed recycling center sparks environmental fears

A proposed material processing facility outside of Enumclaw has some local conservationists worried about how it may affect the Green River and other natural environments. “The location of this, next to this natural area, just is not right. It doesn’t make sense to us at all, for a variety of reasons,” said Bernie McKinney, president of the Green River Coalition, a non-profit preservationist group.

School board approves two resolutions and more community news

School board approves two resolutions The Kent School District Board passed two resolutions, 1528 and 1529, calling for a special election in February, a release… Continue reading

Holiday show at the new Tahoma High School and more community news

Holiday show at the new Tahoma High School Miracle on 34th Street directed and performed by the Tahoma Drama and Tahoma Performing Arts Boosters will… Continue reading

Recall effort asks court to re-validate signatures

In an attempt to circumvent a King County decision to re-collect signatures for the recall effort against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper, a motion has been filed with the state Supreme Court asking to move forward with the recall process with the signatures already collected for the effort.

State Supreme Court OKs Black Diamond recall effort

The State Supreme Court has approved three recall charges against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper. However, some changes were made to the charges against Pepper, so the signature gathering process for the election has restarted, said King County Elections spokesperson Kafia Hosh.

Green River program targets women, people of color for STEM education

A new program at Green River College will focus on helping students of color and women transfer to universities for STEM-related degrees and careers. MESA… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Election results show new sheriff, strong win for fire levy and close council race

The updated election results as of Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. shows one race still very close, another that has been decided and the… Continue reading

Proposed asphalt plant on Renton-Maple Valley Highway raises concerns

The comment period is open to the public from now until Nov. 24.

Chinook, Cayuse passes closed for the winter

Winter weather annually closes cross-state travel from the Plateau area, forcing drivers to avoid state Route 410 when heading east of the Cascade Mountains. Both… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2017

Two shot, one killed at party in Burien

A Maple Valley man was killed, a Newcastle man was injured after exchanging gunfire.

Maple Valley resident to serve on Civil Rights Commission and more community news

Maple Valley resident to serve on Civil Rights Commission Shontrana Gates-Wertman was appointed and on Oct. 30 she was confirmed by the Metropolitan King County… Continue reading