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Teen dies in lake mishap

A 14-year-old boy died as the result of an apparent drowning accident last Friday at Lake Meridian.

  • Jun 24, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Fire district taking applications to replace late commissioner

Mountain View Fire and Rescue, seeking to fill a vacancy among its commissioners, is accepting applications from prospective appointees.

  • Jun 24, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Looking ahead

Next year’s high school seniors will have have two more chances to take both WASL tests before graduation in addition to state-approved alternatives.

  • Jun 24, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Class of 2008 handled the WASL

Preliminary scores for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning are out, with 85 percent of students statewide passing the test and the Kent and Tahoma school districts more than keeping pace.

  • Jun 24, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Teen dies in lake mishap

A 14-year-old boy died as the result of an apparent drowning accident last Friday at Lake Meridian.

  • Jun 23, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Fireworks show needs some help

Thumbs up to the organizers of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Meridian for hanging in there with next month’s extravaganza.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

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Jenkins Creek team takes 35th in math relay event

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Church ready to show off finished project

Free hot dogs and lattes and live music will be part of an open house tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Kent Covenant Church as it formally unveils newly expanded and renovated facilities.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Ryan Corbett and Diane McGuire

No generation gap here

The front walkway of Covington Christian Fellowship Church is 100 flowers prettier, thanks to a group of senior citizens and kids working side by side in one “Labor of Love.”

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Ryan Corbett and Diane McGuire
With the summer solstice yesterday

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  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
With the summer solstice yesterday

Newly retired school workers feted

Thirty-one Kent School District who are retiring this month were honored at a recent School Board meeting.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Drivers needed for countywide seniors agency

A countywide, non-profit agency is short on volunteers to drive senior citizens to medical appointments.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Conservation board picks its leaders

The King Conservation District Board of Supervisors has chosen Bill Knutsen to serve as its chairman and Bob Vos as vice chairman.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

State shuts down construction crane at Valley Medical

State officials halted operation of a crane working on a construction project at Valley Medical Center, citing possible electrical problems.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Rich Taylor is one of the drivers of a van that Greater Maple Valley Community Center makes available – for a small fee – to take seniors to appointments and stores.

Seniors in South King Co. dodge gas prices with cheap shuttles

If the senior programs at the community centers in Maple Valley and Black Diamond want a motto for one of their increasingly useful services, they might try “Have van, will travel.” Or maybe, “Beat the gas prices.” Both centers provide transportation for seniors who don’t have their own cars or, if they, can’t afford gas for them.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Rich Taylor is one of the drivers of a van that Greater Maple Valley Community Center makes available – for a small fee – to take seniors to appointments and stores.

Report finds veterans and human services levy doing its job

Lives of low-income families and former military personnel in King County “are improving” as a result of about $7 million in assistance through a countywide levy approved nearly three years ago by voters.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

More representation of rural areas?

Metropolitan King County Council members met June 16 in Federal Way to discuss amendments to how the county is governed.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Party Patrol gets going; one offense in Black Diamond

Good news from the Party Patrol: Based on the number of arrests so far, the countywide crackdown apparently is discouraging underage drinking.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Briefly

County’s sewer charges going up for next two years

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

School project: Cut $2.8 million

Kent School District administrators are considering ways to shave $2.8 million off next year’s district budget in the face of increased financial challenges during the 2008-09 school year.

  • Jun 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service