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Maple Valley candidates vie for votes

Continuing The Reporter’s series of candidates questionnaires

Get freaky – Art Commission seeks actors

The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council is working on a new project, a play titled “Woodstock Chrysalis.” There is an open call to audition for… Continue reading

Lydia Extein considers her cakes and other confections edible art. She is the owner of “Lydia’s Cakes and Confections” which will open its first storefront in Maple Valley this fall.
                                Photo courtesy of Lydia’s Cakes and Confections.

Accountant turned baker sees cake as “art”

“Lydia’s Cake Shop” preparing to open this fall

Lydia Extein considers her cakes and other confections edible art. She is the owner of “Lydia’s Cakes and Confections” which will open its first storefront in Maple Valley this fall.
                                Photo courtesy of Lydia’s Cakes and Confections.
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King County could loan 4Culture $20 million

The loan would be repaid by the organization and used to help serve marginalized communities.

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Early wake-up call: Twin quakes under Monroe rattle region

Thousands of people felt them. They were magnitude 4.6 and 3.5 and hit minutes apart.

  • Jul 12, 2019
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King County Sheriff’s Office has been giving ICE unredacted information

Both the office and jail have supplied the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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Tanya Amador in Nicaragua (right, back). Submitted photo

Maple Valley residents navigate the crisis in Nicaragua

Corner of Love nonprofit hopes to give Nicaraguans rights, democracy

Tanya Amador in Nicaragua (right, back). Submitted photo
A map highlighting the areas affected by a development moratorium the Maple City Council passed during the Monday, July 8, regular meeting.
                                Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley.

Maple Valley hits pause on development near Legacy Site

City says a six-month moratorium will help it plan for downtown

A map highlighting the areas affected by a development moratorium the Maple City Council passed during the Monday, July 8, regular meeting.
                                Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley.
Rosalie Fish made a bold statement when she ran the Class 1B state meet at Eastern Washington with a painted, red handprint over her mouth.

Cowlitz Tribe activist to speak at Rotary meeting

Rosalie Fish will discuss unjust treatment against Native American women

  • Jul 10, 2019
Rosalie Fish made a bold statement when she ran the Class 1B state meet at Eastern Washington with a painted, red handprint over her mouth.

Black Diamond under burn ban

Mountain View Fire has an annual burn ban for “yard vegetation open burning” every year, typically lasting July to Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2. All… Continue reading

Pete, with his companion Nina, served as “the foundation” of the zoo’s gorilla program when he first arrived in Seattle in 1969. Photo courtesy of Dennis Dow / Woodland Park Zoo

Prop 1 would fund parks, zoos and open spaces

King County voters could approve the renewal and increase of the levy on the August ballot.

Pete, with his companion Nina, served as “the foundation” of the zoo’s gorilla program when he first arrived in Seattle in 1969. Photo courtesy of Dennis Dow / Woodland Park Zoo
Warning sign for a road closure. File photo

King County examines options to fund roads and bridges

Shortfall is roughly $250 million each year; county may seek tax from unincorporated voters.

Warning sign for a road closure. File photo

We asked the candidates, they answered

This week, Covington candidates respond to The Reporter’s campaign inquiries

Swim Beach back open

The Swim Beach at Lake Wilderness Park has reopened and beach closed signs were removed on Wednesday, July 3. The Swim Beach had been closed… Continue reading

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                                Bryant’s Instagram 
                                Benicio Bryant from Maple Valley holding up an America’s Got Talent hashtag. Bryant’s performance on the show aired June 4.

Beni back at it again, this time on AGT

Maple Valley kid becomes a star on the popular summer talent show

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                                Bryant’s Instagram 
                                Benicio Bryant from Maple Valley holding up an America’s Got Talent hashtag. Bryant’s performance on the show aired June 4.

A little piece of kindness

Students give seniors are to smile about

Tis the season for fireworks

Cities and the county provide laws to help residents have a safe Fourth of July

Maple Valley cracks down on signage

The city of Maple Valley is cracking down on signs that are in the public right-of-way. According to a Facebook post by the city, in… Continue reading

An old yearbook photo of Bill Pringle, a former Tahoma High School teacher and veteran who died recently. He was honored during a memorial put on my former students and staff members on June 25. Submitted photo

He had no family to stand at his grave, but his students were there

Past Tahoma teacher, veteran, honored last week

An old yearbook photo of Bill Pringle, a former Tahoma High School teacher and veteran who died recently. He was honored during a memorial put on my former students and staff members on June 25. Submitted photo