News

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Jun 24, 2019

More bear sightings in Kent

Monday near Scenic Hill Elementary School

Five Kent-Meridian High School students became Why Not You Scholars. At the presentation were, from left: K-M Principal David Radford; Carly Young, executive director of the Why Not You Foundation; scholars Djamila Oumarou; Katie Liu; Najma Abdirizak; Monserrat Palacios-Aguirre; Aye Aye Aung; and Raquel Rodgers; and Erika Enciso-Castillo, CPA, College Success Foundation. COURTESY PHOTO, Why Not You Foundation

Why Not You Foundation awards scholarships to five Kent-Meridian students

Program is part of Ciara and Russell Wilson’s work with DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible teen empowerment campaign

  • Jun 23, 2019
Five Kent-Meridian High School students became Why Not You Scholars. At the presentation were, from left: K-M Principal David Radford; Carly Young, executive director of the Why Not You Foundation; scholars Djamila Oumarou; Katie Liu; Najma Abdirizak; Monserrat Palacios-Aguirre; Aye Aye Aung; and Raquel Rodgers; and Erika Enciso-Castillo, CPA, College Success Foundation. COURTESY PHOTO, Why Not You Foundation

Kent’s Frager Road South to close June 24 through July 26

Between West Valley Highway and West Meeker Street for salmon, flood project

  • Jun 21, 2019

Kent kindergarten substitute teacher charged with child molestation

Incident allegedly occurred in elementary school classroom

Pack pedals away in World Relief’s fifth annual SEA-TRI-KAN bike ride

Across-the-state ride for refugee resiliency

  • Jun 20, 2019
A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
Photo Provided by Naomi Parkman Sansome Facebook Page

Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

Photo Provided by Naomi Parkman Sansome Facebook Page

Springbrook Elementary celebrates 50 years | Schools briefly

Around 500 people gathered at Springbrook Elementary on June 6, celebrating multicultural night and the school’s 50th anniversary. The celebratory night included a variety show… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2019

Area veterans join 30th annual Flag Day celebration

Veterans throughout King County attended the 30th annual Flag Day Celebration at the King County Aquatic Center last Saturday. Soroptimist International of Federal Way and… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2019

Olsen becomes new president of Kent Rotary

Lawyer has volunteered his time in the community

  • Jun 20, 2019

Bear spotted on Kent’s East Hill | Update

Wednesday near Service Club Ballfields; bring in bird feeders, garbage cans

Kent Police to add extra patrols for fireworks ban enforcement

Extra officers to hit streets July 1-6

  • Jun 19, 2019

Puget Sound Fire to ask voters for property tax hike

Agency would reduce fire benefit charges in Kent, Covington

At the breakfast were, from left: King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer; Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus; HUD Region X Administrator Jeff McMorris; Kent Mayor Dana Ralph; and Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell. COURTESY PHOTO

HUD distributes $40 million in housing subsidies to South King County annually

Jeff McMorris, regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska discussed Region X and the… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2019
At the breakfast were, from left: King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer; Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus; HUD Region X Administrator Jeff McMorris; Kent Mayor Dana Ralph; and Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell. COURTESY PHOTO

First of new Sound Transit light rail vehicles arrives

152 vehicles ordered for $642 million; will serve Kent, Federal Way line in 2024

  • Jun 19, 2019

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America raises $1.7 million for Victory Junction

250 participants complete Ride’s longest route ever, nearly 3,700 miles – from Kent to Key Largo – to raise funds to provide a life-changing camp experience for children with chronic medical illnesses

  • Jun 19, 2019

City of Kent breaks $5 million mark in school traffic camera revenue

Program began five years ago to slow drivers

Three members of international drug trafficking conspiracy receive prison sentences

Group used homes in Kent, Burien, Tukwila, Seattle to grow marijuana

  • Jun 18, 2019