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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

Swim beach at Lake Wilderness contaminated

The beach is closed to swimming, other activities, until further notice

  • Jun 28, 2019

State Senate to conduct inquiry into public comments by Mona Das

District 47 senator claimed racism, sexism present at Democratic caucus meetings

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Tensions run high at Renton library over Drag Queen Story Hour

Supporters and protesters traded chants at June 27 event.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford

Historic fire truck brings news of Miners Day event

A 1947 Ford Howard Cooper underwent complete restoration over a period of about three years; it is the original fire truck for the city of… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019
The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford
                                 The original Black Diamond Fire Department’s fire truck advertises for 2019 Miners Day. Photo by D’Ann Tedford

New art classes to be held in Maple Valley

Tomato Tots camp starts this summer

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

  • Jun 27, 2019
Few attended the June 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting, where the council passed a Transportation Improvement Plan and an amendment to its Capital Improvement Plan, among other items. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond approves transportation improvement plan

The TIP is a wishlist of projects for Black Diamond, Maple Valley

Few attended the June 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting, where the council passed a Transportation Improvement Plan and an amendment to its Capital Improvement Plan, among other items. Photo by Ray Miller-Still