Steve Hunter

Sen. Mona Das, D-47

Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax

Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932

 

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Des Moines Police focus on stopping crime along Pacific Highway

More patrol, services along stretch of street north and south of Kent Des Moines Road

 

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Head start programs to remain at Kent Valley Early Learning Center

New Bezos Academy preschool will share space with Kent Youth and Family Services

 

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Kent School Board approves lease to Bezos Academy for free preschool

A controversial 3-2 vote as one director questions how much Jeff Bezos knows about education

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Sawyer Woods Elementary School in Black Diamond. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District closes classrooms at 2 more schools due to COVID-19

One classroom each at Sawyer Woods and Cedar Valley elementary schools

Sawyer Woods Elementary School in Black Diamond. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Derek Kammerzell

Kammerzell negotiations with city of Kent expected to be ‘lengthy process’

Assistant police chief on paid administrative leave as union, city begin talks

Derek Kammerzell
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Kent School District interim superintendent wants Kammerzell to resign

Incident could impact decision to renew school resource officers’ program with Kent Police

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Republic Services customers in Kent could see account credits

City continues to negotiate with company after strike settlement in California ends work stoppage

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Former Kent City Councilmember Higgins calls for Kammerzell’s resignation

Asks for immediate action by assistant police chief during public comment period at Jan. 18 meeting

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State Sen. Jesse Salomon

Shoreline senator’s bill would close loophole on police disciplinary actions

Jesse Salomon says Kent Police assistant chief case example of why changes are needed

State Sen. Jesse Salomon
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Garbage service returns this week in Kent after work stoppage

Republic Services drivers back to the streets after three-day halt to honor picket lines

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Two extricated from vehicles in Military Road crash in Kent | Update

Tacoma woman suffered life-threatening injuries in head-on collision Jan. 13

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Pine Tree Elementary in Kent closed this week due to COVID-19

Multiple cases, increased absences among students and staff lead to closure

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14-year-old boy shot, injured in Des Moines

Early Sunday morning in 22800 block of 30th Avenue South; police seek tips from public

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City of Kent meets with Republic Services over lack of garbage service

Discussions during work stoppage include more drop-off events; possible bill credits

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Woman’s body found in Kent’s Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park

Police trying to determine identify of woman and how she died

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Kent School District closes individual classrooms at 3 more schools

Due to COVID-19 cases at Soos Creek, Ridgewood and Meridian elementary schools

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Kent Police Blotter: Dec. 27 to Jan. 9

Robberies, stolen vehicles, shootings, road rage

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No garbage, recycling service in Kent for third straight day due to work stoppage

Republic Services sets up temporary drop-off site at ShoWare Center

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City of Kent wants Republic Services to set up drop-off site

Trash, recycling piling up during work stoppage as drivers honor union strike in San Diego

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