The new $3.3 million Kent Panther Lake Library attracted a crowd Saturday when it officially opened. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Golden milestone: KCLS opens 50th library

Full-service Kent Panther Lake Library fills vital need on East Hill

Kent Police shut down business with numerous criminal and safety issues

El Habanero restaurant closed with no projected date to reopen.

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Kent Police arrest 15-year-old in connection to shooting at Legion hall

Kent Police have arrested a 15-year-old male suspect in connection to a February shooting that struck two young adults at… Continue reading

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Puget Sound RFA firefighters stand ready as a severed gas line was being repaired in downtown Kent on Saturday. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Natural gas line accidentally cut in downtown Kent; PSE making repairs

Puget Sound Energy is repairing a natural gas line that was accidentally cut in downtown Kent on Saturday, the Puget… Continue reading

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Kent welcomes new way to improve foster care community

The Mockingbird Society swoops in with an innovative plan based on locally led collaboration.

Firefighters douse a mobile home fire late Thursday. The occupants safely evacuated. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Neighbors alert residents to flee mobile home fire in Kent

Good neighbors noticed a small fire outside a mobile home and notified its residents who escaped without injury late Thursday… Continue reading

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King County to seek Medic One levy renewal this year

Measure to raise $1.1 billion over six years to fund emergency response program

Business

State’s economy loses jobs in February; unemployment rate stays at 4.5 percent

Washington’s economy lost 8,700 jobs in February and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for February was 4.5 percent, Continue reading...

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Opinion

What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages

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Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs | Rosenblum

Key measures of a healthy economy include, among other things, new businesses that create jobs and attract skilled workers. And Continue reading...

 

Marketplace

Washington customers win as Comcast taps the latest tech

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate – how we connect Continue reading...

 

More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges Continue reading...

 

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.

Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond