Mayor Cooke vetoes Kent City Council's measure to change B&O tax allocations

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke used her veto power over the City Council for the first time on Tuesday to halt a change in how B&O tax funds are spent. - STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter
  • Apr 24, 2015 at 10:43AM

It took the city of Kent's controversial business and occupation (B&O) tax to cause Mayor Suzette Cooke to use her veto power over the City Council for the first time during her 10 years in office.


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Fire displaces three from Covington home; cat saved

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 5:09PM

Three people were displaced following a house fire Friday in the 26400 block of Timberlane Drive Southeast in Covington. The fire was reported by a neighbor at 2:43 pm.

Kent Station apartment developer gets city property tax exemption

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 12:51PM

Seattle developer Tarragon will receive a property tax break each year for eight years from the city of Kent for building the 154-unit Kent Station Apartments downtown.

National Board Certified education professionals honored by Kent School Board

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 12:24PM

The Kent School District honored 40 education professionals for receiving national board certifications at a school board meeting Wednesday night.

Kent City Council approves new LED street lights

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 12:15PM

About 2,600 city-owned street lights will get new LED lights later this year at a cost of $2.6 million that is expected to save the city approximately $230,000 a year in electricity costs.

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