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Kent to add red-light cameras at six more intersections in 2023

Cameras already exist at six intersections and pay for body-worn cameras used by police officers

 

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Report finds racial disparity among Washington homeowners

Changes to real estate and lending industries, funding and policy revisions are recommended in order to bridge homeownership gap.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@soundpublishing.com

 

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Median property values up in Kent and other South County areas

Increases of 24% on Kent’s East Hill; 20.4% on West Hill

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King County prosecutor candidates Jim Ferrell (left) and Leesa Manion debate Sept. 28 at Carco Theatre in Renton. The forum was moderated by Renton Chamber of Commerce CEO Diane Dobson (center). Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing

Prosecutor candidates debate court backlog, working with police, restorative justice

King County voters will choose between Jim Ferrell and Leesa Manion in Nov. general election.

King County prosecutor candidates Jim Ferrell (left) and Leesa Manion debate Sept. 28 at Carco Theatre in Renton. The forum was moderated by Renton Chamber of Commerce CEO Diane Dobson (center). Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
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Kent Mayor Ralph proposes a status quo budget to help fight inflation

Higher salaries, costs cause mayor to stay away from new initiatives in 2023-2024

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An apartment at the new Madison Plaza Apartments in downtown Kent at West Meeker Street and Madison Avenue. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

Apartment rents flat in Kent in September but up 8.2% from 2021

No price increase after slight drop in August from July; median one-bedroom rent at $1,470

An apartment at the new Madison Plaza Apartments in downtown Kent at West Meeker Street and Madison Avenue. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter
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Kent Police Blotter: Sept. 15-25

Incidents include robbery, death investigation, burglaries, Lowe’s theft crackdown

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Seattle man charged for attacking Kent Police officer

The man reportedly had the officer in a headlock before he fought back

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Kent City Council to consider camping ban on public property

Effort to address issues with people sleeping near businesses or along Green River

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King County Executive Dow Constantine. (Courtesy of King County)

King County Executive proposes broad investments to behavioral health infrastructure

The plan would be funded by a nine-year property tax levy which voters may decide on in 2023.

King County Executive Dow Constantine. (Courtesy of King County)
The site of where the Lones Levee was cleared on Green River to restore salmon habitat. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

State Board awards nearly $76 Million in grants to fund salmon recovery projects

Over $2.8 million in grant funding was awarded to projects and efforts in King County.

The site of where the Lones Levee was cleared on Green River to restore salmon habitat. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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The Kaiser Permanente Kent Medical Center on the East Hill. The company plans to build a facility at the former Kmart site, but hasn’t announced any timeline. COURTESY PHOTO, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente mum on timeline for new Kent facility

Company bought former Kmart property in 2020

The Kaiser Permanente Kent Medical Center on the East Hill. The company plans to build a facility at the former Kmart site, but hasn’t announced any timeline. COURTESY PHOTO, Kaiser Permanente
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Two die in wrong-way Interstate 5 collision in SeaTac

One vehicle burst into flames after crash; both drivers killed

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Median residential property values up 24% in Panther Lake area of Kent

Home sale prices and overall home values have risen sharply in most King County neighborhoods

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The Kent Panther Lake Library remains closed after a vehicle crashed into the building May 7. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System

Kent Panther Lake Library reopening date remains unknown

Building damaged after vehicle crashed into it nearly five months ago

The Kent Panther Lake Library remains closed after a vehicle crashed into the building May 7. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System
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Kent School District looking to hire bus drivers for 2022-2023

Pay is $25.41 to $30.03 per hour for part-time positions; open house set for Sept. 28

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Kent to work with Seattle group to develop middle income housing

Community Roots Housing owns, maintains nearly 50 apartment buildings across Seattle, White Center

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Photos courtesy of Myles Ross
Myles Ross (center) stands with “The House” actors Emily Gateley (left) and Sagar Surana at the 2022 Silicon Beach Film Festival in Hollywood where the film won an award for “Best Ensemble.”

Kent-Meridian alumnus’ directorial film debut wins at L.A. film festival

Kent native Myles Ross’ self-funded, sci-fi indie “The House” was filmed in Seattle with local actors.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@ soundpublishing.com
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Myles Ross (center) stands with “The House” actors Emily Gateley (left) and Sagar Surana at the 2022 Silicon Beach Film Festival in Hollywood where the film won an award for “Best Ensemble.”