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‘Unsung’ 9-1-1 dispatchers called forward

When someone with an emergency calls 9-1-1, the voice that answers probably won’t ever make the news. In the south King County area, that voice often belongs to one of the call receivers at Valley Communications.

  • May 14, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

If it’s outdoor work you want, try Soos Creek

A community environmental project for Soos Creek is on tap this Saturday.

  • May 14, 2008
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Tahoma High’s We The People team include Wesley Ball

Tahoma High team back from D.C. with honors Government scholars ‘best of the west’

Students in the We the People class for seniors at Tahoma High School started the school year as students taking a government class to satisfy a graduation requirement.

  • May 14, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Tahoma High’s We The People team include Wesley Ball

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  • May 13, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

300-plus kids and adults in fund-raiser

Anyone passing the Black Diamond Elementary School playfield next to State Route 169 this Friday afternoon might hear some loud Radio Disney-type music and see more than 300 children and adults running, walking and dancing.

  • May 13, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Chalkboard

Jenkins Creek Elementary School teacher Connie Compton was featured on the KOMO-TV program “Northwest Afternoon” April 16 as the recipient of an All Spreading the Love award.

  • May 13, 2008
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The Covington Library has live entertainment to go along with the kind that’s offered in written and recorded forms. Nancy Stewart

Live at the library

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  • May 13, 2008
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The Covington Library has live entertainment to go along with the kind that’s offered in written and recorded forms. Nancy Stewart

Hospital commissioners’ meeting conflict settled

The Valley Medical Center Board of Commissioners will continue meeting at 3:30 p.m., after voting on Monday to rescind a decision to meet at 6 p.m. that effectively could have resulted in the resignation of one of its newest members.

  • May 10, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

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  • May 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Former MV resident finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon Gillespie, formerly of Maple Valley, has completed basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

  • May 9, 2008
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Middle school full of winners

Students from Cedar Heights Middle School have been crushing the competition lately as more than a dozen kids placed in three different academic contests.

  • May 9, 2008
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Members of the Muttley Crew 4-H Club in Covington

Help from Muttley Crew

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  • May 9, 2008
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Members of the Muttley Crew 4-H Club in Covington
“Practice makes you better” as a musician

‘Knack’ puts him in All-State band

Nishanth Sukasi is completing his first year in the All State Concert Band. He auditioned and was accepted as one of eight alto sax payers this past fall. The band is a part of the Washington Music Educators Association and has approximately 200 members.

  • May 7, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
“Practice makes you better” as a musician
Darren Motamedy

Teacher of the Year ‘shocked’

Between the busy nights performing as a professional jazz musician and the jam-packed days teaching elementary-school band students, Darren Motamedy said the latter has become the more challenging career.

  • May 7, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Darren Motamedy

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  • May 5, 2008
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Andrew Kerr (left) drives a robot into a ball blocked by fellow Tahoma High School senior Ryan Cahoon during a flea market last Saturday at the school. The event was a fund-raiser for students’ organizations
Andrew Kerr (left) drives a robot into a ball blocked by fellow Tahoma High School senior Ryan Cahoon during a flea market last Saturday at the school. The event was a fund-raiser for students’ organizations

Crestwood, Glacier Park singled out Earth ‘heroes’ at schools honored

Students and schools in Covington and Maple Valley have received King County Earth Heroes awards for their actions on behalf of the environment.

  • May 3, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
In a simulation of rescuing people trapped beneath debris

WE’LL ALL BE IN IT TOGETHER

Be prepared for when the next disaster hits, and know that local agencies are prepared, too – more so if residents are able to help themselves.

  • May 3, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
In a simulation of rescuing people trapped beneath debris

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  • May 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Participants in recent Earth Day-themed service included Kentwood High School students (from left) Nick Moloney

Earth work

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  • May 2, 2008
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Participants in recent Earth Day-themed service included Kentwood High School students (from left) Nick Moloney