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King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation

The proposed plan would protect forests, trails, shorelines, and farms.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County leaders want to allocate $180 million to Safeco Field

But once councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

Board members sought|News and Notes

Board members sought The Black Diamond Community Center is looking for new members to join the center’s Board of Directors. The board meets the second… Continue reading

Residential burglary|Police Blotter

FAMILY DISTURBANCE • On May 15 when officers were dispatched to a call, the receiver could hear a verbal argument between a male and female.… Continue reading

Field is set for fall election season

Check out who is running in the area legislative and congressional districts.

Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Photo from lakewildernessgc.com

Meeting at Lake Wilderness Golf Course

The meeting is to discuss potential changes to the golf course and is open to community members.

Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Photo from lakewildernessgc.com
A slide covered Chinook Pass as recently as April 9, which further complicated a Memorial Day weekend opening. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation

Chinook, Cayuse passes won’t open until June

New study verifies financial benefit Rainier holds for gateway communities.

  • May 19, 2018
A slide covered Chinook Pass as recently as April 9, which further complicated a Memorial Day weekend opening. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation

Concert this Saturday at Tahoma and more community news

Concert this Saturday at Tahoma The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is celebrating American composers with a concert at the new performing arts auditorium at… Continue reading

Council awards winners at dinner

More than 220 guests attended and more than $7,500 was raised for the Kent School District.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Can King County win its lawsuit against Big Oil?

Legal experts think past lawsuits against the tobacco industry increase the odds of a favorable outcome.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Kentwood student caught shoplifting|Police Blotter

The following entries are compiled from police reports from the King County Sheriff’s Office: STOLEN LICENSE PLATES • On May 8 it was reported that… Continue reading

Governor and Secretary of State to fund statewide prepaid ballot postage

King County, however, won’t get any of that money.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Three proclamations were made during council meeting

The Maple Valley City Council honored two national recognition weeks and dedicated a day to a local singer.

Photos by Kayse Angel

New city council member to start soon

The new council member will be sworn in on May 14

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond staff seeks cost of living increases after stagnant decade

For the past 10 years, city employees have received one or two 1 percent COLAs, had three dozen furloughed work days, and had hours or positions cut, increasing their workload.

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

Officers arrest 12 people in South Sound drug trafficking raids

Bust includes three Kent men; search of four Kent homes

Local company wins Master Builders Association award and more community news

Memorial Day festivities at Tahoma National Cemetery The Tahoma National Cemetery is hosting an event Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m. to remember and honor… Continue reading

King County adopts prepaid ballot postage

Designed to improve voter turnout, the measure was approved in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman hands the Maple Valley Fred Meyer store manager a framed certificate to thank the Fred Meyer employees for their assistance during an incident at their store. Photo by Kayse Angel

Man goes into cardiac arrest at local Fred Meyer

The man was saved thanks to the fast acting bystanders and employees.

Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman hands the Maple Valley Fred Meyer store manager a framed certificate to thank the Fred Meyer employees for their assistance during an incident at their store. Photo by Kayse Angel

Jenkins Creek Park overgrowth being cleared to restore Oak Prairie

Covington began removing two acres of overgrowth in Jenkins Creek Park in order to restore the Oak Prairie habitat.

  • May 8, 2018