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Man arrested for Seattle suitcase murders of Federal Way woman, Kent man

The 62-year-old man was arrested at a Burien residence on Aug. 19.

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park cancels 2020 season

Uncertainty due to COVID-19 pandemic led to the Federal Way park’s decision.

A health care worker administers a COVID-19 test in the Highline College East parking lot in Des Moines, where testing takes place 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Testing also is available 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the accesso ShoWare Center parking lot in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO

Highline College hosts COVID-19 testing every Wednesday

Testing is available regardless of immigration status or age, free to those without health insurance.

A health care worker administers a COVID-19 test in the Highline College East parking lot in Des Moines, where testing takes place 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Testing also is available 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the accesso ShoWare Center parking lot in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton dies at 92

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton died Aug. 19 in Seattle at age 92. Gorton’s political career spanned 40 years in Washington state and Washington, D.C.… Continue reading

Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Federal Way man, two others charged for selling deadly fentanyl to Navy sailor

Victim was found dead from overdose aboard ship at Naval Base Kitsap on April 18.

Group demands city leaders to defund Kent Police | Photos

Peaceful protest Monday outside of City Hall, Police Department

Raising the road in Kent

Crews work to get 76th Avenue South out of the flood zone

  • Aug 19, 2020

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Aug 19, 2020

Kent mayor plans status quo budget for 2021

Budget cuts in May due to COVID-19 carrying over into next year

Screenshot from a press conference by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Republican state lawmakers want special session

Gov. Jay Inslee and other Democrats are waiting to see what Congress does.

Screenshot from a press conference by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Smith Brothers Farms in Kent offers food giveway Aug. 29

Free drive-thru groceries at company headquarters

New website shows construction projects underway, coming up in Kent

City launches to provide information to residents

Kent mayor drops plan for ballot measure to hire more police

Proposal would have raised property taxes

ForFortyTwo group plans defund Kent Police rally Aug. 17

Protesters to gather from 5:30-7:30 p.m. downtown outside Police Department

Two men face charges in Pacific Highway shooting in Kent

July 13 incident injured seven people

Kent School District delays start to Sept. 3

Orginal starting date was Aug. 27; students to begin with remote learning

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo

Study: Virus cases must drop for state’s schools to safely reopen

Bringing students back in any capacity will lead to new infections, the report found.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo
Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Heat wave is on the way this weekend

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s on Sunday.

Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Aug 14, 2020

Kent Police Blotter: July 30-Aug. 9

Shots fired incidents dominate list

  • Aug 13, 2020