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Firefighters to deliver winter jackets to children in need of them

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The firefighters of Kent Local 1747 and police officers of the Kent… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Maple Valley to hold public hearing about Fire and Life Safety levy

The city of Maple Valley is going to hold a public hearing to consider Council Resolution R-17-1181, the potential declaration of the support of Maple… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2017

Grants help salmon habitat work, programs in Lake Washington-Cedar-Sammamish watershed

The King County Flood Control District has approved more than $2.3 million in Cooperative Watershed Management grant funding to support ongoing chinook salmon recovery efforts… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

There will be a public hearing about recreational marijuana home grows and more community news

Retired Metro van donated to community center The Black Diamond Community Center was the recipient of a surplus Metro Transit Vanpool van. Metropolitan King County… Continue reading

Pat Pepper recall vote set by King County Elections

King County Elections has set a date for Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper’s recall. On Sept. 5, Neighbor to Neighbor — the citizen group responsible… Continue reading

Arizona ‘cold case’ centers on former Enumclaw couple

A “cold case” saga continues to play out, a three-decades-old story of a missing woman and a husband accused of foul play. At the center of the tale are former Enumclaw residents Kevin Dale Jokumsen and Donna Mae (maiden name Douglas) Jokumsen, who married before moving to Arizona.

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 1

Editor’s Note: With the general election five weeks away and ballots soon to be in the hands of voters, the Reporter is publishing a three-part… Continue reading

Pacing Parson comes out of retirement

Don Stevenson, who has walked more than 55,000 miles since 1998 as the Pacing Parson, is planning a 300 mile trip around Auburn to raise $10,000 for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

Department of Justice awards more than $2.5 million to combat opioid epidemic

The following is a press release from the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice is spending $58.8 million nationwide to strengthen drug court programs… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Rail Safety Week reminds us to See Tracks, Think Train

The following is a press release from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Washington Operation Lifesaver (WAOL) is teaming up with Operation Lifesaver, Inc., to… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2017

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

Dunn presents retired Metro Van to Black Diamond Community Center

The following is a press release from the King County Council. In rural King County, where services and communities are often geographically spread out, having… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Two October blood drives scheduled and more community news

Cedar Heights librarian nominated to library board At the Sept. 11 Metropolitan King County Council meeting, Vice Chair Reagan Dunn introduced legislation to appoint Pamela… Continue reading

Painting a new picture on battling addiction

August 25, 2017 - There are many sides to battling addiction, as Angie Keaty and Haley Pendergraft know all too well. There’s the endless fight… Continue reading

Detectives seek good samaritan

Last Thursday, Sept. 14 at around 5 p.m., a 56-year-old Maple Valley man riding a motorcycle was struck by a car in the 15200 block… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Maple Valley Fire respond to mobile home fire

Maple Valley firefighters were called to a house fire in the 21600 block of 220 Avenue Southeast. When firefighters arrived at 11:42 a.m., they found… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Flood Control District aids in purchase of sheriff rescue boat

The following is a press release from King County Flood Control District. As we watch Houston’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey, one of the biggest challenges… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2017

Dunn delivers retired Metro Van to Tahoma School District’s Transition program

The following is a press release from the King County Council. Independence, employment and integrating into a community are important aspects of any young person’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2017

Suspect under the influence of drugs approached by police|Police Blotter

NEIGHBOR DISPUTE • On Aug. 23 officers were contacted by the reporting party regarding a car belonging to her neighbor that was parked in her… Continue reading

There’s a new Falcon joining Kentlake High

Kentlake High School welcomed many new faces when the 2017-2018 school year started. Among those new Falcons was Heidi Maurer. In August 2017, prior to… Continue reading