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  1. Free child car seat checksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Covington Reporter

    Child safety seats can save lives, but they need to be used properly to be effective. Parents and caregivers can get support in fitting their children securely in car seats at five free child car seat check-up events in upcoming months.

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  2. Metro to Southeast King County residents: You can help shape future transit in your citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Covington Reporter

    King County Metro Transit is calling on Southeast King County residents to partner on County Executive Dow Constantine's initiative to provide more and better transit options to meet the specific needs of riders from Enumclaw to Renton. Southeast King County is one of several areas targeted for Metro's expanded Alternative Services Program .

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  3. Candidates announce their bid for city councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Covington Reporter

    Maple Valley residents will see at least two new council members next year. Five of the seven council positions are expiring.

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  4. Coming together to fix a hole in a roofRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Covington Reporter

    Stevenson Roofing and members of the Lake Sawyer Christian Church's James Brigade worked together to replace a leaking roof for a woman whose husband died in October. The couple had been married 40 years.

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  5. Metro offering survey to Southeast King County residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Covington Reporter

    King County Metro Transit is calling on Southeast King County residents to partner on King County Executive Dow Constantine's initiative to provide more and better transit options to meet the specific needs of riders from Enumclaw to Renton. Southeast King County is one of several areas targeted for Metro's expanded Alternative Services Program .

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  6. Covington proposition planned for April ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    The city of Covington planned to send a proposal to fund street and sidewalk improvements through a sales tax increase to King County Elections for the April 28 special election ballot this week. The city's Transportation Benefit District recommended a 0.002 sales tax increase for the improvements be placed on the April ballot and if accepted by the county will appear as Proposition No.

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  7. Kent firefighters put out warehouse fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    A roof-mounted ventilation fan caught fire and fell to the floor of a large concrete tilt-up warehouse early Thursday morning in the 1200 block of Second Avenue North in Kent. Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority firefighters responded to the fire at 2:08 a.m., after employees reported a fire in the aluminum can manufacturing facility.

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  8. Man sleeping in pickup at Maple Valley Heights Park rams patrol car while fleeing | Suspect at largeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    At 2 a.m. Feb. 5 a King County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped to contact a suspiciously parked pickup truck near the Maple Valley Heights Park, SE 164 and 190 Ave SE. The deputy made contact with the suspect who had been sleeping in the vehicle.

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  9. Heart-stopping tragedy becomes political tour-de-forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    As a 22-year-old vegetarian skiing and sailing instructor, Beverly Elmer isn't the type of person you'd expect to have heart problems. "I was lying down in bed and turned to Weylin and said, 'Baby, oh god,' and clenched my chest," she said.

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  10. Mild weather leads to late-season cyanobacteria bloom in Lake Washington | King County Public HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    Generally mild weather this fall has extended the algae-growing season on lakes across King County. Toxic cyanobacteria are currently blooming along some shorelines on Lake Washington.

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  11. King County completes new study of Cedar River channel migration zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    King County has completed a study of the Cedar River's channel migration zone , which extends from the river's mouth in the City of Renton upstream to Landsburg. Channel migration is when bank erosion occurs and a river channel shifts location, and channel migration zones are mapped and regulated by King County as flood hazard areas.

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  12. Voter registration deadlines approaching for Feb. 10 special electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    Registered voters in the Highline and Snoqualmie Valley school districts will have an opportunity to weigh in on measures in the Feb. 10 special election . Be sure you're ready to vote by updating your voter registration if you've changed your name or address.

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  13. King County unemployment rates released | Employment Security DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    On a seasonally adjusted basis, preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate nonfarm employment in Washington rose by 6,800 from October 2014 to November 2014. BLS estimates the private sector gained 10,200 jobs during the month and the public sector lost 3,400 jobs.

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  14. South King County students invited to spend a week as a Senate pageRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    Every year the Washington state Senate offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend one week as a Senate page. Through the program students ages 14 through 16 can serve and get a front-row seat to how state government works.

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  15. King County Flood District makes progress on investigation of landslide areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    The King County Flood Control District announced today the completion of the first phase of a two-year investigation to update landslide hazard information for King County's river valleys and floodplains. "This investigation is the first step in assuring that we have the most current information to protect people, property and critical public infrastructure," said King County Flood Control District Chair Reagan Dunn.

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  16. New development will combine housing and supportive services for veterans and their familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    The King County Housing Authority has been awarded rental subsidies from HUD that will enable it to support 33 formerly homeless veterans at the Multi-Service Center Federal Way Veterans Project that will break ground next month. The vouchers, part of a recent award of 92 vouchers received by KCHA through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, will provide ongoing rental subsidies at the first supportive housing complex dedicated to homeless veterans south of Renton.

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  17. Flood Control District adopts 2015 BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    The King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a 2015 Budget that ensures that needed flood control projects will continue even as the district prepares for long-range work that will protect King County residents and businesses. The $55.6 million budget will pay for work underway along the Green River, Cedar River, White River and the Snoqualmie River Basins.

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  18. Body of missing Renton man found near Rattlesnake RidgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    The body of Teang Ie, 42, was located Thursday in the Rattlesnake Ridge area by King County Search and Rescue. The Medical Examiner's office will determine cause of death.

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  19. Large East Hill apartment fire injures 2, displaces 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    A three-alarm apartment fire on Kent's East Hill early Friday morning injured two residents when they jumped from a third-floor balcony to escape the growing flames, the Kent Fire Department reported. Medic One paramedics treated and stabilized an injured man and woman at the scene before they were transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

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  20. Tips for keeping your pets safe when natural disasters happenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | Covington Reporter

    The patient care team at ACCES specialty and emergency hospital for pets in Seattle and Renton is encouraging pet parents to include their pets when making family disaster plans. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sponsoring America's PrepareAthon! on Sept.

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