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Former Kent pro soccer team owner pleads guilty to tax fraud

Dion Earl tried to claim $1.6 million in tax refunds; currently serving time for sexual assaults

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Armed man killed by Kent Police died from seven gunshot wounds | Update

Three officers who fired shots cleared for return to full duty

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King County to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

“16,000 adults must be vaccinated every day for six months,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming

A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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Heitman will soon lead Renton Regional Fire Authority

To leave Mercer Island Fire Department; finalist in 2017 to be Puget Sound Fire chief

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State Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent’s Entenman wins Legislative Champion Award from Food Lifeline

Sponsored 2020 bill to improve food access

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Man found fatally shot inside still running vehicle in Kent

Located in the 23200 block of 88th Avenue South

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Police arrest woman for stabbing, injuring a man at Kent apartment

Detectives track down suspect four days after attack; Valley SWAT assists

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Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

One factor includes the ability to work remotely, according to housing economist.

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State health officials announce next steps for vaccines

From the Washington State Department of Health: On Jan. 6, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2021
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City of Kent receives $1.5 million grant for South 212th Street project

Asphalt overlay between Green River Bridge and Orillia Road

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The Ethos Apartments along West Meeker Street in Kent. FILE PHOTO

Kent apartment rents decline 1.4% in December from previous month

Rate up just 0.6% from same time in 2019

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Kentwood High School had the highest graduation rate for 2020 in the Kent School District. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kentwood High ranks top in district for 2020 graduation rate

92.2% rate just ahead of Kentlake at 91.9%

Kentwood High School had the highest graduation rate for 2020 in the Kent School District. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Inslee announces new COVID-19 reopening plan for Washington

Some restrictions will be eased beginning as soon as next week, the governor said.

  • Jan 5, 2021
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An Auburn man and his two sons escaped this early-morning fire on Jan. 1, thanks to working smoke alarms. COURTESY PHOTO, Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Smoke alarms alert Auburn family of early morning fire

Father, two sons safely escape New Year’s Day blaze at home

An Auburn man and his two sons escaped this early-morning fire on Jan. 1, thanks to working smoke alarms. COURTESY PHOTO, Valley Regional Fire Authority.
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Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform

It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.

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Upthegrove helps secure funding for discounted Metro tickets for nonprofits

For low-income clients to get to medical appointments, jobs, school

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Schrier sworn in to second term representing 8th Congressional District

Will serve on Energy and Commerce Committee

  • Jan 4, 2021
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