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Wesley Schulz, music director and conductor, Auburn Symphony Orchestra. COURTESY PHOTO
Wesley Schulz, music director and conductor, Auburn Symphony Orchestra. COURTESY PHOTO
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Light rail work to cause South 272nd lane closures in Kent

On certain dates in December

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Kent-based Blue Origin announces Board of Advisors

Board features renowned leaders in the space industry

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Media day at the Operations Maintenance Facility in Seattle in June 2019 to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle purchased by Sound Transit. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit light rail trains are now running on clean energy

PSE’s Green Direct program allows agency to power Link trains with carbon-free energy

Media day at the Operations Maintenance Facility in Seattle in June 2019 to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle purchased by Sound Transit. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Sound Transit
Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo
A Kent-Meridian High School graduate makes the walk at the 2020 ceremony. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
A Kent-Meridian High School graduate makes the walk at the 2020 ceremony. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
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Kent Station preparing for visit from Santa

Families can book photo times

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Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert in Kent moves online Dec. 6

Magical Strings to keep tradition going

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City of Kent’s free Thanksgiving dinner changes to drive-thru event

Families must register to pick up meals Nov. 21 at Kent Senior Activity Center

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Holiday event set for Nov. 28 in downtown Kent

Inside Out Open Air Dining and Marketplace to go from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.

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Crews pave new roundabout at Fourth and Willis in Kent

Intersection previously at traffic signals

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State Route 410 east of Enumclaw reopened to regular traffic on Nov. 2 after repairs following the Fire Fire in September. COURTESY PHOTO, State Department of Transportation

SR 410 east of Enumclaw reopens following repairs

Two-way traffic again after damage from September wildfire

State Route 410 east of Enumclaw reopened to regular traffic on Nov. 2 after repairs following the Fire Fire in September. COURTESY PHOTO, State Department of Transportation
Dominica Myers

King County Library System hires director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Dominica Myers oversaw racial equity and social impact initiatives with Seattle Opera

Dominica Myers
Courtesy photo, Central Washington University

CWU experiences strong international student growth in Western Washington

Including university’s program at Highline College in Des Moines

Courtesy photo, Central Washington University
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Kent Schools Foundation hosts online fundraiser to support Kent students

Donations to be taken through Nov. 30

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Emerald Downs had an average daily handle of $1.79 million during a shortened 2020 season that concluded Oct. 29. The average daily handle last season was $1.1 million. Fans were not allowed at the races, including during this photo from opening day. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Emerald Downs concludes season with daily wagering up 61% over last year

Off-track fans bet average of $1.79 million per day during 38-day session

Emerald Downs had an average daily handle of $1.79 million during a shortened 2020 season that concluded Oct. 29. The average daily handle last season was $1.1 million. Fans were not allowed at the races, including during this photo from opening day. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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Kent apartment rental prices remain flat in October

Prices up 1.6% from last year

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Two Auburn men charged with hate crime after brutal beating in Federal Way

Suspects allegedly attacked Black man and yelled racial slurs

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Kent Spotlight Series offers Taj Mahal livestream performance

Nov. 17 from Berkeley, California

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