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Vandals damage World Relief Seattle storage area in Kent

Military veterans group helps with cleanup, moving donated items

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Kent man faces charges in car ‘swinging’ event that killed 2 women

King County prosecutors to charge man as accomplice in 2020 Auburn vehicular homicides

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Tim Clark and Sara Franklin

Q&A with Kent School Board candidates Clark, Franklin

Tim Clark, Sara Franklin running for District No. 5 position

Tim Clark and Sara Franklin
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TikTok challenges causing damage by students at Kent school bathrooms

District leaders ask families to help shut down the vandalism; future challenges

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photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey
This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
Brad Kenning and Awale Farah

Q&A with Kent School Board candidates Farah, Kenning

Awale Farah, Brad Kenning running for District No. 4 position

Brad Kenning and Awale Farah
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Kent man finally reunited with his Afghan family

Afghan veterans help evacuate wife, three children

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William Shatner to take space flight on Kent-based Blue Origin rocket

Captain Kirk of ‘Star Trek’ series part of four-member crew

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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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Kent Police Blotter: Sept. 16-27

Incidents include kidnapping, robbery spree, shootings

  • Oct 1, 2021
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Work continues in Kent on $9M Green River salmon restoration project

Former Downey Farmstead tree nursery becoming channels for salmon, flood storage

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Panther Lake Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Panther Lake Elementary School classroom in Kent closed due to COVID-19

Third classroom closure in district since school began Aug. 26

Panther Lake Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Renton man faces murder, assault charges in Kent triple shooting

Arrested in Snohomish County for Sept. 19 attack outside Circle K gas station

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Des Moines Police want witnesses to come forward in triple shooting

Detectives seek cellphone video from people in parking lot prior to shooting

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Kent-Meridian High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School Board to consider renewal levy for February ballot

District seeks public input about measure

Kent-Meridian High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)

King County councilmember sounds alarm on fentanyl problem in the region

Reagan Dunn is proposing increased resources in next budget to help lower rate of fentanyl deaths.

Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)
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Kent mayor’s budget proposal includes litter strike team

A total of $1.2 million to help clean up the streets

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Kent School Board picks Israel Vela as interim superintendent

Five candidates applied for job; board sticks with Vela

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