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City of Kent still figuring out parking restriction plan

Signs scheduled to go up this fall in Kentridge, Mill Creek neighborhoods

KCLS to open its 50th library at Kent Panther Lake Library celebration

King County Library System (KCLS), community leaders, Friends of the Library and area residents will celebrate the grand opening of the Kent Panther Lake Library… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

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State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

  • Mar 13, 2019
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers will begin to refill the Howard Hanson Dam reservoir near the Green River headwaters this month. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Corps of Engineers begins Howard Hanson Dam reservoir summer refill

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers will begin refilling the Howard Hanson Dam reservoir near the Green River headwaters mid-March. It takes roughly three… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers will begin to refill the Howard Hanson Dam reservoir near the Green River headwaters this month. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

College students on front line of cyberattacks

Green River College, UW teams qualify for cyber defense competition at Highline College

  • Mar 13, 2019

Police arrest 2 persons in connection to shooting at Kent Station

Victim left with non-life-threatening but serious injuries

  • Mar 12, 2019

Kent Police Department invites the public to April 18 community meeting

The Kent Police Department invites the public to attend a community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Kent Police Fire/Training Center, 24523… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run incident; Kent Police looking for the driver

Kent Police are looking for the driver who was responsible for a hit-and-run incident that seriously injured a bicyclist in the area of Southeast 256th… Continue reading

Federal Way may be sending inmates to city of Kent jail

Cities negotiating contract for 2020

Senate creates commission to review major airport location options

Creates commission to evaluate best location for airport expansion

  • Mar 11, 2019

Kent City Council approves KOA property swap

Part of Lower Russell Levee expansion

The SmileMobile travels throughout the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care. The mobile service will be in Kent Elementary School parking lot the week of March 18-22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

SmileMobile coming to Kent for the week of March 18-22

The SmileMobile, a three-chair mobile dental van that travels the state offering dental services to children, teens and pregnant women who might not otherwise have… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2019
The SmileMobile travels throughout the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care. The mobile service will be in Kent Elementary School parking lot the week of March 18-22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Senate passes bill to assist self-help housing organizations

The state Senate passed a bill passed Monday that would help limit the costs of affordable housing by exempting self-help housing organizations, such as Habitat… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2019

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Mar 11, 2019

Kent mayor sets State of the City address for March 14

Will deliver speech at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

  • Mar 11, 2019
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Residents escape four-plex fire on Kent’s East Hill

Occupants safely escaped a fire that struck their four-plex in the 11100 block of Southeast 223rd Street on Kent’s East Hill Saturday night, the Puget… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2019
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Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Green River floods may be gone (for now), but they’re not forgotten

King County is looking at ways to increase protection in the Kent valley.