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Police remind residents that fireworks are illegal in Kent

‘Please resist, be safe and find other ways to make a memorable celebration,’ police say

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A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.

Thousands of PSE customers lose power during heat wave

Thousands of people in Western Washington lost power over the weekend as power demand spiked during a historic heat wave. As of Monday afternoon (June… Continue reading

A screenshot of Puget Sound Energy's outage map at around 3 p.m. on June 28. At the time, some 12,300 customers across Western Washington were without power.
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Washington broils under record-breaking heat; cooler temperatures forecast for Tuesday

Additional oppressive heat blistered the Pacific Northwest on Monday (June 28) before the core of the unprecedented heat shifts into interior sections of the region… Continue reading

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Auburn Police Department hires former TV reporter as spokesperson

First civilian public information officer

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Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Fallen tree on SR 18 | King County traffic update

As of Monday morning, June 28, Washington State Department of Transportation reported the following road obstructions: 5:17 a.m.: A collision blocking the ramp of Highway… Continue reading

Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.

GRC’s Helen Smith Gallery presents between June 28 and Sept. 19, 2021

Shifting between childhood and adulthood propels an uncovering of information and a new reality, as human beings become independent thinkers. While ignorance is bliss, knowing… Continue reading

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Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.
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Man missing for eight days found alive and well near North Bend

On Monday morning, June 28, a trail runner found a man who’d been missing for eight days in the wilderness near North Bend. According to… Continue reading

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Kent woman dies 3 weeks after celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

Bobbie and Roland Allen reached milestone May 31

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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Kent Police recover nearly 800 catalytic converters during arrests

Detectives also seize about $40,000 in cash

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Auburn, Kent hit hardest by high temperatures, says heat mapping project

King County released the results of a new heat mapping project showing Auburn and Kent are disproportionately affected by high temperatures. The project began on… Continue reading

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Where to stay cool in Kent | Update

Library; Memorial Park Building; Valley Ice Centre; Catholic Community Services

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Kent School Board extends superintendent’s contract to 2023

Controversial 3-2 vote gives Calvin Watts another year

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Kent Police arrest man for March 21 fatal shooting of Tukwila man

Arrest made at Auburn apartment complex for killing of Avery Wilcox Jr.

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Gov. Jay Inslee (center) gives a speech on the importance of getting vaccinated and to spread awareness of the state's efforts to vaccinate all Washingtonians during his visit to the Auburn vaccine clinic on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Gov. Inslee visits Auburn vaccine clinic

Continues to encourage people to get vaccinated

Gov. Jay Inslee (center) gives a speech on the importance of getting vaccinated and to spread awareness of the state's efforts to vaccinate all Washingtonians during his visit to the Auburn vaccine clinic on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)
Fire burns a Volkswagen Beetle on Wednesday, June 23 in the 11000 block of SE 220th St., in Kent. Firefighters extinguished the fire before it spread to any other vehicles. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Fire burns VW Beetle in Kent parking lot

Puget Sound Fire extinguishes fire

Fire burns a Volkswagen Beetle on Wednesday, June 23 in the 11000 block of SE 220th St., in Kent. Firefighters extinguished the fire before it spread to any other vehicles. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
Firefighters contained a fire June 23 at the Kent QFC store to a roof area near the back of the building. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at Kent QFC store

Twenty units respond to early Wednesday morning, June 23 fire

Firefighters contained a fire June 23 at the Kent QFC store to a roof area near the back of the building. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
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Kent City Council drops proposal to ban roosters

Decides no rule changes needed to reduce noise complaints

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Car crashes into Kent restaurant on East Hill

Minor injuries to driver

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