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Das, other state senators explain plastic bag ban bill

Could be statewide ban if House passes measure

  • Jan 17, 2020

 

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell)

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout

Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags, place 8-cent fee on reusable plastic bags.

  • Jan 17, 2020

 

Kent School District leads voter registration drive

Registration forms provided to high school students; sent home with elementary children for parents

  • Jan 16, 2020

 

COURTESY PHOTO, Bloodworks Northwest

Bloodworks Northwest, car dealer team up to address urgent winter blood shortages

Donate blood, save lives, and win a new car

  • Jan 16, 2020
COURTESY PHOTO, Bloodworks Northwest
In November 2019, Washington voters approved Initiative 976, which calls for $30 car tabs. Sound Publishing file photo

Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup

Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate.

  • Jan 15, 2020
In November 2019, Washington voters approved Initiative 976, which calls for $30 car tabs. Sound Publishing file photo
King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines

Transportation generates nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Kent Mayor Ralph named new president of Sound Cities Association

Served as vice president in 2019

  • Jan 15, 2020

Lake Tapps woman dies in I-5 crash near Kent | Update

Driver identified in wreck near South 272nd Street in Federal Way

  • Jan 15, 2020

State Senate passes bill banning single-use plastic bags

Measure sponsored by Kent’s Das now goes to House

  • Jan 15, 2020

Kent man gets 14 years for 4 counts of vehicular homicide

2018 Tukwila crash killed four young Kent men

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)

Gov. Inslee delivers State of the State Address

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)

Kent schools close again on Tuesday due to inclement weather

More snow could hit Wednesday evening

  • Jan 14, 2020

Flood wall rising in Kent

Along Lower Russell Levee on Green River

  • Jan 14, 2020

BECU Foundation offers scholarship opportunities

The BECU Foundation is recognizing and awarding $2,500 scholarships to full-time high school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year or technical… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020
A 50-minute film called “Spawning Grounds,” which documents the effort to save a freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish, is finally ready for its debut in North Bend on Jan. 18. (Screenshot from film)

Spawning Grounds: Lake Sammamish kokanee documentary premieres Jan. 18

The film tracks the ‘all hands on deck’ effort to save the little red fish from extinction.

A 50-minute film called “Spawning Grounds,” which documents the effort to save a freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish, is finally ready for its debut in North Bend on Jan. 18. (Screenshot from film)

Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

The Backbone Campaign hopes it will reduce emissions and jump-start depressed communities.

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Jan 13, 2020

Kent schools close Monday due to inclement weather

City cancels recreational programs

  • Jan 13, 2020

Highline College Health and Life Sciences Building opens in January

All invited to grand opening ceremony Friday, Jan. 31

  • Jan 11, 2020