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Kent Police stopped using knee on neck technique to control suspects in 2013

Minneapolis officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes

Kent teen in fatal SUV crash attended Kentwood High School

Tyrenn Smith had plane ticket for next day to move to Phoenix

Closures on I-5 in SeaTac for Federal Way Link construction

Along southbound lanes over three weeks

  • Jun 4, 2020
Ian Eckles, 41, of Kent has been missing since May 17 when he traveled to Central Washington to meet friends for a turkey hunt and never showed up. COURTESY PHOTO

Manhunt continues in Central Washington for suspect in Kent man’s killing

Public land closures expanded on June 4

  • Jun 4, 2020
Ian Eckles, 41, of Kent has been missing since May 17 when he traveled to Central Washington to meet friends for a turkey hunt and never showed up. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent School District superintendent releases message about George Floyd’s death, protests

‘Will we be the community that stands for justice, peace and hope for a better tomorrow?’

  • Jun 4, 2020

King County assessor wants Legislature to fix laws to help small businesses

Changes needed because of COVID-19 impact on commercial properties

  • Jun 4, 2020

Kent teen dies in fatal crash along West Valley Highway | Update

Vehicle reportedly hit speeds of more than 80 mph chasing another car

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                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.

Hundreds gather at Auburn City Hall to protest death of George Floyd

‘This is about a system that oppresses black and brown people,’ protester says

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                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.

King County could be in Phase 2 in two weeks

The county is also hoping the state lets them reopen several businesses by Friday.

The accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO

National Guard using ShoWare Center in Kent for lodging, staging

About 200 members, 70 police vehicles use arena to respond to regional incidents

The accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO

Kent mayor issues statement about George Floyd’s death, protests

‘America is angry and rightfully so’

  • Jun 1, 2020

Looters break into 26 Tukwila businesses Sunday night; 9 arrests made

‘What happened in Tukwila was not a protest, it was coordinated looting,’ police say

South King County area police respond to Seattle protests

The responding officers are members of the multi-agency Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, officials say.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo

New guidelines for Phase 2 reopenings in King County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. Courtesy photo

Inslee wants nursing home residents and staff tested by June 12

Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. Courtesy photo

Kent man injured in high-speed crash

Single-car wreck along South 212th Street

Missing Kent man allegedly killed by fugitive in Central Washington

Detectives obtain arrest warrant for Jorge Alcantara-Gonzalez in death of Ian Eckles

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Campgrounds to reopen in 22 Washington counties

Campgrounds in counties actively in Phase 2 of the reopening plan will begin to welcome visitors June 1, state says.

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King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. FILE PHOTO

King County sheriff releases message about Minneapolis Police officer

Mitzi Johanknecht calls video of officer kneeling on neck of George Floyd ‘heartbreaking and disturbing’

  • May 29, 2020
King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. FILE PHOTO