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Kent City Council wants Legislature to change drug possession law; seeks funds for new park

Public safety, illegal street racing and $2M for Panther Lake park top city’s legislative priorities

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Kent School Board chooses Tim Clark as president for 2023

Clark will replace Leslie Hamada; Awale Farah elected as vice president

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Kent Reporter’s most viewed website stories of 2022

Disabled woman found safe after 9 days in vehicle leads the top 10 list

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Kent closes 148th Avenue SE due to road erosion

Repairs to start next week between SE 256th Street and SE 249th Street

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Holiday lights (Screenshot from King County website)

King County encourages folks to recycle their old holiday lights

The county has compiled a list of retailers and organizations that will recycle old light strands.

Holiday lights (Screenshot from King County website)
An Axon body-worn police camera; not necessarily the cameras King County Sheriff’s Office will use. Photo courtesy Axon

Rep. Schrier secures $2 million for King County Sheriff’s Office

The money will be split between expanding the office’s Crisis Response Team and deploying body cameras.

An Axon body-worn police camera; not necessarily the cameras King County Sheriff’s Office will use. Photo courtesy Axon
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Federal Way woman, 63, dies in Kent hit-and-run collision

Woman was standing near bus stop on West James Street when vehicle left road and struck her

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State sues 3 major drug retailers for role in fueling opioid epidemic

AG Bob Ferguson alleges Albertsons, Kroger and Rite Aid of failing to prevent overuse of opioid prescriptions

  • Dec 27, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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Kentlake High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Details emerge about Kentlake High School fight between 2 girls

Dispute reportedly led to ‘small mob’ of students yelling at deputies inside bathroom

Kentlake High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Federal Way light rail project to receive $329M from federal spending bill

Funds to go toward paying for $3.1 billion extension from SeaTac through Kent to Federal Way

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Kent judge to review competency evaluations in Meridian school incident

Will issue findings Dec. 30 about next steps in criminal court case against Kent man

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Kent reschedules public hearing about declaring wetlands surplus

Properties are part of Bridges development that Auburn might annex; wetlands to remain untouched

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SeaTac teen’s hit-and-run murder case continued again

Court hearings pushed out to February 2023 in 2021 death of Maple Valley jogger Gregory Moore

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U.S. Army Korean Defense veteran presented with missing medals

Kent man receives awards nearly 60 years after service in South Korea

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Department of Health warns of high rates of flu this season

In addition to the flu, other respiratory illnesses such as COVID and RSV are overloading hospitals.

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Traffic moves slowly along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)

Holiday travel: Icy Sea-Tac airport tops ‘Misery Map’

The predicted third-busiest holiday travel season since 2000 faces a wintry mix of traffic jams and flight issues.

  • Dec 21, 2022
  • By Ben Watanabe and Andrea Brown bwatanabe@soundpublishing.com
Traffic moves slowly along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)
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Fight at Kentlake High School led to multiple deputies response

High tensions from Dec. 16 incident caused postponement of school assembly; boys basketball game

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An AR-15. Courtesy photo

For 7th straight year, Democrats aim for assault weapon ban

Democratic legislators will seek several gun control laws in the 2023 session, including one requiring a permit to buy a firearm.

  • Dec 20, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
An AR-15. Courtesy photo