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Kent-based Puget Sound Fire honors 14 retiring firefighters

Each worked anywhere from 23 years to 43 years with the department

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Courtesy image, City of Kent

Kent, World Relief offer exhibit about the experiences of refugees

Exhibit to be open Oct. 26-27 in downtown Kent

Courtesy image, City of Kent
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Kent Police issue crime alert with safety tips to avoid carjackings

Agency also offers recommendations if a driver is carjacked

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Speed limits are dropping from 45 mph to 40 mph along Pacific Highway South in Kent. The change begins Oct. 14. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Speed limit to drop to 40 mph in Kent on Pacific Highway South

Effort to improve safety along State Route 99 where current speed limit is 45 mph

Speed limits are dropping from 45 mph to 40 mph along Pacific Highway South in Kent. The change begins Oct. 14. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
Kaiser Permanente’s Kent Medical Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente strike could impact Kent, Renton, Federal Way centers

Union taking vote to authorize strike Nov. 1 at 36 state locations if no settlement reached

Kaiser Permanente’s Kent Medical Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kaiser Permanente
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One person suffers minor injuries after car crashes into Kent home

Crash along SE 223rd Drive on Friday afternoon, Oct. 6

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Federal Way woman, 26, dies in Kent single-vehicle crash

Vehicle ends up in ravine early Saturday morning, Oct. 7 along South 208th Street

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Kent city administrator upholds firing of police officer

Pat Fitzpatrick denies union grievance to return Officer Michael Morfoot to the force

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Kent mayor welcomes Larimer to a club nobody wants to belong to

But ‘the love and support is mighty and fierce’ in breast cancer survivors’ group, Mayor Ralph says

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Kent mayor’s budget adjustment includes police vehicle dash cameras

Mayor Dana Ralph says cameras will provide additional transparency

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Auburn state Sen. Phil Fortunato and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

Dunn, Fortunato on DeSantis’ Washington state campaign strategy team

The Florida governor is trying to make inroads in the blue state with his presidential campaign

Auburn state Sen. Phil Fortunato and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.
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Kent Police Blotter: Sept. 11-24

Incidents include multiple store robberies, carjacking, 5 shot at rental house party

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Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla will speak about crime issues during a community meeting Oct. 25 at Zion Lutheran Church. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent Police plan community meeting to discuss crime stats, other issues

Meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Zion Lutheran Church

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla will speak about crime issues during a community meeting Oct. 25 at Zion Lutheran Church. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police
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Man, 19, charged in Kent murder is now on electronic home detention

Family posts bond on $2 million bail for Elijah Cain, a 2023 graduate of Kentridge High School.

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Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

TB screenings set for this month after Kentridge High exposure

Public Health – Seattle King County will test approximately 135 people

Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road, one of six intersections where the city of Kent has had cameras since 2019. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent to activate red-light cameras at another intersection

Cameras installed at 108th Avenue SE and SE 208th Street in Panther Lake

A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road, one of six intersections where the city of Kent has had cameras since 2019. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Police
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FAA closes Kent-based Blue Origin flight mishap investigation

Agency requires company to implement 21 corrective actions before next launch

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Gov. Jay Inslee. COURTESY PHOTO, Office of the Governor

Gov. Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

‘He is experiencing very mild symptoms, including a mild cough’ governor’s office says

Gov. Jay Inslee. COURTESY PHOTO, Office of the Governor
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Slow, swerving driver in Kent leads to DUI arrest by police

Auburn woman, 55, eventually stopped by officers trying to enter Highway 167

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About 135 people at Kentridge High to be evaluated for tuberculosis

Steps taken after one person at school diagnosed with active TB; exposure was March to September 2023

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