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The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in South Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit issues draft environmental impact statement for light rail facility

Operations and Maintenance Facility South to be built in Kent or Federal Way; public comment begins

  • Mar 5, 2021

 

State Capitol in Olympia.

State House approves bill to restore streamlined sales tax funds

Measure would mean about $4 million per year to city of Kent

 

Cindi Blansfield, Auburn School District’s Associate Superintendent for Business and Operations, describes measures the school district has taken to ensure the safety of students and teachers before schools began hybrid learning Wednesday, March 3. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter.

Safety measures in place for Auburn students in hybrid learning

In-person learning began March 3 for kindergarten through 5th grade

 

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Rates of Alzheimer’s Disease expected to rise in Washington, nationwide

Report records 120,000 diagnoses in Washington.

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The Bridges housing development is in the city of Kent but surrounded by properties in the city of Auburn. The developer wants to build 150 townhouses on 13 acres near the homes. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Kent City Council votes 4-3 against land-use change for townhouses

Ordinance expected to be considered again at March 16 meeting

The Bridges housing development is in the city of Kent but surrounded by properties in the city of Auburn. The developer wants to build 150 townhouses on 13 acres near the homes. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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Free virtual parent workshops offered to Kent School District families

Goal to help families support their student’s social emotional wellness

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State bill creating Office of Independent Investigations passes House

Kent’s Entenman sponsors measure to oversee police uses of force

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There were lots of donations to sort from the Kent Police blanket and pillow drive for children. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent residents donate hundreds of blankets, pillows for children

Police held drive outside department headquarters

There were lots of donations to sort from the Kent Police blanket and pillow drive for children. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police
Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. File photo

Encouraging numbers for kokanee salmon spawn count

Lake Sammamish kokanee aren’t out of the woods by any stretch, but there’s reason to be optimistic about the fate of the little red fish… Continue reading

Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. File photo
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Moody’s upgrades Kent School District bond rating

District has a solid financial position

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In this file photo, Tayshon Cottrell dons his graduation cap and gown, along with a face mask reading: “Wear it! Save America” at Todd Beamer High School’s virtual graduation walk recording on May 20, 2020, in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Law gives Washington high school seniors leeway to graduate

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that can waive some requirements for students who were on track before the pandemic.

In this file photo, Tayshon Cottrell dons his graduation cap and gown, along with a face mask reading: “Wear it! Save America” at Todd Beamer High School’s virtual graduation walk recording on May 20, 2020, in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Study shows Washingtonians exceeded ‘heavy drinking’ threshold in 2020

The survey suggests Washingtonians drank more than 17 alcoholic beverages a week on average.

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Mercer Island School District first-graders returned to in-person classes on Jan. 19, 2021. Here, Northwood Elementary School students head into the building. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Governor: Educators are now eligible for coronavirus vaccine

“This should give educators more confidence,” Jay Inslee said. Other frontline workers could soon be next.

Mercer Island School District first-graders returned to in-person classes on Jan. 19, 2021. Here, Northwood Elementary School students head into the building. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District
Wanda Herndon, receives COVID-19 vaccine number 100,000 administered by UW Medicine at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Susan Gregg | UW Medicine

UW Medicine hits COVID-19 milestones in vaccines, tests

The healthcare system’s 100,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered

Wanda Herndon, receives COVID-19 vaccine number 100,000 administered by UW Medicine at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Susan Gregg | UW Medicine
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Senate passes Das bill to promote recycling, reduce expanded polystyrene

Targets plastic beverage containers, trash bags and bottles for household products

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Malden, after a wildfire burned down 80% of the town’s buildings in Eastern Washington. Courtesy photo

DNR commissioner seeks $125 million to fight wildfires

In Washington state last September, some 600,000 acres burned within 72 hours.

Malden, after a wildfire burned down 80% of the town’s buildings in Eastern Washington. Courtesy photo
A Federal Way Public Schools bus leaves Decatur High School on March 13, unknowingly the last day students would be in school for the 2019-2020 school year. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way Public Schools postpones in-person learning by one week

District to dedicate one week to transition activities, return to classrooms set for March 15.

A Federal Way Public Schools bus leaves Decatur High School on March 13, unknowingly the last day students would be in school for the 2019-2020 school year. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
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State Senate passes bill to create a police use-of-force database

No central repository for use-of-force data in state currently exists

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Bonita Webb named Kent School District Teacher of the Year

Teaches at Meridian Middle School

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