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Curb lanes to close on Kent’s West Valley Highway for bus stop upgrades

Between South 190th Street and West James Street

  • Apr 23, 2019

 

King County parks levy headed to August primary ballots

Voters will be asked to decide whether to approve the levy on Aug. 6.

 

Kent YMCA to offer Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 27

Event at Morrill Meadows Park on East Hill

  • Apr 22, 2019

 

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Apr 22, 2019

MLK Labor endorses three Kent City Council candidates

Larimer, Franklin, Farah receive support

  • Apr 22, 2019

King County hires former Seattle Police Chief Diaz to oversee detention facilities

County operates jail at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent

  • Apr 22, 2019
Crews douse an apartment units fire Sunday. No one was hurt in the fire. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Kent apartment units fire displaces families

Unattended food on stove caused fire

  • Apr 22, 2019
Crews douse an apartment units fire Sunday. No one was hurt in the fire. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Prosecutors charge Kent man with first-degree murder in Sperling case

Kainth reportedly shot Sperling in pickup bed while speeding down street

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Rotary Club of Kent honors Kentwood students

The Rotary Club of Kent (noon) recently recognized its Students of the Month from Kentwood High School: Jayla Harris for math and science and Kevin… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019
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Auburn’s Mena serves as page for Sen. Das in Olympia

Abbygail Mena, 14, served as a page in the state Senate during the week of April 1. Pages are sponsored by the senator from their… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

Governor signs Das bill to protect consumers from inflated home values

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill into law that will increase transparency in Washington’s appraisal management companies and ensure the state’s appraisal management… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

City hires land-use consultant to help with Kent Industrial Valley plan

Contract for up to $150,000 over the next two years

Valley Com hosts academy June 1; public invited

Have you ever wondered how a 911 center works? What happens when you call 911? Valley Communications Center 911 in Kent is sponsoring a one-day… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Kent man to face murder charge for shooting Jered Sperling

Allegedly stole pickup, shot victim who tried to stop theft of his vehicle

Constantine updates leaders at Good Eggs breakfast

King County Executive Dow Constantine provided an update on the state of King County government to community leaders at King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

Prosecutor charges ‘transient’ with murder of Kent man in Auburn

Victim found in a field of the former Auburn Valley 6 Drive-In

  • Apr 18, 2019

Auburn might annex 380 homes in Kent

Development in Kent city limits but surrounded by city of Auburn

Jered Sperling’s wife says husband wanted to improve Kent

Couple moved to town despite it looking ‘a little rough’

Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh
Scott Barden stands at the bottom of the massive pit of the landfill’s newly-built eighth section. Work on the new section has been underway for around two years. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Committee proposes amendments to address King County trash dilemma

King County Council to vote on plan.

Scott Barden stands at the bottom of the massive pit of the landfill’s newly-built eighth section. Work on the new section has been underway for around two years. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo