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United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

  • Mar 18, 2019
Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau
An illustration of the temporary onramp that Snoqualmie is asking funding for. Photo pulled from a slideshow made by Snoqualmie
An illustration of the temporary onramp that Snoqualmie is asking funding for. Photo pulled from a slideshow made by Snoqualmie

Police investigating attempted child luring in Maple Valley

The incident with an 11 year old took place around 3:35 p.m. Wednesday near the library.

School board appoints new member

Katrina Montgomery was appointed to fill Bill Clausmeyer’s position.

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Utility bill assistance available Puget Sound Energy assistance is available to customers living in the Black Diamond area. The Black Diamond Community Center and the… Continue reading

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

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State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

  • Mar 13, 2019
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Submitted photo from the Tahoma School District

Tahoma school board approves snow day makeup

The snow days will be made up in various ways, including adding 20 minutes to each school day.

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House passes vaccine bill | WNPA

The bill eliminates the option for parents to opt their children out of vaccination for personal reasons.

  • Mar 11, 2019

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Green River floods may be gone (for now), but they’re not forgotten

King County is looking at ways to increase protection in the Kent valley.

Eastside church sues state on International Women’s Day to overturn abortion coverage

The lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is classified as a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center

A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley

Speed reductions coming to Highway 169

The changes in speed will only affect specific areas of Maple Valley.

A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley

Paige the page: Kentlake student serves role for Sen. Das in Olympia

Paige Williams, 15, a sophomore at Kentlake High School, served as a page in the state Senate during the week of Feb. 25. Sen. Mona… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019
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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

  • Mar 4, 2019
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A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 4, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America
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Two people escape Maple Valley house fire

The fire occurred at around 2 a.m. on March 4

  • Mar 4, 2019
Submitted photo from Puget Sound Regional Fire