Kent Police overtime costs soar to $120,000-plus per month

Kent Police work the scene of two shooting deaths in August at a Shell station along South 212th Street. - Kent Reporter, file photo
  • Oct 30, 2014 at 1:05PM

The Kent Police Department spends an average of $120,000 to $160,000 in overtime costs each month because it has been unable to keep staffing at a full level as well as unexpected costs from high-profile crimes.

Zombies and other things invade downtown Kent

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00PM

A gaggle of Kent residents joined together to crawl around to various downton businesses as part of the Kent Downtown Partnership's second annual zombie walk last Saturday.

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Search is on for a ghost girlfriend | Box

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00PM

In the spirit of Halloween, I have come up with a solution to the No. 1 problem in the world: how to find a girlfriend.


Keep downtown parking open to customers | Smith, KDP

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) – in collaboration with the city of Kent – is continuously looking for parking in downtown Kent for owners and employees.

New team in place to help Mill Creek Middle School

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

A new leadership team has arrived at Mill Creek to address the struggling middle school's problems that culminated in a union grievance last year.

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