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Puyallup man arrested for reportedly organizing illegal street races

Part of joint investigation by Kent and Tacoma police departments

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Kent concert series, historical society part of transit ad campaign

‘Less is More’ ads on buses and light rail encourage people to attend outside events

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Israel Vela is the new Kent School District superintendent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

KEA president says board should have continued superintendent search

Teachers union opposed hiring of Interim Superintendent Israel Vela

Israel Vela is the new Kent School District superintendent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent robbery suspect enters through Burger King drive-thru window

Employees hid in locked office as suspect with gun takes cash register

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Kent School Board hires Israel Vela as new superintendent with 3-2 vote

Two members wanted to continue search rather than choosing interim superintendent for the job

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Teen wanted in deadly World of Weed shooting arrested in Kent

The teen also faces charges for a February pawn shop robbery in Federal Way

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Kent man charged with child abuse of elementary school student

Reportedly occurred at a Seattle school where he taught English as a second language

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A rendering of the light rail station to open in 2024 in Kent near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Kent City Council committee favors Kent-Des Moines for light rail station name

Other Sound Transit options include Midway, Highline and Highline College

A rendering of the light rail station to open in 2024 in Kent near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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King County awards $1 million for three Kent park projects

Renovations at Salt Air Vista Park, Morrill Meadows Park; Green River, Interurban trail improvements

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The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)

Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region

The policy change is related to a federal judge’s decision to strike down mask mandates on airplanes.

Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)
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State awards two Kent early learning centers grants of $1 million

Part of state Department of Commerce program to create more early learning spaces

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Public health agencies link Norovirus outbreak to oysters from British Columbia

As of early April, 103 norovirus illnesses have been reported from 13 states, 62 in Washington.

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Kent man, 60, killed in vehicle crash identified

David Wayne Burns died in April 14 head-on collision along West Valley Highway

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Federal Way high school graduations coming back to Kent

Ceremonies set for June 12 at the ShoWare Center after two years away due to COVID-19

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Kent’s West Hill water tower to get mural with trees, Mount Rainier

City selects Spokane artist who has done numerous projects in state, nation

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Maple Valley gas station robbery suspects caught in Kent

King County Sheriff’s Office arrests two after pursuit

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New Green River College program addresses state’s shortage of nurses

School to offer licensed practical nurses a chance to earn bachelor of science in nursing.

COURTESY PHOTO, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
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Kent man, 60, dies in West Valley Highway head-on collision

Early Thursday morning, April 14 near South 180th Street

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