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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.

Honoring those who served and sacrificed

Mission continues to recognize and help veterans

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: I-976 vote casts South King County against Seattle, Eastside

Preliminary precinct counts show support for the initiative split by region.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.
                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.
                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

Glacier Park celebrates its veteran families

Fifth grade students honored service members at Veterans Day assembly

The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.
                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.
                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Schrier to speak at Veterans Day program at Tahoma National Cemetery on Nov. 11

Congresswoman Kim Schrier, D-WA (Eighth District, is the guest speaker for the Veterans Day program at Tahoma National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 11. The ceremony… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2019

Update election results – some races on razor’s edge

The most recent election results from King County

Police still searching for driver in fatal hit and run

Investigators are asking the public for information

Driver flees scene after hitting cyclist

KCSO is investigating the fatal incident on Wax Road

Too close to call – Covington election results

Many city races too close to announce a winner just yet

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.

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King County Council incumbents ahead, with the exception of Gossett

Preliminary results are in for the King County Council races.

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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

Sound Publishing file photo

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in a crash

An allegedly intoxicated driver caused a crash at midnight on Halloween

Never alone — unclaimed veteran supported by thousands

Many locals attended the funeral of Warren G. Robinson Jr. at Tahoma National Cemetery

Fifth graders host Veterans Day assembly

Veterans are invited to celebrate their service at home and those who served overseas by attending Glacier Park Elementary School’s Veteran’s Day Assembly. The school’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2019
Former Tahoma School District Superintendent Mike “Papa Bear” Maryanski stands with district leaders after the bear statue at Tahoma High School was dubbed “Papa Bear” in gratitude for his service to the district. Photo courtesy of Tahoma School District.

Maryanski steps in as Tahoma’s superintendent

The former leader will serve as an interim until the end of the current school year

Former Tahoma School District Superintendent Mike “Papa Bear” Maryanski stands with district leaders after the bear statue at Tahoma High School was dubbed “Papa Bear” in gratitude for his service to the district. Photo courtesy of Tahoma School District.