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Sen. Karen Keiser, D-33

Keiser reelected as state Senate president pro tempore

Des Moines Democrat represents 33rd Legislative District that includes parts of Kent

Sen. Karen Keiser, D-33
Gov. Jay Inslee enters the House chambers before beginning the 2023 State of the State. Courtesy photo

State of the State: Inslee pushes for $4 billion housing bond

Calls for an assault weapons ban and the constitutional protection of abortion rights drew cheers from Democrats, silence from the GOP.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Gov. Jay Inslee enters the House chambers before beginning the 2023 State of the State. Courtesy photo
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Kent Police find 2-year-old child unharmed inside stolen vehicle

Vehicle stolen from a 7-Eleven when mother went inside to pay for gas

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Kent Police Blotter: Dec. 5 to Jan. 9

Incidents include carjackings, officers attacked, robberies, shootings, SWAT response

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Proposal would exempt Washington’s news outlets from B&O tax

Legislation cited as necessary save jobs and protect a critical community service.

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State Rep. Orwall reelected House speaker pro tempore in Olympia

Des Moines Democrat represents 33rd Legislative District that includes parts of Kent

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Teen pedestrian dies in Kent after collision with two vehicles | Update

Victim identified as 17-year-old girl in early Sunday morning, Jan. 8 incident along 132nd Avenue SE

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Kent firefighters scramble 15 feet in air to rescue plane crash victims

2 men were stuck in plane atop storage unit roof; National Transportation Safety Board begins investigation

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Winds in Kent knock down trees, powerlines; streets closed

West Valley Highway and East Valley Highway impacted Monday, Jan. 9

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Two men hurt when their small plane crashes into Kent storage unit | Update

After Auburn takeoff, plane landed Saturday afternoon, Jan. 7 on roof of unit along Central Avenue South

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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

WA lawmakers prepare for first in-person session since 2020

More homes, less homelessness, a Blake ruling fix and an assault weapons ban are among the issues to watch.

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
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Prolific auto thief caught; police chase teens down to mall | King County Local Dive

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Homeless activity reportedly starts two Kent vacant home fires

Friday morning, Jan. 6 on the East Hill and near downtown

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Kent apartment rents drop 1.3% in December compared to previous month

Rents are up 4% compared to December 2021

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One person taken to hospital after Kent hazardous chemical leak

Five others evaluated on scene Jan. 4 at Univar warehouse along South 212th Street

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Kent’s Fincher part of statewide campaign to increase recycling

City Council member joins 2 Democratic legislators to introduce bill during 2023 session

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Kent Municipal Court, 1220 Central Ave. S. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent judge rules man incompetent to stand trial in Meridian school incident

Also orders restoration treatment for the man at a state mental health facility

Kent Municipal Court, 1220 Central Ave. S. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Sea Mar, UTOPIA to receive federal funds for Kent projects

$2 million to Sea Mar for health center, affordable housing; $500,000 to UTOPIA for clinic

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Kent School District to seek $495 million bond in April

Upgrades planned at most schools but no new schools to be built

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Tukwila Fire Department joins Kent-based Puget Sound Fire

Contract starts in 2023; SeaTac, Maple Valley already part of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

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