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Kent house fire on East Hill displaces one person; nobody injured

Fire broke out Tuesday morning, Sept. 26 in 11300 block of SE 215th Street

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Kent Police safely detain six people during mental health crisis calls

Officers use patience, de-escalation techniques in response to 911 incidents

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A rendering of the new light rail station in Kent, near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South, that will be called Kent Des Moines Station along the extension from SeaTac to Federal Way scheduled to open in 2026. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Sound Transit seeks feedback to light rail fare changes, parking options

Online open house available through Oct. 22

A rendering of the new light rail station in Kent, near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South, that will be called Kent Des Moines Station along the extension from SeaTac to Federal Way scheduled to open in 2026. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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County Councilmember Upthegrove running for state lands commissioner

Fifth Democrat to enter race; council District 5 includes parts of Kent, Renton

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Season preview: Kent-based T-Birds seek to defend Western Hockey League title

Many top players are gone but others ready to step up; 7 players taken in NHL Draft

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The current city of Kent maintenance shops along South 240th Street. City leaders plan to open a new Kent East Hill Operations Center in late 2025 or early 2026. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

New city of Kent East Hill Operations Center takes a major step

City Council approves $5.4 million contract for pre-engineered metal building

The current city of Kent maintenance shops along South 240th Street. City leaders plan to open a new Kent East Hill Operations Center in late 2025 or early 2026. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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Kentridge High librarian wins WEA’s Student Involvement Award

Gavin Downing says he tries to make library welcoming and usable

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Two men injured in shootout at Auburn Chevron; one man fled to Kent

Confrontation between the two men reportedly led to shooting Sept. 19 along Auburn Way North

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Kent-based Thunderbirds open WHL season on the road at Wenatchee Wild

Opener Sept. 23 followed by home debut Sept. 30 against Portland at ShoWare Center

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Recruits learn firefighting skills at Kent training center | Photos

Climbing an 100-foot ladder, reloading hoses part of the process

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Lakewood man dies in Kent crash along State Route 516 | Update

Driver identified in single-vehicle wreck Friday night, Sept. 15 near West Meeker Street

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Kent Police Blotter: Aug. 23 to Sept. 9

Incidents include home invasion, robberies, burglaries, road rage

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Kent man, 30, faces attempted rape of a child charges

Reportedly responded to babysitting ad as part of a Redmond Police online undercover operation

Courtesy Photo, Redmond Police
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Property values drop in Kent, Renton, Auburn neighborhoods

King County assessor reports declines in Benson Hill, Panther Lake, Lea Hill areas

Stock photo, Metro Creative Graphics
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Simpson Strong-Tie opens new Kent distribution center

Company makes structural connectors for construction industry; facility on former Boeing property

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Sound Transit to pay city of Kent $1.75M due to light rail delay

Contract for city staff time extended with transit line opening set for 2026 rather than 2024

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Kent Police incidents lead to three warrant arrests

High-speed driver told officer she was in a hurry to see her boyfriend

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The Phoenix Court Apartments, 23913 111th Pl. SE. COURTESY PHOTO, Phoenix Court Apartments

Court battle begins between city of Kent and Phoenix Court Apartments

Public nuisance suit in King County Superior Court

The Phoenix Court Apartments, 23913 111th Pl. SE. COURTESY PHOTO, Phoenix Court Apartments
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Harlem Globetrotters to return to Kent Jan. 26 at ShoWare Center

World-famous team entertains with blend of dribbling, spinning and dunking

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The Vienna Boys Choir will perform Oct. 17 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center as part of the city of Kent Spotlight Series. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Lineup set for Kent Spotlight Series fall, winter concerts

Performances include Vienna Boys Choir; Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert and more

The Vienna Boys Choir will perform Oct. 17 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center as part of the city of Kent Spotlight Series. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent