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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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Puget Sound Fire assists Kent Police with a body recovery Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13 along Canyon Drive near South 252nd Street. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Body found in Kent along Canyon Drive

Puget Sound Fire assists Kent Police with recovery Thursday afternoon

Puget Sound Fire assists Kent Police with a body recovery Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13 along Canyon Drive near South 252nd Street. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
Kent Elementary School, 24700 64th Ave. S. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

District closes classroom at Kent Elementary School due to COVID-19

Closed on Jan. 12, reopening expected Jan. 18

Kent Elementary School, 24700 64th Ave. S. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Sequim senator seeks improvements to police accountability laws

Senate Bill would allow more police vehicle pursuits; better define use of physical force

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Work stoppage halts Republic Services garbage pickup in Kent | Update

Second day in a row Thursday as drivers honor picket lines in support of San Diego strike

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Kent’s Carmen Goers to run for House seat in 47th District

Will run as Republican for seat held by Democrat Pat Sullivan

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Kent School District plans to stay with in-person learning

Goal remains to keep schools open as long as enough staff is available during omicron variant surge

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Kent-based Blue Origin leases warehouse space for further expansion

Other new aerospace companies in Kent Valley started by former Blue Origin engineers

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Domino’s Supply Chain Center in Kent hiring for all positions

Facility produces fresh pizza dough, toppings and ingredients for stores in Washington

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Aizen Cruz of the Kinnaly Lao Traditional Music & Dance Troupe performs a Laotian dance as the Hanuman Monkey Warrior on the plaza stage outside the accesso ShoWare Center in 2019 at the Kent International Festival. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Four Kent festivals/events to receive county funds to help restart in 2022

Cornucopia Days, Fourth of July Splash, International Festival and Juneteenth Celebration

Aizen Cruz of the Kinnaly Lao Traditional Music & Dance Troupe performs a Laotian dance as the Hanuman Monkey Warrior on the plaza stage outside the accesso ShoWare Center in 2019 at the Kent International Festival. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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International Guitar Night coming to Kent Jan. 21

Featuring Luca Stricagnoli, Thu Li, Jim “Kimo” West and Lulo Reinhardt

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Meeker Street Nerd Party set for Feb. 26 in downtown Kent

Goal to promote downtown local, small businesses by highlighting nerd culture

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Kent Police Department’s Coffee with the Chief changes location

Jan. 12 event at City Council Chambers from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla and Mayor Dana Ralph released a statement and video Jan. 7 about Assistant Chief Derek Kammerzell and his posting of a Nazi symbol on his office door. SCREENSHOT PHOTO/City of Kent video

Kent mayor, police chief release statement about Kammerzell controversy

Third communication from city since news of assistant chief placing Nazi insignia on office door

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla and Mayor Dana Ralph released a statement and video Jan. 7 about Assistant Chief Derek Kammerzell and his posting of a Nazi symbol on his office door. SCREENSHOT PHOTO/City of Kent video
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Four roads remain closed in Kent due to flooding | Update

Mill Creek Middle School didn’t open Friday, Jan. 7 due to water around building

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Seattle Thunderbirds game in Kent postponed due to COVID-19

Spokane at Seattle on Jan. 8 one of eight games postponed by Western Hockey League

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Kent-based Puget Sound Fire plans to hire 31 firefighters in 2022

Seven recruits to soon graduate from academy; others just starting training

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