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Volunteers wanted to write school levy statements

Tahoma SD looking to form statement committees

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia
Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole

Winners cross the finish line in tight Covington races

Close races don’t qualify for automatic recounts in King County

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

Covington slashes summer events, some employment from budget

Council cut nearly $220,000 from the 2020 budget after the passage of I-976

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Four officers recognized for excellent service

Four Covington Police officers were recognized for their work in saving lives and protecting the community on Wednesday by the city. Two deputies were recognized… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019

Covington prepares for short legislative session

Transportation is a top priority for city leaders

Maple Valley donates food, $8,500 to food bank

After an urgent plea on Facebook for more food, residents stepped up to help out

Pets die in Maple Valley fire

An older Maple Valley couple lost a pair of loved pets to a house fire on Sunday, Nov. 17. At 10:40AM Puget Sound Fire units… Continue reading

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office
Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office

New blood needed to save Friends of the Library

Adult, teen and children’s programs could lose support if Covington nonprofit dissolves

Covington takes back housing funds

Council passed an ordinance to receive more sales tax money for affordable housing

Update election results – some races on razor’s edge

The most recent election results from King County

Stolen guns, illegal drugs and cash found in Covington home

A 32-year-old Covington resident was arrested by King County for possession of stolen firearms and illegal drugs. The arrest happened on Wednesday, Nov. 6, by… Continue reading

A small plane crashed into Lake Morton near Kent on Monday. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
A small plane crashed into Lake Morton near Kent on Monday. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
The Valhalla Apartments, located in Tacoma’s Hilltop Neighborhood, were built by Maple Valley-based construction company Sandoval Construction. Owner Alejandro Sandoval has been charged by L&I and owes nearly $100,000 in back wages to employees who worked on the Valhalla project.
                                Photo courtesy of Capital Management Advisors.

Maple Valley construction company faces L&I charges, again

Sandoval Construction must pay back just under $100,000 in wages

The Valhalla Apartments, located in Tacoma’s Hilltop Neighborhood, were built by Maple Valley-based construction company Sandoval Construction. Owner Alejandro Sandoval has been charged by L&I and owes nearly $100,000 in back wages to employees who worked on the Valhalla project.
                                Photo courtesy of Capital Management Advisors.