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Kent School Board to choose new member for vacant position

Public meeting changed to Thursday, Sept. 1; four finalists for seat

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Kent man pleads guilty to federal drug trafficking charges

Organization smuggled and distributed meth, heroin and fentanyl in Puget Sound region

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Sound Publishing to host King County prosecutor candidate forum Sept. 28

The event is free and open to the public at Carco Theatre in Renton, hosted in partnership with the Renton Chamber of Commerce.

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Natural gas leak in Kent causes evacuation of 3 buildings

Puget Sound Energy crews stop the leak in the 18500 block of 80th Court South

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Kent teachers strike Aug. 25 near Jenkins Creek Elementary School in Covington. BAILEY JO JOSIE, Sound Publishing

Kent School Board halts plan to order striking teachers to work

A 2-2 split vote stops proposal by superintendent to get courts involved

Kent teachers strike Aug. 25 near Jenkins Creek Elementary School in Covington. BAILEY JO JOSIE, Sound Publishing
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Day 4 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Tuesday, Aug. 30

Still no contract settlement between Kent School District and teachers’ union

COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Education Association
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Kent man, 71, charged with killing man over a parking lot dispute

28-year-old died of gunshot wound Aug. 19 at Riverwood Apartments

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One man dead, two injured in Kent apartment shooting

All three shot Sunday night inside their Irwin Park apartment; no suspect information

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Kent School Board to consider lawsuit to end teachers’ strike

If board approves staff recommendation Monday night, Aug. 29, a judge could rule strike illegal

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Kent teachers on strike. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Education Association

Day 3 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Monday, Aug. 29

Contract dispute appears to widen between school district and union after superintendent’s statement

Kent teachers on strike. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Education Association
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Kent School Board members Leslie Hamada, Joe Bento, Awale Farah and Tim Clark. COURTESY IMAGE, Kent School District

Group seeks recall of four Kent School Board members

‘Repeated violations of law and policy have led to this,’ according to community organization

Kent School Board members Leslie Hamada, Joe Bento, Awale Farah and Tim Clark. COURTESY IMAGE, Kent School District
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Temporary special deputy appointed to support improvements inside King County correctional facilities

Megan Pedersen will immediately fill the position, with a focus on addressing staffing shortages.

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Two shootings on Kent’s East Hill within 2 hours of each other

Two men injured in separate incidents 2 miles apart on early morning of Aug. 20

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Day 2 of Kent teachers’ strike: No school on Friday, Aug. 26

Contract negotiations continue between district and union bargaining teams

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the Swedish Issaquah Campus (Screenshot from Sen. Patty Murray’s official website)

WA lawmakers celebrate passage of Inflation Reduction Act

The bill includes provisions to reduce prescription drug prices and climate change investments.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the Swedish Issaquah Campus (Screenshot from Sen. Patty Murray’s official website)
COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School Board picks four finalists for vacant position

Will select one as new board member at Aug. 31 meeting

COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District
Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County Councilmember requests audit of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

A letter to the county auditor’s office asked for a financial and performance audit of the agency.

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Seattle man arrested in Kent charged for possessing a ghost gun, drugs

Bellevue Police tracked man to auto parts store in Kent; federal prosecutors charge man

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Kent teachers during an informational picket. Teachers will be on strike Thursday, Aug. 25 at schools across the district, which will delay the start of the 2022-2023 school year in the Kent School District. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Education Association

No school: Kent teachers’ strike begins Thursday, Aug. 25

Kent School District and teachers’ union yet to reach contract agreement

Kent teachers during an informational picket. Teachers will be on strike Thursday, Aug. 25 at schools across the district, which will delay the start of the 2022-2023 school year in the Kent School District. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Education Association