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Kent’s Cultural Communities Board to host mayoral candidate forum June 27

Residents can learn more about the four candidates vying to be Kent’s…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

 

Road rage in Kent leads to vehicle crash

A bit of road rage erupted in Kent on Tuesday along eastbound…

 

Safety tips for hot summer days | Puget Sound Fire

Welcome to the Summer Solstice, which is the beginning of summer and…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

 

Washington Connections Academy hosts information session in Kent on Wednesday

Washington Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school that opened in 2016,…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Kent Police investigate death of RJC inmate

Kent Police continue to investigate the death of a 52-year-old male inmate…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Shirtless men punch vehicles in Kent | Police Blotter

Drivers started to call Kent Police on a recent night after two…

Union Pacific railroad crossing arms in Kent stuck in down position

The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) crossing arms are stuck in the down…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Schedule changes planned for Kent School District | UPDATE

A typical school week for students in the Kent School District will…

Kent Chamber of Commerce to sponsor mayoral debate July 12

The four Kent mayoral candidates will appear at a primary debate luncheon…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Kent mayoral candidate Albertson plans Town Hall for June 22

Kent mayoral candidate Elizabeth Albertson will have a Town Hall meeting on…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Puget Sound Regional Fire call report | June 11-17

A weekly look at the number of calls to the Kent-based Puget…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Inmate dies at Valley Medical Center

An inmate who was hospitalized at Valley Medical Center in Renton died…

Kent City Council wants more light rail parking

The Kent City Council wants Sound Transit to build more parking at…

King Conservation District offers free community workshop

The King Conservation District presents a free community workshop on Beautifying &…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

State Patrol to target left-lane violators June 20-22

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous requests to address left-lane…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Support from teachers, family helps Kent-Meridian student overcome challenges | GREAT GRADS ’17

As Amal Ahmed prepares to graduate from Kent-Meridian High School on Saturday,…

Taking the road less traveled | GREAT GRADS ’17

During his four years at Kentwood High School, Warren Bacote-Wilson has found…

Area Explorers gear up for firefighter competition

On one of the hottest June evenings of the year, as the…

Five straight weekends of northbound I-5 lane reductions start June 16

Drivers should use alternatives in South King County or face long delays

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Kent’s ShoWare Center to get longer name

Kent’s ShoWare Center will soon get a longer name. In return, the…

Kent family escapes injury in ‘attempted thrill killing’

A family of four returned home late one April night on Kent’s…

Kentwood senior selected to attend National Youth Science Camp | School briefs

Kentwood High School student Son Do will represent the state at the…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Kent reminds residents fireworks illegal in city

The city of Kent’s fireworks ban prohibits the sale, possession and use…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Kent mayoral candidate forum set for June 28

A candidates forum for the Kent mayoral race will run from 6…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Silver alert issued for Des Moines man | Update: Man found safe

Vincent G. Duque, also known as “Gerry” who was missing and endangered,…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Kent School District employee receives award from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Cathy Lynch, an employee in the Kent School District’s transportation Department, recently…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

AG Ferguson applauds Ninth Circuit decision to block revised travel ban

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement after the U.S.…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Area veterans join 28th annual Flag Day Celebration

Veterans from throughout King County attended the 28th annual Flag Day Celebration…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Kent residents help design Highline College’s International Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational

Students from around the world will meet June 20–22 at the International…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

BNSF Railway to conduct more crossing gate tests

BNSF Railway will conduct more crossing gate tests in downtown Kent from…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Republic Services reaches tentative contract agreement with recycle, yard waste drivers

Teamsters Local 117 achieved a fully recommended tentative agreement with Republic Services…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Puget Sound Regional Fire call report | June 4-10

A weekly look at the number of calls to the Kent-based Puget…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Two men arrested for vandalism at Kentwood High School

Two men were arrested early Friday morning for allegedly vandalizing Kentwood High…

State wants Kent to help pay for highway extensions

City leaders are struggling with how much Kent will have to pay…

Kent residents keep fighting crime at West Hill home

Rampant crime activity at a Kent West Hill home continues to be…

Longtime Kent church to close

Dwindling congregation falls on hard times

Sounder trains to run Sunday for Mariners game

Mariners fans can bypass weekend traffic and take Sound Transit’s popular game…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Kentridge’s Campbell encourages incoming students to get involved | District’s great grads

Editor’s note: The Kent Reporter is showcasing standout graduates from each of…

Kentlake senior overcomes challenges, embraces diversity | District’s great grads

Editor’s note: The Kent Reporter is showcasing standout graduates from each of…

King County Metro, Sound Transit debut reduced summer ORCA youth fares

Metro and Sound Transit will offer reduced fares from mid-June through Labor…

  • Jun 8th, 2017