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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo
The city of Kent will install a new pedestrian crossing in early 2021 at West James Street and Second Avenue North to improve access between North Park and the Sounder train at Kent Station. FILE PHOTO

City of Kent to install new pedestrian crossing along West James Street

Will improve access between North Park and Sounder train at Kent Station

The city of Kent will install a new pedestrian crossing in early 2021 at West James Street and Second Avenue North to improve access between North Park and the Sounder train at Kent Station. FILE PHOTO
Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo

Gov. Inslee extends ban on indoor dining, other restrictions

An updated reopening plan for stores, restaurants and gatherings will be released next week.

Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo
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New Kent School District academy becoming a reality

At site of former Panther Lake Elementary

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Kent Reporter’s most viewed website stories of 2020

Crime, COVID-19 fill top-10 list

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Man charged with robbery, eluding Kent Police

Reportedly met couple for OfferUp deal, stole car and led officers on 35-mile pursuit

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Puget Sound Fire put out a fire Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, inside a vacant building along West Meeker Street started by transients. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Kent firefighters extinguish fire started by transients in vacant building

Along West Meeker Street between Russell Road and 64th Avenue South

Puget Sound Fire put out a fire Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, inside a vacant building along West Meeker Street started by transients. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
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King County Metro seeks input about future RapidRide I Line

Route will serve Auburn, Kent and Renton

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Kent rally supports farmers in India

Hundreds gather at ShoWare Center for drive to Seattle

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State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015

New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor

An electoral college system, rather than a popular vote, could give more power to rural counties.

  • Dec 28, 2020
State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015
The swimming and fishing dock at Lake Meridian Park in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

City of Kent considers charging park impact fee to developers

Council looking at ways to raise funds for new parks, trails, recreation facilities

The swimming and fishing dock at Lake Meridian Park in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Man shot, injured on West Hill in Kent

Christmas morning along Pacific Highway South

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Man charged with killing wife in Kent waives extradition in Minnesota

Paul R. Dervin expected to be returned to Washington next month

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Kent Police Blotter: Dec. 4-16

Assault, stolen vehicles, shootings, naked woman among incidents

  • Dec 23, 2020
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A car rally in support of farmers in India is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent and end up at the Westlake Center in Seattle. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Sikh Coalition

Sikh Americans car rally for Indian farmers to start in Kent

Saturday, Dec. 26 at ShoWare Center before heading to Seattle

A car rally in support of farmers in India is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent and end up at the Westlake Center in Seattle. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Sikh Coalition
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Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Dec 22, 2020
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Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo

Federal Way Public Schools to remain in remote learning through early 2021

King County, Federal Way COVID-19 case numbers are too high to return to classrooms yet.

Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo
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Report: WA nets only 100 new jobs in November

Unemployment rates held steady between October and November, according to a newly released preliminary monthly state employment report. November unemployment numbers were released on Dec.… Continue reading

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PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.

Who should foot the bill for pandemic-era power?

Utilities could eventually raise rates to recoup lost costs, activists say that’s a bad plan.

PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.
Kim Schrier/File Photo

Schrier selected to serve on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Congresswoman represents 8th District

  • Dec 21, 2020
Kim Schrier/File Photo