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Senate, House closing in on state budget

  • Today at 10:02AM

The state Legislature appears to have reached an agreement on the two-year operating budget, according to majority floor leader Sen. Joe Fain, 47th District. The race to the budget finish line has taken two special session and the beginning of a third. Gov. Jay Inslee had to sign the bill by midnight Tuesday for the government to continue operating, which is past the press deadline. Check online, www.courierherald.com, for an update.

Voter registration deadline July 6 for primary election

  • Today at 3:10PM

Citizens who want to vote in the August 4 primary election have until Monday, July 6 to register to vote or update voter registration information online or by mail.

Covington-Maple Valley Reporter

On The Grill | Recipes for summer | Rebecca Gourley

  • Today at 2:33PM

The Reporter's first installment of our new food-themed page, entitled In the Kitchen. This month's is inspired by the season and renamed to On The Grill. Designed by staff reporter Rebecca Gourley/Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. This page can be found on page 9 of the July 3 edition of The Reporter.

King County Transit services change over holiday weekend

  • Today at 2:00PM

King County Metro Transit bus routes will operate with a Sunday schedule Friday, July 3, in observation of Independence Day, and operate Saturday service levels on Saturday, July 4. During the holiday weekend, many routes will be redirected around community celebrations around the county. Changes also are in store for the King County water taxis.

Opinion

Not how the Founding Fathers would do it | Editorial Cartoon

  • Today at 1:00PM

How did the Founding Fathers want us to celebrate American Independence?

Question of the Day

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that gay marriage be allowed throughout the land. Agree?

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