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In a project next week that could cause lengthy detours for motorists, King County road crews are scheduled to replace a culvert beneath Kent-Black Diamond Road south of Covington.
The MultiCare Urgent Care Center in Covington is switching to longer morning, evening and weekend hours.
Tahoma School District officials would like to fix things up, but they’ll need money to do so and are considering putting a bond issue on the ballot next spring.
A Burien city official will become Covington's parks and recreation director next month.
In Marty Hauer’s final days before cancer took his life at the age of 41, the firefighter made sure he did something for his 10-year-old son, Colton, that he had done so many other times over the previous years.
Last fall, Clark Kostohris, a third-grade teacher at Shadow Lake Elementary School, promised that he and several other teachers would kiss a pig if the school’s students met goals for reading. The students did. And the teachers paid up last Wednesday by puckering up with a live piglet.
The compost bin is not the place for potentially tainted tomatoes. That’s the word from Cedar Grove Composting in Maple Valley in the wake of recent cases nationally of people becoming ill after eating tomatoes with salmonella poisoning.
Without as much bang for their buck this year at the annual Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park, organizers are asking residents and businesses to donate money to help fund the display.
Out with bottled water, say King County officials. County government last week joined other jurisdictions around the country by banning the purchase of single-serve bottled water.
A brief look at events and people making news in the Covington/Maple Valley area.
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn, as part of his ongoing battle against methamphetamine and other drugs, unveiled an ordinance last Thursday that would provide another tool for law enforcement and homeowners to work together to combat crime in neighborhoods. He announced the legislation at a press conference where he introduced Tom and Florence Pruitt, a couple who live in unincorporated King County near Renton, who spent 13 months accumulating evidence and documenting issues with neighbors who were running a meth lab out of the rental home.
Based on the number of arrests so far, a county-wide crackdown apparently is discouraging underage drinking. Forty people were arrested throughout King County on a variety of charges last weekend, the debut of the annual effort by police agencies to keep teenagers away from alcohol during celebrations of the end of the school year.
Catch the Reading Bug, the children’s summer reading program of King County Library System, starts June 16.
The removal of taxpayers’ sensitive personal identification from tax records held by King County has been made official. The County Council this week formally accepted a committee’s recommendations for keeping information such as Social Security numbers out of the general public’s hands.
Covington is accepting nominations for its 2008 Citizen of the Year and Honorary Citizen of the Year awards.
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Jacob Fullen has earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts Troop 406.
Today’s Maple Valley Days Parade, a centerpiece of the annual community festival, will again have a University of Washington influence.