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Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

 

Scott Barden stands at the bottom of the massive pit of the landfill’s newly-built eighth section. Work on the new section has been underway for around two years. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Committee proposes amendments to address King County trash dilemma

King County Council to vote on plan.

 

Jennifer Harjehausen poses with her family next to her new nameplate in Covington City Hall on April 11 during her swearing in. Photo by Kayse Angel

Third time’s the charm for new Covington Council member

Jennifer Harjehausen was chosen to fill Position No. 2 on Covington City Council.

 

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Annual Law Enforcement Camp taking high school applications

Students get to experience a tactical firing range and work with forensics, SWAT, communications, and K-9 officers.

  • Apr 15, 2019

Increase in phone scams

The Black Diamond Police said they have seen an increase in telephone scams

  • Apr 13, 2019

Tahoma works to reduce class sizes

Kindergarten to third grade classrooms need to have 15 to 17 students in them

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

School board gains first student representative

Kentridge senior selected to join Kent School District Board of Directors.

Covington council unanimously appointed new member

Jennifer Harjehausen was chosen to fill position No. 2.

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Law enforcement oversight office seeks subpoena power

Organization has been unable to investigate King County Sheriff’s Office.

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Community invited to learn about technology and more community news

Community invited to learn about technology The Tahoma School District invites community members to learn about technology in the classroom. This session’s Engage Tahoma topic… Continue reading

Photos by Kayse Angel

MultiCare urgent care closes this month

The Covington urgent care will be used for specialty care in the future.

Photos by Kayse Angel
The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources/Kari Greer

Western Washington faces elevated wildfire risk in 2019

Humans cause majority of fires in state

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources/Kari Greer

Hobart area resident confirmed to second term on advisory board

The following was submitted by the King County Council: The Metropolitan King County Council gave its unanimous approval to Adrian Medved serving a second term… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2019

Parents file suit against Kent School District, board

Claim mismanagement of school funds, other violations

Flaming Geyser State Park will be one of the parks where people can go to for free during April’s two free park days. Image courtesy

State Parks announces two free days in April | Washington State Parks

The two days are April 20 and April 22.

  • Apr 3, 2019
Flaming Geyser State Park will be one of the parks where people can go to for free during April’s two free park days. Image courtesy
Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Call for peace, unity, understanding

City, county and state leaders show support of Islam community in wake of massacre at New Zealand mosques

Local students welcome to heart screening Wednesday

Hazen High School will be hosting heart screenings for local youth ages 14-24.

  • Apr 1, 2019