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                                The Foley’s Produce Stand was established in 2005 and has been serving the community off Highway 169 since then.

Community rallies together for Foley’s Produce

Residents donate to stand after robbery

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                                The Foley’s Produce Stand was established in 2005 and has been serving the community off Highway 169 since then.
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                                A screenshot of a petition on Change.org calling for the City of Maple Valley to “stop deforestation.” The petition has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures, despite the mayor saying there is no deforestation happening in the city at all.

Maple Valley multi-use sparks petition to “save trees”

Petition to Mayor Sean P. Kelly gains over 900 signatures for “non-issue”

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                                A screenshot of a petition on Change.org calling for the City of Maple Valley to “stop deforestation.” The petition has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures, despite the mayor saying there is no deforestation happening in the city at all.

What’s happening during Maple Valley Days

Local event includes vendors, parades, fundraisers and more

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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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Courtesy of the Landed website.

Housing for Renton, Kent educators just became more accessible

Doug Baldwin helps district partner with Landed

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                                Kentwood student Monica Riestro-Carrillo speaks during the 2019 Kentwood Constitution Convention on May 28.

Students take charge of their school government

Biennial ASB event teaches high schoolers about democracy

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                                Kentwood student Monica Riestro-Carrillo speaks during the 2019 Kentwood Constitution Convention on May 28.

DSHS Mobile Service Office is coming to Maple Valley

In need of cash assistance, food assistance, medical assistance or Medicare Savings Program? The Washington State Department of Social and Health Service (DSHS) is sending… Continue reading

Future of major roadway discussed at open house

State Route 169 is a vital north-south commuter and commercial route in the Puget Sound region, which is why local and state leaders are hosting… Continue reading

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                                Brad Belcher’s grandson, Adrian Culberson, tests out one of the bikes donated to the Bicycle Rescue for Youth.

Nonprofit starts kids’ summer right with new bicycles

Bicycle Rescue for Youth helps families in need provide for children

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                                Brad Belcher’s grandson, Adrian Culberson, tests out one of the bikes donated to the Bicycle Rescue for Youth.
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                                Grave stones with flags and flowers at the Tahoma National Cemetery on May 27.

Community remembers the fallen

Memorial Day event hosted at Tahoma National Cemetery

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                                Grave stones with flags and flowers at the Tahoma National Cemetery on May 27.

Red Cross is offering free fire alarms

Need a new smoke alarm? Then it is time to contact your local American Red Cross office. Because of donors and volunteers, the Red Cross… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019
A file photo of a black bear

A bear was spotted at Cedar River Elementary

And no, it wasn’t a Tahoma Bear.

A file photo of a black bear
Screenshot of the GoFundMe page

GoFundMe created for mother who lost her son in a suspected murder-suicide

The Maple Valley community is stepping up for a mother who lost her toddler to a tragic crime. In the early hours of May 24,… Continue reading

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                                Community members talking about why technology is important is in the Tahoma School District during an Engage Tahoma meeting.

Tahoma Schools community members want residents to vote for tech

Parents, residents and leaders discuss how to reach levy voters

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                                Community members talking about why technology is important is in the Tahoma School District during an Engage Tahoma meeting.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.

A few hardworking Kent School District students preparing to graduate from high school received scholarships from the school board.
                                Photo courtesy of the Kent School District.

Kent School Board awards scholarships

Kentlake and Kentwood students received tuition help

A few hardworking Kent School District students preparing to graduate from high school received scholarships from the school board.
                                Photo courtesy of the Kent School District.

Learn about tree health with WSU at the library

Maple Valley residents are invited to a free workshop on forest health and tree problems, hosted by a local Washington State University (WSU) professor. Residents… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

Maple Valley toddler dies in possible “murder-suicide”

King County Sheriff investigating two deaths in Maple Valley home

House bill paves the way for Lakepointe Property project

Covington mayor says new taxing district will support future roads

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                                Building Beyond the Walls volunteers building Terry Hildebrand’s ramp alongside his family.

Black Diamond senior given new wheelchair ramp

A 77-year-old Black Diamond resident received a special gift when a Bonney Lake nonprofit helped build a wheelchair ramp at his home. The nonprofit Building… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2019
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                                Building Beyond the Walls volunteers building Terry Hildebrand’s ramp alongside his family.