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In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

It’s set to reap $100 million over the next 20 years from state coffers.

The King County Courthouse. File photo
Bait packages, provided by Amazon, were set out on Covington porches by local and national investigators in hopes to catch mail thieves in the act. Photo courtesy of the City of Covington.

Thieves tempted by bait mail in Covington, arrested by KCSO

A sting operation by KCSO, Covington and the postal service leads to felony charges

Bait packages, provided by Amazon, were set out on Covington porches by local and national investigators in hopes to catch mail thieves in the act. Photo courtesy of the City of Covington.

Immunize every child

Auburn is one of a dozen cities in King County that suffered a measles outbreak in this year.

Lane closures coming to 164th Avenue Southeast

Covington residents should be on the look out for construction on 164th Avenue Southeast starting Monday, Aug. 26. The city started the 164th Avenue Southeast… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2019
Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 Physical Therapy for EveryBODY owner, Doctor Amy Konvalin, is partner with Maple Valley Acupuncture to serve a larger range of patients. She is also the author of the book “The PT Business Map” which was published in August, 2019.

Local healers celebrate milestones together

Physical Therapy for EveryBODY and Maple Valley Acupuncture to host an open house

Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 Physical Therapy for EveryBODY owner, Doctor Amy Konvalin, is partner with Maple Valley Acupuncture to serve a larger range of patients. She is also the author of the book “The PT Business Map” which was published in August, 2019.

Turn off the screens and head into Covington

Chamber, city and the school district work together to get kids outside

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.
Couples tried on costumes for fun selfies at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest.

Pour Covington another

Residents enjoy annual Covington Sausage and Cider Fest

Couples tried on costumes for fun selfies at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest.

From Tahoma High to Peru – Local athlete shines in swimming

Abbey Nardella will represent the U.S. in the Parapan American Games

The Facebook post that cried wolf

Local police are learning how to handle neighborhood watch groups on social media

Photos by Danielle Chastaine. 
                                 Students in the Barbells and Badges summer camp at Cedar Heights Middle School compete on team firefighter or team police on Friday, Aug. 9. Photo courtesy of the Covington Police Department.

Building relationships, one barbell at a time

Covington Police Chief helps students grow confidence through strength training

Photos by Danielle Chastaine. 
                                 Students in the Barbells and Badges summer camp at Cedar Heights Middle School compete on team firefighter or team police on Friday, Aug. 9. Photo courtesy of the Covington Police Department.
Photos by Haley Ausbun.
                                 Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

No age cap to fly

On Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday Aug. 12 seniors from Burien, Mercer Island and Issaquah with interest or experience in flying were able to take… Continue reading

Photos by Haley Ausbun.
                                 Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

Training for rescues

Local firefighters aren’t just sitting and waiting for emergencies, they spend between time training for the worst case scenario. Kent Firefighters tweeted interesting photos that… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019
Photos by Haley Ausbun. The BackYardFarm, a local couple trying to help folks with small yards build their own farm, hosted an event July 27, where guests could meet the animals, feed the goats and eat food sourced from their own back yard.

Rentonites can have a farm, e-i-e-i-o

Urban farmers want to teach their neighbors how to be sustainable

Photos by Haley Ausbun. The BackYardFarm, a local couple trying to help folks with small yards build their own farm, hosted an event July 27, where guests could meet the animals, feed the goats and eat food sourced from their own back yard.

A string of stolen shrubbery leaves Maple Valley wondering

The city is asking residents for help to find stolen trees, bushes and plants

A Maple Valley home was damaged by a deck fire, but a dog was saved thanks to the quick action of local firefighters.
                                Photos provided by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Maple Valley dog grateful to be saved from deck fire

A Maple Valley home was damaged after a fire broke out on the deck, but thanks to a quick neighbor firefighters arrived on scene in… Continue reading

A Maple Valley home was damaged by a deck fire, but a dog was saved thanks to the quick action of local firefighters.
                                Photos provided by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority
The Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area will be closed to the public so work crews can thin out some of the trees. Image courtesy Harry Biped/www.harrybipedhiking.com

Popular trails near Black Diamond closed for five weeks

King County Parks is thinning 75 acres of previously-logged land within Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area.

The Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area will be closed to the public so work crews can thin out some of the trees. Image courtesy Harry Biped/www.harrybipedhiking.com
Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 From left to right: Plateau Outreach Ministries Director Elaine Olson, Outreach Case Manager for Veterans and Seniors Lisa Napolitano, and Director Elisha Smith-Marshall stand outside of their nonprofit’s office. The trio work together regularly to help lift up the vulnerable populations in Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Covington.

A mighty team of three help local vets and seniors

Plateau Outreach Ministries works with the county to repair vulnerable homes

Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 From left to right: Plateau Outreach Ministries Director Elaine Olson, Outreach Case Manager for Veterans and Seniors Lisa Napolitano, and Director Elisha Smith-Marshall stand outside of their nonprofit’s office. The trio work together regularly to help lift up the vulnerable populations in Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Covington.