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Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Kent Rotary raises $10,000 for local causes

Slipper donations part of community fundraising drive

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Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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Elementary school staff member in Kent accused of inappropriate behavior

Employee placed on administrative leave during investigation

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A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Lane closure set on I-5 for light rail construction in Kent, Federal Way

Scheduled for several nights in May along southbound lanes

A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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No appointment needed to get vaccinated at Kent, Auburn sites

Walk-ins accepted due to plenty of vaccine

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A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo

King County gun violence keeps soaring in 2021

69 shooting victims in first three months, 16 of them fatal

A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

  • Apr 28, 2021
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The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be at Kent Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30 to help promote blood donations needed by Bloodworks Northwest. COURTESY PHOTO, Oscar Mayer

Wienermobile coming to Kent Station on April 30

Oscar Mayer vehicle in town to help encourage blood donations

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be at Kent Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30 to help promote blood donations needed by Bloodworks Northwest. COURTESY PHOTO, Oscar Mayer
McSorely Creek in Des Moines, on Sept. 14. The water’s brown color is from a Sept. 10-14 sewage spill. The drain pipe at right is part of cleanup efforts. COURTESY PHOTO, Midway Sewer District.

Midway Sewer District in Kent fined for September sewage spill

An estimated 1.2 million gallon spill into McSorley Creek in Des Moines

McSorely Creek in Des Moines, on Sept. 14. The water’s brown color is from a Sept. 10-14 sewage spill. The drain pipe at right is part of cleanup efforts. COURTESY PHOTO, Midway Sewer District.
Dwell at Kent Station Apartments. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent apartment rents increase sharply over the past month

Up 2.2% in April compared to March

Dwell at Kent Station Apartments. COURTESY PHOTO
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Kent Police Blotter: April 17-25

Multiple shootings dominate incidents

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Federal Way girl, 8, dies after father shoots through 3 walls | Update

Police arrest father for unlawful possession of a firearm, domestic-violence assault.

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Renton man charged with fatally shooting Kent man

March 30 incident at Mosaic Hills Apartments

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Avery Zerr. COURTESY PHOTO

Kentwood High’s Zerr named U.S. Presidential Scholar semifinalist

One of nearly 625 chosen from 6,500 candidates across the nation

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Kent landlords must give 40 days notice to end tenant rental agreements

Change to begin Aug. 1 as City Council approves extension from state-mandated 20 days

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Christian Faith Center voices opposition to Sound Transit facility at Federal Way site

One site in Kent, two in Federal Way under consideration for maintenance facility

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Police Chief Rafael Padilla. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent police chief says department recruiting has been “stifled”

Department tweaks recruiting policies to increase applicant diversity.

Police Chief Rafael Padilla. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police
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Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments open at Auburn, Kent clinics

Appointments available through April 26, says Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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A map indicating estimated high housing displacement risk neighborhoods in Kent. (Courtesy of the City of Kent)

Kent housing report estimates nearly 6,000 units of housing to be needed by 2040

Report identifies concerns of displacement if specific housing needs are not met.

A map indicating estimated high housing displacement risk neighborhoods in Kent. (Courtesy of the City of Kent)