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Special visit to honor unforgotten veterans

Member of the Kent Meridian Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6785 visited veterans at Arbor Village Senior Living last Friday to extend handshakes, hugs and… Continue reading

Kent firefighters attack house fire in North Park | Update

A fire in a bedroom quickly spread at a home in the 700 block of Second Avenue North in Kent’s North Park neighborhood. The fire… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Washington Healthplanfinder calls on customers to beat the rush, get covered Saturday

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has announced that expanded in-person help will be available Saturday, Nov. 18 for “Get Covered WA” – a statewide effort… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Constantine directs Public Health to oversee King County juvenile detention reorganization

As part of King County’s commitment to reduce traumatization of youth in detention, eliminate racial disparities in the juvenile justice system and advance the goal… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Kent School District’s Vosper named Outstanding Teacher Librarian of the Year

Teacher-librarian Mary (Mimi) Vosper of Grass Lake Elementary School is the Washington Library Association (WLA) Outstanding Teacher Librarian of the Year. The award recognizes teacher-librarians… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Kent moves closer to permanent ban against safe injection sites

Kent city officials took another step toward a permanent ban against safe injection sites. The council’s Economic and Community Development Committee voted 3-0 on Monday… Continue reading

Casting call: ‘Hoarders’ seeking participants for new episodes

The award-winning A&E show “Hoarders” is shooting new episodes and looking for the biggest, baddest hoards in the Northwest. If you have a friend or… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Auburn Veterans Day Parade announces award winners

The City of Auburn has announced the winners of its 52nd annual Veterans Day Parade held last Saturday. The parade route was lined with supporters… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Kent city leaders approve property tax break for apartment developers

A Kent City Council committee approved multifamily property tax exemptions for two new apartment developers coming to town. The approval of the eight-year exemption for… Continue reading

City to recognize Berrios, Higgins for work on Council

A ceremony Nov. 21 will honor outgoing City Council members Jim Berrios and Dennis Higgins

  • Nov 15, 2017

King County assessor urges state congressional delegation to oppose Trump tax plan

King County Assessor John Wilson on Wednesday called on the members of the Washington State congressional delegation to oppose changes to the tax code proposed… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Kent School District employee arrested for voyeurism

A 24-year-old Kent man – a Kent School District employee – was booked into the King County Jail on felony voyeurism charges after an iPod… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Kent City Council must find replacement for Ralph

Now that Dana Ralph has been elected Kent mayor, the City Council must figure out how to replace her on the council. Ralph has two… Continue reading

Trees, wires down on East Hill in Kent along SE 268th Street

Winds are starting to do damage on Monday afternoon in Kent with trees and power wires down on the East Hill. Puget Sound Fire responded… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2017

King County Council approves simplified Metro Transit fares

The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved steps on Monday to simplify Metro Transit’s complex fare structure to a flat $2.75 adult fare. The new… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2017

Berrios appreciates campaign’s effort in Kent mayoral race

Jim Berrios had hoped for a different outcome in the Kent mayoral race but believes his campaign did everything it could to try to defeat… Continue reading

High winds could hit Kent Monday afternoon, evening

Winds from the south could hit 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph during Monday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2017

Kent City Council winners review election results

Fincher, Kaur, Troutner victorious

Kent Evening Toastmasters welcomes all to free open house Nov. 29

The Kent Evening Toastmasters invites the public to its free open house on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., at the Kent Commons,… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2017

Puget Sound Fire call report | Nov. 5-11

A weekly look at the number of calls to the Kent-based Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority that serves Kent, Covington and SeaTac: Nov. 5-11 Total:… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2017