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Kent City Council campaign spending drops dramatically from 2019

Despite higher-paying position in 2023, contributions and expenditures much lower

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Kent Police arrest man, 18, in attempted home invasion incident

Valley SWAT helps with Oct. 26 arrest of Kent man in Oct. 15 case

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24-year-old man fatally shot by Kent Police identified

King County Medical Examiner’s Office says Eduar Velasquez died from multiple gunshot wounds

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State Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, first introduced a bill in 2015 to resolve the backlog of sexual assault kits. COURTESY PHOTO, Tina Orwall

All backlogged sexual assault kits cleared from shelves, sent for testing

Backlog of more than 10,000 kits effectively eliminated

State Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, first introduced a bill in 2015 to resolve the backlog of sexual assault kits. COURTESY PHOTO, Tina Orwall
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Kent Police officer fatally shoots man after foot pursuit

Man reportedly armed with knife during Oct. 24 incident in the 27200 block of 33rd Place South

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Q&A with four Kent School Board candidates on Nov. 7 ballot

Voters to decide among Andy Carter, Meghin Margel, Leslie Hamada and Donald Cook

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Kent Police arrest man, woman at senior housing units after pursuit

Busted for burglary Oct. 20 after SWAT clears 120 units near 64th and Meeker

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State Patrol arrests Kent man for vehicular assault in SR 410 crash

Man, 24, under investigation for DUI in Oct. 21 collision that injured man and three children

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Screenshot of tweet made by Office of Law Enforcement Oversight director on Oct. 7.

KC Councilman accuses OLEO director of “defending” Hamas attack

OLEO director calls the controversy “ridiculousness,” following a call for his resignation.

Screenshot of tweet made by Office of Law Enforcement Oversight director on Oct. 7.
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Kent Police investigate two home invasion incidents

During two-day span Oct. 16-17 on East Hill

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King County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces assault charge

A King County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces a misdemeanor assault charge after King County prosecutors say he intentionally punched a suspect seat-belted and handcuffed inside… Continue reading

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The area within the dotted line is a Kent neighborhood known as The Bridges, completely surrounded by Auburn.

Bridges neighborhood annexation moves closer to finish line

The City of Kent annexed this area in 1987 before Auburn’s annexation of Lea Hill in 2008.

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The area within the dotted line is a Kent neighborhood known as The Bridges, completely surrounded by Auburn.

Renton driver charged with vehicular assault in Kent crash

A two-vehicle collision involving a Renton resident in Kent on Oct. 14 at approximately 2:52 a.m. resulted in the hospitalization of a 36-year-old Tacoma man.… Continue reading

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo

Fewer students enroll at state’s public colleges, study says

Enrollment has picked up since the pandemic, but the lag threatens the state’s quest for education equity.

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo
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Did Kent School District misuse public resources to support levies?

District denies violations alleged in complaints to state Public Disclosure Commission

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Federal Way woman killed in Kent car crash identified

Carla Avelino Cayetano, 22, remembered as ‘a remarkably funny, intelligent and beautiful soul’

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Kent Police arrest man after carjacking in Federal Way, pursuit

Incident started and ended on West Hill after driver hit high speeds, ran red lights on East Hill

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State board: Reduce sentence for man convicted in Kent shooting

Frank Evans shot and injured 5 people in 2007 at Denny’s restaurant

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Kent-based Puget Sound Fire honors 14 retiring firefighters

Each worked anywhere from 23 years to 43 years with the department

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Kent, World Relief offer exhibit about the experiences of refugees

Exhibit to be open Oct. 26-27 in downtown Kent

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