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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

Never alone — unclaimed veteran supported by thousands

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

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

Covington man pleads not guilty in 1991 murder of Federal Way girl

Patrick Leon Nicholas, age 55, is expected to stand trial by February 2020.

Safety first this Halloween

Creative costumes, scary decorations and delicious treats — oh my! As Halloween creeps up on us, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) offers these tips… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Black Diamond council member identified as a ‘Three Percenter.’ What does that mean?

Some Three Percent groups are armed militias patrolling the southern border. Others join far-right rallies with white supremacy groups. Chris Wisnoski said his organization, the Washington State Three Percent, is not affiliated with the national movement and focuses more on charitable works and community preparedness.

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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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Covington Art Commission seeks new members

Covington residents who have a passion for art are needed to fill three open spots on the city’s arts commission. Commissioners are residents who are… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019
The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)
 Photo by Haley Ausbun. Forum moderator Grifan Cayse (far right) asks questions to four Tahoma School District board candidates and five Maple Valley city candidates at the Maple Valley candidate forum, hosted by Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Oct. 17 at Tahoma High School. 

Maple Valley candidates face off in forum

A local forum gave voters a chance to discuss important issues

 Photo by Haley Ausbun. Forum moderator Grifan Cayse (far right) asks questions to four Tahoma School District board candidates and five Maple Valley city candidates at the Maple Valley candidate forum, hosted by Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Oct. 17 at Tahoma High School. 

Maple Valley Youth Symphony to feature epic movie music

The Maple Valley Youth Symphony’s first concert of the season is set and will include some favorite songs from popular movies and video games. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
Photo courtesy of Shadow Lake Elementary School.

Shadow Lake students want your socks

Socktober is a fun way to support local homeless populations

  • Oct 23, 2019
Photo courtesy of Shadow Lake Elementary School.

‘We need everyone’s support’ – board approves two levies

Two levies will appear on February’s ballot for Tahoma SD

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo
The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The search for a superintendent is on

Tahoma tries to stabilize after abrupt resignation

More roads in Covington, Maple Valley could see snow plows

Council works on plan to include more snow plow options for south King County

  • Oct 16, 2019