Crews from Neeley Construction continue work Tuesday on the new Covington Elementary School, scheduled to open in the fall. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District seeks approval of two levies

Measures to fund operations, facility improvements

Tapestry Dance Company will perform Jan. 26 at the Kentwood High PAC. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Tapestry Dance Company to perform at Kent’s Spotlight Series

Show set for Jan. 26 at Kentwood High PAC

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Maple Valley Council voted to support levies

The Tahoma School District proposed three new levies to be considered on the Feb. 13 ballot.

Kentwood science teacher charged with two counts, remains in custody

The Renton man was reportedly communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

NBA’s all-time leading scorer and New York Times best-selling author to discuss latest book

The following is a press release from the King County Library System Foundation. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will discuss basketball, libraries and… Continue reading

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Winter tips to keep everyone safe

The following is a press release from Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. When Old Man Winter comes calling, homeowners need to… Continue reading

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Basketball, homework and time management

Making the grades and shooting hoops are what these girls do best.

Vehicle Drives into Green River

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. A Puget Sound RFA rescue boat with Continue reading...

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Covington receives achievement award and more community news

Covington receives achievement award The city of Covington was given the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award Continue reading...

80-year-old man with dementia reported missing | UPDATE

The man who was reportedly last seen driving to a Fred Meyer in Covington was found in Tacoma.

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Free tax workshop and more community news

January meeting announcement The Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Continue reading...

Black Diamond’s new jail services agreement with Enumclaw guarantees one bed space in Enumclaw for Black Diamond inmates. This potentially saves the city money, since when Enumclaw had no beds available, Black Diamond had to use a more expensive options. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond hits the reset button

The new Black Diamond City Council wasted no time on settling in and testing the political waters. On their first meeting of the year, new Councilwomen Melissa Oglesbee and Erin Stout and returning Councilwomen Tamie Deady and Janie Edelman marched through a long list of agenda items, many of which reversed council policies and goals set over the last two years.


New third option on birth certificates

The following is a press release from the Department of Health. The Department of Health announced today that a new… Continue reading

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Tahoma gymnastics take the win

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Tahoma hosted a gymnastics meet against Enumclaw High School, Kentridge High School and Todd Beamer High… Continue reading


Photos by Kayse Angel

The Falcons off to 1-1 start to 2018

Kentwood boys lead the league, Tahoma sits in the middle of the pack




The past is the past, a review of ‘Robicheaux’

You don’t want to talk about it. You’ve been through rough times, had a few problems, but that’s all in… Continue reading

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We don’t outgrow everything in life

My family and I spent an exorbitant amount of time together over the holidays. I’m not really sure it was… Continue reading

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Delicious learning experiences with Seattle’s world-class culinary talent

Michael Duarte-Pedrosa, Connect2Classes VP, takes two cooking-class taste tests.


Uncork your wine knowledge with the Seattle Wine School

A local expert makes learning about wine accessible.


HazardFactory classes fire up a passion for welding

A Connect2Classes team heats things up with a welding project.


Prepare now for the hottest jobs of the future

Get work-ready skills in as little as 10 weeks with Connect2Classes.



China’s new policy cuts deep into recycling

What are the implications of China’s “national sword” policy that bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported?