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Kent nonprofit gets $176,000 grant to connect youth with outdoors

Wakulima USA receives King County grant

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A map showing the expanding areas of wildfire risk in the region. Red areas indicate the greatest wildfire risk areas. (Courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources)

King County releases first-ever Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy

Amid expanding fire risks, the plan makes recommendations for agencies across the region.

A map showing the expanding areas of wildfire risk in the region. Red areas indicate the greatest wildfire risk areas. (Courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources)
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Office of Law Enforcement Oversight director issues statement on behavioral health response

Calls for non-law-enforcement teams to respond to non-violent emergencies related to mental health.

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Kent City Council approves $7.2M purchase of land near Clark Lake Park

Buying of 17-acre Ruth property will complete city land purchases around the lake

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Abortion rights protesters fill all four corners of the intersection in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)

GOP cheered abortion ruling. Democrats responded by voting.

A swell of electoral support for Democrats pushed turnout higher in primary. Republicans look to adjust for November

  • Aug 15, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Election 2022
Abortion rights protesters fill all four corners of the intersection in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)
King County Local Dive podcast

Housing First: ‘What if we do nothing about homelessness?’ | Podcast

A podcast about King County’s Health Through Housing initiative.

King County Local Dive podcast
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564-unit Kent apartment complex proposed for West Hill

Project would be built along South 240th Street; east of Lowe’s and west of I-5

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Kent man charged with assault after police standoff at apartment complex

67-year-old man reportedly threatened to shoot woman and her father

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Five family members, dog escape Kent house fire on East Hill

24 emergency response personnel handle the call early Friday morning, Aug. 12

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Kent firefighters extinguish shed fire along Novak Lane

Takes about an hour to put out as fire extends to brush

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Puget Sound Fire responds in Kent to four fires within an hour

A vehicle, pile of tires and two dumpsters burned Aug. 8 in 10600 block of SE 240th Street

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Rapper gets 6 years in prison for drug dealing in King, other counties

Kent detective part of regional DEA Drug Task Force that investigated the case

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Executive Dow Constantine. Courtesy of King County.

County executive announces coalition to tackle King County’s degrading state of behavioral health care

The policy proposals will be delivered to the King Couty Council next month.

Executive Dow Constantine. Courtesy of King County.
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Contract talks between Kent teachers, school district remain distant

Strike a possibility as union and district struggle to reach agreement

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Kent Police arrest armed suspect at apartment complex

Valley SWAT team responds Aug. 10 to incident at Olympic Skyline Apartments on East Hill

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DOH opens call center to answer questions about monkeypox virus

Washingtonians can now call 1-833-829-HELP for any questions relating to the monkeypox virus.

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A kindergarten student at Panther Lake Elementary raises her hand during attendance on the first day of in-person learning on March 15, 2021. The DOH updated guidance that students and staff who return from isolation must wear masks in school for five days. Photo by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

DOH releases COVID-19 updates for Washington K-12 schools, child care

The Department of Health guidance update includes required five-day isolation for positive COVID tests.

  • Aug 10, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@fedwaymirror.com
A kindergarten student at Panther Lake Elementary raises her hand during attendance on the first day of in-person learning on March 15, 2021. The DOH updated guidance that students and staff who return from isolation must wear masks in school for five days. Photo by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Free vaccination events provide required back-to-school immunizations

In 2021, 13% fewer vaccinations were administered to King County children ages 4-5.

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$855M fish passage facility to be built at Hanson Dam along Green River

Construction scheduled to start in 2026 and finish by 2030 to restore salmon habitat

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Kent Police Blotter: July 26 to Aug. 6

Kidnapping, city vehicle theft, street races assault among incidents

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