MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. File photo

Do you need to pay for your COVID hospital stay?

Washington state law requires hospitals to provide free care for certain income brackets.


Kent Police investigating West Hill homicide

Man found dead inside vehicle; second killing in three days


Former Kentwood High star Vandersloot helps Chicago win WNBA title

Finishes with 10 points, 15 assists, nine rebounds in win over Phoenix


City of Kent wins state award for Rally the Valley plan

Targets businesses that want to set up headquarters, production plants


Kent native serves as a member of U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Massie serves aboard USS Pennsylvania submarine

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Police vehicle

Man fatally shot on Kent’s East Hill

Just before noon Saturday, Oct. 16 near Phoenix Court Apartments

Snoqualmie Casino invites job seekers to meet with leaders from various departments within the casino business operation this Saturday during a hiring fair at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center.

Snoqualmie Casino hosts hiring fair at Greater Maple Valley Community Center this Saturday

Great benefits, fun work environment and growth opportunities make Snoqualmie Casino a sure bet


Flu vaccine offers best defense for people this season

State Department of Health recommends getting a shot

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Eric Gunderson. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Trooper Eric Gunderson’s family issues statement about his death from COVID-19

Press release answers inquiries about his vaccination status

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Kentwood High to host Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

Students will decorate vehicles for elementary children


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Courtesy of King County Police Officers Guild

Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.


Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn
From left, Sgt. Tyson Luce, former Chief Dan O’Neil, Chief Mark Caillier, and Cmdr. Todd Byers pose for a photo during the change of command ceremony on Oct. 4. Caillier was named the new chief after O’Neil stepped down.

Mayor appoints Mark Caillier as new Auburn police chief

Before stepping down, former Chief O’Neil promoted two officers to leadership positions.