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Kent hotel owner says refugees need to leave after nonprofit fails to pay bill

Hopes to work out resolution by Friday, Feb. 2; uncertain where refugees will go

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Cider & Ale Trail coming to historic downtown Kent March 8

Event to feature cideries, breweries, distilleries from Washington and Oregon

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Medical examiner identifies woman shot at Tukwila Costco parking lot

67-year-old died of gunshot wound of chest; police release no further details

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220-unit affordable housing complex coming to Kent on West Hill

Kent Multicultural Village could be open in 2027 next to light rail station

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Mayor Dana Ralph

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph sets State of the City address for March 21

Mayor will talk about accomplishments over past year and what’s ahead in 2024

Mayor Dana Ralph
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Kent-based T-Birds goalie Ratzlaff chosen WHL Goaltender of the Week

Goalie stopped 62 of 63 shots in victory over Everett Silvertips

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Kent School District to cut 22 positions in central administration office

Superintendent Vela makes cuts; says more reductions ahead as district battles $31 million deficit

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Courtesy Photo, Tukwila Police

Woman fatally shot at Tukwila Costco parking lot

Friday morning, Jan. 26; male suspect flees in vehicle

Courtesy Photo, Tukwila Police
Kent School Board members, from left to right, Andy Song, Donald Cook, Tim Clark, Meghin Margel and Awale Farah with Superintendent Israel Vela. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District facing budget shortfall of at least $31 million

Superintendent, school board to look at potential cuts to handle loss of federal funds for 2024-2025

Kent School Board members, from left to right, Andy Song, Donald Cook, Tim Clark, Meghin Margel and Awale Farah with Superintendent Israel Vela. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Troopers arrest SR 167 wrong-way driver near Kent for vehicular assault

Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle Jan. 21 near South 180th Street

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Kentridge High School 2023 graduation at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District graduation rates increase for 3rd consecutive year

Rate hits 90.7% in 2023; Kentwood High top rate at 95.6%

Kentridge High School 2023 graduation at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District
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Page Turner Books finds new location in downtown Kent

Water damage from broken pipes causes store to find new spot at 215 First Ave. S.

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Kent 2023 crime numbers higher in four categories, lower in four others

Homicides, aggravated assaults, robberies and vehicle thefts increase compared to 2022

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13 Puget Sound Fire firefighters graduate from recruit academy

All completed a 21-week training course

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Kent Police Blotter: Dec. 27, 2023 to Jan. 7, 2024

Incidents include house squatters, shootings and robberies

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Kent Police arrest woman after road rage incident in parking lot

Reportedly threatened another woman with a gun Jan. 14 at shopping center parking lot

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Kent Mayor Dana Ralph, left, and City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur testify Jan. 16 in Olympia in support of a House bill to allow counties and cities to increase sales taxes to hire more police officers. Screenshot via TVW

Kent mayor, police chief push for sales tax bill in Olympia

3 cents hike per $10 in Kent could bring in an estimated $10 million per year to hire more officers.

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph, left, and City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur testify Jan. 16 in Olympia in support of a House bill to allow counties and cities to increase sales taxes to hire more police officers. Screenshot via TVW
Courtesy Photo, Kent School District

Kent schools closed Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to icy roads

Kent School District already had two-hour early dismissal scheduled

Courtesy Photo, Kent School District
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Lunar lander will burn up in space before reaching moon

Kent-based Blue Origin helped launch rocket and lander but mission to end early

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Burst water pipes damage Page Turner Books in downtown Kent

Pipes freeze in vacant unit above store along West Meeker Street; store seeks donations

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