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Auburn man shoots, injures Shelton man in Kent road rage incident

Wednesday morning on East Hill along 124th Avenue SE

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A rendering of the Kent/Des Moines light rail station scheduled to open in 2024. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Sound Transit, Amazon agreement to create affordable housing projects

$100 million commitment to build near light rail stations, including Kent and Federal Way

A rendering of the Kent/Des Moines light rail station scheduled to open in 2024. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)
The Appian Way Apartments on Kent’s West Hill. COURTESY PHOTO, Mercy Housing Northwest
The Appian Way Apartments on Kent’s West Hill. COURTESY PHOTO, Mercy Housing Northwest
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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Kent Rotary helps procure equipment to fight food insecurity

$27,000 donation pays for refrigerators, freezers for local programs

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Development planning continues for Kent’s West Hill, downtown properties

Land near light rail station and Naden property

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Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Kent nonprofit plans birthday party for girls aging out of foster care

Eileen & Callie’s Place to host a celebration and resource event on July 17

Kathie Nguyen embraces Eileen & Callie's Place founder Natalie Ellington. Celebrate 18!, hosted on July 13, 2019, was also the day of Ellington's birthday. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
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Man on electric scooter killed in collision with semi in Kent | Update

55-year-old man identified as Craig Hatfield

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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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City of Kent to redesign its website to enhance engagement

Staff says ‘current website lacks the functionality to meet the city’s business needs’

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Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo

Auburn cop’s murder trial scheduled for February 2022

Jeffrey Nelson is still a city employee and is on administrative leave.

Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo
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Kent city leaders propose how to spend $28.2 million in federal relief

Backfill lost city revenue; economic development investments lead list

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Kent Police Blotter: May 25 to June 3

Armed robbery, man shot after street race among incidents

  • Jun 9, 2021
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Garrett Thornton. Courtesy photo

Kentridge High senior awarded Federal Way Chorale scholarship

Garrett Thornton is the 2021 recipient of the Don Barrows Memorial Scholarship

  • Jun 9, 2021
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Crews building 16-story, $8.4 million water tower on Kent’s West Hill

Base covers most of the property of former city park

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Kent woman receives honor for volunteer work in schools

Mary Floyd is part of a foster grandparent program that mentors children

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A Pride flag flies above Federal Way City Hall this month. In addition to the traditional six colors, the flag also includes a black stripe for diversity and a brown stripe for inclusivity. Kent city leaders will raise a Pride flag at City Hall on June 14. OLIVIA SULLIVAN, Sound Publishing

Pride flag to fly at Kent City Hall June 14-20

Mayor Ralph declares June as Pride Month

A Pride flag flies above Federal Way City Hall this month. In addition to the traditional six colors, the flag also includes a black stripe for diversity and a brown stripe for inclusivity. Kent city leaders will raise a Pride flag at City Hall on June 14. OLIVIA SULLIVAN, Sound Publishing
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Man could face eluding police charge in Kent street racing incident

Reportedly hit speeds of 80 to 90 mph in 35 mph zone

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Crews paving portion of South 212th Street in Kent

Between 72nd Avenue South and 84th Avenue South; lane closures set between June 7 and fall

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