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The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Harborview, King County open coronavirus recovery site

The 45-bed facility will treat those awaiting test results, or who have mild symptoms.

The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Numbers like this haven’t been seen since height of the Great Recession.

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses
70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief

70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief

Inslee addressed the outbreak at a Thursday press conference.

70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief
MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter                                 Lynne Mayer, Summer Meals supervisor for the Kent School District, was recognized as a No Kid Hungry’s 2019 Summer Meals Hero.

A Summer Meals Hero

Kent School District supervisor is one of five people to earn national award

MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter                                 Lynne Mayer, Summer Meals supervisor for the Kent School District, was recognized as a No Kid Hungry’s 2019 Summer Meals Hero.
Dunn grants $500 to Covington Chamber

Dunn grants $500 to Covington Chamber

Money to help veteran resource program

Dunn grants $500 to Covington Chamber
School supplies needed for local kids

School supplies needed for local kids

The Maple Valley Food Bank will be hosting its annual School Supply Drive. Registration for the school supply program starts July 16 and ends on… Continue reading

School supplies needed for local kids
Get freaky - Art Commission seeks actors

Get freaky – Art Commission seeks actors

The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council is working on a new project, a play titled “Woodstock Chrysalis.” There is an open call to audition for… Continue reading

Get freaky - Art Commission seeks actors
Black Diamond under burn ban

Black Diamond under burn ban

Mountain View Fire has an annual burn ban for “yard vegetation open burning” every year, typically lasting July to Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2. All… Continue reading

Black Diamond under burn ban
Swim Beach back open

Swim Beach back open

The Swim Beach at Lake Wilderness Park has reopened and beach closed signs were removed on Wednesday, July 3. The Swim Beach had been closed… Continue reading

Swim Beach back open
Students can train with a pro this summer

Students can train with a pro this summer

Want to train like a pro? Then train with a pro. Strive Skills Training is offering a summer camp starting July 22-26 in Newcastle at… Continue reading

Students can train with a pro this summer
Submitted photo                                 Pictured left to right: Karen Martin, Primo Voce instructor and Kent Elementary Music Specialist; Nelli Southwick, Covington Elementary; Sophia Dermody, Sunrise Elementary; Elizabeth Ollom, Martin Sortun Elementary; Dennis Mottern, Covington Elementary; Isabelle Paxton, Sunrise Elementary; Irene Biju, Sherwood Forest Elementary, FWSD; Holly Johnson, Maple Valley homeschool; and Taylor Roy, Lake Youngs Elementary. Not pictured is Latin Wombles,Grass Lake Elementary.

Rainer Youth Choirs’ Primo Voce wins first

Covington-based Rainier Youth Choirs’ youngest ensemble won the top award at the adjudicated Music in the Park Festival last weekend, June 7 and 8, in… Continue reading

Submitted photo                                 Pictured left to right: Karen Martin, Primo Voce instructor and Kent Elementary Music Specialist; Nelli Southwick, Covington Elementary; Sophia Dermody, Sunrise Elementary; Elizabeth Ollom, Martin Sortun Elementary; Dennis Mottern, Covington Elementary; Isabelle Paxton, Sunrise Elementary; Irene Biju, Sherwood Forest Elementary, FWSD; Holly Johnson, Maple Valley homeschool; and Taylor Roy, Lake Youngs Elementary. Not pictured is Latin Wombles,Grass Lake Elementary.
Coving-coving- Convington Chameleon needs a name

Coving-coving- Convington Chameleon needs a name

City asks residents to help name new ambassador

Coving-coving- Convington Chameleon needs a name
A park survey icon created by the City of Maple Valley.

Maple Valley offers parks survey

City wishes to meet families’ needs for parks

A park survey icon created by the City of Maple Valley.
DSHS Mobile Service Office is coming to Maple Valley

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

DSHS Mobile Service Office is coming to Maple Valley
Future of major roadway discussed at open house

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

Future of major roadway discussed at open house
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.
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
Chargers stop Conquerors 2-0

Chargers stop Conquerors 2-0

Cameron Hoiland and Jordan Rourke each drove in a run as Kentridge baseball defeated Kentwood 2-0 in a North Puget Sound League Cascade Division game… Continue reading

Chargers stop Conquerors 2-0
Kentwood wrestlers rule league tournament mats

Kentwood wrestlers rule league tournament mats

Kentwood, behind six individual champions, captured the North Puget Sound League Cascade/sub-distinct wrestling meet title at Kent-Meridian High School last Saturday. The Conquerors finished with… Continue reading

Kentwood wrestlers rule league tournament mats