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Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is named new King County Sheriff

A hearing and confirmation process for the appointment is set to begin on May 18.

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
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Hit-and-run crash on SR 516 in Kent injures motorcyclist

State Patrol arrests motorcyclist on suspicion of DUI

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Love A Tree Day to mark the beginning of ORCA’s new card system

In most transit areas, fares won’t be collected from 3:00 a.m. on May 14 until 2:29 a.m. on May 16.

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Vintage car racing season ends suddenly in Kent for Seattle driver

Jim Bushnell died in crash April 23 at Pacific Raceways

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Kent Police arrest man for firing rifle in apartment complex

Nobody hurt in Sunday, May 1 incident at Phoenix Court Apartments

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 3): Behind the decision to charge a police officer with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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911 calls by alert residents in Kent lead to arrest of kidnapping suspect | Update

Homeless woman reportedly took 2-year-old girl in Des Moines after spending night with child’s father

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Frager Road South closure in Kent set for May 6 through Sept. 30

Between Old Fishing Hole parking lot and SR 516 underpass for Downey Farmstead Restoration

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Blood donors needed at Kent Station Pop-Up Donor Center

Appointments available in May

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Melissa Laramie. COURTESY PHOTO, Auburn School District

Melissa Laramie leaves Auburn, Kent positions for job in Georgia

Resigned from Auburn School Board; Kent School District communications director job

Melissa Laramie. COURTESY PHOTO, Auburn School District
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Fire destroys barn in Kent; fully engulfed when firefighters arrived

Nobody injured; cause remains under investigation

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Kent man faces sex charges for text exchanges with 15-year-old girl

Girl was actually a Kent Police officer posing as a teen on dating app

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Kent Police Blotter: April 11-24

Multiple shootings among incidents

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Auburn Police jail a Kent man after major drug bust

Fentanyl, heroin, meth, firearms and large amount of cash found

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How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

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The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo
Courtesy of Snoqualmie Tribe

Snoqualmie Tribe receives support from national tribal law experts in case regarding treaty rights

Tribe Chairman says the case may be “the most important Tribal Supreme Court case of our generation.”

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A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

Biden’s visit to Auburn prompts crowds, protests, and a little bit of everything

President Joe Biden made a stop at the Green River College in Auburn on April 22 during his two-day visit to Washington and Oregon last… Continue reading

A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII (Episode 2): Police officer’s history of violence | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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City of Auburn to explore annexing Kent neighborhood

The Bridges housing development is completely surrounded by Auburn.

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