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State Patrol trooper suffers minor injuries in Kent crash

At intersection of Washington Avenue South and Willis Street

Kent city parks employee charged with vehicular homicide

Slater had prior DUI conviction in 2009

City of Kent to review parking restriction plan for Kentridge neighborhoods

Council pulls item from agenda after residents complain about lack of permits

City of Kent employee reportedly spotted drinking at local bar prior to striking pedestrian

Parks maintenance driver told police he didn’t know he hit anybody

One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

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  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

City employee arrested, charged with probable cause for vehicular homicide in hit-and-run on Kent’s East Hill | UPDATE

Suspect, on duty driving a city-owned pickup truck, strikes, kills pedestrian; driver’s blood-alcohol content was well above the legal limit, police say

Wastemobile coming to Kent on March 8-10

The Wastemobile roving household hazardous waste collection service continues its 2019 season with a collection event in Kent, March 8-10. The Wastemobile will be in… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Fire chars deck of home on Kent’s East Hill; 6 flee safely

Six residents evacuated safely as firefighters prevented a fire that started on a back deck from spreading into their Kent home early Saturday morning, the… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2019

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

About 75 people per night stayed at Kent’s Severe Weather Shelter

Location remained open 11 straight nights during cold, snowy weather

  • Feb 22, 2019
Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

One-time Crips gang member receives prison sentence for drug dealing in Kent

Caught in part of East Hill focus by law enforcement agencies

  • Feb 22, 2019

City of Kent closer to small land purchase from PSE to kickstart hotel development

Price dispute slowed purchase of parcels near Naden properties

Woman who fled in vehicle from Kent Police dies from injuries

Feb. 2 crash after pursuit along South 212th Street that started at Safeway

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019
Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, on the House floor. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Entenman passes bill to crack down on sex traffickers

Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, 47th Legislative District, passed her first bill as a state legislator out of the state House of Representatives last week by… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019
Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, on the House floor. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

City of Kent’s Riverbend Golf Complex reduces financial losses in 2018

Facility projected to make small profit in 2019