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Kent Mayor Ralph to deliver State of the City address March 14

Open to the public at Kent-Meridian High School

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Drive-by shooting at Des Moines sports bar injures one

La Familia Sports Bar is same site where three people were killed, two injured in 2021

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Kent judge dismisses charges in Meridian Elementary School incident

Man incompetent to stand trial; state has no room for restoration services in mental health facilities

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Rep. Mia Gregerson, D-33

Mia Gregerson elected chair of House Members of Color Caucus

She represents in Olympia 33rd Legislative District that includes parts of Kent

Rep. Mia Gregerson, D-33
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Kent crime numbers up again in 2022 in most categories

Rise follows historically high numbers in 2021; commercial burglaries up 45%; vehicle thefts 28%

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Three Kent residents to determine mayor, City Council salaries

City Council appoints Pat Hanis, Todd Minor and Julie Miller to Independent Salary Commission

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Kent’s Dana Stiner chosen as state Elementary Principal of the Year

Pine Tree Elementary leader called ‘one of those people you wish you could clone’

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Kent man faces kidnapping charge after child found in stolen car

Reportedly took vehicle from 7-Eleven store after boy’s mother went inside to pay for gas

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A suspected drunk driver allegedly collided with several vehicles Saturday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Chain Lake Road in Monroe. (Monroe Police Department)

Effort begins to lower the legal limit for driving drunk

Washington could join Utah with toughest standard in the nation. Change concerns wine and hospitality industries.

  • Jan 17, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
A suspected drunk driver allegedly collided with several vehicles Saturday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Chain Lake Road in Monroe. (Monroe Police Department)
Behind the Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River lies around 100 miles of prime fish-spawning habitat. ALEX BRUELL, Sound Publishing

Congress, Biden give go-ahead to Howard Hanson Dam fish passage project

$878 million facility to improve salmon runs, habitat

Behind the Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River lies around 100 miles of prime fish-spawning habitat. ALEX BRUELL, Sound Publishing
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Housing costs, homelessness among top issues in WA, survey says

Statewide, a majority of respondents to Department of Commerce survey agree that rent prices are too high and it costs too much to buy a home.

  • Jan 16, 2023
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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Kent plans major renovation, repainting of Meeker Street Bridge

Design work on estimated $5.9 million project to start this year; construction in 2024

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Edith Claver, 60, lived in Des Moines when she went missing from Renton on Nov. 27, 2009. Photo courtesy of National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

While many were found, work remains to protect Indigenous people

There are 23 missing Indigenous people across King County.

  • Jan 15, 2023
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
Edith Claver, 60, lived in Des Moines when she went missing from Renton on Nov. 27, 2009. Photo courtesy of National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
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Kent Police arrest man who reportedly stole vehicle with 2-year-old boy inside

Mother had stepped away to pay for gas as boy slept in vehicle

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Kent’s Scenic Hill Elementary School seeks college fund support

Staff starts scholarship fund for students; targets donations from businesses, community

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Firefighters extinguish Kent garage blaze caused by transients

18 firefighters battle fire for about 30 minutes; nobody injured

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Courtesy Photo, Kent School District

Kent joins Seattle schools in suit against social media companies

Seeks to hold them accountable for their role in youth mental health crisis

Courtesy Photo, Kent School District
Stock photo, Metro Creative Graphics

Man faces federal charges in carjacking spree that began in Kent

November 2022 incident stretched to Bellevue and Seattle and Renton

Stock photo, Metro Creative Graphics
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Kent district to hold seven school bond community meetings

A chance for voters to hear about the proposed $495 million bond on the April 25 ballot

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