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As the weather starts getting warmer and drier, here come the brush fires

It isn’t too early to start taking precautions to prevent brush fires.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bloodmobile greets donors this Saturday

Puget Sound Blood Center, which supplies hospitals in King County and elsewhere, will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday in one of its bloodmobiles at the Fred Meyer store in Covington. More information is available at 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Change coming for MV Police chief

Maple Valley Police chief Michelle Bennett will soon be trading in her city uniform for the green and tan of a King County Sheriff Department deputy again.

  • Jun 2, 2008

A Maple Valley man is among 17 defendants in what King

A Maple Valley man is among 17 defendants in what King County and federal authorities describe as widespread trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Lakeside housing development hits another snag

The developer in a proposal to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian has run into another roadblock because of six lots being on wetlands.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bank robber escapes with loot

A robbery at the Key Bank branch in Maple Valley’s Four Corners area caused a nearby elementary school to go into lockdown mode.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Pilot in fatal plane crash was 69-year-old Kent man

A pilot flying a Cessna near Covington who was killed in a crash on May 9 was officially identified Tuesday by the King County medical examiner as Roger N. Thompson, a Kent resident. He was 69 years old.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Cities to jointly salute their staffs during National Public Works Week

The cities of Covington and Maple Valley will hold a joint open house May 22 to honor their respective public facilities and services workers as part of National Public Works Week.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Lari Kaapana and her twin sons – Donovan (left) and Derek – found the sand to their liking during some playtime last month at Lake Wilderness. The weather wasn’t nearly as hot as the 80-degree days that forecasters were predicting for this weekend. Maybe the lingering winterlike conditions are slowly coming to an end.
Lari Kaapana and her twin sons – Donovan (left) and Derek – found the sand to their liking during some playtime last month at Lake Wilderness. The weather wasn’t nearly as hot as the 80-degree days that forecasters were predicting for this weekend. Maybe the lingering winterlike conditions are slowly coming to an end.

Business group wants members

While most chambers of commerce struggle through their annual membership drive, the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce has something else planned.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Within hours after the massive earthquake there this month

Faraway disasters close to class

Crestwood Elementary School students felt the aftershocks of the earthquake in China and the impact of the cyclone in Myanmar through a social-studies project in teacher Leslie Marshall’s sixth-grade class.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Within hours after the massive earthquake there this month
Once an artist’s rendering

New library is almost ready

A bigger library for Black Diamond is ready for its coming-out party.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Once an artist’s rendering

Another delay in murder case

At the request of the attorneys for the defendants, a decision on whether to seek the death penalty for the Christmas Eve murders of six family members – four of them from Black Diamond – has been delayed until late this summer.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Briefly

Memorial Day service at Tahoma National Cemetery

  • Jun 2, 2008

Kid-started fires get local focus

Each year, fires set by children cost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars of property, cause painful injuries and are the leading cause of fire-related deaths among preschool-age children, according to national fire prevention authorities.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Jail bookings streamlined

A new regional, integrated system is expected to help police officers spend less time booking offenders into the King County Jail.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Intersection altered to make it safer

Traffic control at an intersection near Tahoma Junior High School has been changed in an attempt to improve traffic safety.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Concerns raised over biodiesel

Metropolitan King County Councilman Reagan Dunn has called for a study of potential harmful environmental impact from biodiesel fuel used in Metro Transit buses.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Nancy Jones

New bus base in the works

For more than a decade, the Tahoma School District tried to find a spot for a new bus barn, but either the site hasn’t been right or the money hasn’t been there to pay for it.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Nancy Jones

Court date set for state legislator

Authorities will pursue prosecuting state Rep. Geoff Simpson, who was arrested on April 27 on charges of fourth-degree assault and interfering with reporting of domestic violence in an incident involving his former wife.

  • Jun 2, 2008