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Local events planned for eclipse

Looking for a place to view the solar eclipse? Local libraries and…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

 

Donors needed as blood supply drops to emergency levels

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors today after supplies…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

 

Kent City Council approves Riverbend par 3 development

The Kent City Council unanimously approved Tuesday night a development agreement to…

 

Long-term overnight lane closures on SR 167 in Renton and Kent start next week

Late-night drivers who use State Route 167 in Renton and Kent should…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Fire damages business on Kent’s West Hill

Fire damaged a Kent business early Friday morning in the 24800 block…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

King County initiative to ban safe injection sites qualifies for ballot

King County voters will get a chance - possibly on the November…

Kent School District to provide free Child Find screenings

The Kent School District offers free Child Find screenings for children 3-5…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Blood supply drops to emergency levels; donors needed

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors today after supplies fell…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Kent School District takes old Panther Lake school off the market

After a potential sale to a developer fell through, the Kent School…

Kent’s Puget Sound Fire board confirms hiring of new chief

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority board unanimously ratified the hiring of…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Covington man faces charges for fatal shootings of two homeless people

A 30-year-old Covington man faces two charges of first-degree murder for the…

Students test laptops for school district’s one-to-one program

As the Kent School District moves toward all elementary students having access…

Kent School District faces estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall

As students and teachers in Kent prepare for school to start Aug.…

Metro Transit’s largest union approves 3-year contract

King County Metro Transit on Tuesday announced that Amalgamated Transit Union Local…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Kent City Council bans safe injection sites with 6-1 vote

The Kent City Council joined four other King County cities with a…

Rep. Orwall to co-chair national Military and Veterans Task Force

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has selected Speaker Pro-Tem Tina…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

I-5 crews play catchup to finish rain-delayed work between Kent, Tukwila

Drivers should expect delays on northbound I-5 this weekend, Aug. 18-21

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Kent closes lane on West Meeker Street for culvert work

Kent drivers will see lane closures along West Meeker Street and 64th…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Beware of solar eclipse eye protection scams

Many people in this country will be watching the solar eclipse Monday,…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

KBAC presents Our Place in the March, expanded program Aug. 26

The Kent Black Action Commission presents Our Place in the March, a…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Challengers oust incumbent in Kent school board primary race

The Kent School Board will have a new director for Position No.…

King County Council acts to prevent county use of private prisons

The King County Council Monday approved legislation, introduced by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove,…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Woman exposes herself to Kent drivers | Police Blotter

Several Kent drivers called 911 one recent morning after they spotted a…

Puget Sound Fire call report | Aug. 6-12

A weekly look at the number of calls to the Kent-based Puget…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Help wanted: State seeks volunteers to count people who bike and walk

Statewide partnership preparing for annual count Sept. 26-28

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Goodwill to give teachers 35,000 free books Aug 26 to support critical need in Washington schools

To address the need for age appropriate books in elementary and middle…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Kent Police make an arrest in transient camp double homicide on one-year anniversary of the shootings

Kent Police arrested a 30-year-old Covington man in connection to the shooting…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Theatre Battery hosts Kent mayoral candidate forum on Sunday

Theatre Battery – a local production company aiming to make theater accessible…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Jarrett to lead initiative to better serve King County unincorporated areas

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Friday announced that Senior Deputy Executive…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Free summer meals available to kids and teens

Kids and teens can eat free this summer with United Way of…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Kent to get new library in Panther Lake

A new library is coming next year to Kent at the site…

Seattle man fatally shot by Kent Police identified

The 20-year-old Seattle man fatally shot by Kent Police after he reportedly…

Hanscom resigns from Kent School Board

Kent School Board member Russ Hanscom resigned from his Position No. 1…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Her patients, community come first

For 40 years, Dr. Twe Sui has gone above and beyond to care for so many people

Overnight lane closures return to SR 169 in Renton, Aug. 11-13

Construction to repave nearly two miles of State Route 169/Maple Valley Highway…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Improved teacher certification process goes online ahead of 2017 school year

While much of this year’s attention on Washington’s education system focused on…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Ralph proposes ban in Kent on safe injection sites

City Councilwoman Dana Ralph wants the council to ban legal heroin injection…

Kent to start work on South 212th/72nd Avenue intersection

Crews will start work this month on a $1.4 million project to…

UW reports King County drug deaths in 2016 set record with 332

Drug use caused the deaths of 332 King County residents in 2016,…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Kent mayor, City Council races set for general election

Reporter Staff The general election showdowns in November for Kent mayor and…

  • Aug 9th, 2017