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Kent Police officer fatally injured, another officer hurt in early morning chase

Preliminary report: patrol officer was struck by a pursuing police vehicle while deploying spike strips to stop fleeing pickup truck

Crews douse fire outside a vacant office building in Kent

Firefighters extinguished a fire outside a vacant office building at East Ward and State Avenue North early Sunday morning, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2018

YMCA groundbreaking set for Saturday on East Hill

New facility to open by fall 2019

A ‘much quieter’ Fourth of July in Kent

Fireworks complaints down 43 percent from last year

Kent to add two more school traffic cameras

Red light cameras could be next

Students getting a hands-on opportunity, a real-life look

MultiCare’s annual Nurse Camp inspires future medical professionals

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

New county website to help taxpayers know cost of property tax measures

Also shows where property tax dollars go

King County Elections mails Primary ballots

Prepaid postage makes voting by Aug. 7 even easier

  • Jul 18, 2018

Man charged with fatally shooting estranged wife

Tracked her to SUV in Kent shopping plaza

East James Street to close for construction July 21-Aug. 9

City urges drivers to use South 277th, 212th streets

Services set for longtime Kentridge High athletic director Anderson

Memorial July 22 at KR gym; mass July 23 in Renton

Puget Sound Fire call report

Number, type of incidents

  • Jul 16, 2018
Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Washington AG’s deal grants mobility to fast food workers nationwide

Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Straw ban leaves disabled community feeling high and dry

Although disabled people are exempted from Seattle’s new law, the impacted community says that businesses haven’t gotten the message.

Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

Plett crowned Miss Cornucopia

Kentwood honors student earns $3,000 scholarship from Kent Lions

Fire damages Kent West Hill home

Second fire in two days in neighborhood

Medical Examiner’s Office seeks help to identify woman found in Kent in 2015

Discovered in large suitcase along Frager Road

Montessori Plus School hosting open house

The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 17.

  • Jul 13, 2018