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Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help in suspicious death near Covington

Woman’s body found Dec. 14 near Highway 18 and SE 256th Street

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Kent’s Shop with a Cop event helps 35 children

Seventh annual event at Target with Kent Police

  • Dec 21, 2020
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Dion Earl, FILE PHOTO

Ex-Kent pro soccer team owner sentenced to 33 months for rape

Dion Earl pleaded guilty in September to Kirkland rape

Dion Earl, FILE PHOTO
Kent Mayor Dana Ralph donates blood Dec. 18 at a Bloodworks Northwest pop-up center at Kent Station. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent Mayor Ralph donates blood for first time

Part of Washington and Oregon Blood Donor Day

  • Dec 18, 2020
Kent Mayor Dana Ralph donates blood Dec. 18 at a Bloodworks Northwest pop-up center at Kent Station. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Auburn Police shoot, kill a fugitive who pointed a gun at them

Shot shortly after foot chase started

  • Dec 18, 2020
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Tim Eyman. File photo

Eyman: I may never qualify another ballot measure again

The anti-tax activist, accused of campaign violations, testified one last time in his bench trial.

  • Dec 18, 2020
Tim Eyman. File photo
Courtesy Photo, Kent School District

Kent School District looks to finalize reopening of schools plan by Feb. 1

Changes to be made under new guidance from the state; COVID-19 cases still too high now to reopen

Courtesy Photo, Kent School District
Uriel Varela

City of Kent hires interim race and equity manager

Goal will be to help ‘eliminate racial inequities and improve outcomes for all racial groups’

Uriel Varela
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Man charged in killing of wife in Kent reportedly attacked her 9 months earlier

Paul Dervin arrested in Minnesota; extradition hearing Dec. 21

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Mia Gregerson

State Rep. Gregerson to be vice chair of Appropriations Committee

Will play key role in drafting the operating budget for the next two years

Mia Gregerson
Tina Orwall

State Rep. Orwall gets gavel once more and keeps committee lineup

Reelected as House speaker pro tempore-designate by Democratic caucus

Tina Orwall
Courtesy of Gov. Inslee’s office

Inslee announces new guidelines for schools and in-person learning

Staff reports Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Dec. 16 an update in the metrics used to inform local school… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Bags of meth seized by law enforcement agencies that were concealed in a mattress box. COURTESY PHOTO, DEA

Kent man among 11 indicted for conspiracy drug trafficking in multi-state area

Pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and thousands of fentanyl laced pills seized by law enforcement

Bags of meth seized by law enforcement agencies that were concealed in a mattress box. COURTESY PHOTO, DEA
A semi overturned Tuesday morning, Dec. 15 in the 22400 block of 84th Avenue South. The driver suffered minor injuries. The license plate was whited out by Puget Sound Fire. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Semi overturns on 84th Avenue South in Kent | Update

SeaTac man cited for negligent driving in Tuesday incident

A semi overturned Tuesday morning, Dec. 15 in the 22400 block of 84th Avenue South. The driver suffered minor injuries. The license plate was whited out by Puget Sound Fire. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire
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King County Sheriff’s Office investigates suspicious death near Covington

Body found Dec. 14 near Highway 18 and SE 256th Street

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Man arrested in Minnesota for allegedly killing woman Dec. 1 in Kent

Nationwide warrant had been issued for domestic violence second-degree murder suspect

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Renton City Council sets time limit on Red Lion homeless shelter in 5-2 vote

City adds more pressure on King County in fight over shelter at hotel

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Mona Das

Das bill would ban credit scoring use for insurance rates

Kent senator lauds Inslee’s inclusion of ban in equity proposal

Mona Das
Trash fills part of Mill Creek Canyon in Kent. The city has hired a contractor to clean up the canyon. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

City of Kent to close 100th Place SE for Mill Creek Canyon cleanup

Closure between SE 260th and 264th from Dec. 17 through March

  • Dec 14, 2020
Trash fills part of Mill Creek Canyon in Kent. The city has hired a contractor to clean up the canyon. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
A rendering of the water tower the city of Kent will build next year on the West Hill near Military Road South and South 248th Street. The City Council awarded the $8.4 million contract for the project on Dec. 8. COURTESY GRAPHIC, City of Kent
A rendering of the water tower the city of Kent will build next year on the West Hill near Military Road South and South 248th Street. The City Council awarded the $8.4 million contract for the project on Dec. 8. COURTESY GRAPHIC, City of Kent