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A student celebrates the last day of the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of the new school year is expected to be Thursday, Sept. 8 after teachers and the Kent School District reached a tentative contract agreement Sept. 7. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District prepares for first day of school

Nine days of school will need to be rescheduled

A student celebrates the last day of the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of the new school year is expected to be Thursday, Sept. 8 after teachers and the Kent School District reached a tentative contract agreement Sept. 7. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District
Teachers will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Kent-Meridian High School to vote on a new contract after nine days of striking. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent teachers, district reach tentative contract agreement

Union members to vote on ratification at 5 p.m.Wednesday; school expected to start Thursday, Sept. 8

Teachers will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Kent-Meridian High School to vote on a new contract after nine days of striking. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Washington healthcare providers will begin offering COVID vaccine boosters

Washington is allocated 191,100 bivalent booster doses, which will be available this week.

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Day 9 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Wednesday, Sept. 7

Contract talks continued Tuesday but no agreement reached; district to offer free meals, sites listed

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Kent School District could face strike by custodians, maintenance workers

District negotiators have yet to reach a contract agreement with AFT union

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Fire damages mobile home in Kent; nobody injured

Sept. 2 fire in the 800 block of Central Avenue South

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Muckleshoot Tribal leaders mark the hoisting into place of the final steel beam of the Muckleshoot Casino Resort and Hotel during a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of Ryan Davis, Smarthouse Creative.

Muckleshoot Tribe lifts final iron beam in Auburn onto future hotel tower

18-story, 400-room resort scheduled to open in fall 2023

Muckleshoot Tribal leaders mark the hoisting into place of the final steel beam of the Muckleshoot Casino Resort and Hotel during a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of Ryan Davis, Smarthouse Creative.
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Day 8 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Tuesday, Sept. 6

Still no contract agreement reached after Labor Day weekend negotiations

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Kent School District says prepare for potential school closure Sept. 6

No settlement yet between district and teachers’ union

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Kent School Board appoints Meghin Margel as new member

A BECU director and mother of two Kent students will fill vacant seat

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Seattle man, 19, charged in Kent pub fatal drive-by shooting

Kent man, 29, died outside in parking lot at large Central Avenue Pub party in July

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This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows smoke from a wildfire burning south of Lind, Wash., on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Sheriff’s officials are telling residents in the Eastern Washington town to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes. (Courtesy photo)

How to stay safe from wildfire smoke in Washington

Department of Health reminds Washingtonians to stay indoors when smoke is in the air.

  • Sep 2, 2022
This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows smoke from a wildfire burning south of Lind, Wash., on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Sheriff’s officials are telling residents in the Eastern Washington town to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes. (Courtesy photo)
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Day 7 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Friday, Sept. 2

Union accuses Kent School District of ‘playing shell games’ during contract talks

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Supporters hold signs at a “Stop Asian Hate” rally in Federal Way in March 2021. File photo

Hate crimes: King County Council to consider legislation for a reporting system

In the wake of a report on rising hate crimes throughout King County, legislation to establish hate crime reporting systems and awareness campaign has been… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@fedwaymirror.com
Supporters hold signs at a “Stop Asian Hate” rally in Federal Way in March 2021. File photo
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Kent’s Kauffman certified to advance in state Senate race

King County Elections confirms after primary ballot recount that she had 65 more votes than Kaur

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Kent Rotary clubs seek donations to Diego Moreno Scholarship fund

Goal to establish endowed scholarship in memory of fallen Kent Police officer

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Day 6 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Thursday, Sept. 1

Residents criticize school district over lack of contract agreement; teachers’ union disputes district class size claims

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Kent Police Blotter: Aug. 8-27

Incidents include home invasion robbery, axe assault, arson arrest of 2 girls ages 12 and 13

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Day 5 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Wednesday, Aug. 31

District releases class sizes, mental health support details

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