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Kentlake High math instructor Michael Angelidis is the Kent School District’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Kentlake High math instructor Michael Angelidis is the Kent School District’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Gov. Inslee signing the bill on March 15. Submitted photo

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Bill

The Maple Valley City Council and City Manager, Laura Philpot, traveled to Olympia on March 15 for an exciting moment. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018
Gov. Inslee signing the bill on March 15. Submitted photo

Tahoma’s Rob Morrow set to retire at end of school year

After 37 years with Tahoma, the superintendent will step down from his post

Covington teen serves as page and more community news

Covington teen serves as page Payton Arnett, an eighth grader at Buena Vista SDA School, spent a week as a page for Sen. Joe Fain,… Continue reading

Boeing held an event to celebrate the production of the 10,000th 737 jetliner. The Southwest airplane was displayed at the Renton plant on March 13. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Celebrating the 10,000th 737

Boeing reached a significant milestone — it produced its 10,000th 737 jetliner. Hundreds of Boeing employees gathered at the 737 plant in Renton on the… Continue reading

Boeing held an event to celebrate the production of the 10,000th 737 jetliner. The Southwest airplane was displayed at the Renton plant on March 13. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Covington council will discuss Jenkins Creek completion date

The plans for Jenkins Park are moving along and will be further discussed at the March 27 council meeting.

Mobile home fire in Kent

The mobile home was completely destroyed by the fire.

  • Mar 12, 2018

Maple Valley nearing the threshold to maintain SR 169

They are in the process of changing the population threshold from 25,000 to 35,000.

Chris Wisnoski was sworn into his council seat after the Black Diamond City Council unanimously appointed him March 1. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond swears in new council member

Chris Wisnoski was nominated and confirmed unanimously to the Position No. 5 council seat.

Chris Wisnoski was sworn into his council seat after the Black Diamond City Council unanimously appointed him March 1. Photo by Ray Still

Save the date for a beach bash and more community news

Save the date for a beach bash The Maple Valley City Council invites the public to join them at The Beach House Bash at 2… Continue reading

Low income priority hire program moving forward

This provides family-wage jobs for economically distressed areas.

  • Mar 6, 2018
A homeowner near where the plane crashed was able to point first responders in the right direction. Submitted photo

Private plane crashed outside of Enumclaw

Several fire departments responded to the incident, including Maple Valley Fire and Black Diamond Fire.

  • Mar 5, 2018
A homeowner near where the plane crashed was able to point first responders in the right direction. Submitted photo

Serial Arson Suspect Arrested

An adult male has been arrested following a string of arson fires in the downtown Kent area.

  • Mar 2, 2018
Some Enumclaw High School students will be able to move out of portables and into their new learning space much earlier than expected. Photo by Kevin Hanson

School project finishing ahead of schedule

New classrooms, science labs, an expanded commons, library and career center will be open by October, a couple of months faster than originally expected.

Some Enumclaw High School students will be able to move out of portables and into their new learning space much earlier than expected. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Voters approve both Kent School District levies

King County Elections: final tallies close; tech, capital levy prevails by 10 votes

Volunteers needed at community center and more community news

Volunteers needed at community center The Black Diamond Community Center is looking for volunteers to help during the senior lunch program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.… Continue reading

What’s next for the Tahoma levies

The Tahoma School district decided to run only one of the three proposed levies for the upcoming April election.

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection will be in Kent-Covington

Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Kent-Covington area March 9-11.

  • Feb 27, 2018

Finance director receives certificate and more community news

Finance director receives certificate During the Feb. 12 Maple Valley City Council meeting, city manager Laura Philpot received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in… Continue reading

Black Diamond supports recall as OPMA lawsuit comes to an end

Councilwoman Pat Pepper will most likely be recalled as soon as the February special election is certified Friday, Feb. 23.