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                                Greg Daulton, lead pastor at Mount Rainier Christian Center, led Kione Gill’s memorial service Sept 17. The service was recorded, and the Enumclaw School District has produced a video with clips from the service to promote the upcoming suicide prevention event.

A community conversation about suicide

The Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Enumclaw School District are hosting a panel of local mental health professionals and advocates to talk about suicide prevention on Nov. 14.

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                                Greg Daulton, lead pastor at Mount Rainier Christian Center, led Kione Gill’s memorial service Sept 17. The service was recorded, and the Enumclaw School District has produced a video with clips from the service to promote the upcoming suicide prevention event.

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

Courtesy photos from Maple Valley Mayor Sean Kelly

Two honorary street signs to be named after two important people

City Council made two proclamations on Oct.22 to name two honorary signs after two men who have influenced Maple Valley in more ways than one.

  • Oct 31, 2018
Courtesy photos from Maple Valley Mayor Sean Kelly

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

Robert Morrison addresses the court Thursday during his sentencing hearing. Photo by Kayse Angel

Morrison sentenced to 5 years in prison

Former martial arts teacher pleaded guilty to child rape, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Robert Morrison addresses the court Thursday during his sentencing hearing. Photo by Kayse Angel
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                                Lisette Terry was invited to recount her challenges and success in her STEAM field at the recent Enumclaw School District and Enumclaw Schools Foundation STEAM luncheon.
                                Lisette Terry was invited to recount her challenges and success in her STEAM field at the recent Enumclaw School District and Enumclaw Schools Foundation STEAM luncheon. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

In STEAM and business, ask questions and get noticed

Lisette Terry’s path toward becoming a civil engineer was unusual, she said. “A lot of engineers I met along the way, maybe their dad has… Continue reading

Photo by Ray Miller-Still
                                Lisette Terry was invited to recount her challenges and success in her STEAM field at the recent Enumclaw School District and Enumclaw Schools Foundation STEAM luncheon.
                                Lisette Terry was invited to recount her challenges and success in her STEAM field at the recent Enumclaw School District and Enumclaw Schools Foundation STEAM luncheon. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Holiday basket food needs and more community news

Holiday basket food needs The Maple Valley Food Bank provides around 500 local families and individuals with a holiday basket for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These… Continue reading

The water turbine that the Covington Water District is using to cut back on energy usage and cost. Submitted photo

Covington Water District introduces a hydro turbine to save money

The turbine will save the water district about $16,000 annually.

The water turbine that the Covington Water District is using to cut back on energy usage and cost. Submitted photo

Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

UPDATE: Maple Valley home destroyed by fire

The residents of the house that caught fire on Maxwell Road Southeast were found and contacted.

  • Oct 22, 2018

Candidates for state office stake out their positions before Auburn crowd

47th and 31st Legislative districts represented at chamber-backed event

City Council deliberates proposed ideas from Planning Commission

The Maple Valley Council looked to the Planning Commission to review the current zoning code and provide a recommendation to council regarding mixed uses in the city.

Puget Sound Fire warns about misleading solicitation calls

Phone solicitors seek money to support fire departments

  • Oct 18, 2018

Save the date for community presentation and more community news

Save the date for community presentation R.E.A.D.Y. (Real Emergency Aid Depends on You), a community presentation on behavioral health, mental health and suicide prevention will… Continue reading

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

WSP has investigated eight traffic related deaths in seven days in King County

Just this year, 38 people have died in traffic related incidents, WSP said in a press release.

  • Oct 16, 2018
Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald
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                                Trees being removed from Summit Park construction site.

Trees put to good use

Trees being removed from the Summit Park construction site will be repurposed.

Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley
                                Trees being removed from Summit Park construction site.

Couple charged in death of Renton man

Updated from “Married couple booked into King County Jail for murder of 67-year-old victim”

UW awarded $40 million in GEAR UP grants in partnership with Kent schools

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has been awarded $40 million in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018