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Snow accumulated in some parts of the Puget Sound region. Here’s a scene from a Mercer Island home on Dec. 19, 2022. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Snow and cold temps expected this week in Puget Sound region

The weather forecast calls for several inches of snow as well as a cold snap this week in the Puget Sound region. Here’s a look… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2022
Snow accumulated in some parts of the Puget Sound region. Here’s a scene from a Mercer Island home on Dec. 19, 2022. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
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Kentlake High School teacher arrested for investigation of sex crimes

Alleged communication with a minor for immoral purposes and sexual misconduct with a minor

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Kent Police Department reaches budget cap of 166 officers

Recruiting, hiring efforts brings force’s numbers up after couple dozen officers left

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COURTESY FILE PHOTO (2021), City of Kent

Kent could get 2 to 7 inches of snow Monday evening into Tuesday

National Weather Service issues winter storm watch

COURTESY FILE PHOTO (2021), City of Kent
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King County audit finds difficulty tracking effectiveness of adult diversion programs

The auditors say the county lacks the strategy, coordination and data to measure cost-effectiveness.

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Audit finds that temp workers are owed $200,000 by King County

The workers are owed back benefits – payments in lieu of benefits for temp workers.

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Northgate Station in 2021. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit

Sound Transit announces further delays to Federal Way Link, other extension projects

Sound Transit is working to redesign a part of the light rail route near South 259th Place due to unstable ground.

Northgate Station in 2021. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Gov. Inslee proposes $4 billion bond to assist homeless, build housing

WA voters would get the final say.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Shootings in Kent, King County increase in 2022 compared to 2021

Number of fatal, nonfatal shootings down slightly

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Kent man, 26, receives 11-year sentence for drug trafficking

Dealt large amounts of meth and heroin; used violence and threats of violence

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Fish consumption advisory issued for several King County lakes

Traces of dangerous “forever chemicals” found in Lake Washington, Lake Meridian and Lake Sammamish

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King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. (Screenshot from King County Council Facebook page.

King County Council names Upthegrove new Chair as part of annual reorganization

Upthegrove has represented District 5, which includes parts of Kent and Renton, since 2014.

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. (Screenshot from King County Council Facebook page.
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Forty-three children participate in Kent Shop with a Cop | Photos

9th annual holiday event took place at Target

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Michelle and Gregory Moore. Gregory Moore was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging in July 2021 in Maple Valley. COURTESY PHOTO, Moore family

Hearing continued again in SeaTac girl’s hit-and-run murder case

Teen charged 15 months ago awaits trial in 2021 death of Gregory Moore in Maple Valley

Michelle and Gregory Moore. Gregory Moore was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging in July 2021 in Maple Valley. COURTESY PHOTO, Moore family
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Free at-home COVID-19 tests available through end of year

Washington residents can order up to 10 free at-home test kits per month.

  • Dec 12, 2022
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Kentlake High staff member accused of inappropriate behavior

Kent School District places employee on administrative leave during police investigation

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Kent Police Blotter: Nov. 9 to Dec. 5

Incidents include numerous store robberies and carjackings

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The only dinosaur discovered in Washington state was discovered by paleontologists who found a portion of a left femur of a therapod dinosaur at Sucia Island state park in the San Juan Islands. While scientists are unsure exactly what type of therapod the fossil belongs to, evidence suggests it is a Daspletosaurus. The dinosaur has been nicknamed Suciasaurus rex. This image shows a Daspletosaurus torosus restoration. (Wikipedia)

Dinosaurs, drug laws and police pursuits on lawmaker to-do lists

WA legislators are queuing up bills they want to debate next year. Here are 8 certain to garner attention.

  • Dec 12, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
The only dinosaur discovered in Washington state was discovered by paleontologists who found a portion of a left femur of a therapod dinosaur at Sucia Island state park in the San Juan Islands. While scientists are unsure exactly what type of therapod the fossil belongs to, evidence suggests it is a Daspletosaurus. The dinosaur has been nicknamed Suciasaurus rex. This image shows a Daspletosaurus torosus restoration. (Wikipedia)
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