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Legislature passes bill to strengthen no-contact orders against sex traffickers

Legislation sponsored by Kent’s Entenman

  • Apr 1, 2019

Sound Transit seeks $790 million federal grant for light rail extension

To help pay for project from SeaTac through Kent to Federal Way

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent evacuated after bomb threat

Search on Friday finds no explosive devices

King Country offers free yard waste recycling March 30-31 and April 6-7

King County is offering residents two weekends of free and convenient disposal of excess yard waste to help them recover from this year’s snow and… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2019

Senate Democrats roll out budget and accompanying ‘fix our tax code’ plan

By Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate Democrats introduced their operating budget proposal on Friday totaling $52.2 billion – an increase of $7.5… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2019

City of Kent hires consultant to study Midway Landfill as light rail yard site

Sound Transit considering locations for Operations and Maintenance Facility

State smoking age rising to 21 in 2020

Legislature approves change

Parents file suit against Kent School District, board

Claim mismanagement of school funds, other violations

Kent residents can put out extra garbage, yard waste during Spring Clean-Up program

On yard waste pick-up day between April 1-12

  • Mar 29, 2019
A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Spring session

Local veterans gathered for the American Legion District 11 Washington State Spring Conference at the American Legion Hall in Kent on Sunday. Those who attended… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2019

State House proposes to invest $26 million to widen section of Highway 18

The House of Representatives’ Transportation Budget proposal, introduced by House Democrats on Monday, makes major investments in transportation infrastructure in east and south King County.… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019

Kent man found dead in field at former Auburn Valley 6 Drive-In

Auburn Police classify case as a homicide

  • Mar 27, 2019

Kent, other police agencies plan extra distracted driver patrols

Special statewide emphasis March 28-April 14

  • Mar 27, 2019

King County hikes payment to $1.1 million to Kent for KOA campsites

30 sites to be relocated because of Green River levee work

Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons

‘Ghost gun’ bill moves to Senate committees

Legislation would make 3-D printed guns illegal.

Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons

Kent Police shut down troubled bar for lack of business license

Officers arrest two El Habanero owners

House Democrats propose budget that includes new taxes

Utilizes increase economic growth revenue to fund education

  • Mar 26, 2019

Man receives 14 years in prison for assaulting federal officer in Kent

October 2017 shooting at Lowe’s parking lot on West Hill

Franklin to challenge Thomas for Kent City Council seat

Bhullar also in race for position