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Kent’s Scenic Hill Elementary School celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Nine Kent schools hit anniversary milestones this year

Scenic Hill Elementary celebrates 60th year

Kent’s Scenic Hill Elementary School celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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High school graduates celebrate at Kent campuses

Class of 2021 gathers at schools across town

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Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (left) and King County Executive Dow Constantine (right) discuss in front of the newly purchased shelter (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

County purchases Renton hotel to serve as homeless shelter

Deal is part of Health Through Housing initiative; controversial Red Lion shelter to be “phased out.”

Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (left) and King County Executive Dow Constantine (right) discuss in front of the newly purchased shelter (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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City of Kent moves $4.5 million to liability insurance fund

Civil rights case settlement on police shooting contributes to costs

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Tips for staying safe during Washington’s heat wave

The Puget Sound region could see record breaking temperatures this week as a heat wave hits Washington. Monday’s temperatures reached the high 80s. The record… Continue reading

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Kent Police issue statement about 52-minute 911 response time

Express condolences to woman’s family; say incident is under review

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Kent girl missing since February 2020 featured on semi trailers

Asia Wilbon part of State Patrol’s Homeward Bound program with Kam-Way Transportation

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Kelowna motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

The crash happened Sunday at about 1:30 p.m.

  • Jun 21, 2021
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Totem Middle School is at 26630 40th Ave. S., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Totem Middle School Facebook page

Totem Middle School in Kent to undergo name, mascot change

Tribal leaders told Federal Way district the school name is ‘a misrepresentation of a spiritual term’

Totem Middle School is at 26630 40th Ave. S., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Totem Middle School Facebook page
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Auburn man charged with murder of girlfriend in Kent hotel | Update

Police took 52 minutes to respond to 911 call that said ‘we have someone getting murdered’

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Man charged with attempting to elude a pursuing Kent Police vehicle

Spanaway man reportedly organized dozens of illegal street racing events in South King County

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Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
NiAni Rashaard. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police

How Kent Police found missing 18-year-old autistic woman

Video showed her getting into a man’s vehicle; she stayed at his home

NiAni Rashaard. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police
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33rd Legislative District virtual town hall set for June 24

Keiser, Orwall and Gregerson to appear

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Councilmembers raise Pride flag at Kent City Hall

Mayor Ralph declared June as Pride Month in Kent

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City of Kent prepares Lake Meridian Park for swimmers

Swim area marked off, beach groomed as hot weather hits the area

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Kent Police arrest Auburn man for killing female companion

Officers responded to domestic violence incident at local hotel

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An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon

City Council approves body cameras for Federal Way Police

The goal is to implement body-worn cameras by Jan. 1, 2022.

An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon
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Auburn man shoots, injures Shelton man in Kent road rage incident

Wednesday morning on East Hill along 124th Avenue SE

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