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Covington backs RFA’s proposed tax restoration

Proposition 1 would increase RFA’s tax rate to original amount

City staff and council members cut the ribbon during the Summit Park ribbon cutting on July 18. Photo by Kayse Angel

Let’s play ball!

Summit Park is officially open

City staff and council members cut the ribbon during the Summit Park ribbon cutting on July 18. Photo by Kayse Angel

School supplies needed for local kids

The Maple Valley Food Bank will be hosting its annual School Supply Drive. Registration for the school supply program starts July 16 and ends on… Continue reading

Tahoma School Board candidates ready to race

Part three in The Reporter’s candidate questionnaire series

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Musician Dick Foley.

Left behind but not forgotten — county buries indigent remains

Funeral for those left with the medical examiner held in Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Musician Dick Foley.
Hazel Erickson completes the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority’s obstacle course at Maple Valley Kids’ Fest on July 13.

Maple Valley Kids’ Fest was fun for all ages

The sun was bright and the fun was endless. The 2019 Maple Valley Kids’ Festival took place at Lake Wilderness Park on July 13. Kids… Continue reading

Hazel Erickson completes the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority’s obstacle course at Maple Valley Kids’ Fest on July 13.
VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

WA’s new voting system concerns county elections officials

VoteWA has run into some problems in recent months as the Aug. 6 primary election draws closer.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

‘Feedback loops’ of methane, CO2 echo environmental problem beyond Washington

University of Washington among researchers of climate change’s effects in global temperatures.

Maple Valley candidates vie for votes

Continuing The Reporter’s series of candidates questionnaires

Get freaky – Art Commission seeks actors

The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council is working on a new project, a play titled “Woodstock Chrysalis.” There is an open call to audition for… Continue reading

Lydia Extein considers her cakes and other confections edible art. She is the owner of “Lydia’s Cakes and Confections” which will open its first storefront in Maple Valley this fall.
                                Photo courtesy of Lydia’s Cakes and Confections.

Accountant turned baker sees cake as “art”

“Lydia’s Cake Shop” preparing to open this fall

Lydia Extein considers her cakes and other confections edible art. She is the owner of “Lydia’s Cakes and Confections” which will open its first storefront in Maple Valley this fall.
                                Photo courtesy of Lydia’s Cakes and Confections.
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King County could loan 4Culture $20 million

The loan would be repaid by the organization and used to help serve marginalized communities.

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Early wake-up call: Twin quakes under Monroe rattle region

Thousands of people felt them. They were magnitude 4.6 and 3.5 and hit minutes apart.

  • Jul 12, 2019
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King County Sheriff’s Office has been giving ICE unredacted information

Both the office and jail have supplied the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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Tanya Amador in Nicaragua (right, back). Submitted photo

Maple Valley residents navigate the crisis in Nicaragua

Corner of Love nonprofit hopes to give Nicaraguans rights, democracy

Tanya Amador in Nicaragua (right, back). Submitted photo
A map highlighting the areas affected by a development moratorium the Maple City Council passed during the Monday, July 8, regular meeting.
                                Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley.

Maple Valley hits pause on development near Legacy Site

City says a six-month moratorium will help it plan for downtown

A map highlighting the areas affected by a development moratorium the Maple City Council passed during the Monday, July 8, regular meeting.
                                Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley.
Rosalie Fish made a bold statement when she ran the Class 1B state meet at Eastern Washington with a painted, red handprint over her mouth.

Cowlitz Tribe activist to speak at Rotary meeting

Rosalie Fish will discuss unjust treatment against Native American women

  • Jul 10, 2019
Rosalie Fish made a bold statement when she ran the Class 1B state meet at Eastern Washington with a painted, red handprint over her mouth.

Black Diamond under burn ban

Mountain View Fire has an annual burn ban for “yard vegetation open burning” every year, typically lasting July to Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2. All… Continue reading

Pete, with his companion Nina, served as “the foundation” of the zoo’s gorilla program when he first arrived in Seattle in 1969. Photo courtesy of Dennis Dow / Woodland Park Zoo

Prop 1 would fund parks, zoos and open spaces

King County voters could approve the renewal and increase of the levy on the August ballot.

Pete, with his companion Nina, served as “the foundation” of the zoo’s gorilla program when he first arrived in Seattle in 1969. Photo courtesy of Dennis Dow / Woodland Park Zoo