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School’s out Friday in Kent because of storm

Too much slush, ice in parking lots; winter break next week

  • Feb 14, 2019

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.
Snow sliding off the roof of Summit Trail Middle School. Photo pulled from Tahoma School District website

Tahoma schools will remain closed Friday

The school district announced Thursday, schools would remain closed due to weather conditions.

Snow sliding off the roof of Summit Trail Middle School. Photo pulled from Tahoma School District website
Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Public comment period for asphalt plant extended

King County Council Member Reagan Dunn sent a letter to DPER requesting it be extended.

Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Tahoma, Kent announce closures for Feb. 14

As crews continue to work, both districts announced classes will be canceled tomorrow.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Maple Valley man dies due to weather conditions

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office as of Feb. 12 confirmed three deaths caused by hypothermia during the recent weather conditions.

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.

Russell Wilson and Ciara unveil the limited edition King County System Library cards that feature them and their dreams Friday at the Tukwila Library. The new library cards coincide with the newly launched DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Courtesy photo by Why Not You Foundation

New teen campaign, DREAM BIG, kicked off Friday

Russell Wilson and Ciara were on hand to unveil limited edition library cards featuring the duo.

Russell Wilson and Ciara unveil the limited edition King County System Library cards that feature them and their dreams Friday at the Tukwila Library. The new library cards coincide with the newly launched DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Courtesy photo by Why Not You Foundation
Snowy trees submitted to the Reporter by Danielle Lewis

UPDATE | Kent, Tahoma School Districts closed for Tuesday

The districts announced Monday classes were canceled for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

  • Feb 11, 2019
Snowy trees submitted to the Reporter by Danielle Lewis

14.1 inches and counting: Record-breaking snow pounds King County

Several winter storms passed through the region, dumping more than 14 inches of snow.

Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic

Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Scholarships awarded and more community news

Scholarships awarded Three Tahoma students — Justin Freeman, Sophia Heinz and Jonathan Zosel — were awarded Pacific Lutheran University’s President’s Scholarship worth $26,000 a year.… Continue reading

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

In South King County, Auburn adopted a multifamily tax exemption program as an incentive in 2003

Registration for the 2019 Community Police Academy is now open

Applications are now being accepted for the popular Community Police Academy (CPA). Space is limited and fills up quickly.

  • Feb 5, 2019

Two hour late start for schools

Both the Tahoma and Kent School Districts will be having a two hour late start on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

  • Feb 5, 2019
The Covington Aquatic Center along with many other businesses, schools and services have been canceled or suspended due to the weather. Photo courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page

Known closures throughout the area at this time

Due to weather conditions throughout the Pacific Northwest today, a number of local services have closed. Below is a list of closures known at this… Continue reading

The Covington Aquatic Center along with many other businesses, schools and services have been canceled or suspended due to the weather. Photo courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page

Baker, 12, has recipe for success

Micah Crawford has her eyes set on national competition