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                                Kendri Larin rides to the finish line at the Maple Valley Bike Safety Rodeo and Bike Challenge that took place on June 22 at Lake Wilderness Park.

Racing to the finish line

Police help kids practice bike safety

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                                Kendri Larin rides to the finish line at the Maple Valley Bike Safety Rodeo and Bike Challenge that took place on June 22 at Lake Wilderness Park.
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King County examines gun violence trends

Nearly 77 percent of shooting victims so far this year in county have been people of color.

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Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Fire Authority.

Breaking: Fire in Maple Valley Safeway

Puget Sound Fire is at the scene

Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Fire Authority.
A screenshot of the video posted by Puget Sound Fire, showing crews working on extinguishing the fire that occurred in the Maple Valley Safeway.

Breaking: Fire in Maple Valley Safeway

Puget Sound Fire is at the scene

A screenshot of the video posted by Puget Sound Fire, showing crews working on extinguishing the fire that occurred in the Maple Valley Safeway.

She served for 17 years, and now she is stepping back

Councilmember Margaret Harto withdraws from election

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Report: Fewer refugees settling in U.S. and Washington state

Admissions are on pace to only reach around one-fifth of their limit in 2019.

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Students can train with a pro this summer

Want to train like a pro? Then train with a pro. Strive Skills Training is offering a summer camp starting July 22-26 in Newcastle at… Continue reading

New parking lot to alleviate parking madness

Construction will be throughout the summer at Lake Wilderness

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                                Maple Valley community member Brett Habenicht received the Golden Maple Leaf Award during the May 28 Special City Council Meeting.

And the Golden Maple Leaf Award goes to…

Local resident and his family go far beyond for their city

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                                Maple Valley community member Brett Habenicht received the Golden Maple Leaf Award during the May 28 Special City Council Meeting.
A graphic map showing the layout of Summit Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley

Mark your calendars, Summit Park slated to open this July

Parks Department lays out the rules for field uses

A graphic map showing the layout of Summit Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley

Kent kindergarten substitute teacher charged with child molestation

Incident allegedly occurred in elementary school classroom

Community members takes samples at one of the stands at the Maple Valley Farmers Market.

Opening day at the Maple Valley Farmers Market

From farms to bakeries, crafts to music, the Maple Valley Farmers Market was the place to be over the weekend. It had its opening day… Continue reading

Community members takes samples at one of the stands at the Maple Valley Farmers Market.
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                                A diagram of the Legacy Site that was presented to the Maple Valley City Council.

A farmers market will pop up at the Legacy site

The project is a way to help get eyes on the 50 acres of development area

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                                A diagram of the Legacy Site that was presented to the Maple Valley City Council.

Puget Sound Fire to ask voters for property tax hike

Agency would reduce fire benefit charges in Kent, Covington

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
Photo Provided by Naomi Parkman Sansome Facebook Page

Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

Photo Provided by Naomi Parkman Sansome Facebook Page
Left to right, Ken Beckman, Aaron Beckman, Grant Beckman, Howard Elliot Neely and Jane Neely Beckman. Howard was the then-93-year-old grandson of Aaron Neely, Sr., who built the house. Photo by Karen Meador

Neely Mansion celebrates its 125th

Make sure to visit the nationally-recognized historical home on June 22.

Left to right, Ken Beckman, Aaron Beckman, Grant Beckman, Howard Elliot Neely and Jane Neely Beckman. Howard was the then-93-year-old grandson of Aaron Neely, Sr., who built the house. Photo by Karen Meador
Students from Lake Wilderness Elementary School show off donated food bags they gave to Backpack Buddies for Kids. The Maple Valley nonprofit gives students with food insecurity meals for the weekend and now for the summer.
                                Photo courtesy of Backpack Buddies for Kids of Maple Valley.

Backpack Buddies extends services to summer

Program provides food and vouchers to families in need

Students from Lake Wilderness Elementary School show off donated food bags they gave to Backpack Buddies for Kids. The Maple Valley nonprofit gives students with food insecurity meals for the weekend and now for the summer.
                                Photo courtesy of Backpack Buddies for Kids of Maple Valley.
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                                Pictured left to right: Karen Martin, Primo Voce instructor and Kent Elementary Music Specialist; Nelli Southwick, Covington Elementary; Sophia Dermody, Sunrise Elementary; Elizabeth Ollom, Martin Sortun Elementary; Dennis Mottern, Covington Elementary; Isabelle Paxton, Sunrise Elementary; Irene Biju, Sherwood Forest Elementary, FWSD; Holly Johnson, Maple Valley homeschool; and Taylor Roy, Lake Youngs Elementary. Not pictured is Latin Wombles,Grass Lake Elementary.

Rainer Youth Choirs’ Primo Voce wins first

Covington-based Rainier Youth Choirs’ youngest ensemble won the top award at the adjudicated Music in the Park Festival last weekend, June 7 and 8, in… Continue reading

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                                Pictured left to right: Karen Martin, Primo Voce instructor and Kent Elementary Music Specialist; Nelli Southwick, Covington Elementary; Sophia Dermody, Sunrise Elementary; Elizabeth Ollom, Martin Sortun Elementary; Dennis Mottern, Covington Elementary; Isabelle Paxton, Sunrise Elementary; Irene Biju, Sherwood Forest Elementary, FWSD; Holly Johnson, Maple Valley homeschool; and Taylor Roy, Lake Youngs Elementary. Not pictured is Latin Wombles,Grass Lake Elementary.