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Fire strikes abandoned home on Kent’s West Hill

Dec. 23 along South 272nd Street

  • Dec 26, 2019

Chimney fire damages Kent home

Sunday in 9800 block of South 262nd Place

  • Dec 23, 2019
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Car pool: driver OK; Kent endures soggy stretch of rain

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority units responded to a car in downtown Kent partially submerged in water last Friday. Luckily, the rescue went well. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2019
COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com
Flooding in downtown Kent. REPORTER PHOTO

Flooding closes streets, roads throughout Kent

Severe rain has flooded several streets and roads, forcing closures, the city of Kent reported. Drivers are advised to avoid these areas. The latest advisory:… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019
Flooding in downtown Kent. REPORTER PHOTO

Flooding closes Mill Creek Middle School

Mill Creek Middle School is closed Friday because of flooding, the Kent School District reported. It is the only school in the district that has… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019

Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on State Route 516 near Military Road in Kent

A driver of a Ford Ranger truck hit and killed a pedestrian on State Route 516 near Military Road in Kent early Thursday morning, the… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2019

Kent Police overtime costs keep going up; force remains ‘lean’

Chief Padilla: ‘Many variables to why the overtime is what it is’

King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove. Reporter file photo

Upthegrove lowers expectations in Kent for new regional homelessness authority

County Council member opposed new group’s formation

King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove. Reporter file photo

Kent-Midway Post Office to reopen Friday, Dec. 20

Rebuilt following fire in 2016

  • Dec 18, 2019

Crews extinguish house fire; resident evacuates safely; 2 cats perish

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority crews doused a house fire in Kent on Tuesday night. The resident was able to evacuate safely as firefighters attacked… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019

Driver strikes, kills pedestrian on Kent’s East Hill

Authorities investigating collision, fatality

  • Dec 18, 2019

Former Kent substitute teacher faces assault charges | Update

Man pleads not guilty to offensively touching two girls in fourth-grade classroom

Kent School District graduation rates continue to rise

84 percent for class of 2019

  • Dec 17, 2019

Regional homelessness authority approved by King County, Seattle

The authority will consolidate crisis response and services into one entity.

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Dec 17, 2019

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January