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Santa is coming to town and more community news

Santa is coming to town The Black Diamond Community Center will be hosting its holiday celebration on Friday, Dec. 7. Caroling, hot chocolate and cookies… Continue reading

I-1639: Gun store owners concerned

Two local gun store owners discuss concerns about Initiative 1639

Keeping the Faith, grabbing the spotlight

Fiery and determined, Faith Young said she’s a lot like Annie, the orphan girl of musical stage. “Like Annie, I never give up and like… Continue reading

A new public health campaign launched this week by the FNHA is aimed at delaying cannabis use and reducing the harms for young people, as well as expectant and breastfeeding mothers. (Submitted)

First Nations Health Authority launches campaign on cannabis use

Ad messages focused on harm reduction for youth and women who are breastfeeding or pregnant

  • Nov 28, 2018
A new public health campaign launched this week by the FNHA is aimed at delaying cannabis use and reducing the harms for young people, as well as expectant and breastfeeding mothers. (Submitted)
The new Dick’s Drive-In off Pacific Highway South in Kent stands shrouded in the Tuesday morning fog as construction nears full completion before its Dec. 12 grand opening. REPORTER PHOTO

New Dick’s Drive-In on Kent’s West Hill to officially open Dec. 12

Popular burger joint plans grand opening, ribbon cutting

The new Dick’s Drive-In off Pacific Highway South in Kent stands shrouded in the Tuesday morning fog as construction nears full completion before its Dec. 12 grand opening. REPORTER PHOTO

Covington house fire

All four residents and their dog made it out safely.

  • Nov 27, 2018

Sound Transit Link light rail ridership up 6.9 percent in third quarter

More than 6.6 million riders in the quarter

King County Sheriff’s Office still investigating double shooting

Two men injured in Nov. 7 shootout; no arrests yet

KCLS Foundation awarded $80,000 Boeing Grant|King County Library System

The grant is for KCLS to expand it’s STEM education program.

  • Nov 22, 2018

Kentlake grad graduates military training and more community news

Free ice skating on appreciation day For the third year in a row, the Bellevue Downtown Association and the King County Library System is offering… Continue reading

State Senate leaders say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate committee to move forward with investigation into rape allegation against Fain

But some question whether to proceed with probe in wake of the senator losing his reelection bid

State Senate leaders say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Enumclaw’s Nelson honored as state Superintendent of the Year

The district’s Board of Directors was also given the honor of being named the 2018 Board of Distinction.

KCLS honored with top national ratings|King County Library System

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Services announced on Oct. 30 the results of its 11th annual review of U.S public libraries.

  • Nov 16, 2018

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

Community dinner Sunday and more community news

Community dinner Sunday The Black Diamond-Maple Valley Kiwanis Club and the Black Diamond Elementary PTA are hosting the 10th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11… Continue reading

Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Proposed asphalt plant could become real

Lakeside Industries submitted its application to King County last week to move its Covington asphalt plant to Unincorporated Maple Valley.

Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries
Photos by Kayse Angel

Veterans Day — a groundbreaking kind of day

The city of Maple Valley had a groundbreaking ceremony for the Greater Maple Valley Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Photos by Kayse Angel
Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS

Fain concedes election to Das in race for state Senate seat | UPDATE

Auburn Republican falls 548 votes behind the Democratic challenger from Covington in latest count

Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS

Barn fire kills seven horses|Puget Sound Fire

The fire was reported at 7:39 a.m. this morning, Nov. 12.

  • Nov 12, 2018