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Fire destroys vacant warehouse near Kent Station on Smith Street |Photos

Flames, smoke shoot into air early Friday morning, Dec. 9

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Austin Wenner and Jessica Lewis. Photo courtesy of Gina Jaschke

Landlord found guilty of murdering tenants, placing bodies into suitcases

In June 2020, suitcases were found along West Seattle shorelines containing human remains of two people who were renting a room from Michael Lee Dudley.

Austin Wenner and Jessica Lewis. Photo courtesy of Gina Jaschke
Kent Municipal Court. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent man accused in Meridian Elementary incident to get new evaluation

Kent Municipal Court judge grants defense attorney’s request; next hearing Dec. 22

Kent Municipal Court. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Kent, Auburn animal shelters offer reduced adoption fees

Prices for dogs, cats drop during holiday special at each facility

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Kent to receive first opioid settlement payment from drug companies

‘No amount of settlement funds will ever rectify all of the problems created by these corporations,’ city attorney says

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U.S. Attorney’s Office reaches settlement with Kent-based Tri-Med

New systems will assist patients who are deaf or hard of hearing; resident’s complaint led to agreement

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Meridian Elementary School, 25621 140th Ave. SE, on the East Hill in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent man charged in Meridian Elementary incident faces hearing | Update

Transferred to Kent city jail Dec. 7 from King County custody

Meridian Elementary School, 25621 140th Ave. SE, on the East Hill in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
One person’s month recovery coins after battling a fentanyl addiction. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How to manage the holiday season with alcoholism and addiction

“It’s part of our culture to have an alcoholic drink around the holidays,” said Dr. Richard Geary III.

One person’s month recovery coins after battling a fentanyl addiction. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Kent man, 80, dies in three-vehicle crash along Central Avenue South

Collision Friday evening, Dec. 2 as driver turned out of a private driveway

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Developer plans five-story apartment complex in Kent on Novak Lane

Approximately 195 units and commercial space with planned opening in 2024

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Canada lynx. (Photo courtesy of David Moskowitz)

New partnership conducts research on state’s Canada lynx population

Washington lists the animal as endangered.

Canada lynx. (Photo courtesy of David Moskowitz)
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Voyeur takes a peek in casino bathroom; SWAT team vs. knife-wielding man | King County Local Dive

A podcast for King County residents featuring top local stories.

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Kent City Council receives Meet Me on Meeker project update

Changes planned for sidewalk/bicycle improvements near Kent Elementary School

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Kent Municipal Court. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent man charged in Meridian Elementary incident remains under county care

In the custody of King County Designated Crisis Responders; hearing set for Kent Municipal Court

Kent Municipal Court. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Kent’s Kauffman receives State Senate committee assignments

She will become vice chair of the Human Services Behavioral Health Committee

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Construction continues in Kent on raising of 76th Avenue South

Work starts on second of three phases to reduce flooding from Mill Creek

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No school in Kent on Thursday, Dec. 1 | Update

Snow, freezing temperatures leads to closure due to unsafe roads in parts of Kent School District

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Kent apartment rents up 5.2% compared to November 2021

Price drops 0.3% from October 2022 as rates remain flat

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Fundraiser started for family of Kent man fatally shot at Southcenter

Chris and Mary Wesolowicz reportedly interrupted a vehicle prowl and suspect opened fire

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Kent opens Severe Weather Shelter; warming centers available

Shelter downtown at Holy Spirit Church; warming centers at several locations

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