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“Practice makes you better” as a musician

‘Knack’ puts him in All-State band

Nishanth Sukasi is completing his first year in the All State Concert Band. He auditioned and was accepted as one of eight alto sax payers this past fall. The band is a part of the Washington Music Educators Association and has approximately 200 members.

  • May 7, 2008
“Practice makes you better” as a musician
Darren Motamedy

Teacher of the Year ‘shocked’

Between the busy nights performing as a professional jazz musician and the jam-packed days teaching elementary-school band students, Darren Motamedy said the latter has become the more challenging career.

  • May 7, 2008
Darren Motamedy

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  • May 5, 2008
Andrew Kerr (left) drives a robot into a ball blocked by fellow Tahoma High School senior Ryan Cahoon during a flea market last Saturday at the school. The event was a fund-raiser for students’ organizations
Andrew Kerr (left) drives a robot into a ball blocked by fellow Tahoma High School senior Ryan Cahoon during a flea market last Saturday at the school. The event was a fund-raiser for students’ organizations

Crestwood, Glacier Park singled out Earth ‘heroes’ at schools honored

Students and schools in Covington and Maple Valley have received King County Earth Heroes awards for their actions on behalf of the environment.

  • May 3, 2008
In a simulation of rescuing people trapped beneath debris

WE’LL ALL BE IN IT TOGETHER

Be prepared for when the next disaster hits, and know that local agencies are prepared, too – more so if residents are able to help themselves.

  • May 3, 2008
In a simulation of rescuing people trapped beneath debris

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  • May 2, 2008
Participants in recent Earth Day-themed service included Kentwood High School students (from left) Nick Moloney

Earth work

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  • May 2, 2008
Participants in recent Earth Day-themed service included Kentwood High School students (from left) Nick Moloney

Chalkboard

Ashley Skinner, a student at Kentlake High School, has been selected as the student president of the Washington Vocational Sports Medicine Association.

  • May 2, 2008

Faith

Rainier Christian Schools will be host a school and community prayer walk May 17 to emphasize prayer’s “importance.”

  • May 2, 2008
The Guardian One helicopter

It’s noisy but on your side

Whirring of helicopter blades overhead in this area aren’t a figment of your imagination. It’s Guardian One, the King County Sheriff Department’s patrol chopper.

  • Apr 30, 2008
The Guardian One helicopter

Schools’ superintendent retiring

Kent School District superintendent Barbara Grohe has announced her upcoming retirement, which will be effective June 2009.

  • Apr 30, 2008

Sims says proposal is ‘sensitive’ to ratepayers Higher sewer rates next year?

King County Executive Ron Sims has proposed a sewer rate increase that he said would soften the economic impact on ratepayers who already “are feeling the pinch.”

  • Apr 30, 2008

Tahoma’s Hayden reflects on 200th win

Russ Hayden can’t help but smile these days. Success has a way of doing that to a coach.

  • Apr 30, 2008

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  • Apr 29, 2008

Undrafted Simmons signs with Oakland

The way Shane Simmons figures it, getting the call late is better than not getting it at all.

  • Apr 29, 2008
Tahoma’s Tyson Ellis

Tahoma strikes down Kentwood

After a slow start to their boys soccer season, seems just about everyone had given up on the Tahoma Bears.

  • Apr 29, 2008
Tahoma’s Tyson Ellis
Sen. Cheryl Pflug sponsored her daughter

TURN THE PAGES

One way for teenagers to learn about democracy is to work as a page in the Legislature in Olympia, as several from the Maple Valley, Covington and Black Diamond area did during the 2008 legislative session that ended in March. Pages, who deliver documents and participate in flag ceremonies while seeing state government in action, must be 14 to 16 years old, continue their school studies during the week they spend in Olympia, and be sponsored by a legislator. Information on becoming a page is available at http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/PageInternProgram and http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram.

  • Apr 29, 2008
Sen. Cheryl Pflug sponsored her daughter
The sun was shining
The sun was shining

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  • Apr 25, 2008