A student in Jody Emerson’s third grade class at Southwood Elementary listens in. Photo by Alex Bruell

Plateau students head back to class

Even in a life-changing pandemic, a kid is still a kid.

 

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King County to require vaccination proof or negative COVID test for restaurants, bars, events

New health order goes into effect Monday, Oct. 25.

 

Provided by the City of Enumclaw, this map shows the ironman bike route where it cuts through the core of the city.

Road closures and detours during Sunday’s ironman race through Enumclaw

Some local streets will be affected by the race.

 

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a Maple Valley man. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of the Toyota Camry that reportedly hit and killed a Maple Valley man in July. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

SeaTac girl, 15, charged with second-degree murder in jogger’s death

Reportedly used her vehicle to ‘scare him’ while driving in Maple Valley

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a Maple Valley man. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of the Toyota Camry that reportedly hit and killed a Maple Valley man in July. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
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Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs condemns recent police ambushes

Two officer targeted shooting were reported last week in South King County.

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Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Aug. 24 – Sept. 8 |

Shoplifting, thefts and reports of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sep 15, 2021
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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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Jaeda Walker eyes her wooden ax throw.

Log show returns, first with the kids

The main event returns this weekend with ax throwing, log rolling and more.

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Jaeda Walker eyes her wooden ax throw.

Mandates and missions: How local organizations are gearing up for vaccine deadline

Gov. Inslee says many government workers must be vaccinated by Oct. 18. What will that look like?

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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.

Teenage suspect in fatal hit-and-run collision turns herself in to deputies

Deputies ID’d the 15-year-old as the suspected driver in the fatal collision of a Maple Valley man.

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Black Diamond police blotter | Aug. 23 – Aug. 30 |

Vehicle prowling, court order violation and traffic incidents.

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
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All things Alzheimer’s: Pierce County series aimed at caregivers

Pierce County is hosting a series to support caregivers for those experiencing memory loss.

  • Sep 8, 2021
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People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.