MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter 
                                Lynne Mayer, Summer Meals supervisor for the Kent School District, was recognized as a No Kid Hungry’s 2019 Summer Meals Hero.

A Summer Meals Hero

Kent School District supervisor is one of five people to earn national award

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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Photo courtesy of Leah Grant 
                                Left to right: Jan Stover, Myrna Krieg, Terry Dalry and Janice Train. Not pictured: Diane Clavin.

Local ladies win golf tournament

Twelve golfers participated in the two-day Lake Wilderness Ladies Golf Club Captain’s Cup Tournament. Congratulations to the tournament winners! •Diane Continue reading...

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This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

The fourth week of August is time to reset for the coming fall season in the garden. Garden centers and Continue reading...

Couples tried on costumes for fun selfies at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest.

Pour Covington another

Residents enjoy annual Covington Sausage and Cider Fest

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 16

Reader worries about America’s healthcare system Dear editor, No one who has recently had to receive medical care should have Continue reading...

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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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Northwest
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

 

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

 

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Comcast honors King County high school students

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