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Michelle Obama brings largest crowd of book tour to Tacoma

Former First Lady spends afternoon with local book club prior to event at Tacoma Dome on March 24

Legislators hear the call, pitch areas for state funding

Mental health care, affordable housing and infrastructure lead the discussion

Three plead guilty to trafficking thousands of pounds of illegal marijuana

Homes in Kent, Tukwila, Burien and Seattle used to grow product

Paving work set for SR 181 in Kent

Between Willis Street and James Street along Washington Avenue

  • Mar 25, 2019

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Mar 25, 2019
King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County

King County proclaims March as Women’s History Month

This year’s theme is Womxn Who Lead: Stories from the past and how they influence the future.

King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County
The new $3.3 million Kent Panther Lake Library attracted a crowd Saturday when it officially opened. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Golden milestone: KCLS opens 50th library

Full-service Kent Panther Lake Library fills vital need on East Hill

The new $3.3 million Kent Panther Lake Library attracted a crowd Saturday when it officially opened. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Puget Sound RFA firefighters stand ready as a severed gas line was being repaired in downtown Kent on Saturday. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Natural gas line accidentally cut in downtown Kent; PSE making repairs

Puget Sound Energy is repairing a natural gas line that was accidentally cut in downtown Kent on Saturday, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reported.… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019
Puget Sound RFA firefighters stand ready as a severed gas line was being repaired in downtown Kent on Saturday. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Kent welcomes new way to improve foster care community

The Mockingbird Society swoops in with an innovative plan based on locally led collaboration.

Kent Police shut down business with numerous criminal and safety issues

El Habanero restaurant closed with no projected date to reopen.

  • Mar 23, 2019

Kent Police arrest 15-year-old in connection to shooting at Legion hall

Kent Police have arrested a 15-year-old male suspect in connection to a February shooting that struck two young adults at the American Legion Hall, 25406… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019
Firefighters douse a mobile home fire late Thursday. The occupants safely evacuated. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Neighbors alert residents to flee mobile home fire in Kent

Good neighbors noticed a small fire outside a mobile home and notified its residents who escaped without injury late Thursday night, the Puget Sound Regional… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019
Firefighters douse a mobile home fire late Thursday. The occupants safely evacuated. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA
A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Highline College student from Kent honored ss All-Washington Scholar

Vakharia earns scholarships, statewide award

  • Mar 21, 2019

Sound Cities receives Organization of the Year award

Municipal League honors group that represents 38 cities

  • Mar 21, 2019

King County to seek Medic One levy renewal this year

Measure to raise $1.1 billion over six years to fund emergency response program

Jury convicts Kent man of dealing meth

Caught on tape making sale to confidential informant

City of Kent to allow light manufacturing downtown

Effort to open vacant land to more uses

Tahoma National Cemetery to honor Vietnam veterans

Tahoma National Cemetery presents the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Flag Pole Assembly Area, 18600 SE… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2019
After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo

State lawmakers consider eviction reform legislation

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is bill’s prime sponsor.

  • Mar 20, 2019
After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo