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Israel Vela is the new Kent School District superintendent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

KEA president says board should have continued superintendent search

Teachers union opposed hiring of Interim Superintendent Israel Vela

Israel Vela is the new Kent School District superintendent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent robbery suspect enters through Burger King drive-thru window

Employees hid in locked office as suspect with gun takes cash register

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Kent School Board hires Israel Vela as new superintendent with 3-2 vote

Two members wanted to continue search rather than choosing interim superintendent for the job

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Kent man charged with child abuse of elementary school student

Reportedly occurred at a Seattle school where he taught English as a second language

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A rendering of the light rail station to open in 2024 in Kent near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Kent City Council committee favors Kent-Des Moines for light rail station name

Other Sound Transit options include Midway, Highline and Highline College

A rendering of the light rail station to open in 2024 in Kent near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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King County awards $1 million for three Kent park projects

Renovations at Salt Air Vista Park, Morrill Meadows Park; Green River, Interurban trail improvements

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Kent YMCA to feature free Healthy Kids Day April 30

Event to offer activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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State awards two Kent early learning centers grants of $1 million

Part of state Department of Commerce program to create more early learning spaces

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Downtown Kent Wine Walk on June 10 to feature blues band, tastings

Wineries from Yakima, Woodinville among the lineup; tickets on sale now

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Kent man, 60, killed in vehicle crash identified

David Wayne Burns died in April 14 head-on collision along West Valley Highway

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Kent’s West Hill water tower to get mural with trees, Mount Rainier

City selects Spokane artist who has done numerous projects in state, nation

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Maple Valley gas station robbery suspects caught in Kent

King County Sheriff’s Office arrests two after pursuit

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Kent man, 60, dies in West Valley Highway head-on collision

Early Thursday morning, April 14 near South 180th Street

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Sound Transit narrows list of names for Kent light rail stations

Public input sought for picking Midway, Highline, Highline College or Kent-Des Moines

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Kent Police Blotter: March 30 to April 11

Incidents include multiple robberies, driver ramming police vehicles, fatal shooting

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Kent Police officers make 19.2% more this year than in 2019

City Council approves new three-year contract; large pay hike granted last fall

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The desk of a 911 Valley Comm Center telecommunications professional. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Valley Communications Center in Kent recognized for 911 work

Part of National Telecommunications Week April 10-16

The desk of a 911 Valley Comm Center telecommunications professional. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Seattle man, 27, dies in Interstate 5 single-vehicle crash in Kent

Saturday morning, April 9 northbound near State Route 516

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Kent Lutheran Church is looking for volunteers to help serve its weekly Monday supper to the homeless. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Lutheran Church

Kent church seeks volunteers to help serve dinners to the homeless

Many positions to fill as Kent Lutheran plans return to indoor weekly meals

Kent Lutheran Church is looking for volunteers to help serve its weekly Monday supper to the homeless. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Lutheran Church
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T-Birds to open WHL playoffs against Kelowna Rockets in Kent

Best-of-seven series starts April 22 at the ShoWare Center

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