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Tips on how to avoid “Grandparent Scam”

The Maple Valley Police Department has compiled tips for avoiding a phone scam called the “Grandparent Scam.”

  • Nov 10, 2018

Friday evening results from the November General Election

Currently 19,000 ballots remain to be counted. Counting will resume Monday, Nov. 12.

State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate committee approves hiring investigator to look into rape allegation against Fain

Seattle woman claims state Senator from Auburn sexually assaulted her in 2007

State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Sexual assault resource centers report high call volumes

Since the #metoo movement has gathered steam over the last year, local and national sexual assault resource hotlines have seen a large increase in calls and services.

Landfill cleanup set to begin and more community news

Film of coverage showing Nov. 10 Beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Maple Valley is hosting… Continue reading

A map of the Covington Connector project. Submitted photo from Bob Lindskov

Covington Connector is underway

The Covington Connector project will be completed in two phases. Construction is estimated to begin in summer 2019.

A map of the Covington Connector project. Submitted photo from Bob Lindskov

Proposed sales tax currently failing

52.4 percent of ballots counted have voted no on the city of Covington’s Proposition No. 1.

Callan and Ramos lead Legislative District 5 races

Results are preliminary and could change as additional ballots are counted

  • Nov 7, 2018
Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS

Early returns: Fain, Das waging a tight battle for 47th District State Senate seat

Sullivan leading, Hargrove trailing in state representative races

Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS
This map shows how many people in King County were insured before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into affect and after it did. Photo from King County website.

Most of Maple Valley is covered

About 98 percent of Maple Valley residents have health insurance.

This map shows how many people in King County were insured before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into affect and after it did. Photo from King County website.
The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington rejects carbon fee

I-1631 campaign organizers say they will continue pushing for a cleaner future.

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Schrier leads Rossi in hotly-contested 8th Congressional District

Candidates compete for seat vacated by Republican Dave Reichert

Murray, Democrats make final push for Schrier in Auburn visit

Veteran senator joins 8th Congressional candidate as they thank volunteers, greet voters on the eve of general election

Driver loses control of car, crashes into townhouse

No one was hurt after a a driver of a small sedan lost control and struck the side of a townhome in Kent.

  • Nov 5, 2018

Ladies night benefits Maple Valley Food Bank and more community news

Ladies night benefits Maple Valley Food Bank Johnson Home & Garden will be hosting its fourth annual Ladies Night Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to a… Continue reading

Image courtesy Enumclaw School District
                                Greg Daulton, lead pastor at Mount Rainier Christian Center, led Kione Gill’s memorial service Sept 17. The service was recorded, and the Enumclaw School District has produced a video with clips from the service to promote the upcoming suicide prevention event.

A community conversation about suicide

The Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Enumclaw School District are hosting a panel of local mental health professionals and advocates to talk about suicide prevention on Nov. 14.

Image courtesy Enumclaw School District
                                Greg Daulton, lead pastor at Mount Rainier Christian Center, led Kione Gill’s memorial service Sept 17. The service was recorded, and the Enumclaw School District has produced a video with clips from the service to promote the upcoming suicide prevention event.

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

Courtesy photos from Maple Valley Mayor Sean Kelly

Two honorary street signs to be named after two important people

City Council made two proclamations on Oct.22 to name two honorary signs after two men who have influenced Maple Valley in more ways than one.

  • Oct 31, 2018
Courtesy photos from Maple Valley Mayor Sean Kelly

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

Robert Morrison addresses the court Thursday during his sentencing hearing. Photo by Kayse Angel

Morrison sentenced to 5 years in prison

Former martial arts teacher pleaded guilty to child rape, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Robert Morrison addresses the court Thursday during his sentencing hearing. Photo by Kayse Angel