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King County Metro is working to improve the transit network serving the Kent, Auburn and Renton communities and expand RapidRide bus service to the area. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Metro

Metro invites input from Kent residents on future RapidRide line and other area improvements

King County Metro releases survey to gather feedback from communities on transportation needs

  • Mar 4, 2019
King County Metro is working to improve the transit network serving the Kent, Auburn and Renton communities and expand RapidRide bus service to the area. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Metro
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 4, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

King County taking applications for Voter Education Fund

Grants to help reach more voters

  • Mar 4, 2019

Kent Schools Foundation gives $9,000 to Kent schools

The Kent Schools Foundation has disbursed more than $9,000 to 11 schools in the Kent School District. As part of its new grant process, the… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2019

Recycling Collection Event set for Saturday, March 9 in Kent

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hogan Park

  • Mar 4, 2019
Kent Police photo

Bad move: Felon arrested after long police pursuit on Kent’s West Hill

An alert Kent Police officer recognized a known criminal with felony warrants in a U-Haul truck on Saturday. But attempting to stop the truck turned… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2019
Kent Police photo

Paige the page: Kentlake student serves role for Sen. Das in Olympia

Paige Williams, 15, a sophomore at Kentlake High School, served as a page in the state Senate during the week of Feb. 25. Sen. Mona… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2019

It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Mar 1, 2019
Hanaan Ali, with Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Excel student serves as page in state Senate

Hanaan Ali, 16, a sophomore at Kent’s Excel Public Charter School, served as a page in the state Senate during the week of Feb. 25.… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019
Hanaan Ali, with Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Lowry’s legacy: helping those in need

Family of former governor establishes Fund to End Homelessness; Kent agencies awarded for their work

King County Elections hosts workshop for candidates in Kent on Saturday

King County Elections hosts a series of candidate workshops for anyone interested in running for office. Workshops are set for March and April. The series… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Rotary Club of Kent honors some of the best from Kent-Meridian

The Rotary Club of Kent recently honored its Students of the Month for February, spotlighting Kent-Meridian High School. Joining Rotary Club President Don Gregory, second… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2019

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Heritage Center embraces for new season

Heritage center features artifacts used by local pioneers at home and work, including an 1890s horse buggy

  • Feb 28, 2019

Family of fallen Kent Police officer establishes Diego Moreno Scholarship Award

Community fundraiser set for March 16 at Kent-Meridian High

Kent Police activate traffic cameras to catch speeders at two more grade schools

Springbrook, Meadow Ridge part of six-school list

City of Kent knew about DUI conviction when it hired man accused of vehicular homicide

Staff considered Slater’s 2009 case isolated incident with otherwise clean record