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5 purse snatching suspects arrested

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

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                                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

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                                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

Kentlake student assaulted while walking home

The victim was able to fight off the suspect with her backpack

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Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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Art is eye opener for Tahoma student

‘It definitely changed my views for what I was going to do after high school.’

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Possible measles exposure reported in King County

The person who was infected took a Kenmore Air Flight on April 28.

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Community rallies together for Maple Valley fire victim

Cause of the fire is accidental due to a malfunction in the fireplace.

Dawn Wakeley, executive director of teaching and learning, presenting at the Engage Tahoma meeting on April 25. Photo by Kevin Patteson

Tahoma School District makes case for another tech levy

Discussion stems from levy’s failure in February 2018 election.

Dawn Wakeley, executive director of teaching and learning, presenting at the Engage Tahoma meeting on April 25. Photo by Kevin Patteson
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