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State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

You can order the tests through the state’s new online portal.

 

Sen. Mona Das, D-47

Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax

Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932

 

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Des Moines Police focus on stopping crime along Pacific Highway

More patrol, services along stretch of street north and south of Kent Des Moines Road

 

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Head start programs to remain at Kent Valley Early Learning Center

New Bezos Academy preschool will share space with Kent Youth and Family Services

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Kent School Board approves lease to Bezos Academy for free preschool

A controversial 3-2 vote as one director questions how much Jeff Bezos knows about education

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Sawyer Woods Elementary School in Black Diamond. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District closes classrooms at 2 more schools due to COVID-19

One classroom each at Sawyer Woods and Cedar Valley elementary schools

Sawyer Woods Elementary School in Black Diamond. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

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Auburn, Federal Way mayors speak out against multifamily housing bill

Leaders say they don’t need state intervention.

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Derek Kammerzell

Kammerzell negotiations with city of Kent expected to be ‘lengthy process’

Assistant police chief on paid administrative leave as union, city begin talks

Derek Kammerzell
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Kent School District interim superintendent wants Kammerzell to resign

Incident could impact decision to renew school resource officers’ program with Kent Police

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Republic Services customers in Kent could see account credits

City continues to negotiate with company after strike settlement in California ends work stoppage

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Former Kent City Councilmember Higgins calls for Kammerzell’s resignation

Asks for immediate action by assistant police chief during public comment period at Jan. 18 meeting

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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

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Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime

Governor wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.

WSDOT names contractor for State Route 18 intersection project

Construction to begin this year.

State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.
State Sen. Jesse Salomon

Shoreline senator’s bill would close loophole on police disciplinary actions

Jesse Salomon says Kent Police assistant chief case example of why changes are needed

State Sen. Jesse Salomon
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Garbage service returns this week in Kent after work stoppage

Republic Services drivers back to the streets after three-day halt to honor picket lines

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Federal Way man charged with murder for shooting at Kent bus stop

Father killed Nov. 26, 2021 at location where his sons were shot, injured 2 days earlier

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Two extricated from vehicles in Military Road crash in Kent | Update

Tacoma woman suffered life-threatening injuries in head-on collision Jan. 13

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Pine Tree Elementary in Kent closed this week due to COVID-19

Multiple cases, increased absences among students and staff lead to closure

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