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City of Kent to install roundabout on 108th Avenue SE

At intersection of SE 264th Street on East Hill for $900,000

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The Bridges housing development is in the city of Kent but surrounded by properties in the city of Auburn. The developer wants to build 150 townhouses on 13 acres near the homes. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Kent City Council removes land-use change for townhouses from agenda

Another 4-3 vote on controversial Bridges neighborhood development

The Bridges housing development is in the city of Kent but surrounded by properties in the city of Auburn. The developer wants to build 150 townhouses on 13 acres near the homes. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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City of Kent to get $28.4 million in federal COVID-19 relief

American Rescue Plan Act to provide $2.6 billion to counties, cities in Washington

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Kent schools to reopen April 12 for 6th grade and younger

Older grades to be back April 19 for in-person learning option

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Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District

Inslee signs order to get students back in classrooms

The directive requires districts to offer at least two days of on-campus instruction per week for all grades.

Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District
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Schrier administers vaccination shots in Kent

“We need to get vaccines into arms as fast as we can’

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Kent man arrested for vehicular assault by State Patrol

Crash March 14 near State Route 599 in Tukwila injured Kent woman

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Kent Mayor Ralph to run for reelection; Bennett to challenge

Ralph seeks second term; Bennett a newcomer to politics

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Pacific Science Center sign (photo credit: University of Washington)

Male advocacy group files legal complaint against Pacific Science Center for girl-specific programs

Complaint claims the museum is violating equal protections clause by excluding boys

Pacific Science Center sign (photo credit: University of Washington)
An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon

Kent Police to purchase 40 more body-worn cameras over next 2 years

Entire 160-member force to be outfitted by mid-2022

An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon
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Kent looks at April 12 for return to in-person learning for pre-k to 1st grade

No agreements yet between school district and labor partners

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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference March 11, 2021.

State to expand indoor dining and allow fans in stadiums

Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan will allow businesses to operate at 50% capacity starting March 22.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference March 11, 2021.
Vaccinations taking place. File photo

CDC updates guidance for those that receive vaccine

New guidance for those that have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been released by the Centers for Disease Control. The guidance was released on… Continue reading

Vaccinations taking place. File photo
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Kent man, 25, critically injured in Highway 18 head-on crash

Tacoma woman, 30, also critically hurt in collision near Kent

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Grocery workers in unincorporated King County to receive $4 hazard pay bump

Workers at many large grocery stores in unincorporated King County will soon see a pay bump of $4 an hour after the King County Metropolitan… Continue reading

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Congresswoman Kim Schrier. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

Schrier applauds final House passage of American Rescue Plan

$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

Congresswoman Kim Schrier. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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Kent Police Blotter: Feb. 24 to March 6

Pursuits, shots fired, robbery among incidents

  • Mar 10, 2021
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Lily Ellis, 14, has been missing since March 5 near a bus stop in Tukwila, according to Tukwila Police. COURTESY PHOTO, Tukwila Police

Tukwila Police report missing 14-year-old girl found safe | Update

Lily Ellis last seen March 5 near bus stop by Westfield Southcenter Mall, located in Kent

Lily Ellis, 14, has been missing since March 5 near a bus stop in Tukwila, according to Tukwila Police. COURTESY PHOTO, Tukwila Police
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Landfill conversion in Kent to light rail maintenance yard a pricey proposal

Sound Transit estimates cost at $1.7 to $2.8 billion

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State Capitol in Olympia.

State House approves bill to restore streamlined sales tax funds

Measure would mean about $4 million per year to city of Kent

State Capitol in Olympia.