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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

 

Sound Transit seeks public comment about new light rail yard site

Dick’s Drive-In in Kent one of six potential locations

  • Feb 19, 2019

 

Kent mayor sets State of the City address for March 14

Will deliver speech at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

  • Feb 19, 2019

 

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Feb 19, 2019

Man found dead after shooting at police during Kent standoff

Suspect was wanted by Seattle Police on a felony warrant

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Former two-term state Senator Joe Fain has a new job – president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce selects Fain as new president and CEO

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that it had selected former 47th Legislative District State Sen. Joe Fain to be its new president and… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019
Former two-term state Senator Joe Fain has a new job – president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Kent man arrested in Auburn hit-and-run incident that seriously injured boy

Auburn Police have arrested a Kent man suspected of being the driver in a hit-and-run incident that left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured. The 26-year-old… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019

Kent’s East Valley Highway lanes to close for construction Feb. 19-May 31

One lane, each direction between South 196th and South 180th streets

  • Feb 15, 2019

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

City of Kent, KOA plan property swap to keep campsites

Land needed for Green River levee expansion

City of Kent hires media consultant to bring attention to aerospace industry

Goal to attract more businesses, travelers to town

School’s out Friday in Kent because of storm

Too much slush, ice in parking lots; winter break next week

  • Feb 14, 2019

New teen campaign, DREAM BIG, kicks off

Russell Wilson and Ciara unveil limited edition library cards featuring the duo

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Muckleshoot Tribe to add conference center, more gaming space and amenities to casino

Tribe expects to complete latest project in early 2020

  • Feb 14, 2019

Property taxes to rise slightly in Kent for 2019

Less than 1 percent hike compared to 15 percent jump in 2018

  • Feb 14, 2019

Sen. Das pitches bill to do away with plastic bags

Sen. Mona Das wants to sack plastic bags. The first-term Democratic senator from Covington, who represents the 47th Legislative District, is making Senate Bill 5323… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019