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Washington National Guard members were honored by Eastside Fire & Rescue for their work during the February snow storm. The honor was part of the annual National Guard Day March 27 including visiting with Gov. Jay Inslee. Courtesy photo

Guard soliders recognized in Olympia

Submitted to the Reporter by Washington Military Department: Members of the Washington National Guard were honored by leadership at Eastside Fire & Rescue for their… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019
Washington National Guard members were honored by Eastside Fire & Rescue for their work during the February snow storm. The honor was part of the annual National Guard Day March 27 including visiting with Gov. Jay Inslee. Courtesy photo
Reading to a Rescue

Reading to a Rescue

Students read to rescue animals on Saturday, March 30 at the Maple Valley Community Center

Reading to a Rescue
Flaming Geyser State Park will be one of the parks where people can go to for free during April’s two free park days. Image courtesy

State Parks announces two free days in April | Washington State Parks

The two days are April 20 and April 22.

  • Apr 3, 2019
Flaming Geyser State Park will be one of the parks where people can go to for free during April’s two free park days. Image courtesy
Maple Valley native enters class of 2023 at U.S. Naval Academy

Maple Valley native enters class of 2023 at U.S. Naval Academy

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Nathaniel Alan Schreiner, a Tahoma graduate, will be inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2023 on Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019
Maple Valley native enters class of 2023 at U.S. Naval Academy
15 minutes a day

15 minutes a day

I have to admit it’s probably been a good thing that the cold weather lasted so long. It’s nice to have our new house settled… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019
15 minutes a day
Matt Kidd. Submitted photo

True strength has no limits

Covington resident Matt Kidd shares his story about kidney disease to help others during National Kidney Month.

Matt Kidd. Submitted photo
Matt Kidd. Submitted photo

True strength has no limits

Covington resident Matt Kidd shares his story about kidney disease to help others during National Kidney Month.

Matt Kidd. Submitted photo
Ways to keep the state green

Ways to keep the state green

By Jennifer Lennox, The Davey Tree Expert Company For the Reporter In 1890 Washington state was coined the Evergreen State. The nickname appropriately given as… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2019
Ways to keep the state green
It’s not over ‘til the cattail wags

It’s not over ‘til the cattail wags

I know you have all been waiting with bated breath (snort) wondering if it was really the end of my tail of woe. I had… Continue reading

It’s not over ‘til the cattail wags
Cellslips help with distracted driving

Cellslips help with distracted driving

A Covington police officer is passing out “Cellslips” to drivers he pulls over for distracted driving on their cell phones or other electronic devices.

Cellslips help with distracted driving
What we can learn from Canada’s new food guidelines

What we can learn from Canada’s new food guidelines

Drink more water, eat more plants and cook more at home, says Canada. Canada’s new food guidelines have transformed from a food pyramid to an… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2019
What we can learn from Canada’s new food guidelines
Green River College offers workshops, lectures for free

Green River College offers workshops, lectures for free

Community members in the Covington area are welcome to attend workshops at the library or for-credit courses at Kentwood High School.

  • Mar 14, 2019
Green River College offers workshops, lectures for free
It’s not even curtains on our marriage

It’s not even curtains on our marriage

My hairdresser had been on maternity leave, so of course I had to know about the baby, and she wanted updates on our new house.… Continue reading

It’s not even curtains on our marriage
Closing the door on my junk drawer

Closing the door on my junk drawer

The other evening I was giving a friend a tour of our new house. This house is really a sight to see. Built in the… Continue reading

Closing the door on my junk drawer
Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.

Covington MultiCare honors donors

Donors help bring reflection room - place of healing mind, body and soul - to Multicare.

Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.
Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg

Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg

The Kentlake Drama Club gained a new director and are in the process of rehearsing “Mamma Mia.”

Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg
To the dark side and back

To the dark side and back

There was a point after I shed a bunch of weight to about the summer before we moved that I lost the ability to walk… Continue reading

To the dark side and back
Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider

Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider

Doctors are recommending women do not use marijuana, even lotions or edibles that contain little THC, while pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Feb 26, 2019
Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider
Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley

Crews, schools worked hard to keep all safe

Due to snow and unpredictable weather, crews in Maple Valley and Covington worked day and night to keep roads safe.

Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley
Lighting ninja

Lighting ninja

We’ve been doing a lot of work in our new house. It was built in 1972. From what we know, it has been remodeled once,… Continue reading

Lighting ninja