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Merle and Marti Reeder. COURTESY PHOTO

Merle Reeder joins Kent’s Team Marti of John L. Scott real estate

Husband to work with wife as operations manager and broker-partner

Merle and Marti Reeder. COURTESY PHOTO
A rendering of a new street and sidewalks to be built to connect the Kent/Des Moines light rail station to Highline College. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Sound Transit seeks public input on development in Kent

Transit-oriented projects on 4 acres near Kent/Des Moines light rail station

A rendering of a new street and sidewalks to be built to connect the Kent/Des Moines light rail station to Highline College. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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City of Kent announces summer concert lineup

Performances to feature country, rock, rhythm and blues

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Keltie Jeri-Leon played his final game May 9 with the Seattle Thunderbirds as they wrapped up the 2020-2021 shortened season. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds

Seattle Thunderbirds end WHL season by beating Spokane

Keltie Jeri-Leon ends WHL career with 250 games played

Keltie Jeri-Leon played his final game May 9 with the Seattle Thunderbirds as they wrapped up the 2020-2021 shortened season. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Thunderbirds
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Interactive space-themed park could be coming to Kent

Fundraising goal is $1.25 million for redevelopment of Kherson Park

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Mona Das. COURTESY PHOTO

Das bill expanding affordable housing development becomes state law

Extends Multifamily Tax Exemption for developers on certain property taxes

Mona Das. COURTESY PHOTO
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Kent Rotary raises $10,000 for local causes

Slipper donations part of community fundraising drive

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People take advantage in 2020 in downtown Kent of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets on Saturdays in the summer. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership

Downtown Kent open air dining and marketplace set for this summer

On Saturdays July 10 through Aug. 28 on First Avenue South

People take advantage in 2020 in downtown Kent of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets on Saturdays in the summer. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership
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No appointment needed to get vaccinated at Kent, Auburn sites

Walk-ins accepted due to plenty of vaccine

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McSorely Creek in Des Moines, on Sept. 14. The water’s brown color is from a Sept. 10-14 sewage spill. The drain pipe at right is part of cleanup efforts. COURTESY PHOTO, Midway Sewer District.

Midway Sewer District in Kent fined for September sewage spill

An estimated 1.2 million gallon spill into McSorley Creek in Des Moines

McSorely Creek in Des Moines, on Sept. 14. The water’s brown color is from a Sept. 10-14 sewage spill. The drain pipe at right is part of cleanup efforts. COURTESY PHOTO, Midway Sewer District.
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Kent landlords must give 40 days notice to end tenant rental agreements

Change to begin Aug. 1 as City Council approves extension from state-mandated 20 days

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Kent School District elementary students return to buildings | Photos

April 12 marks first day back to in-person learning since closure in March 2020 due to COVID-19

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Crews installed columns earlier this year for the light rail station in Kent. Now crews are installing the first girders for the elevated station and track. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

First girders going up at the future light rail Kent/Des Moines Station

Construction of Federal Way Link Extension’s first elevated track segments begins

Crews installed columns earlier this year for the light rail station in Kent. Now crews are installing the first girders for the elevated station and track. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
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Kent group starts up Little Free Pantries to fight hunger

A zero-barrier access point to food to help fill the gaps in the system

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Keiser bill would provide additional $500 million in tax relief to businesses

Aid to small businessses impacted by pandemic

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A shelter at Lake Meridian Park. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

City of Kent taking reservations for park shelters

Available May 1 through Sept. 30

A shelter at Lake Meridian Park. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
People eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations can call the Kent Senior Center for appointments at the city facility. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent Senior Center offers waiting list for people seeking vaccinations

Extra vaccine sometimes available at end of day through Puget Sound Fire partnership

People eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations can call the Kent Senior Center for appointments at the city facility. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Comcast reaches 10-year milestone for low-income internet program in Kent

More than 30,400 people connected in the city over past decade

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Meridian Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District families need to choose between hybrid and remote learning

March 25 deadline for kindergarten through sixth grade with April 12 return

Meridian Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent Des Moines Road to close for two nights | Update

Sound Transit to close street March 21 and 23 for construction equipment transport

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