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A fire severely damaged a home May 4 in the 25300 block of 236th Court Southeast in Maple Valley. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Fire damages Maple Valley home; firefighters save dog

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reports that a fire severely damaged a home May 4 in the 25300 block of 236th Court Southeast in… Continue reading

A fire severely damaged a home May 4 in the 25300 block of 236th Court Southeast in Maple Valley. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.
A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valle
A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valle
Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

I-1000 passes state Legislature as advocates hope to increase equality

The initiative could allow affirmative action to return to Washington state after 20 years.

Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

Covington City Council accepting citizen award nominations

The city of Covington recognizes two outstanding individuals each year as its Citizen of the Year and Honorary Citizen of the Year. Over the past… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2019

Homelessness may be trending down after seven years

A press release from the annual count showed a reduction in people living without a home.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County airport operators will stop serving ICE flights

Three companies at Boeing Field have indicated they will not service deportation flights.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Stamp out hunger food drive is on May 11

Fill a bag. Feed a family. Saturday, May 11 is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Leave non-perishable food… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019
A pedestrian bridge is being installed on Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge’s south side, which will allow foot traffic to cross the bridge more safely. Some concerns were raised about the project being exempt from the state’s SEPA process — maybe especially because Rock Creek is a salmon-bearing bridge — but erosion control and debris mitigation measures have been set up. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge to gets pedestrian walkway

The walkway will make it safer for people to walk along Roberts Drive. But some have criticized how the project hasn’t gone through a SEPA review.

A pedestrian bridge is being installed on Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge’s south side, which will allow foot traffic to cross the bridge more safely. Some concerns were raised about the project being exempt from the state’s SEPA process — maybe especially because Rock Creek is a salmon-bearing bridge — but erosion control and debris mitigation measures have been set up. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Bear Metal Robotics joins top six in the world

Tahoma High School students compete at second world championship.

Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2019

Winners for Best of Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond

Here are the winners for the Best of Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond! Click here to see which of your favorite restaurants, businesses and… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019
Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.

Modular housing in King County moves ahead

Small, portable housing units are being explored by the county to address homelessness.

Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.
Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hits and misses from Legislature’s 2019 session

New laws target vaccines, sex crimes and daylight savings; losers include sex ed and dwarf tossing bills.

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Lawmakers approve ‘nursing bill’ for mandatory meal and rest breaks

Nurses show up in Olympia to support bill, protest Sen. Walsh’s remarks.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council approves landfill extension

The council voted 5-2 approving the Solid Waste plan, with two councilmembers absent.

Covington receives Tree City USA Award, again

City’s Arbor Day event is April 26

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Apr 23, 2019

King County parks levy headed to August primary ballots

Voters will be asked to decide whether to approve the levy on Aug. 6.