From Tahoma High to Peru – Local athlete shines in swimming

Abbey Nardella will represent the U.S. in the Parapan American Games

The Facebook post that cried wolf

Local police are learning how to handle neighborhood watch groups on social media

Photos by Danielle Chastaine. 
                                 Students in the Barbells and Badges summer camp at Cedar Heights Middle School compete on team firefighter or team police on Friday, Aug. 9. Photo courtesy of the Covington Police Department.

Building relationships, one barbell at a time

Covington Police Chief helps students grow confidence through strength training

Photos by Haley Ausbun.
                                 Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

No age cap to fly

On Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday Aug. 12 seniors from Burien, Mercer Island and Issaquah with interest or experience in… Continue reading

A string of stolen shrubbery leaves Maple Valley wondering

The city is asking residents for help to find stolen trees, bushes and plants

An announcement for our long-time readers

Dear readers, The Reporter has proudly covered the communities of Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond since 2005. We appreciate… Continue reading

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A Maple Valley home was damaged by a deck fire, but a dog was saved thanks to the quick action of local firefighters.
                                Photos provided by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Maple Valley dog grateful to be saved from deck fire

A Maple Valley home was damaged after a fire broke out on the deck, but thanks to a quick neighbor… Continue reading

Where to place the blame for mass shootings

Who do you blame for the mass killings in Dayton and El Paso? If you’re a Democrat, you blame the Continue reading...

It’s a transition, not an ending

I don’t remember a time in my journalism career when the industry was stable and calm. Journalism is naturally fast-paced Continue reading...

Don’t forget to water your oasis

The third week of August is when water worries really start to flood the list of gardening chores. The secret Continue reading...

VoteWA didn’t disappoint, voters did

How can we get more voters to the primaries?

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News

Training for rescues

Local firefighters aren’t just sitting and waiting for emergencies, they spend between time training for the worst case scenario. Kent… Continue reading

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Photos by Haley Ausbun. The BackYardFarm, a local couple trying to help folks with small yards build their own farm, hosted an event July 27, where guests could meet the animals, feed the goats and eat food sourced from their own back yard.

Rentonites can have a farm, e-i-e-i-o

Urban farmers want to teach their neighbors how to be sustainable

 

 

Opinion

Where to place the blame for mass shootings

Who do you blame for the mass killings in Dayton and El Paso? If you’re a Democrat, you blame the Continue reading...

 

Northwest
Renton Police Officer Tanuj Soni has been charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and abuse of office. Photo courtesy of City of Renton

Court documents reveal details of alleged assault by a Renton police officer

Deputy Chief says RPD is performing an internal investigation

 

Marketplace

Mary’s Place computer literacy workshops help families build confidence

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Comcast honors King County high school students

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