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Kentlake student assaulted while walking home

A sketch of a suspect involved in a assault against a Kentlak High School student was released by the King County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday,… Continue reading

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King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Maple Valley City Council votes on stadium light hours at new ball field

Neighboring residents express concerns over bright lights, noise

Kentlake student assaulted while walking home

The victim was able to fight off the suspect with her backpack

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Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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Art is eye opener for Tahoma student

‘It definitely changed my views for what I was going to do after high school.’

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Possible measles exposure reported in King County

The person who was infected took a Kenmore Air Flight on April 28.

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Community rallies together for Maple Valley fire victim

Cause of the fire is accidental due to a malfunction in the fireplace.

Dawn Wakeley, executive director of teaching and learning, presenting at the Engage Tahoma meeting on April 25. Photo by Kevin Patteson

Tahoma School District makes case for another tech levy

Discussion stems from levy’s failure in February 2018 election.

Dawn Wakeley, executive director of teaching and learning, presenting at the Engage Tahoma meeting on April 25. Photo by Kevin Patteson
A fire severely damaged a home May 4 in the 25300 block of 236th Court Southeast in Maple Valley. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Fire damages Maple Valley home; firefighters save dog

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reports that a fire severely damaged a home May 4 in the 25300 block of 236th Court Southeast in… Continue reading

A fire severely damaged a home May 4 in the 25300 block of 236th Court Southeast in Maple Valley. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.
A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valle
A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valle
Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

I-1000 passes state Legislature as advocates hope to increase equality

The initiative could allow affirmative action to return to Washington state after 20 years.

Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

Covington City Council accepting citizen award nominations

The city of Covington recognizes two outstanding individuals each year as its Citizen of the Year and Honorary Citizen of the Year. Over the past… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2019

Homelessness may be trending down after seven years

A press release from the annual count showed a reduction in people living without a home.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County airport operators will stop serving ICE flights

Three companies at Boeing Field have indicated they will not service deportation flights.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Stamp out hunger food drive is on May 11

Fill a bag. Feed a family. Saturday, May 11 is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Leave non-perishable food… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019
A pedestrian bridge is being installed on Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge’s south side, which will allow foot traffic to cross the bridge more safely. Some concerns were raised about the project being exempt from the state’s SEPA process — maybe especially because Rock Creek is a salmon-bearing bridge — but erosion control and debris mitigation measures have been set up. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge to gets pedestrian walkway

The walkway will make it safer for people to walk along Roberts Drive. But some have criticized how the project hasn’t gone through a SEPA review.

A pedestrian bridge is being installed on Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge’s south side, which will allow foot traffic to cross the bridge more safely. Some concerns were raised about the project being exempt from the state’s SEPA process — maybe especially because Rock Creek is a salmon-bearing bridge — but erosion control and debris mitigation measures have been set up. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Bear Metal Robotics joins top six in the world

Tahoma High School students compete at second world championship.

Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2019