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A look at what's going on throughout the Covington community.
King Aquatic Club offers competitive swimming, exercise and social events for kids and young adults 6 to 18 years old. Sometimes they dive into fund-raising for the club, as they did May 2 at Covington Aquatic Center. During the annual, two-hour “swimathon,” participants up to the age of 14 tried to swim a maximum of 200 lengths of the pool to collect on financial pledges made by families, neighbors and businesses. The kids “look forward to it each year,” said Grainne Hed, one of the parents there to count laps and lend encouragement. She also sent in these photos. (More about the club is at http://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=king).
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to open a new veterans center in King County by the end of next year.
Deadlines are approaching for voters who either need to register or change their voter records in order to be eligible for next month’s primary election.
A Bellevue couple, whose alleged dealings left a trail through Covington, Black Diamond and other parts of King and Pierce counties, were arrested last week on suspicion of mortgage fraud involving more than $27 million.
Families in the south King County area who qualify could get help paying their Puget Sound Energy gas bill through Multi-Service Center’s energy assistance program.
Covington and Maple Valley both grew a little bit in the past year, according to the state Office of Financial Management’s population estimates released July 2.
Cara Rudd, whose south King County-area ties include serving the Tahoma School District as a choreographer for student stage productions, finished as the third runnerup in the Miss Washington pageant last weekend.
A temporary moratorium on development in downtown Covington is an attempt to control growth, not discourage it, according to city offiicials.
Cascade Water Alliance, whose members include Covington Water District, has reached an agreement with two Indian tribes on environmental issues involving plans for Lake Tapps to become a regional water source.
King County and the union for its sheriff deputies have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract.
Kentwood 1988’s reunion this month
The pregnant mother was first spotted wandering the roadside somewhere along the northern Olympic Peninsula.
Mosquito season is back, and so is concern among health authorities about the West Nile virus.
A group of teachers sat in Tahoma High School’s Career Center computer lab, looking at a Web site about a place called Dog Island.