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Second fatal shooting in two days in Kent

Woman killed Monday afternoon; fourth in 15 days, sixth in three months

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Kent man, 18, faces potential second-degree murder charge

April 4 shooting of 34-year-old man at apartment complex parking lot

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Cawthon to challenge Troutner for Kent City Council seat

Works at Bellevue College political science professor

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South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium

King County fire departments aim to make careers more accessible, inclusive

WA Fire Careers, an organization of six local departments, offers a simplified examination and hiring process for applicants seeking firefighter positions.

South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium
Six people were injured when a car crashed into an apartment building April 4 in Kent in the 8700 block of South 259th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Car crash into apartment building injures six in Kent

Two in critical condition after April 4 wreck

Six people were injured when a car crashed into an apartment building April 4 in Kent in the 8700 block of South 259th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
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Kent man fatally shot inside vehicle on East Hill

Third homicide in last two weeks; fifth in 2021

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Car splits apart after collision in Kent

Suspect in stolen vehicle taken into custody

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Man fatally shot on East Hill in Kent identified as Marcus Golden

Golden, 28, of Seattle, died in altercation

Marcus Golden. COURTESY PHOTO
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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Composite profile could help identify Green River killer victim

Body found in 1986; one of 48 women killed by Gary Ridgway

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Four homicides in Kent so far in 2021 after eight in 2020

Police have cleared all 2020 cases| List of cases for this year and last year

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King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo

King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Starting April 15, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
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Kent Police Blotter: March 10-25

Domestic violence, stabbing, drive-by shooting among incidents

  • Mar 31, 2021
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A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Phase Finder for vaccine eligibility to be eliminated March 31

Eligibility verification via Phase Finder no longer required for appointments, vaccinations beginning this week.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Fire displaces family from Kent East Hill home

Started in a dryer early Tuesday morning

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Man fatally shot on Kent’s East Hill

Early Tuesday morning in the 23800 block of 110th Avenue SE

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Troutner to seek second term on Kent City Council

‘It is my job to ensure that local government is living within its means,’ Troutner says

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Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Inslee: K-12 schools can reduce COVID social distancing

The governor reduced social distancing requirements for K-12 classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.

  • Mar 26, 2021
Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Kentwood High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District, teachers union reach agreement about in-person learning

Start dates of April 12 for elementary school; April 19 for middle and high schools

Kentwood High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District