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Kid-started fires get local focus

Each year, fires set by children cost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars of property, cause painful injuries and are the leading cause of fire-related deaths among preschool-age children, according to national fire prevention authorities.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Jail bookings streamlined

A new regional, integrated system is expected to help police officers spend less time booking offenders into the King County Jail.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Intersection altered to make it safer

Traffic control at an intersection near Tahoma Junior High School has been changed in an attempt to improve traffic safety.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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Concerns raised over biodiesel

Metropolitan King County Councilman Reagan Dunn has called for a study of potential harmful environmental impact from biodiesel fuel used in Metro Transit buses.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Nancy Jones

New bus base in the works

For more than a decade, the Tahoma School District tried to find a spot for a new bus barn, but either the site hasn’t been right or the money hasn’t been there to pay for it.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Nancy Jones

Court date set for state legislator

Authorities will pursue prosecuting state Rep. Geoff Simpson, who was arrested on April 27 on charges of fourth-degree assault and interfering with reporting of domestic violence in an incident involving his former wife.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Aquatics center receives statewide award

The city of Covington’s work on renovating its public swimming pool has garnered a statewide award.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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State and county land swap proposed

The state and King County might do some swapping of recreation and conservation areas, including some near Black Diamond.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic spon

The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic sponsored by Pasado’s Safe Haven, an animal welfare group, will offer free or low-cost spays and neuters for pets June 4 at Black Diamond Community Centers. Microchipping also will be available.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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Celebrating Wonderland Estates’ preservation at a party at the mobile home community’s clubhouse are Karen Duncan and her daughter

Will Wonderland never cease?

The mood is merry inside the wood-paneled clubhouse. People sing along to folk songs the man in the corner strums on his guitar. A young girl dances. An assortment of appetizers and cakes sit nearby.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Celebrating Wonderland Estates’ preservation at a party at the mobile home community’s clubhouse are Karen Duncan and her daughter

Gas as bad as the prices

Contaminated gasoline from a supplier in Anacortes was sold to customers at the Safeway gas station in Maple Valley last Sunday, causing mechanical problems for their vehicles.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

One river safe to reopen

The Cedar River was reopened by King County authorities for recreational uses Friday, but the Green River – where two people drowned two weeks ago – remained closed because of dangerous, fast-flowing water levels.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Four Corners’ future in sight

Four Corners is on its way to becoming the heart of Maple Valley, and the city wants to make sure that it happens just right.

  • May 31, 2008
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Laquita Crumwell

Officials hail centralized elections building as a ‘milestone’

A King County Sheriff Department deputy sits just beyond the turnstiles, beeping because someone didn’t have a key card. Behind the deputy is a chain-link cage, guarded by a fingerprint scanner. Fifty-nine security cameras are recording in the building’s eight security zones. All visitors are wearing badges. Most doors automatically shut in 30 seconds.

  • May 31, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Laquita Crumwell

A Bloodmobile from the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC)

A Bloodmobile from the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) will be at the MultiCare clinic in Covington Friday for a blood drive.

  • May 30, 2008
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Covington student makes Dean’s List

Katie Brooks, who’s from Covington, was named to the Judson College Dean’s List for the 2008 spring semester. The honor requires a grade point average of at least 3.7.

  • May 28, 2008
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Michele Wilson

It’s been a good 30 years

Michele Willson came to the Tahoma School District at the tender age of 20 and started her career teaching grade school.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Michele Wilson
Marley Hattori’s birthday was May 17

MARLEY’S BIRTHDAY A HAPPY ONE FOR CATS

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  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Marley Hattori’s birthday was May 17

Report notes growth in jobs and new homes in county’s urban areas

According to King County officials, people living here enjoy some of the best job and residential options in the region.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

CALENDAR

Rotary Club of Covington: Noon Fridays. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Covington.

  • May 26, 2008
  • BY Wire Service