Left to right, Ken Beckman, Aaron Beckman, Grant Beckman, Howard Elliot Neely and Jane Neely Beckman. Howard was the then-93-year-old grandson of Aaron Neely, Sr., who built the house. Photo by Karen Meador

Neely Mansion celebrates its 125th

Make sure to visit the nationally-recognized historical home on June 22.

Students from Lake Wilderness Elementary School show off donated food bags they gave to Backpack Buddies for Kids. The Maple Valley nonprofit gives students with food insecurity meals for the weekend and now for the summer.
                                Photo courtesy of Backpack Buddies for Kids of Maple Valley.

Backpack Buddies extends services to summer

Program provides food and vouchers to families in need

What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?

The Legislature set the goal, but how does the state actually get there?

Community dreams about new downtown Maple Valley

City wonders how to build a downtown with an enriched atmosphere

Submitted photo from King County Council. 
                                Dave Lutes holds the proclamation from the King County Council declaring June 7 as ‘Dave Lutes Day’ with Amy Erickson and Holly Potts with the Kent School District.

He spent over 40 years in education, so the county gave him a day

After 42 years of working in the Kent School District, David Lutes decided to retire

Coving-coving- Convington Chameleon needs a name

City asks residents to help name new ambassador

Comcast honors King County high school students

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards $95,000 in scholarships to Washington students

Submitted photo 
                                Pictured left to right: Karen Martin, Primo Voce instructor and Kent Elementary Music Specialist; Nelli Southwick, Covington Elementary; Sophia Dermody, Sunrise Elementary; Elizabeth Ollom, Martin Sortun Elementary; Dennis Mottern, Covington Elementary; Isabelle Paxton, Sunrise Elementary; Irene Biju, Sherwood Forest Elementary, FWSD; Holly Johnson, Maple Valley homeschool; and Taylor Roy, Lake Youngs Elementary. Not pictured is Latin Wombles,Grass Lake Elementary.

Rainer Youth Choirs’ Primo Voce wins first

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Separate the rotten from the ripe

Community pages can do better to spread information, and not libel

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Logan Kantola, 9, from Tahoma Elementary School, says “All I wear is tie-dye.”
                                Photo courtesy of D’Ann Tedford.

Tie-dye for Pride

Local and Seattle parades foster interest in tie-dye clothing

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I have a vision

Living with Gleigh

 

Opinion
Photo by D’Ann Tedford 
                                Senior Softball Manager and Coach Gene Tuffs holds a softball, a slow pitch bat and a tennis racquet signed by Billie Jean King. Judi Kloss, an assistant coach, handed out basketballs to those along the Maple Valley Days parade route.

Parade catches senior gifts

Wielding bats, balls, gloves and a huge array of enough sports equipment to stock a store, Maple Valley Merchants Plus Continue reading...

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Northwest

Rick Steves to give $1 million yearly to stop climate change

“If we are in the travel business, we are contributing to the destruction of our environment,” he said.

 

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

 

Marketplace

Comcast Uniquely Positioned to Bridge Seattle’s Digital Divide

The City of Seattle Technology Access and Adoption study showed that more Continue reading...

 

Washington customers win as Comcast taps the latest tech

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate – how we connect Continue reading...

 

More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

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