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  • May 17, 2019

Kent’s finest scholars honored, awarded scholarships

Top students in the Kent School District were honored at the Community Scholarship and Scholar Celebration at Green River College on Tuesday, May 14. More… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2019

Valley Com hosts academy June 1; public invited

Agency awarded for budgeting practices

  • May 16, 2019

Sheriff’s Office seeks sexual assault suspect for attack near Kentlake High

Female student reports man grabbed her May 2 in park near school

  • May 16, 2019

Early morning fire strikes mobile home on Kent’s East Hill

Crews extinguish fire at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday

  • May 16, 2019

City of Kent seeks two new department heads

Human resources, finance directors

U.S. Attorney Moran honors Kent Officer Moreno as part of National Police Week

One of four officers in state killed in line of duty in last 18 months

  • May 15, 2019
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Kent teachers, students concerned as school district weighs cuts

School board working to come up with solvent budget for next fiscal year; provisional teacher force trimmed

Governor signs Das bill to help organizations provide affordable housing

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Monday that will help limit the costs of affordable housing by exempting self-help housing organizations, such as Habitat for… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2019

Former Kent postal worker sentenced for stealing electronic devices

Woman took items from packages and resold them

City of Kent eliminates fiscal cliff with strong 2018 financial report

Sales tax revenue above budget by $3.5 million

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Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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Fire damages Kent East Hill condo; 2 safely evacuate

A bathroom fan with a mechanical problem ignited a fire in a Kent condominium early Monday morning, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reported. At… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2019

Pierce County resident who spent time in King County had measles

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and Public Health – Seattle & King County are investigating a measles case with possible exposures in both counties. The Pierce… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2019

Kiewit chosen to design, build light rail extension in Kent, Federal Way

Sound Transit committee recommends company for $1.4 billion contract

Sound Transit committee removes Lowe’s/Dick’s site from consideration for light rail maintenance facility

Update: Mayor, Dick’s react to decision; estimated costs listed

Fire damages Kent apartment; family safely evacuates

At Riverwood Apartments along Russell Road

  • May 9, 2019