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Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hits and misses from Legislature’s 2019 session

New laws target vaccines, sex crimes and daylight savings; losers include sex ed and dwarf tossing bills.

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Northbound SR 167 ramp to I-405 to be closed for 14 hours Saturday night

Get ready for a 14-hour closure this Saturday night, April 27 at the State Route 167/Interstate 405 interchange in Renton. Weather pending, the northbound SR… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019

Kent Police plan to outfit 101 officers with body-worn cameras

Program will cost about $719,000 per year; red-light cameras to pay for it

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Lawmakers approve ‘nursing bill’ for mandatory meal and rest breaks

Nurses show up in Olympia to support bill, protest Sen. Walsh’s remarks.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Registration open for Native Student Success Summit at Highline College

Approximately 100 high school and college students are expected to attend a summit designed for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in South King County.… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Kent-Meridian’s Sahak serves as page for Sen. Das

Howsai Sahak, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of April 8. Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, sponsored Sahak’s week… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Owners of Kent-based electronics recycling firm sentenced to prison for wire fraud conspiracy

Prosecutors: tandem secretly exposed foreign workers to mercury waste to increase corporate profits and enrich themselves

  • Apr 24, 2019

Curb lanes to close on Kent’s West Valley Highway for bus stop upgrades

Between South 190th Street and West James Street

  • Apr 23, 2019

King County parks levy headed to August primary ballots

Voters will be asked to decide whether to approve the levy on Aug. 6.

Kent YMCA to offer Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 27

Event at Morrill Meadows Park on East Hill

  • Apr 22, 2019

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Apr 22, 2019

MLK Labor endorses three Kent City Council candidates

Larimer, Franklin, Farah receive support

  • Apr 22, 2019

King County hires former Seattle Police Chief Diaz to oversee detention facilities

County operates jail at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent

  • Apr 22, 2019
Crews douse an apartment units fire Sunday. No one was hurt in the fire. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Kent apartment units fire displaces families

Unattended food on stove caused fire

  • Apr 22, 2019
Crews douse an apartment units fire Sunday. No one was hurt in the fire. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Prosecutors charge Kent man with first-degree murder in Sperling case

Kainth reportedly shot Sperling in pickup bed while speeding down street

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Rotary Club of Kent honors Kentwood students

The Rotary Club of Kent (noon) recently recognized its Students of the Month from Kentwood High School: Jayla Harris for math and science and Kevin… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019
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