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QMissions searches for new funding models after fireworks ban in Covington

A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)

Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades

A new report said there should have been an additional 225,000 units created between 2010 and 2015.

A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities

WA lawmakers examine issues heading into 60-day session.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

New King County Council members sworn in

The King County Council was sworn in on Jan. 8, with three familiar faces and one new face. Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Claudia Balducci… Continue reading

Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

Maple Valley council supports Tahoma’s levies

The city council puts its weight behind two proposed ballot measures

Spots out — Chloe is in

Chloe, Bella, Lucy and Max the most popular regional pet names in 2019

  • Jan 7, 2020

King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month

With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

Holiday shoplifter caught after chase

A couple may spend the new year in jail after attempting to shoplift from a local store during the holiday. A 36-year-old male and his… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Covington Aquatics earns gold star

Red Cross recognizes local swim program

  • Dec 27, 2019

Who owns King County forestlands?

It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Residents discuss hard topics in effort to grow together

Maple Valley leaders host a “Black and White” panel

  • Dec 19, 2019

Wreaths decorate graves of fallen soldiers

Civil Air Patrol Cadets, veterans, families and other military members honored fallen soldiers and deceased vets at the Tahoma National Cemetery with wreaths on Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019

Covington holiday light show benefits Black Diamond Food Bank

The Very Merry Christmas House is having its light show until Jan. 3, 2020.

Local ban ready to jam for Maple Valley Food Bank

The Green River Distillers introduces their holiday album at fundraiser

Multicare saves Covington Days Parade

Multicare and the Chamber of Commerce dedicated $12,000 to event

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January