News

Washington Department of Licensing takes steps to comply with Real ID Act

Enhanced license required for domestic flights in 2020

  • Jun 16, 2018

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

Summer games coming July 7 and more community news

Summer games coming July 7 Natalie Reynolds from Maple Valley along with performers from 25 states and Canada will perform with the Seattle Cascades in… Continue reading

MV Fire, Puget Sound Fire agree to merger

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety agreed to a 20-year contract to join services with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

Kent School District announces 2017-2018 Employees of the Year

“These eleven Team KSD members go above and beyond serving our students and community with excellence and equity at the core of their work,” the district said in a press release.

  • Jun 13, 2018

Deputies arrest Kentwood student for social media threat

Deputies took the student into custody on June 4 at Kentwood and booked him into the Youth Services Center in Seattle.

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

Introducing Primarily Washington, a new education resource

A new gateway for Washington students to discover and learn from primary sources documenting Washington history is now live.

  • Jun 9, 2018

Kentlake graduate serves with Navy and more community news

Kentlake graduate serves with Navy Petty Officer Third Class Breanna Arroyos, a 2012 Kentlake graduate, currently serves with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron. She… Continue reading

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.

Submitted photo

Chimney fire in Covington

Three people are displaced from their home because of a fire that started in their chimney.

  • Jun 4, 2018
Submitted photo

Pet license education campaign underway

RASKC will be visiting partner cities on weekends to educate residents about the benefits of pet licensing.

  • Jun 2, 2018

New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

The spike in the unsheltered population in the 2018 count is driven primarily by an increase of people living in cars, RVs, or vans.

Maple Valley looking for arts commissioners and more community news

Wastemobile coming to Covington area The household hazardous waste collection service known as Wastemobile is coming to the Covington-Kent area June 8-10. The collection will… Continue reading

Tony Giurado. Submitted photo from the Tahoma School District.

School board selects new superintendent

The new superintendent will start his time at the Tahoma School District this summer.

Tony Giurado. Submitted photo from the Tahoma School District.
Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County wins sex ed funding case

Officials are “ecstatic” that the court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to withhold research funds.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the guest speaker, addresses the gathering at Tahoma National Cemetery on Monday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Remembering the fallen, honoring those who serve in harm’s way

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to military men and women of today and yesterday at Tahoma National Cemetery

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the guest speaker, addresses the gathering at Tahoma National Cemetery on Monday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Pacific Coast Coal Company geologist Mike Conaboy shows off a small seam of coal on the surface close to Pit 2, where the company will be mining coal. Photo by Ray Still

Plans to open King County coal mine later this year move forward

The Department of the Interior has granted a permit to resume mining at the Black Diamond location.

Pacific Coast Coal Company geologist Mike Conaboy shows off a small seam of coal on the surface close to Pit 2, where the company will be mining coal. Photo by Ray Still