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Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
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Sound Transit narrows list of names for Kent light rail stations

Public input sought for picking Midway, Highline, Highline College or Kent-Des Moines

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Kent Police Blotter: March 30 to April 11

Incidents include multiple robberies, driver ramming police vehicles, fatal shooting

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Teen arrested in string of armed robberies; police search for 2 more suspects

Suspects had been charged with robbing a Federal Way pawn shop; both teens reportedly cut off their home monitoring devices.

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Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.

Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Kent Police officers make 19.2% more this year than in 2019

City Council approves new three-year contract; large pay hike granted last fall

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The desk of a 911 Valley Comm Center telecommunications professional. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Valley Communications Center in Kent recognized for 911 work

Part of National Telecommunications Week April 10-16

The desk of a 911 Valley Comm Center telecommunications professional. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Seattle man, 27, dies in Interstate 5 single-vehicle crash in Kent

Saturday morning, April 9 northbound near State Route 516

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Kent Lutheran Church is looking for volunteers to help serve its weekly Monday supper to the homeless. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Lutheran Church

Kent church seeks volunteers to help serve dinners to the homeless

Many positions to fill as Kent Lutheran plans return to indoor weekly meals

Kent Lutheran Church is looking for volunteers to help serve its weekly Monday supper to the homeless. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Lutheran Church
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King County to offer grants for innovative recycling, reuse and waste reduction project proposals

Proposers are eligible for $20,000 to $300,000 per project, the deadline for applicants is May 6.

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Sound Transit announces end of Teamsters’ strike that stopped concrete deliveries to projects across the region

The strike has resulted in more than 4,300 missed concrete deliveries, according to the agency.

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School bus, 3 other vehicles involved in Kent crash | Update

No injuries in Friday afternoon, April 8 collision along South 240th Street; 36 students on bus

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Man fatally shot in Kent near Hillcrest Cemetery identified | Update

Dispute among group leads to Thursday evening, April 7 shooting; no arrest made

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: Story of a police officer charged with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administer a COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to close at Kent Public Health Center

Lack of demand causes Public Health – Seattle & King County to reduce sites

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administer a COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
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Kent City Council considers allowing tiny home village for homeless

Nonprofit wants to build 28 homes on St. James Episcopal Church property

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Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)

Three final candidates identified for King County Sheriff as recruitment moves into the last phase

The county has announced public forums for community members to engage in the process.

Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)
Girder tie-in from the Angle Lake Station to the Federal Way Link Extension. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Federal Way light rail construction connects to existing line

The 7.8-mile light rail extension scheduled to open in 2024

  • Apr 7, 2022
Girder tie-in from the Angle Lake Station to the Federal Way Link Extension. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
The Class of 2017 Kent-Meridian High School graduation at the ShoWare Center. FILE PHOTO

High school graduations in Kent to return to ShoWare Center

Ceremonies were at campuses last two years due to COVID-19 restrictions

The Class of 2017 Kent-Meridian High School graduation at the ShoWare Center. FILE PHOTO
One of many design examples Sound Transit is considering for a new Kent Station parking garage for Sounder commuters. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit seeks public input on Sounder parking garage design

Agency wants to know what style people prefer

One of many design examples Sound Transit is considering for a new Kent Station parking garage for Sounder commuters. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit