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Auburn’s Mena serves as page for Sen. Das in Olympia

Abbygail Mena, 14, served as a page in the state Senate during the week of April 1. Pages are sponsored by the senator from their… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

Governor signs Das bill to protect consumers from inflated home values

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill into law that will increase transparency in Washington’s appraisal management companies and ensure the state’s appraisal management… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

City hires land-use consultant to help with Kent Industrial Valley plan

Contract for up to $150,000 over the next two years

Valley Com hosts academy June 1; public invited

Have you ever wondered how a 911 center works? What happens when you call 911? Valley Communications Center 911 in Kent is sponsoring a one-day… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Kent man to face murder charge for shooting Jered Sperling

Allegedly stole pickup, shot victim who tried to stop theft of his vehicle

Constantine updates leaders at Good Eggs breakfast

King County Executive Dow Constantine provided an update on the state of King County government to community leaders at King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

Prosecutor charges ‘transient’ with murder of Kent man in Auburn

Victim found in a field of the former Auburn Valley 6 Drive-In

  • Apr 18, 2019

Auburn might annex 380 homes in Kent

Development in Kent city limits but surrounded by city of Auburn

Jered Sperling’s wife says husband wanted to improve Kent

Couple moved to town despite it looking ‘a little rough’

Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh
Scott Barden stands at the bottom of the massive pit of the landfill’s newly-built eighth section. Work on the new section has been underway for around two years. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Committee proposes amendments to address King County trash dilemma

King County Council to vote on plan.

Scott Barden stands at the bottom of the massive pit of the landfill’s newly-built eighth section. Work on the new section has been underway for around two years. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Legislature passes bill to help struggling community, technical college students

Kent’s Entenman sponsored legislation

  • Apr 17, 2019

Kent Police arrest suspect in carjacking, killing

23-year-old Kent man held in connection to the death of 38-year-old Jered Sperling

Getting eyeball tattoos to be illegal in Washington state

Bill will ban the procedure of scleral tattooing

  • Apr 17, 2019

Legislature passes bill to help homeowners facing foreclosure from property tax hikes

Orwall-sponsored measure to benefit people through payment plan

  • Apr 15, 2019

Green River College partners with United Way of King County to expand student emergency fund

Green River College and United Way of King County have partnered to expand the available assistance for students facing unforeseen financial emergencies or catastrophic events.… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2019

Highline College presents Unity Through Diversity Week

7 programs, Parade of Nations part of free-event lineup

  • Apr 15, 2019

Two new judges begin jobs in King County Superior Court in Kent

Steiner, Wiggs-Martin appointed by governor

  • Apr 15, 2019

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Apr 15, 2019
Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo