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Young male injured in Kent East Hill shooting

Police looking for help to find suspects in Friday afternoon incident

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Kentwood High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School Board seeks candidates for vacant position

Application deadline Jan. 14

Kentwood High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Madison Woolery is one of three Kentridge High School students who earned top honors during the Jackson State University music department’s virtual Solo and Ensemble Contest. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kentridge High students earn music honors at virtual national competition

Three are part of Key to Change string studio program

Madison Woolery is one of three Kentridge High School students who earned top honors during the Jackson State University music department’s virtual Solo and Ensemble Contest. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Black woman charged with hate crime for attacking white woman on bus in Kent

Allegedly punched woman while using racial insults on Metro bus

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River Ridge Elementary is the recommended name for the new Kent School District school under construction on the West Hill. The school is scheduled to open next fall. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Kent School District

River Ridge, Kent Laboratory Academy recommended names for new schools

For elementary school on West Hill; combined academy on East Hill

River Ridge Elementary is the recommended name for the new Kent School District school under construction on the West Hill. The school is scheduled to open next fall. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Kent School District
Courtesy Photo, Therapeutic Associates Inc.

Kent physical therapy company received $8.1 million from SBA program

Two other businesses obtained $5 million from U.S. Small Business Administration | Kent list

Courtesy Photo, Therapeutic Associates Inc.
King County bought the Econo Lodge on Central Avenue in Kent in March for $4 million and turned it into an isolation and quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients. The center had temporarily closed, but reopened Nov. 30 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the county. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

King County reopens COVID-19 isolation center in Kent at former hotel

City leaders satisfied with operation after controversy about March opening

King County bought the Econo Lodge on Central Avenue in Kent in March for $4 million and turned it into an isolation and quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients. The center had temporarily closed, but reopened Nov. 30 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the county. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
Leah Bowen, far left, Leslie Hamada and Michele Bettinger were sworn in last December to the Kent School Board. Bowen resigned Nov. 25 from the board. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District

Bowen resigns from Kent School Board after just one year

Voters elected her in 2019 when she ran unopposed

Leah Bowen, far left, Leslie Hamada and Michele Bettinger were sworn in last December to the Kent School Board. Bowen resigned Nov. 25 from the board. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent Youth and Family Services receives $250,000 state grant

Funds will help support student online learning program

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Murals dress up light rail station construction fencing in Kent | Photos

57 pieces decorate stretch of Pacific Highway South on West Hill

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Changes this year in Puget Sound Fire’s Toys for Joy donation event

Drop-off events; online money donations replace barrels at fire stations

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Kristy Nhan

Kentridge High graduate Nhan earns BECU scholarship

Receives $3,500 to help attened University of Washington

Kristy Nhan
A Tumwater company will take over medical services for city of Kent jail inmates. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent City Council approves jail medical services contract

$628,000 per year with Tumwater company that will replace Valley Medical Center agreement

A Tumwater company will take over medical services for city of Kent jail inmates. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Kent Police used vehicles as shields in fatal shooting of man armed with rifle | Update

Investigation shows no shots by man hit vehicles; some rounds within a few feet of officers

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Kent Police issue alert about robberies during meetings to buy/sell products

People initially meet on websites; police offer safety tips

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Mona Das

Kent’s Das elected Senate Democratic Caucus vice chair

Second-year lawmaker will help decide legislative priorities

Mona Das
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Kent man firing rifle stood near home’s front door when police fatally shot him | Update

Investigation determines three officers fired 24 shots, two more than previously reported

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The developer of the Ethos Community Apartments along West Meeker Street will receive about a $3.1 million property tax break from the city of Kent over an eight-year period. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Ethos apartment developer in Kent to get $3.1 million property tax break

City Council approves exemption as follow up to land sale agreement

The developer of the Ethos Community Apartments along West Meeker Street will receive about a $3.1 million property tax break from the city of Kent over an eight-year period. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter