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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
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Young male injured in Kent East Hill shooting

Police looking for help to find suspects in Friday afternoon incident

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Kentwood High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School Board seeks candidates for vacant position

Application deadline Jan. 14

Kentwood High School. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo

Should fossil fuel ads go the way of the dino on county buses?

King County ran ads for a natural gas coalition on its buses this year.

A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo
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Black woman charged with hate crime for attacking white woman on bus in Kent

Allegedly punched woman while using racial insults on Metro bus

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Kim-Khanh Van

Renton City Councilmember Van running for Dunn’s county seat

Kim-Khánh Van announced she will run challenge longtime Councilmember Reagan Dunn

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River Ridge Elementary is the recommended name for the new Kent School District school under construction on the West Hill. The school is scheduled to open next fall. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Kent School District

River Ridge, Kent Laboratory Academy recommended names for new schools

For elementary school on West Hill; combined academy on East Hill

River Ridge Elementary is the recommended name for the new Kent School District school under construction on the West Hill. The school is scheduled to open next fall. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Kent School District
In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)

What will a green WA electric grid look like?

It will require a lot more coordination, but will be more resilient.

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Dec 10, 2020
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King County bought the Econo Lodge on Central Avenue in Kent in March for $4 million and turned it into an isolation and quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients. The center had temporarily closed, but reopened Nov. 30 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the county. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

King County reopens COVID-19 isolation center in Kent at former hotel

City leaders satisfied with operation after controversy about March opening

King County bought the Econo Lodge on Central Avenue in Kent in March for $4 million and turned it into an isolation and quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients. The center had temporarily closed, but reopened Nov. 30 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the county. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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Study: Nonprofits struggle amid pandemic

Nonprofits around the state are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Washington. The study,… Continue reading

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A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo

Governor extends restrictions on businesses and gatherings

It’s been a month since the governor imposed the new rules. And the pandemic has only gotten worse.

A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo
Leah Bowen, far left, Leslie Hamada and Michele Bettinger were sworn in last December to the Kent School Board. Bowen resigned Nov. 25 from the board. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District

Bowen resigns from Kent School Board after just one year

Voters elected her in 2019 when she ran unopposed

Leah Bowen, far left, Leslie Hamada and Michele Bettinger were sworn in last December to the Kent School Board. Bowen resigned Nov. 25 from the board. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent Youth and Family Services receives $250,000 state grant

Funds will help support student online learning program

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State Department of Health offers ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season

Limit celebrations to members of your immediate households; online gathering alternatives

  • Dec 7, 2020
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Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines.

Federal Way returns to SCORE Jail with new agreement

Federal Way City Council approves $175,000 jail services contract which guarantees three inmate beds for $128 per day.

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Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines.
Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019.

Sound Transit temporarily reduces light rail peak-hour service

COVID-19 causes staffing shortage

  • Dec 7, 2020
Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019.
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Murals dress up light rail station construction fencing in Kent | Photos

57 pieces decorate stretch of Pacific Highway South on West Hill

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Changes this year in Puget Sound Fire’s Toys for Joy donation event

Drop-off events; online money donations replace barrels at fire stations

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