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Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 and more community news

Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 The city of Covington invites the community to celebrate phase two of the community park with a ribbon… Continue reading

Teenager rescued at Green River Gorge

The male teenager was rescued on Aug. 7 after suffering injuries while jumping into the Green River. He hit several large rocks.

  • Aug 8, 2018

King County Prosecutor candidate claims ‘Garcia did not murder Officer Moreno’ | Update: Satterberg explains case

Morris says Kent teen should not be charged with murder or in adult court

Rossi and Schrier lead 8th Congressional District race

Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier are the top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary race for U.S. Representative in Washington’s 8th Congressional… Continue reading

Serial Bank robber was arrested after her latest robbery

A female linked to at least four bank robberies was arrested on Saturday by King County Deputies after her latest robbery in Maple Valley.

  • Aug 7, 2018

Maple Valley man drives wrong way, causes crash on state Route 18

The crash occurred on Sunday night near Hobart

Black Diamond Museum received a donation of old mining explosives

The police responded to the museum and discovered the explosives were deteriorated and unstable.

  • Aug 4, 2018

A look back at the first year of the state’s E-DUI law

July 23 was the one year anniversary of Washington’s E-DUI law and law enforcement said people are still having a hard time not using their phone while driving.

District offers free screenings and more community news

District offers free screenings The Kent School District offers free Child Find screenings for children 3-5 years old who may have a disability. Children are… Continue reading

Contractor sentenced for criminal wage theft, false reporting of workers’ comp payments

Alejandro Sandoval and his company must pay back $25,000 in workers’ wages

  • Jul 31, 2018

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