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Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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PSE rolls out public electric vehicle charging station in Kent

To open Sept. 17 near Plaza by the Green along Russell Road

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School Board extends Vela’s interim superintendent contract

Will fill in until a new interim superintendent is chosen by board

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Kent City Council to repeal drug paraphernalia possession law

City ordinance in conflict with state measure that decriminalizes possession

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Metro offers new on-demand access to transit service in Kent

Launch of Ride Pingo to Transit app for shared rides

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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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COVID-19 walk-up testing site open in Kent/Des Moines area

Along Pacific Highway South; reservations recommended

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Parents of Todd Beamer visit namesake high school in Federal Way

David and Peggy Beamer visited Todd Beamer High School to speak with students on Sept. 10.

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Teenage suspect in fatal hit-and-run could face second-degree murder charge | Update

Deputies identified the 15-year-old as the suspected driver in death of a Maple Valley man

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Sound Transit’s new fair ambassadors will replace fare enforcement officers. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit Fare Ambassador Pilot Program begins

Fare ambassadors will start checking fares on Link and Sounder Sept. 13

Sound Transit’s new fair ambassadors will replace fare enforcement officers. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Daniel Elementary School, 11310 SE 248th St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

COVID-19 closure strikes Kent classroom at Daniel Elementary

First closure in Kent School District since opening Aug. 26

Daniel Elementary School, 11310 SE 248th St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent School Board approves return of deputy to Kentlake High

3-2 vote for district’s school resource officer contract with King County Sheriff’s Office

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WinCo employee shot by customer in Federal Way

The 30-year-old employee was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center; suspect not located

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)

Masks required at big outdoor events; vaccine mandates expanded

Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Federal Way Red Lion hotel, 1688 S. 348th St. Courtesy of Google Images

King County receives $8.9M to turn Federal Way Red Lion hotel into emergency homeless shelter

Site to provide 84 units of shelter to people experiencing short- and long-term homelessness.

Federal Way Red Lion hotel, 1688 S. 348th St. Courtesy of Google Images
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Kent City Council grants rent relief to Half Lion Public House

Due to COVID-19 impact on restaurant/bar at city-owned Riverbend Golf Complex

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This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.

Deputies identify suspected 15-year-old driver in fatal collision of Maple Valley man

The alleged driver is still at large, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.