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Kent City Council appoints two to Land Use and Planning Board

Sally McDonough and Michael Purewall join seven-member group

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Truck fire closes Highway 18

All occupants are safe, according to Washington State Patrol.

  • Jul 7, 2021
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In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Washington state utility moratorium receives final extension

A final extension of the Washington state utility moratorium was announced last week, meaning the ban on shut-offs will expire on Sept. 30. A press… Continue reading

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Puget Sound Fire seeks permanent fire benefit charge

Measure on Aug. 3 primary ballot

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Man shot by officer at Federal Way motel

Police say the man charged at the officer and the motel’s manager, then grabbed the manager.

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Kent City Council candidates debate hiring more police officers

Troutner, Cawthon, Fincher, Cairnes deliver their opinions

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Man arrested near Kent for throwing rocks at vehicles along I-5

July 5 incident near South 272nd Street

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Man critically injured after shooting inside Des Moines home

The 50-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds on July 5

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Number of homicides in Kent up to nine after June 20 shooting

Man shot on road outside of Central Avenue Pub; no suspects in case

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Kent Police Blotter: June 8-28

Incidents include man with knife, drive-by shooting; road rage

  • Jul 2, 2021
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Kent’s red-light cameras reduced collisions in 2020, brought in $2.4M

‘We continue to lower collision rates and the system is able to fund itself,’ Chief Padilla says

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King County Council passes tenant protections

Tenants in unincorporated King County won new rights after the King County Council voted to pass ordinance 2021-0131 during its meeting June 29. Under the… Continue reading

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Prosecutors allege man executed Tukwila man in Kent parking lot

Avery Wilcox killed March 21 as he waited to gather his belongings from nearby apartment

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Guns seized during multiple arrests for drug trafficking June 30 in the Seattle area. Two Kent men were among those indicted. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Department of Justice

Two Kent men indicted as part of drug trafficking ring

A dozen people busted June 30 throughout Seattle area

Guns seized during multiple arrests for drug trafficking June 30 in the Seattle area. Two Kent men were among those indicted. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo

Governor lifts restrictions, but health officials warn the pandemic is not over

As of June 30, bar-goers are able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and diners can sit at restaurant tables that have long been vacant to reduce capacity… Continue reading

Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo
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King County lifts mask mandate as 70% of residents are fully vaccinated

King County’s public health department announced June 29 that the mask mandate has been lifted as 70% of King County residents are fully vaccinated from… Continue reading

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Fire burns homeless camp, brush along Green River in Kent

Nobody injured as firefighters extinguish fire along Frager Road

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Road buckling on I-90 | King County traffic update

As of Monday evening June 28 and continuing into Tuesday morning and afternoon, June 29, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and King County… Continue reading

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County Council identifies two finalists for law enforcement oversight job

The King County Council has narrowed its search for a new director of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight to two finalists. The finalists are… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Cooler temperatures

The National Weather Service forecasts that the upper-level high pressure system responsible for the historic stretch of heat that broiled the Northwest over recent days… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021
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