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Originally published in the Valley Daily News, August 14, 1995

By Lyle Price
Valley Daily News

Maple Valley grade school’s exterior hasn’t changed much in 75 years. (Valley Daily News photos by Marcus R. Donner.)

Maple Valley grade school’s exterior hasn’t changed much in 75 years. (Valley Daily News photos by Marcus R. Donner.)

MAPLE VALLEY—At 75, the former Maple Valley Grade School may be showing its age, but it is far from retired.

In fact, it could get a face-lift to extend its life well into the next century.

No longer home to students, the eye-catching brick building serves as headquarters for the Tahoma School District’s maintenance and transportation operations.

In addition, the Maple Valley Historical Society operates a museum on the top floor, under a 10-year lease from the district. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 14, 1913

Union district officials have not recognized company’s contention that strike violates formal agreement

According to reports from Black Diamond, there has been no change in the strike situation at the three collieries of the Pacific Coast Company. Both company officials and district officers of the United Mine Workers of America have investigated the situation and the company has formally demanded that the district leaders compel a fulfillment of the contract with the union.

The point raised by the company, that the walkout was in violation of the union agreement, has not been ratified by the district officers. (more…)

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