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Photo by Ray Still
                                From left to right, Teri Moore, Officer Ryan Keller, Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger, Mayor Carol Benson, and Joe Moore after Keller was given the Life Saving Award.

BD cop recognized for life-saving efforts

Suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, Joe Moore was saved by the quick thinking of his wife and the fast response of the BDPD.

Photo by Ray Still
                                From left to right, Teri Moore, Officer Ryan Keller, Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger, Mayor Carol Benson, and Joe Moore after Keller was given the Life Saving Award.

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Sweeney Road pavement work

There will be road work on Sweeney Road Southeast until Oct. 3.

  • Sep 25, 2018

State Patrol focus on distracted driving

Starting today, Sept. 21, there will be a statewide emphasis on distracted driving that will last until Sept. 23.

  • Sep 22, 2018
Kent School District officials will rebuild the Kent Mountain View Academy along Military Road South in SeaTac to be the site of a new elementary school. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District reveals site for new elementary school

To be constructed at Mountain View Academy site; old Panther Lake school to be rebuilt

Kent School District officials will rebuild the Kent Mountain View Academy along Military Road South in SeaTac to be the site of a new elementary school. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Sunrise Elementary School teacher Tiffany Evenstad and Blitz, the Seahawks mascot, at the award presentation. COURTESY PHOTO

Sunrise Elementary teacher honored as Symetra Hero in the Classroom

Evenstad earns $2,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, and receivers tickets to a Seahawks home game

  • Sep 21, 2018
Sunrise Elementary School teacher Tiffany Evenstad and Blitz, the Seahawks mascot, at the award presentation. COURTESY PHOTO

Workshop helps owners deal with alder trees

Workshop helps owners deal with alder trees A Managing Red Alder workshop will be held Sept. 29 at the Meridian Grange in Kent. The workshop… Continue reading

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

The excitement of a new school year has slipped into an established routine, but there’s plenty of activity outside the classroom walls. Construction projects hold… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Maple Valley City Council meeting packet
                                Pictured here is a small bronze sculpture to show what the bronze finish will look like when the statue is complete.

Look out! A bear is coming to Maple Valley

The City Council approved to have a sculpture of a bruin placed at the roundabout at the east entrance of Tahoma High School.

Photo courtesy Maple Valley City Council meeting packet
                                Pictured here is a small bronze sculpture to show what the bronze finish will look like when the statue is complete.

Council OKs police substation

This substation will give police more of a presence in one of the busiest areas of the city.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Community gathered Monday to show united front for Tahoma

A candlelight vigil offered support to anyone affected by the death of two Tahoma students.

Photos by Kayse Angel

GiveSmart for Hurricane Florence victims

Be cautious of charity scams relating to hurricane assistance.

  • Sep 17, 2018

Kent officials, union seal two-year deal for teachers

School board approves changes to KEA contract; educators get pay raises

Free Parks day arriving Sept. 22

Saturday, Sept. 22, marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Washington State Parks invites the public to visit a state park for free… Continue reading

Project proposals being accepted and more community news

Association seeks volunteers The Alzheimer’s Association is currently looking for local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Enumclaw. These groups provide a place… Continue reading

Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers

Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo

Covington’s first electric car charging station opens

The new car charging station is located at Covington Community Park.

  • Sep 11, 2018
Kent Association of Paraeducators members rally outside the Kent School District Office on Aug. 22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent paraeducators seek support in bid for better pay

Union, school district continue to bargain

Kent Association of Paraeducators members rally outside the Kent School District Office on Aug. 22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Pictured from left to right: Dave Johnson, Parks director, Mark Ratcliff, Recreation manager, Aaron “Gabe” Marienau, lifeguard, Chris Terril, HO Sports, Devin Deyerin, lifeguard, Lucas Adams, lifeguard,- and Karsten Steinmeyer, beach manager. Not pictured: Sierra Clemens. Courtesy photo

Council celebrates lifeguards and more community news

County announces grants for unincorporated projects On Aug. 29 it was announced that $90,000 is available in Community Service Area Program grant funding for a… Continue reading

Pictured from left to right: Dave Johnson, Parks director, Mark Ratcliff, Recreation manager, Aaron “Gabe” Marienau, lifeguard, Chris Terril, HO Sports, Devin Deyerin, lifeguard, Lucas Adams, lifeguard,- and Karsten Steinmeyer, beach manager. Not pictured: Sierra Clemens. Courtesy photo

Body found in house fire

An adult male body was found at a mobile home fire in Covington.

  • Sep 6, 2018