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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

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019

County trail project on hold and more community news

County trail project on hold The King County Parks department announced the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail North project has been put on hold pending… Continue reading

Two new metal health coordinators joined the Tahoma School District team. Megan Forman is on the left and Gwendolyn Huete is on the right. Photo is from the Tahoma School District Facebook page.

Grant will fund new mental health coordinators

The grant is called Best Starts for Kids

Two new metal health coordinators joined the Tahoma School District team. Megan Forman is on the left and Gwendolyn Huete is on the right. Photo is from the Tahoma School District Facebook page.
Cedar Grove Composting as seen from north Everett, looking toward Marysville, on May 2, 2012. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file)

Cedar Grove again asks Legislature to limit odor lawsuits

Bills in the House and Senate could mean residents bothered by odor won’t be able to sue.

  • Jan 31, 2019
Cedar Grove Composting as seen from north Everett, looking toward Marysville, on May 2, 2012. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file)
Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid
A screenshot of Highway 18 pulled from Google Maps.

Group of cities, chambers advocate SR 18 widening

Because of the amount of deadly car accidents that occur on Highway 18, multiple cities and groups came together to advocate to widen the highway to make it safer.

A screenshot of Highway 18 pulled from Google Maps.

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

United Way’s 32 Free Tax Preparation Sites Open Across King County

The goal is to help struggling individuals and families keep more of what they earn

  • Jan 28, 2019
Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)

Measles outbreak puts Washington under state of emergency

Health officials said un-immunized groups of students in schools can pose an increased risk of spreading preventable diseases

Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)
Maple Valley Mayor Sean Kelly, Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Tahoma High School students, teacher Heidi Melcher, teacher Therese Miller and Tahoma High School Assistant Principal Kara Runge. Submitted photo

Dunn delivers van into “working retirement” in Maple Valley

A recently “retired” King County employee started its new career with Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn delivering a surplus Metro Vanpool van to the Tahoma School District’s Student Transition Program.

  • Jan 26, 2019
Maple Valley Mayor Sean Kelly, Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Tahoma High School students, teacher Heidi Melcher, teacher Therese Miller and Tahoma High School Assistant Principal Kara Runge. Submitted photo
Photo courtesy of vaping360.com

Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of vaping360.com

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

The search is on and more community news

The search is on The Black Diamond Community Center is looking for new board members. The board meets the second Monday of each month from… Continue reading

Maple Valley Food Bank offers assistance those affected by government shutdown

The food bank added days and hours to provide two resource information sessions

  • Jan 24, 2019

Measles investigation in King County

Local public health officials are investigating a suspected measles case in a King County man. He went to several locations in the area such as two Kentlake basketball games on Jan. 10 and Jan. 12.

  • Jan 24, 2019