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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 Police make two arrests in fatal shooting at motel | Update

One man charged is a 3-strikes felon who was sentenced to life in prison but released early

  • Nov 22, 2017

 

Talon tale: largest hawk in North America featured at Wings of Fall program

Craig Moran, a zookeeper, curator and falconer for 30 years, describes the life of a ferruginous Hawk to visitors at the Puget Sound WildCare in… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

Protests at Islamic Center lead to alleged assault

The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) has condemned anti-Muslim harassment at the Islamic Center of Federal Way and has partnered… Continue reading

Bloodworks Northwest extends hours to brace for big drop in holiday blood donations

Bloodworks Northwest has issued a special appeal asking people to schedule a blood donation during the next 10 days. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Bermingham named president emeritus

Recently retired Highline College president lauded for distinguished service

  • Nov 21, 2017

Kent looks to start rental housing inspection program

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

Kent School District says farewell to board member

Kent School District board member Agda Burchard has ended her service as district director Position 4 to begin a new position with the Puget Sound… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

State AG Ferguson releases report recommending strategies to combat opioid epidemic

Three opioid-related bills headed to Legislature.

  • Nov 21, 2017

Kent Corrections facility awarded jail management accreditation

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) recognized the City of Kent Corrections Facility with successfully becoming newly accredited at its fall training… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Kent Lions helps school district with new vision screening efforts

By Ayla Kelley/Kent School District Kent School District Superintendent Calvin Watts recently met with school nurses from the Kent School District and members of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Keiser to serve as president pro tempore of state Senate

Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, will serve as president pro tempore of the state Senate, presiding over the chamber when the lieutenant governor is absent.… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

KentHOPE’s fall benefit dinner raises $96,000

The community raised more than $96,000 at KentHOPE’s fall benefit dinner at the Renton Pavilion Event Center on Nov. 4. The nonprofit organization continues to… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Ex-Kent Police Chief Strachan to lead statewide law enforcement group

Steve Strachan, a former Kent Police chief, has decided to leave his job as the Bremerton Police chief to become executive director of the Washington… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Local firefighters have a new regional asset

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, firefighters in South King County now have a new tool to help them combat alcohol and… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Kent woman shot, injured at Gator’s Sports Bar

Police searching for shooter in Saturday incident.

Green River College’s Prime Time Program has successful fall kickoff

Green River College’s Prime Time Program kicked off its year with an afternoon social at the downtown Auburn Center on Nov. 3. The program featured… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

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

Former Kent-Meridian High School employee charged with raping student

A former office staff worker at Kent-Meridian High School was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with child rape Thursday in connection with a sexual relationship… Continue reading