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People eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations can call the Kent Senior Center for appointments at the city facility. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent Senior Center offers waiting list for people seeking vaccinations

Extra vaccine sometimes available at end of day through Puget Sound Fire partnership

People eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations can call the Kent Senior Center for appointments at the city facility. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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More people can get the COVID vaccine on March 31, but supply is still limited

The number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is set to increase in King County, but the number of available doses has yet… Continue reading

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Tukwila man fatally shot in Kent identified as Avery Wilcox Jr.

Wilcox worked as a barber; 2012 Foster High graduate

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City of Kent committee to recommend how to spend $28.4M in COVID-19 relief

Group will include mayor, two City Council members, CAO and finance director

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Comcast reaches 10-year milestone for low-income internet program in Kent

More than 30,400 people connected in the city over past decade

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insurers told to stop using credit scores to set rates

A ban of that practice will be in place until the pandemic is over, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says.

  • Mar 24, 2021
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)
Mayor Dana Ralph

Mayor Ralph describes COVID-19 challenges during State of the City address

Relief funds to go directly to Kent residents, businesses and community organizations

Mayor Dana Ralph
Area code map of Washington. (NANPA)

Meet area code 564: The new kid in town is gaining ground

The newest area code in Washington has infiltrated 360 territory, and 425, 206 and 253 are next.

  • Mar 23, 2021
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State Patrol commemorates Frink who died in line of service in 1993

A 1972 graduate of Kentridge High School

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A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Finding farmland in King County is a perpetual struggle

High prices and a lack of available land has pushed the price per acre sky-high.

A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Kent man charged with cutting brake lines, slashing tires in South Seattle

Tells police he committed hundreds of similar crimes in Seattle, Des Moines

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SR 509 extension to bring major changes to Kent intersections

I-5 and SR 516 interchange will be reconstructed; Veterans Drive to go under freeway

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Tukwila man fatally shot in Kent; police seek suspect

Found inside car Sunday night near 104th Avenue SE and Kent Kangley Road

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Meridian Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District families need to choose between hybrid and remote learning

March 25 deadline for kindergarten through sixth grade with April 12 return

Meridian Elementary School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent Des Moines Road to close for two nights | Update

Sound Transit to close street March 21 and 23 for construction equipment transport

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Photo courtesy of Wild Waves Theme and Water Park

Wild Waves to hire 600 positions for June reopening in Federal Way

Applicants must register by 5 p.m. Monday, March 22.

Photo courtesy of Wild Waves Theme and Water Park
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Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson to hold virtual town hall March 24

33rd District legislators

  • Mar 19, 2021
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Dana Ralph

Kent mayor releases statement about violence toward Asian Americans

‘Enough is enough. We need to call it out when we see and hear it’

  • Mar 18, 2021
Dana Ralph
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State House passes 988 lifeline number for suicide prevention, crisis response

Orwall sponsor of bill to implement national hotline

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Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo

Bill would end Native imagery for public schools, teams

30 high schools in Washington affected

  • Mar 17, 2021
Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo