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Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Oct 22, 2018
Fire spews from the attic of one of the two homes damaged in a blaze in the 14200 block of Southeast 264 Street early Saturday. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
Fire spews from the attic of one of the two homes damaged in a blaze in the 14200 block of Southeast 264 Street early Saturday. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Kent Police participate in DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27

Nationwide effort to reduce drug misuse targets unused prescriptions

  • Oct 19, 2018

Number of Kent Police use of force incidents increases

An 18 percent hike in 2017 from 2016

KBAC presents candidates forum Oct. 30 at Kent Commons

Event open to the public

  • Oct 18, 2018

Making sure students get breakfast ‘after the bell’

Park Orchard Elementary leads the way in adopting school meal program; Amazon, partners fund enhancements

Red-light cameras could bring in $1.5 million per year to city of Kent

Installation planned for 2019 at five intersections

Kent’s Taylor Farms Northwest recalls pork carnitas bowl products due to possible salmonella

Taylor Farms Northwest LLC, a Kent establishment, is recalling approximately 276 pounds of ready-to-eat pork carnitas bowl products that contain tomatillos that may be contaminated… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

Watch your mailbox for general election ballots

King County Elections on Wednesday mailed ballots to nearly 1.3 million registered voters for the Nov. 6 general election. The department estimates a 60 percent… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

KDP, Partners in Preservation: Main Streets to host open house weekend

Public can learn more about the Morrill Bank building restoration and help it win a preservation grant

Housing complex for homeless to be built on Kent’s West Hill

Project near Lowe’s store east of Pacific Highway South

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Sound Transit plans open house Oct. 18 for new Kent parking garage

Agency wants feedback about second garage for train commuters

KentHOPE’s fundraising gala is Nov. 3

KentHOPE’s Faces of Hope – a dinner and evening of entertainment to benefit homeless women and children – is 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Kent parking violators beware

City plans to add second enforcement officer in 2019

Kent Police to discuss homelessness at Oct. 18 meeting

Community gathering at Neely O’Brien Elementary

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Kent ranks ninth in nation for most car thefts

Nearly 5 cars stolen for every 1,000 residents