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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

Aquatics center receives statewide award

The city of Covington’s work on renovating its public swimming pool has garnered a statewide award.

  • Jun 2, 2008

State and county land swap proposed

The state and King County might do some swapping of recreation and conservation areas, including some near Black Diamond.

  • Jun 2, 2008

The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic spon

The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic sponsored by Pasado’s Safe Haven, an animal welfare group, will offer free or low-cost spays and neuters for pets June 4 at Black Diamond Community Centers. Microchipping also will be available.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Celebrating Wonderland Estates’ preservation at a party at the mobile home community’s clubhouse are Karen Duncan and her daughter

Will Wonderland never cease?

The mood is merry inside the wood-paneled clubhouse. People sing along to folk songs the man in the corner strums on his guitar. A young girl dances. An assortment of appetizers and cakes sit nearby.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Celebrating Wonderland Estates’ preservation at a party at the mobile home community’s clubhouse are Karen Duncan and her daughter

Gas as bad as the prices

Contaminated gasoline from a supplier in Anacortes was sold to customers at the Safeway gas station in Maple Valley last Sunday, causing mechanical problems for their vehicles.

  • Jun 2, 2008

One river safe to reopen

The Cedar River was reopened by King County authorities for recreational uses Friday, but the Green River – where two people drowned two weeks ago – remained closed because of dangerous, fast-flowing water levels.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Four Corners’ future in sight

Four Corners is on its way to becoming the heart of Maple Valley, and the city wants to make sure that it happens just right.

  • May 31, 2008
Laquita Crumwell

Officials hail centralized elections building as a ‘milestone’

A King County Sheriff Department deputy sits just beyond the turnstiles, beeping because someone didn’t have a key card. Behind the deputy is a chain-link cage, guarded by a fingerprint scanner. Fifty-nine security cameras are recording in the building’s eight security zones. All visitors are wearing badges. Most doors automatically shut in 30 seconds.

  • May 31, 2008
Laquita Crumwell

A Bloodmobile from the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC)

A Bloodmobile from the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) will be at the MultiCare clinic in Covington Friday for a blood drive.

  • May 30, 2008

Covington student makes Dean’s List

Katie Brooks, who’s from Covington, was named to the Judson College Dean’s List for the 2008 spring semester. The honor requires a grade point average of at least 3.7.

  • May 28, 2008
Michele Wilson

It’s been a good 30 years

Michele Willson came to the Tahoma School District at the tender age of 20 and started her career teaching grade school.

  • May 28, 2008
Michele Wilson
Marley Hattori’s birthday was May 17
Marley Hattori’s birthday was May 17

Report notes growth in jobs and new homes in county’s urban areas

According to King County officials, people living here enjoy some of the best job and residential options in the region.

  • May 28, 2008

CALENDAR

Rotary Club of Covington: Noon Fridays. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Covington.

  • May 26, 2008

CALENDAR

Rotary Club of Covington: Noon Fridays. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Covington.

  • May 26, 2008
Don Chadwick

They remember ‘Forgotten War’

It is often called “The Forgotten War” or “The Unknown War,” but many veterans remember it all too well.

  • May 24, 2008
Don Chadwick

Water inviting this time of year – and deadly

The Memorial Day holiday weekend, something of a traditional start of the good-weasther season, should also be a time when people think twice before dipping into the dangerously cold waters in this area.

  • May 24, 2008

Tahoma High is 1,355th

Tahoma High School cracked the top 1,400 in the United States in an academic ranking of high schools by Newsweek magazine.

  • May 23, 2008