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Three proclamations were made during council meeting

The Maple Valley City Council honored two national recognition weeks and dedicated a day to a local singer.

Photos by Kayse Angel

New city council member to start soon

The new council member will be sworn in on May 14

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond staff seeks cost of living increases after stagnant decade

For the past 10 years, city employees have received one or two 1 percent COLAs, had three dozen furloughed work days, and had hours or positions cut, increasing their workload.

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

Officers arrest 12 people in South Sound drug trafficking raids

Bust includes three Kent men; search of four Kent homes

Local company wins Master Builders Association award and more community news

Memorial Day festivities at Tahoma National Cemetery The Tahoma National Cemetery is hosting an event Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m. to remember and honor… Continue reading

King County adopts prepaid ballot postage

Designed to improve voter turnout, the measure was approved in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman hands the Maple Valley Fred Meyer store manager a framed certificate to thank the Fred Meyer employees for their assistance during an incident at their store. Photo by Kayse Angel

Man goes into cardiac arrest at local Fred Meyer

The man was saved thanks to the fast acting bystanders and employees.

Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman hands the Maple Valley Fred Meyer store manager a framed certificate to thank the Fred Meyer employees for their assistance during an incident at their store. Photo by Kayse Angel

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
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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.