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More King County roads to be plowed during major winter storms

The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a Road Services Division plan to remove snow and ice from more county roads this winter. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019

Kent Lutheran Church celebrates 130 years in the community

Mission continues to serve the people of the Kent Valley; anniversary party set for Nov. 2

  • Oct 23, 2019

16 indicted for trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in Seattle area

Ten locations searched; 17 people arrested following year-long investigation

  • Oct 23, 2019

Blue Origin announces national team for NASA’s Artemis human landing system

Blue Origin’s founder Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday that a national team will offer a Human Landing System for NASA’s Artemis program to return Americans to… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

State officials remind public Tobacco and Vapor 21 begins Jan. 1

The Washington State Department of Health is reminding the public that Engrossed House Bill 1074 goes into effect on January 1, 2020, when it will… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Learn about funding opportunities to create parks, open spaces at King County workshop

Learn about funding opportunities to create parks, open spaces in the community at King County workshop

  • Oct 21, 2019
King County Metro has been working to develop a proposal for future transit options to better connect Renton, Kent, Auburn and surrounding areas; and identifying potential sites for a new bus base, which will house and maintain 250 all-electric buses by 2030. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Metro

Better transit service and a new bus base

Residents invited to have a say on Metro’s upcoming investments in South King County

  • Oct 21, 2019
King County Metro has been working to develop a proposal for future transit options to better connect Renton, Kent, Auburn and surrounding areas; and identifying potential sites for a new bus base, which will house and maintain 250 all-electric buses by 2030. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Metro

City hosts final town hall meeting about future of Kent on Thursday, Oct. 24

What should city look like in 30 years?

  • Oct 21, 2019

Customers asked to recycle plastic bags, wrap separately from curbside recycling materials

Changes are coming next year to how materials are collected for recycling in Seattle and King County. Beginning Jan. 1, garbage and recycling collection programs… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

KCLS boycotts Macmillan Publishers’ eBook embargo

The King County Library System (KCLS) will no longer purchase newly-released eBooks from Macmillan Publishers, one of five major publishers in the U.S., effective Nov.… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Kent man who made multiple online threats sentenced to 5 years in prison

Defendant with severe mental illness threatened media figures, the Jewish community and members of the Trump family

  • Oct 18, 2019
Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

Kent man completes Air Force military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody T. Helgeson, of Kent, recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019

Construction begins for play-based learning center in Kent; Goddard School to open in winter 2020

Construction for The Goddard School, an early childhood education facility, is underway in Kent. Local representatives and community members joined on-site owner Chelsey Milton for… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019
MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Patch patrol

Bernice Garcia and her children, Caleb and Sophia, try to steady and maneuver a clumsy wheelbarrow carrying their selected pumpkins from the Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019
MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent Police investigating fatal collision

Kent Police are investigating a motorcycle fatality collision that occurred in the 26300 block of Pacific Highway South on Tuesday night. At 10:47 p.m., Kent… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019

Free Science on the Sound series offers range of topics at Highline’s MaST Center

Community members can hear from local, regional and national experts during free monthly presentations at Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center. The Science… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019

Q&A with Kent City Council candidates Bhullar, Thomas

Police, homelessness are among the issues

Q&A with Kent City Council candidates Farah, Michaud

Police staffing, homelessness are among the issues