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A few hardworking Kent School District students preparing to graduate from high school received scholarships from the school board.
                                Photo courtesy of the Kent School District.

Kent School Board awards scholarships

Kentlake and Kentwood students received tuition help

 

Learn about tree health with WSU at the library

Maple Valley residents are invited to a free workshop on forest health and tree problems, hosted by a local Washington State University (WSU) professor. Residents… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

 

Maple Valley toddler dies in possible “murder-suicide”

King County Sheriff investigating two deaths in Maple Valley home

 

House bill paves the way for Lakepointe Property project

Covington mayor says new taxing district will support future roads

Photo courtesy of Building Beyond the Walls 
                                Building Beyond the Walls volunteers building Terry Hildebrand’s ramp alongside his family.

Black Diamond senior given new wheelchair ramp

A 77-year-old Black Diamond resident received a special gift when a Bonney Lake nonprofit helped build a wheelchair ramp at his home. The nonprofit Building… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2019
Photo courtesy of Building Beyond the Walls 
                                Building Beyond the Walls volunteers building Terry Hildebrand’s ramp alongside his family.

Remember Monday is Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this weekend and city halls, offices, schools and other business will be closed. The Kent and Tahoma School Districts will start school… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2019

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?

Depending on factors, traffic and environmental impacts could become better or worse.

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

5 purse snatching suspects arrested

The suspects were taken into custody on May 18 and were found in Maple Valley

Courtesy photos from city of Maple Valley 
                                City Manager Laura Philpot talks to community members, the planning commission and the economic development commission about the future of Maple Valley Town Center during a special meeting on May 6.

Maple Valley community discusses wishes for Town Center

The city hosted a joint meeting to talk about the future of the Legacy Site

Courtesy photos from city of Maple Valley 
                                City Manager Laura Philpot talks to community members, the planning commission and the economic development commission about the future of Maple Valley Town Center during a special meeting on May 6.

Here’s who’s running for office in Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond

Candidates filed for local city roles and school district in King County

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                                A rendering of the CVS Pharmacy that is coming to Maple Valley.

CVS slated to build in Maple Valley

A CVS Pharmacy is being constructed in Maple Valley on the corner of Witte Road and State Route 169. According to Maple Valley Associate Planner… Continue reading

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                                A rendering of the CVS Pharmacy that is coming to Maple Valley.

Maple Valley veteran joins national 3M lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges 3M sold faulty earplugs to the U.S. government between 2003 and 2015

New art gallery opens at Lake Wilderness

Local artists ready to show off their creations

Austin Barrie, 17, has been missing from his home since March 10.

Maple Valley teen missing since March

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children looking for Austin Barrie

  • May 16, 2019
Austin Barrie, 17, has been missing from his home since March 10.
From King County Sheriff’s Office

Kentlake student assaulted while walking home

A sketch of a suspect involved in a assault against a Kentlak High School student was released by the King County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday,… Continue reading

From King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Maple Valley City Council votes on stadium light hours at new ball field

Neighboring residents express concerns over bright lights, noise