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Office workers facing contract talk struggles with Kent School District

Union running into similar issues as teachers while bargaining with district negotiators

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House fire displaces family near Kentridge High School

Monday evening, Aug. 22 in the 12200 block of SE 206th Street

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Kent School District administration aiming for start of school Aug. 25

But district statement says strike vote by teachers could delay opening day

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Murals adorn utility boxes around Federal Way. East Federal Way was recently awarded $35,000 from the King County participatory budgeting process to create more utility box art murals in the future. Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way

King County participatory budgeting to fund 45 community projects

Over $11 million invested into unincorporated urban areas of Federal Way, Renton, White Center and more.

Murals adorn utility boxes around Federal Way. East Federal Way was recently awarded $35,000 from the King County participatory budgeting process to create more utility box art murals in the future. Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way
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Kent teachers vote to strike if no contract agreement reached

Strike would start on Thursday, Aug. 25, the scheduled first day of school in the Kent School District

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A tiny tick is almost unnoticeable when it’s hidden by an animals fur (or a human’s hair). Interior Health is warning people to check their pets and themselves for the tiny blood-drinkers when they return from enjoying the outdoors. (File photo)

First locally acquired human case of tick-borne anaplasmosis found in Washington state

Man hospitalized after being bitten by a tick infected with the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

  • Aug 23, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@soundpublishing.com
A tiny tick is almost unnoticeable when it’s hidden by an animals fur (or a human’s hair). Interior Health is warning people to check their pets and themselves for the tiny blood-drinkers when they return from enjoying the outdoors. (File photo)
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W-2 wage information of Kent city employees ‘inadvertently disclosed’ | Update

Full names, addresses and Social Security numbers released in an email from one employee to another

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Man, 28, fatally shot during dispute at Kent apartment complex identified | Update

Police arrest 71-year-old man at Riverwood Apartments on Russell Road

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Man arrested for vehicular assault along I-5 near Kent

Reportedly passed another vehicle on the shoulder; collided with a third vehicle and injured two

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Kent shooting suspect arrested, but no murder charge filed

Prosecutors say not enough evidence to charge man in April shooting at a Kent cemetery

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South King County fire departments seek 40 to 50 recruits

Six agencies looking to hire firefighters to start in January 2023; registration deadline Aug. 31

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Kent to adopt new laws to combat graffiti; public drug use

Minors won’t be able to purchase spray paint in effort to reduce widespread graffiti around town

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Kent mayor promotes Fitzpatrick to CAO; White to city attorney

Each were working interim positions after departure of CAO Matheson

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Girder Tie-in from the Angle Lake Station to the Federal Way Link Extension March 5. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit

Sound Transit Link extension projects face delays

Federal Way line expected to open in 2025 rather than 2024 due to ground instability issues.

Girder Tie-in from the Angle Lake Station to the Federal Way Link Extension March 5. Photo courtesy of Sound Transit
Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, debates Secretary of State Steve Hobbs on Aug. 17 with moderator Melissa Santos of Axios Local in the center. (Photo by Brian Mittge/Association of Washington Business)

Secretary of state debate: Sparks fly as Hobbs and Anderson face off

Julie Anderson called Steve Hobbs an “inexperienced political appointee.” He’s been in the job since Inslee put him there in November.

  • Aug 18, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, debates Secretary of State Steve Hobbs on Aug. 17 with moderator Melissa Santos of Axios Local in the center. (Photo by Brian Mittge/Association of Washington Business)
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King County Council approves $5 million in funding for youth mental health

CDC statistics show increased mental health emergencies among youth during the pandemic.

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Congressman introduces bill to discourage large investors from buying homes

Some point to large investors and private equity firms for the high cost of homes.

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Two industry leaders take over LakePointe development in Covington

214-acre urban village to feature up to 1,750 residences, retail, office and hotel space

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Senate race between Kent Democrats Kauffman, Kaur heads to recount

Kauffman leads Kaur by 65 votes for 47th District Senate seat bid against Republican Boyce

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