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Kent Police plan to educate, not arrest people without face masks in public

A ‘safety-focused directive meant to slow the spread of a potentially deadly disease’

  • Jul 6, 2020

 

Property values up in Kentridge, Fairwood, Panther Lake areas

King County Assessor’s Office sends out revaluation notices

  • Jul 6, 2020

 

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

 

Federal Way teacher charged with raping 13-year-old student

Taught math at Totem Middle School on West Hill in Kent

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous years. A recent analysis by INRIX found that the Seattle metro and Washington… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2020

Kent School District updates Back to School plan

Details about potential return to buildings

  • Jul 3, 2020

Van Doren’s Landing Park in Kent to close until August 2022

Site to be relocated because of Green River levee work

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

  • Jul 2, 2020
State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

Kent, Federal Way men charged in 2017 murder of Seattle woman

Prosecutors say three gang members fired up to 16 shots at vehicle

Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Judge invalidates Gov. Inslee’s veto in roads budget

Lawmakers said the governor crossed a constitutional line.

  • Jul 1, 2020
Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Kent Police Blotter | June 14-29

ATM robbery; gunfire exchanged; drive-by shooting; burglary arrest

  • Jul 1, 2020

Sound Transit gets $100 million federal grant for Federal Way light rail extension

Portion of $790 million payment toward $3.1 billion project

  • Jul 1, 2020

Kent apartment rents up 0.8% in June compared to last year

Median rents at $1,501 for one-bedroom unit

  • Jul 1, 2020

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

  • Jun 30, 2020

Fireworks illegal in city of Kent

Police post concerns about ban violations due to Fourth of July Splash cancellation

  • Jun 30, 2020
Nicholas Germer. COURTESY PHOTO/gofundme.com

Kent man killed in shooting at Cedar River; man charged with murder

Argument led to fight, shooting June 18

  • Jun 29, 2020
Nicholas Germer. COURTESY PHOTO/gofundme.com

Fourth and Willis Street roundabout construction to start in Kent

Project will replace signalization intersection with two-lane roundabout

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo