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Forestry Commission seeks new members

Want to help keep King County’s forests green and vibrant? Then apply for a position on the King County Rural Forest Commission. The King County… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2019

Maple Valley organizations awarded money from the county

County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announces grants to local groups

Area council looks for members, local opinions

Those who live outside of city limits, but wish to participate in the local community, has a chance to voice their opinions on Monday. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2019
President of Johnson Home and Garden, Brad Johnson (right) stands with his uncle and vice president J. Johnson (left) near their large selection of fasteners. J. Johnson said the store has the largest selection of fasteners in the entire country. Photo by Danielle Chastaine

Celebrating 50 years of screwing around

The Johnson family looks back on decades of customer service

President of Johnson Home and Garden, Brad Johnson (right) stands with his uncle and vice president J. Johnson (left) near their large selection of fasteners. J. Johnson said the store has the largest selection of fasteners in the entire country. Photo by Danielle Chastaine

Local nurses cry ‘patients before profit’

Healthcare workers rally in Renton and Providence Headquarters

Calling all actors — auditions open for local production

Want to be spotlighted on stage? Maybe you just always wanted to sing and dance to some classic Woodstock tunes. If that’s the case, then… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Covington residents asked where they stand on fireworks

An advisory vote is set for November

Grocery store workers picket across King County

Union members are asking Kroger for living wages and more scheduling predictability.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

State awards millions for salmon recovery

Puget Sound counties received more than $45 million.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service
FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies block off access to the Kent Station parking garage after a deputy shot and killed a suspect in a reportedly stolen Honda Civic in 2018.

King County Sheriff’s Office develops I-940 training to reduce deadly force

Recruits hired after Dec. 7 will need additional training coming out of the academy.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies block off access to the Kent Station parking garage after a deputy shot and killed a suspect in a reportedly stolen Honda Civic in 2018.

Western Swing Festival hosts educational music camp for aspiring artists

It’s never too late to learn a new skill — which is why the 29th annual Western Swing Music Festival is hosting a new Western… Continue reading

KCSO investigating Covington man who shot an alleged car prowler

The alleged prowler is in stable condition, a second suspect is still at large

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                                Cupcakes that the Gourmet Cupcake Campers made.

Kids learn sweet skills through cupcakes

This delicious summer camp teaches kids the art of baking

Submitted photos 
                                Cupcakes that the Gourmet Cupcake Campers made.

Witte Road improvements underway

City awarded grant money to help portion of TIP process

PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy rollout

Tiny pilot project in Glacier could eventually be expanded to Puget Sound region.

Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley. 
                                A map of projects outline for the 2020-25 TIP, which was approved by the Maple Valley City Council on Monday, July 22.

Maple Valley approves six-year transportation plan

$44 million TIP projects approved by council

Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley. 
                                A map of projects outline for the 2020-25 TIP, which was approved by the Maple Valley City Council on Monday, July 22.
This is the fourth year of the Neely Mansion Vintage Market. Image courtesy the Neely Mansion Association

Neely Mansion hosts annual Vintage Market

Sumi-e artist Darlene Dihel will be one of the many people at the market selling art and vintage furniture and crafts.

This is the fourth year of the Neely Mansion Vintage Market. Image courtesy the Neely Mansion Association

Dunn grants $500 to Covington Chamber

Money to help veteran resource program

King County jail lost water 16 times since 2018

The building has been plagued with water failures stemming from Aquatherm pipes.

Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute

Economic growth continues for King County

Warning signs on horizon as housing and rent prices cool down compared to previous years.

Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute