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Largest salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry

Nationally, 2017 had more Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry than ever recorded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Feb 20, 2018
Screenshot of a post from Highline College Facebook page at 9:25 a.m. Feb. 16, 2018.

Highline College on lockdown; gunfire reported | UPDATE: No shots fired

Highline College has been placed on lockdown Friday morning following reports of gunfire on campus.

Screenshot of a post from Highline College Facebook page at 9:25 a.m. Feb. 16, 2018.

Police determine no shots fired at Highline College | UPDATE

Des Moines Police issue media release

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State Patrol now ticketing for E-DUIs; insurance premiums may be affected

When the law was passed last year, WSP was just giving warnings. Now, drivers will be pulled over and ticketed with an E-DUI for using electronics behind the wheel.

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Now accepting applications for Rampathon and more community news

Neighborhoods receive area grants Community Service Area grants were announced Feb. 7 by the Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn. The Greater Maple… Continue reading

A voter drops of their ballot at a drop off box in Maple Valley for the November 2017 election. File photo by Kayse Angel

Early results are in, a number of levies failing while recall is passing

It was that time again to count the thousands of ballots that were returned Tuesday for the February Special Election. The first numbers showed two… Continue reading

A voter drops of their ballot at a drop off box in Maple Valley for the November 2017 election. File photo by Kayse Angel
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Detectives seeking witnesses to an injury hit and run collision

At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 8, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to a report of a collision which involved a vehicle that had… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018
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Maple Valley area neighborhoods receive King County Community Service Area Grants

King County Community Service Area grants for District 9 were announced today by Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn.

  • Feb 10, 2018
Students from Tahoma High School’s “We the People” team join Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, and Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, on Feb. 7, 2018 in the Washington State Capitol building shortly after the Senate approved a resolution honoring the team.

Senate honors Tahoma High’s ‘We the People’ team

The Washington State Senate today honored Tahoma High School’s “We the People” team.

  • Feb 9, 2018
Students from Tahoma High School’s “We the People” team join Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, and Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, on Feb. 7, 2018 in the Washington State Capitol building shortly after the Senate approved a resolution honoring the team.

Committee fails to file PDC forms on time

A local committee supporting the proposed Tahoma levies is behind on filing necessary finance reports.

Maple Valley residents nominated for awards show and more community news

Covington’s call for artists The city of Covington along with the Covington Arts Commission are accepting submissions from local and regional artists to exhibit their… Continue reading

King County, Seattle Foundation partner with 27 nonprofits

New partnerships funded by King County and Seattle Foundation will help address the startling racial inequities in the region.

  • Feb 6, 2018

Enumclaw School District hoping voters will choose to extend levies

Ballots were received throughout area school districts last week and voters have until Feb. 13 to determine if they will continue their support of local… Continue reading

Developer Oakpointe, the city of Black Diamond and individual defendants Pat Pepper, Brian Weber and Erika Morgan agreed to a settlement that halts the Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit Oakpointe filed against the city.

Judge finds OPMA violations; parties settle lawsuit

A King County judge found Councilwoman Pat Pepper and former council members Brian Weber and Erika Morgan violated the state’s Open Public Meetings Act. The defendants settled the lawsuit last week.

Developer Oakpointe, the city of Black Diamond and individual defendants Pat Pepper, Brian Weber and Erika Morgan agreed to a settlement that halts the Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit Oakpointe filed against the city.

Black Diamond police offer boating class and more community news

Black Diamond police offer boating class On Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Black Diamond Police Department will be hosting a… Continue reading

A concept plan for the new Town Center that will be built in Covington. Submitted photo

Covington gets state funding for projects

The city of Covington received a total of $1.4 million in state funding on Jan. 19 for two projects that have been in the works.

A concept plan for the new Town Center that will be built in Covington. Submitted photo
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House approves Hargrove bill to ease restrictions on microbreweries and wineries at farmers markets

The following is a press release from Washington State House Republicans Communications. In a 78-17 vote Monday, the House passed a bill sponsored by Rep.… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018
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Council approves creation of Immigrant and Refugee Commission

The following is a press release from King County. In 2016, the Metropolitan King County Council accepted the recommendations of King County’s Immigrant and Refugee… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Bill that would reduce car tab rates passes the state House

Transit advocates fear the bill will cut funding for key projects

Senate Labor and Commerce Committee members Senators Karen Keiser, D-Kent, Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, and Patty Kuderer. Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Workplace bullying and sexual harassment bills go before lawmakers

Proposals before the state Legislature would grant new protections from sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. The bills come after national reports about Hollywood… Continue reading

Senate Labor and Commerce Committee members Senators Karen Keiser, D-Kent, Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, and Patty Kuderer. Photo by Taylor McAvoy