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Mistrial ends child molestation case against former Kent substitute teacher

2019 kindergarten class incident with 6-year-old student

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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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Puget Sound Fire cancels 9/11 event due to COVID-19

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11 at Maple Valley station

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Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Juanita High School student Ria Mahon. Courtesy photo

Student brings awareness to menstrual health among Puget Sound’s homeless

When Ria Mohan, a junior of Juanita High School in Kirkland, had to choose a topic of focus for a HOSA (Future Health Professionals) research… Continue reading

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Jury convicts Kent man of immigration fraud

Former United Kingdom resident lied about his arrests for sexually touching young girls

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Kent’s ShoWare Center to require face masks; smoking area eliminated

Other changes include clear bag policy, cashless transactions

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The CityZen Commons apartments, 10925 SE 259th St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, CityZen Commons

Kent apartment rents increase sharply by 10.8% compared to 2020

Sixth straight monthly increase; median rents stand at $1,421 for a one-bedroom apartment

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School district opens new Kent Laboratory Academy

Facility combines former Kent Phoenix Academy and Kent Mountain View

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Kent-based Puget Sound Fire plans to enforce state’s vaccination mandate

About 80% of firefighters, emergency medical technicians already in compliance

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Neely-O’Brien Elementary School students receive backpacks filled with supplies from Office Depot on the first day of school Aug. 26 in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent school receives 500 backpacks with supplies from Office Depot

Donations to Neely-O’Brien Elementary students; all-star teacher gets laptop, chair

Neely-O’Brien Elementary School students receive backpacks filled with supplies from Office Depot on the first day of school Aug. 26 in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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King County to require masks at large outdoor gatherings of 500 or more

New health officer order to control the spread of COVID-19

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This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo
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King County Council steps closer to establishing hate crime hotline

The program is aimed at reducing the number of unreported hate crimes.

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Kent schools off to smooth start so far during pandemic

No classroom or school closures due to COVID-19 cases

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Investigation: 911 calls handled properly in Kent Ramada Inn killing of Auburn woman

Police took 52 minutes to respond to domestic violence attack; civil lawsuit expected

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Kent Police Blotter: Aug. 11-29

Incidents include bicyclist killed, teen shot, pizza delivery driver attacked

  • Sep 1, 2021
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City of Kent won’t require vaccine mandates for employees

At least 70% are already vaccinated

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Kent’s ShoWare Center to get $3 million in upgrades, repairs

Projects to be spread out over next five years at city-owned arena

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