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UPDATE | Sheriff’s Office responds to reports of a shooting in Covington

Deputies have arrested the shooter after he sought care for an injury

Fire Chief Jim Schneider remembers a four-decade career of service

Time is a moving thing, and time has brought to an end a four-decade fire-service career for Jim Schneider. The 68-year-old Puget Sound Regional Fire… Continue reading

Vice Chair Reagan Dunn introduced legislation to the Metropolitan King County Council

Maple Valley resident appointed to commission On Aug. 23 Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn introduced legislation to the Metropolitan King County Council to appoint Shontrana… Continue reading

Reichert announces he will not run in 2018

Seven-term Congressman to step away, devote more time to family

Money stolen from Covington Home Depot|Police Blotter

LARCENY • On Aug. 16 officers responded to the Covington Home Depot to reports that two unidentified subjects had stolen $1,000 worth of DeWalt power… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

King County Sheriff’s Office seeks this suspect who allegedly robbed a KeyBank in Maple Valley |View Video

The crime occurred Aug. 25 at about 5 p.m. There appeared to be no accomplices.

Woman robs bank in Maple Valley

On Friday, Aug. 25 at about 5 p.m., a female suspect entered Key Bank, located in the 23900 BLK of 225th Way SE. The suspect… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Free, weekly 5Ks coming soon along the Cedar River

A second trial run is scheduled for Sept. 9

Budget woes: Kent School District addresses deficit to balance finances

While the Kent School District ends the fiscal year with a nearly $7 million negative balance, officials are working to make sure that doesn’t happen… Continue reading

Kent School District, teachers reach contract agreement as new school year begins

The Kent Education Association (KEA), the union which represents teachers in the Kent School District, approved a two-year contract on Tuesday, just in time for… Continue reading

Black Diamond council hires lawyer to investigate mayor

After spending nine months playing defense against an Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit, the Black Diamond City Council majority is looking to go on the… Continue reading

Covington passes $100 fee for DUIs

Getting a DUI will get someone into a lot of trouble and can cost them a lot of money. Now, in Covington it’s going to… Continue reading

Home burglarized while owners on vacation|Police Blotter

BURGLARY • On Aug. 10 officers responded to reports of a home being burglarized while the homeowners were on vacation. • On Aug. 14 a… Continue reading

Black Diamond Labor Days this weekend

Black Diamond organizers are gearing up for the 102nd year of the city’s Labor Days celebration. The three-day festival, carrying the theme “Experience A New… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Harvey pushes gas prices up

The following is a press release by GasBuddy. Gasoline prices are expected to rise across wide portions of the United States as Hurricane Harvey shuts… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2017

Brush fire south of Tahoma High School

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety on scene of blaze.

Attorney Bob Ferguson proposes update to Public Records Act

The following is a press release by the Washington State Office of Attorney General. Attorney General Bob Ferguson, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, filed a proposed… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2017

Groundbreaking ceremony for phase 2 of Covington Community Park

The following is a press release from the Covington Communications manager. The city of Covington conducted its ground breaking ceremony for Phase 2 of Covington… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2017

Volunteer firefighter resigns following social media comments inquiry

Fire chief suspends man over allegations of racists statements, resigns the next day

September trial date set for martial arts studio owner

Before the September court date, an omnibus hearing is scheduled for Aug. 25