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Call for non-partisan offices going to ballot

A proposal to remove political-party affiliations from top elected offices in King County government has qualified to be a ballot measure in this fall’s election.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Community volunteer plans race for Legislature

Leslie Kae Hamada, describing herself as a community volunteer and activist, said she’ll be a candidate in this fall’s election for a position in the Legislature from the 47th District.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Controversy, followed by change

In the wake of controversy over the disputed results of the race for governor four years ago that hinged largely on a recount of votes in King County, tighter ballot security and a centralized elections department were urged after local, state and national reviews of the county’s election processes.

  • Jun 2, 2008
When Tahoma School District closes its alternative high school

A NEW WAY

Why alternative high school is changing its ways.

  • Jun 2, 2008
When Tahoma School District closes its alternative high school
Student Support Center coordinator Chris Feist discusses the daily and weekly goals of Nick Wallis

Good results in the classroom and life are the goal of closing alternative high school and blending its students into Tahoma High

Good results in the classroom and life are the goal of closing alternative high school and blending its students into Tahoma High

  • Jun 2, 2008
Student Support Center coordinator Chris Feist discusses the daily and weekly goals of Nick Wallis
This 1991 GMC Sierra pickup truck has been donated for the Covington Chamber of Commerce auction.

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Cascade Water Alliance, an association that includes Covington Water District, has added an extra $50 in rebates for purchasers of high-efficiency clothes washers.

  • Jun 2, 2008
This 1991 GMC Sierra pickup truck has been donated for the Covington Chamber of Commerce auction.

Alarm service speeds fire response

An automated alarm system hastened the response by Mountain View Fire and Rescue to a fire at a house March 28, officials said.

  • Jun 2, 2008

If they qualify, GRCC free for low-income students

If they qualify, GRCC free for low-income students

  • Jun 2, 2008
This is some of the food collected by Cub Scouts Pack 517 and Boy Scouts Troop 517 during the Scouting for Food event in March. The two groups
This is some of the food collected by Cub Scouts Pack 517 and Boy Scouts Troop 517 during the Scouting for Food event in March. The two groups
While county officials debate its merits

County exec rebuts animal shelter critic

King County Executive Ron Sims plans to release a report this week to the County Council rebutting many of the recent findings by a council-hired consultant over the county’s management of its two animal shelters.

  • Jun 2, 2008
While county officials debate its merits

Call for non-partisan county officeholders has support

Organizers of an effort to convert elected officeholders in King County’s government to non-partisan say they’re getting closer to their goal.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Meeting tonight on Four Corners-area sub-station

The city of Maple Valley will host a community meeting tonight for a discussion of Puget Sound Energy’s plans to build a substation in the Four Corners area.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Larissa Sychtysz

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Tahoma Cooperative Preschool will host a fund-raising auction May 3 at Greater Maple Valley Community Center.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Larissa Sychtysz
Winners of PTA awards at Jenkins Creek Elementary School

Darren Motamedy, alto sax in hand, looked around at the other Jenkins Creek Elementary School staff members in the back of the multi-purpose room with an expression of surprise.

Darren Motamedy, alto sax in hand, looked around at the other Jenkins Creek Elementary School staff members in the back of the multi-purpose room with an expression of surprise.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Winners of PTA awards at Jenkins Creek Elementary School

$50,000 for 196-vote, one-candidate election

In an election that cost the public about $50,000 and produced less than 200 votes, Bob Vos was re-elected March 18 to the Board of Supervisors of the King Conservation District.

  • Jun 2, 2008

The Reporter corrects factual errors and makes clarifications in its news coverage and opinion articles. Contact the editor at pjenkins@reporternewspapers.com and (425) 432-1209 (extension 1050).

The Reporter corrects factual errors and makes clarifications in its news coverage and opinion articles. Contact the editor at pjenkins@reporternewspapers.com and (425) 432-1209 (extension 1050).

  • Jun 2, 2008

The city of Covington will host a public forum next Wednesday for a discussion of ways of communicating with the public.

The city of Covington will host a public forum next Wednesday for a discussion of ways of communicating with the public.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Judge halts attempted recall

King County Superior Court Judge Michael Trickey ruled on Tuesday that Chris Clifford’s recall petition of Valley Medical Center/Hospital District 1 Commissioner Don Jacobson isn’t sufficient.

  • Jun 2, 2008

19-year-old stabbed as police arrive to break up party

A 19 year-old man was stabbed in the neck and critically wounded at a drinking party involving teenagers late last Saturday night or Sunday morning in Covington, and his attacker was arrested, according to the King County Sheriff Department.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Buying home now can be good for you, economy

Just pick up any newspaper or tune into a news channel, and you’ll be bombarded with negative headlines announcing the fall of the economy, the housing market and the stock market. But look closer and you’ll also find articles on why buying now, rather than waiting for the dust to settle, might be the best course of action for some home buyers.

  • Jun 2, 2008