News

King County Crime Dive podcast.

2 injured in shootout; man stabbed in tent | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, we take a closer look at a shootout in Auburn, a stabbing in a wooded area in Renton, and a smash-and-grab burglary in Federal Way.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
Inside the SCORE jail, 20817 17th Ave. S., Des Moines. (File photo)

King County will no longer house inmates at SCORE jail

The cities of Renton, Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila own the facility

Inside the SCORE jail, 20817 17th Ave. S., Des Moines. (File photo)
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (File photo)

King County Councilmember calls for audit of juvenile diversion programs

Reagan Dunn says the program lacks transparency and accountability measures.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (File photo)
Screenshot of SUDORS from Dept. of Health website

Dept. of Health launches dashboard to track overdose death data

DOH aims to help communities better understand overdose deaths, make informed prevention decisions

Screenshot of SUDORS from Dept. of Health website
A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road, one of six intersections where the city of Kent has had cameras since 2019. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent to activate red-light cameras at another intersection

Cameras installed at 108th Avenue SE and SE 208th Street in Panther Lake

A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road, one of six intersections where the city of Kent has had cameras since 2019. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Police
File photo.

Dept. of Commerce awards $35.4 million for solar power projects across the state

Projects across King County were awarded millions in collective funding.

File photo.
Fall City branch of the King County Library System. Courtesy photo

King County Library System receives grant to develop a climate action plan

The National Endowment for the Humanities gave a $133,252 grant to help develop climate initiatives.

  • Sep 28, 2023
Fall City branch of the King County Library System. Courtesy photo
t

Slow, swerving driver in Kent leads to DUI arrest by police

Auburn woman, 55, eventually stopped by officers trying to enter Highway 167

t
File photo

King County Council members encourage people to not drive for a week

The Week Without Driving is meant to put policy makers, elected leaders and transportation professionals in the place of those who don’t have the option to drive.

File photo
t

About 135 people at Kentridge High to be evaluated for tuberculosis

Steps taken after one person at school diagnosed with active TB; exposure was March to September 2023

t
t

Kent house fire on East Hill displaces one person; nobody injured

Fire broke out Tuesday morning, Sept. 26 in 11300 block of SE 215th Street

t
t

Kent Police safely detain six people during mental health crisis calls

Officers use patience, de-escalation techniques in response to 911 incidents

t
t

County Councilmember Upthegrove running for state lands commissioner

Fifth Democrat to enter race; council District 5 includes parts of Kent, Renton

t
Bridges neighborhood. File photo

Auburn authorizes annexation of Bridges neighborhood

Kent annexed the Bridges neighborhood of Lea Hill in 1987, making it a part of Kent that was not contiguous to its city boundaries. Auburn’s 2008 annexation of Lea Hill made the neighborhood an island of Kent surrounded on all sides by Auburn.

Bridges neighborhood. File photo
The current city of Kent maintenance shops along South 240th Street. City leaders plan to open a new Kent East Hill Operations Center in late 2025 or early 2026. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

New city of Kent East Hill Operations Center takes a major step

City Council approves $5.4 million contract for pre-engineered metal building

The current city of Kent maintenance shops along South 240th Street. City leaders plan to open a new Kent East Hill Operations Center in late 2025 or early 2026. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
t

Kentridge High librarian wins WEA’s Student Involvement Award

Gavin Downing says he tries to make library welcoming and usable

t
t

Two men injured in shootout at Auburn Chevron; one man fled to Kent

Confrontation between the two men reportedly led to shooting Sept. 19 along Auburn Way North

t
The site of where the Lones Levee was cleared on Green River to restore salmon habitat. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing

King County salmon habitat recovery projects receive state funding

The state awarded 66 grants totaling $53.7 million to projects in and around Puget Sound.

The site of where the Lones Levee was cleared on Green River to restore salmon habitat. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
t

Recruits learn firefighting skills at Kent training center | Photos

Climbing an 100-foot ladder, reloading hoses part of the process

t
King County Crime Dive podcast.

Molotov cocktails lead to prison sentence | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, we take a look at the sentencing of a man who wanted to burn down the Seattle police union building; and unknown suspects dumped hundreds of gallons of cooking oil into a Renton waterway.

King County Crime Dive podcast.