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Swim beach at Lake Wilderness contaminated

The beach is closed to swimming, other activities, until further notice

  • Jun 28, 2019

State Senate to conduct inquiry into public comments by Mona Das

District 47 senator claimed racism, sexism present at Democratic caucus meetings

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Tensions run high at Renton library over Drag Queen Story Hour

Supporters and protesters traded chants at June 27 event.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford

Historic fire truck brings news of Miners Day event

A 1947 Ford Howard Cooper underwent complete restoration over a period of about three years; it is the original fire truck for the city of… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019
The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford

New art classes to be held in Maple Valley

Tomato Tots camp starts this summer

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

  • Jun 27, 2019
Few attended the June 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting, where the council passed a Transportation Improvement Plan and an amendment to its Capital Improvement Plan, among other items. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond approves transportation improvement plan

The TIP is a wishlist of projects for Black Diamond, Maple Valley

Few attended the June 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting, where the council passed a Transportation Improvement Plan and an amendment to its Capital Improvement Plan, among other items. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Don’t miss out on the fun this summer

Check out this list of community events

Photos by Kayse Angel 
                                Kendri Larin rides to the finish line at the Maple Valley Bike Safety Rodeo and Bike Challenge that took place on June 22 at Lake Wilderness Park.

Racing to the finish line

Police help kids practice bike safety

Photos by Kayse Angel 
                                Kendri Larin rides to the finish line at the Maple Valley Bike Safety Rodeo and Bike Challenge that took place on June 22 at Lake Wilderness Park.
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King County examines gun violence trends

Nearly 77 percent of shooting victims so far this year in county have been people of color.

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Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Fire Authority.

Breaking: Fire in Maple Valley Safeway

Puget Sound Fire is at the scene

Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Fire Authority.
A screenshot of the video posted by Puget Sound Fire, showing crews working on extinguishing the fire that occurred in the Maple Valley Safeway.

Breaking: Fire in Maple Valley Safeway

Puget Sound Fire is at the scene

A screenshot of the video posted by Puget Sound Fire, showing crews working on extinguishing the fire that occurred in the Maple Valley Safeway.

She served for 17 years, and now she is stepping back

Councilmember Margaret Harto withdraws from election

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Report: Fewer refugees settling in U.S. and Washington state

Admissions are on pace to only reach around one-fifth of their limit in 2019.

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Students can train with a pro this summer

Want to train like a pro? Then train with a pro. Strive Skills Training is offering a summer camp starting July 22-26 in Newcastle at… Continue reading

New parking lot to alleviate parking madness

Construction will be throughout the summer at Lake Wilderness

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Maple Valley community member Brett Habenicht received the Golden Maple Leaf Award during the May 28 Special City Council Meeting.

And the Golden Maple Leaf Award goes to…

Local resident and his family go far beyond for their city

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Maple Valley community member Brett Habenicht received the Golden Maple Leaf Award during the May 28 Special City Council Meeting.
A graphic map showing the layout of Summit Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley

Mark your calendars, Summit Park slated to open this July

Parks Department lays out the rules for field uses

A graphic map showing the layout of Summit Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley

Kent kindergarten substitute teacher charged with child molestation

Incident allegedly occurred in elementary school classroom

Community members takes samples at one of the stands at the Maple Valley Farmers Market.

Opening day at the Maple Valley Farmers Market

From farms to bakeries, crafts to music, the Maple Valley Farmers Market was the place to be over the weekend. It had its opening day… Continue reading

Community members takes samples at one of the stands at the Maple Valley Farmers Market.