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Body found in house fire

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

  • Sep 6, 2018

Summit Park update

Construction to the park is expected to continue until May 2019.

  • Sep 4, 2018

UPDATE: Tahoma School Board approves contract

In a 5-0 vote, the board approved to a three-year contract with the Tahoma Education Association.

Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras were seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District, teachers reach contract agreement | UPDATE

Educators to get 10 percent pay raise this year, 4.5 percent the next; deal averts possible strike; classes begin Thursday

Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras were seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

No teacher strikes for Tahoma

The Tahoma Education Association has agreed to ratify a 14.5 wage increase for teachers.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ kickoff event and more community news

‘Fantastic Beasts’ kickoff event The King County Library System will hold a kickoff event Sept. 1 to celebrate the fall season and a new program… Continue reading

Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras are seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

Deal, if the union approves by vote Wednesday, would avoid possible strike; classes begin Thursday

Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras are seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

After 20 years, local film hits the big screen

A Buckley resident created a movie in 1998 and the movie is just now coming out in select theaters.

Reaching out: Maple Valley creates YouTube channel

The city created a YouTube channel to better connect with its citizens.

Area firefighters were on the scene, beating back a growing brush near Highway 18 on Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Fire crews have left the scene of Highway 18 brush fire

As of 11 a.m. this morning, the fire was completely extinguished.

Area firefighters were on the scene, beating back a growing brush near Highway 18 on Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Covington seeks artists and more community news

Ladies Golf Club tournament results Thirteen golfers participated in the two day Lake Wilderness Ladies Club Captain’s Cup Tournament. Diane Clavin was crowned Captain’s Cup… Continue reading

No progress reported in teachers’ fight for better salaries

Paraeducators to rally today, Aug. 22, outside of the Kent District Office at 6 p.m.

This map shows the area where the brush fire was burning near the Southeast 256th Street exit on state Route 18. Map courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

UPDATE | Crews are still fighting Highway 18 brush fire

As of Monday evening, the fire was 60 percent contained.

This map shows the area where the brush fire was burning near the Southeast 256th Street exit on state Route 18. Map courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority
Courtesy photo Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

1900s Maple Valley home burns in early morning fire

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire around 2:30 a.m. this morning at a more than 100 year old home in Maple Valley.… Continue reading

Courtesy photo Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles

Policy shift comes as part of a settlement in response to a 2017 lawsuit

Wildfire smoke fills the sky Aug. 15 while temperatures remain in the high 80s to low 90s. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Air quality alert for Puget Sound region due to wildfire smoke

Poor air quality is expected through Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • Aug 20, 2018
Wildfire smoke fills the sky Aug. 15 while temperatures remain in the high 80s to low 90s. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Robert Morrison enters guilty plea to all charges

The former martial arts studio owner remains in custody. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Photos courtesy the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Crews work to extinguish brush fire near Covington

The fire was first reported Sunday around 4 p.m. and is currently 10-12 acres in size.

Photos courtesy the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Selective thinning at King County’s Black Diamond Open Space

Crowded former timber plantation forestland now managed by King County Parks for recreational use and fish and wildlife habitat is about to get some much-needed work to improve forest health.

  • Aug 18, 2018

Bonney Lake family raises awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest dangers

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.