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County parks bond, maintenance levy placed on September ballot

September ballot measure In an effort to secure open space and active recreation land for the future, the King County Council passed two ordinances last week putting a $215 million bond measure and a $30.5 million parks maintenance levy on the Sept. 17 ballot.

Crews douse residential blaze on English Hill

residential blaze About 50 area residents watched as fire crews worked quickly to control a two-alarm house fire on English Hill last Wednesday afternoon. The blaze gutted a two-car garage and attic but left most of the two-story home standing.

New ag industry could replace Valley dairy farms

new ag industry Could local dairy cows become an endangered species? Some farmers think so, as they see a new and increasingly profitable agricultural enterprise already beginning to take over farmland in other areas of Washington state.