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Matt Kidd. Submitted photo

True strength has no limits

Covington resident Matt Kidd shares his story about kidney disease to help others during National Kidney Month.


Vine Maple Place opens new resource center

The new center will offer families a safe place to go while they get their lives back on track.


The city of Maple Valley’s state Route 169 improvements will be made between Witte Road Southeast and Southeast 240th Street, the stretch of road just southeast of the city’s SR 18 interchange. Image courtesy of the city of Maple Valley

Improvements to SR 169 underway, may affect local commuters

If you drive north through Maple Valley, these road-widening projects will probably affect your arrival time.


Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

Covington Days 2017|Photo Gallery

From Saturday July 15 to Sunday July 16, the public was able to enjoy a day of fun in the sun at the Covington Days… Continue reading

Surprise of a lifetime for Black Diamond boy

Since 1980 the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to children all over the United States. In the Black Diamond area, a little boy named… Continue reading

Easing into my college education | Our Corner

When it comes to selecting a college to attend following high school, many expect they will go to a four-year university. At least, while I was in high school, that's what a lot of my peers believed.

Bonney Lake community servant Barb Wigton retires

Years of hard work, dedication and a love for her community are what made records clerk very happy with her job, so happy that she stayed for 34 years. Barb Wigton, 66, retired from the Bonney Lake Police Department July 1. She was the one who made calls to officers on duty and did all the record keeping at the department.

World War II veteran takes to the skies once again

Boeing B-17 bombers were built for World War II and retired in 1968, never to be flown again. That is until Don Wood, a 92-year-old war veteran was able to take to the skies once again thanks to Boy Scout troop 501 from Lake Tapps, Washington.

Loved Sumner FFA teacher retires after 38 years

One biology teacher and some farm animals are what got students started in their careers. Greg Pile, a teacher at Sumner High School is retiring after 38 years of teaching. Pile encouraged students to join the Future Farmers of America (FFA), an agriculture program that is taught around the nation, including at Sumner High.

Tunes @ Tapps kicks off with Salute to Armed Forces Night

On July 6, the City of Bonney Lake will be hosting their Salute to the Armed Forces night for the second year. The event will take place at Allan Yorke Park at 6:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s department to hire 40 deputies to combat understaffing

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is severely understaffed according to a recently published study. The study found that the sheriff's department needs between 72-82 new employees throughout the department to ensure safety among the community.

Sumner High School graduation 2016 | SLIDESHOW

Congratulations to the Sumner High School class of 2016!

East Pierce fills the boot despite rain

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters and volunteers with the Muscular Dystrophy Association once again collected money for families affected by muscular dystrophy.

Think F.A.S.T. when it comes to strokes

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the nation. There were 2,089 stroke deaths in Washington alone in 2014, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the state.