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Kent City Council favors property tax hike

Owner of $300,000 house to see $105 increase next year

 

Kent City Council approves B&O tax hike to help fund parks

Square footage tax to double in 2019 for 680 businesses.

 

Kent looks to start rental housing inspection program

Work continues on draft policy that could be adopted next year.

 

Kent woman shot, injured at Gator’s Sports Bar

Police searching for shooter in Saturday incident.

Sound Transit Board approves Kent parking garage site for train commuters

The Sound Transit Board approved on Thursday a preferred site for a new Kent parking garage for Sounder train commuters. The site is south of… Continue reading

Kent to rename street Oberto Drive to honor company’s 100th anniversary

Oberto requests change from South 238th Street

Kent City Council considers spending $3 million for railroad quiet zone; B&O tax vote coming up

Most of the Kent City Council seemed to be on board to spend about $3 million for a quiet zone at downtown railroad crossings as… Continue reading

Kent moves closer to permanent ban against safe injection sites

Kent city officials took another step toward a permanent ban against safe injection sites. The council’s Economic and Community Development Committee voted 3-0 on Monday… Continue reading

Kent city leaders approve property tax break for apartment developers

A Kent City Council committee approved multifamily property tax exemptions for two new apartment developers coming to town. The approval of the eight-year exemption for… Continue reading

Kent City Council must find replacement for Ralph

Now that Dana Ralph has been elected Kent mayor, the City Council must figure out how to replace her on the council. Ralph has two… Continue reading

Berrios appreciates campaign’s effort in Kent mayoral race

Jim Berrios had hoped for a different outcome in the Kent mayoral race but believes his campaign did everything it could to try to defeat… Continue reading

Kent City Council winners review election results

Fincher, Kaur, Troutner victorious

Ralph declares victory in Kent mayoral race

Dana Ralph officially declared victory on Friday in her mayoral race against Jim Berrios. “Today we are declaring victory in our race to become the… Continue reading

Kent to get large, indoor organic produce farm

Once known decades ago for its many fields of greens as the “Lettuce Capital of the World,” Kent’s about to get its first large indoor… Continue reading

Kent City Council committee to consider safe injection site permanent ban

A Kent City Council committee will consider recommending to the full seven-member council a permanent ban against safe injection sites. The council’s Economic and Community… Continue reading

Ralph holds early lead over Berrios in race for Kent mayor | Election ‘17

Dana Ralph predicts “great things” are ahead for Kent after the early returns Tuesday night showed voters are choosing her over Jim Berrios to be… Continue reading

Kent Police still searching for man who fatally shot Federal Way man

Kent Police continued to search Tuesday for the man who fatally shot a 24-year-old Federal Way man during a dispute last week. David Cabrera died… Continue reading

Prosecutors decline to file criminal charges in Kent Police fatal shooting of Reddeck

Three Kent Police officers will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting last year of Patrick Reddeck inside his home. “We completed our review… Continue reading

Service held for Kent woman killed at home | Linda Sweezer obituary

Family and friends attended a funeral service for Linda Kay Sweezer, 64, of Kent, on Monday at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church in Flint,… Continue reading

Officers arrest man for urinating on shoe display inside Kent store | Police Blotter

A 29-year-old man told police he couldn’t find the bathroom inside the Fred Meyer store on Kent’s East Hill, so he decided to urinate on… Continue reading