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Road closure and detours next week

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.

  • Jun 20, 2008
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Starting tomorrow, clinic in Covington will be open longer

The MultiCare Urgent Care Center in Covington is switching to longer morning, evening and weekend hours.

  • Jun 20, 2008
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Lake Wilderness Elementary School

Tahoma planning schools election

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.

  • Jun 20, 2008
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Lake Wilderness Elementary School

Covington hires parks chief

A Burien city official will become Covington's parks and recreation director next month.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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Firefighters salute from a State Route 18 overpass as a procession for firefighter Mary Hauer passes on its way to a memorial service.

Kent firefighter mourned by hundreds of colleagues across state

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.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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Firefighters salute from a State Route 18 overpass as a procession for firefighter Mary Hauer passes on its way to a memorial service.
Frank Whylie kisses a piglet while fellow Shadow Lake Elementary School teachers Scott Michelle (left) and Clark Kostohris wait their turn.

Shadow Lake Elem. teachers make good on reading bet, pucker up to porker

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.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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Frank Whylie kisses a piglet while fellow Shadow Lake Elementary School teachers Scott Michelle (left) and Clark Kostohris wait their turn.
Last weekend’s Maple Valley Days offered fun in all varieties
Last weekend’s Maple Valley Days offered fun in all varieties

Maple Valley company advises against composting tomatoes

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.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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Lake Meridian fireworks show fizzling, organizers seek donations

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.

  • Jun 19, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Bottled water gets the heave-ho from King County

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.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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Maple Valley pie contest returning | Covington/Maple Valley News Briefs

A brief look at events and people making news in the Covington/Maple Valley area.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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King Co. ordinance would make landlords liable for drug crimes on properties

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.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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‘Party Patrol’ working? Underage drinking down in King County

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.

  • Jun 19, 2008
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Children’s summer reading program begins

Catch the Reading Bug, the children’s summer reading program of King County Library System, starts June 16.

  • Jun 14, 2008
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King County grants taxpayers a new layer of protection

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.

  • Jun 13, 2008
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Covington looking for its next citizens of the year

Covington is accepting nominations for its 2008 Citizen of the Year and Honorary Citizen of the Year awards.

  • Jun 13, 2008
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  • Jun 13, 2008
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  • Jun 13, 2008
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With someone playfully flashing the peace sigh behind them

Boy Scout reaches Eagle level

Jacob Fullen has earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts Troop 406.

  • Jun 13, 2008
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Diana DeFrisco and her Tahoma High bandmates have been practicing for the Maple Valley Days Parade today.

Band has its marching orders for big parade

Today’s Maple Valley Days Parade, a centerpiece of the annual community festival, will again have a University of Washington influence.

  • Jun 13, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Diana DeFrisco and her Tahoma High bandmates have been practicing for the Maple Valley Days Parade today.