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City of Kent dedicates Diego’s Field at West Fenwick Park

Futsal field named after Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno

 

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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

 

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021

 

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Federal Way Police to conduct emphasis patrols to mitigate recent rise in violent crime

Extra patrols to last for 90 day period near Pacific Highway South, Westway neighborhood

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Fireworks calls in Kent drop by 6.5% compared to last year

358 calls this year about fireworks; 383 in 2020

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Ramp metering comes to northbound SR 167 at I-405 interchange

As drivers head from Kent to Renton

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Expect delays in Kent along S. 277th Street for bridge replacement

From July 26 to November: King County to replace 70-year-old structure in Green River Valley

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State Patrol commemorates trooper killed in 1987 Kent crash

Clifford Hansell died in downtown collision while responding to an earlier crash

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos

King County Council District 9 candidates make pitches to voters

Two among Dunn, Franco, Gardheere and Van will advance from Aug. 3 primary

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and his challengers, Kim-Khanh Van, Chris Franco, and Ubax Gardheere. Courtesy photos
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Kent student earns BECU Foundation college scholarship

Raisbeck Aviation High graduate Maya Matta to attend UW

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The exterior of the Clarion Hotel located on B Street behind the municipal airport in Auburn. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

King County purchases Auburn hotel to house homeless

The $11.8 million building will be used in the Health Through Housing program

The exterior of the Clarion Hotel located on B Street behind the municipal airport in Auburn. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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18-year-old man fatally shot in Des Moines at Planet Fitness

Tuesday afternoon July 20; suspects at large

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Kent-based Blue Origin completes its first human flight into space | Photos

Founder Jeff Bezos and three others launch, land safely aboard New Shepard in West Texas

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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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Primary ballot features Kent City Council, School Board races

King County Council position; ballot measures also up for a vote

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An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon

Auburn City Council discusses body-worn cameras for police

Taser company pitches package for cameras and virtual reality training.

An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon
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City of Kent reopens City Hall, Senior Center, Kent Commons

Also: online Parks registration system broken

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Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
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Watts proud of his accomplishments as Kent school superintendent

Graduation rates improved during six years

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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo