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Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo

State lawmakers propose bill to fast-track the governor’s reopening plan

Bill’s sponsors want to give legislature control over COVID-19 restrictions.

Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo
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Federal Way Public Schools rethinks approach of in-person learning for elementary students

Survey sent to parents; students may return in late February

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An airport developer looks to add to the Auburn Municipal Airport 17 general aviation hangars and six box hangars that will house multimillion-dollar aircraft and aviation-related businesses. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Hangar expansion and more ahead for Auburn airport

If approved, private development would bring tax revenue to the city.

An airport developer looks to add to the Auburn Municipal Airport 17 general aviation hangars and six box hangars that will house multimillion-dollar aircraft and aviation-related businesses. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
Fentanyl. (Courtesy photo)

King County reports record numbers of drug overdose deaths

Preliminary toxicology testing shows most overdose victims used multiple types of drugs.

Fentanyl. (Courtesy photo)
A portion of State Route 99 will be closed this weekend as crews work on Sound Transit's Federal Way Link Extension.

Sound Transit to close portion of State Route 99 this weekend

All lanes between S. 204th Street and S. 208th Street closed Friday night to Sunday night; detours available.

A portion of State Route 99 will be closed this weekend as crews work on Sound Transit's Federal Way Link Extension.
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Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)

Governor Inslee: We are going forward toward a ‘new normal’

At the start of an historic third term, the governor is charting a course out of the pandemic.

  • Jan 14, 2021
Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)
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Kent Police Blotter: Dec. 22 thru Jan. 11

Shootings dominate incidents

  • Jan 14, 2021
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The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)

What could Biden’s nuclear policy look like?

King County sits only miles away from one-third of the deployed U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)
Crews responded Wednesday, Jan. 13 to trees that fell into power lines along Russell Road. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Strong winds down trees, power lines in Kent

Power outages across town; remote school cancelled

Crews responded Wednesday, Jan. 13 to trees that fell into power lines along Russell Road. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. The agency plans to build a similar facility in Federal Way or Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Costs of light rail maintenance facility jump 54% to 77% in Federal Way, Kent

Sound Transit blames real estate, construction market conditions for higher estimates

The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. The agency plans to build a similar facility in Federal Way or Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
FILE PHOTO, City of Kent/2019
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Kaiser Permanente's primary care facility along 104th Avenue Southeast on Kent's East Hill. Kaiser Permanente plans to open a second facility in the Valley after purchasing the former Kmart property along West Valley Highway. COURTESY PHOTO, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente purchases former Kmart property in Kent

Company will build health care facility

Kaiser Permanente's primary care facility along 104th Avenue Southeast on Kent's East Hill. Kaiser Permanente plans to open a second facility in the Valley after purchasing the former Kmart property along West Valley Highway. COURTESY PHOTO, Kaiser Permanente
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Flooding impacts Kent streets | Update

All streets reopen Tuesday afternoon; more rain predicted

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Tonya Drake, WGU Washington’s chancellor and regional vice president, left, and Justin Guillory, president of Northwest Indian College. COURTESY PHOTO, WGU

Kent-based WGU Washington partners with Northwest Indian College

Agreement encourages tribal community graduates to earn university degrees

Tonya Drake, WGU Washington’s chancellor and regional vice president, left, and Justin Guillory, president of Northwest Indian College. COURTESY PHOTO, WGU
The faces of Amy Goodner’s fourth-grade online classroom at Alpac Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Auburn School District
The faces of Amy Goodner’s fourth-grade online classroom at Alpac Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Auburn School District
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Franco to run for King County Council District 9 seat

Second candidate to challenge Dunn

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Male reportedly sets Kent Police vehicle on fire

Vehicle was parked at City Hall; nobody injured; male arrested

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State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Click to unmute: Legislators prepare for an online session

State lawmakers will work remotely as they tackle COVID-19, economic recovery, police reform and more.

  • Jan 11, 2021
State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)