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Kent-based firm issues recall of peanut products

A Kent-based corporation this week issued a recall of peanut products that were potentially contaminated during the current scare involving peanuts.The products were sold primarily… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2009

Kent School District signs on to state suit

The Kent School District Board of Directors Jan. 28 voted 4-0 to join with the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools in its lawsuit to… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2009

ShoWare Center: Close to budget, fewer performers

Kent city officials expect construction costs at the city-owned ShoWare Center to stay within budget when all of the final invoices are submitted in the… Continue reading

Animal-control officer explains why he filed cruelty complaint

A King County animal-control officer says he did the right thing when he filed an animal-cruelty complaint last October against the county managers of the… Continue reading

Ron Sims: County exec gets tapped for Obama administration post

President Barack Obama on Monday announced he intends to nominate King County Executive Ron Sims to become the deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Kent Firefighters offer free health checks

Residents can get free health screenings for high blood pressure and diabetes from Kent firefighters during the month of February at several community sites.The Kent… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Kent grocery sells a top Lottery ticket

A Kent supermarket sold one of the three winning tickets to Sunday’s Washington Lottery Hit 5 Cash jackpot of $180,000, state officials say.The winning ticket,… Continue reading

Train vs. semi-truck accident Friday afternoon in Kent; no injuries reported

A freight train traveling at 45 mph struck a semi-truck carrying new cars Friday on a crossing at South 212th Street near 72nd Avenue South… Continue reading

Ambassadors needed for Norway trip

The Kent Sister Cities Association is looking for candidates to serve as youth ambassadors to Sunnfjord Norway for a 14-day stay with a host family.The… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2009

Motorcycle chase reached speeds over 100 mph

A police chase of a motorcyclist speeding up to 100 mph last Wednesday evening on Kent's East Hill ended with a crash of the bike,… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2009

Birch Creek housing project undergoes major renovation

Families can soon expect much-improved living and playing conditions at the Birch Creek Apartments on Kent’s East Hill.The King County Housing Authority, which owns the… Continue reading

47th District: Budget, schools top this year’s legislative agenda

For lawmakers from the state’s 47th District, the main focus of the current legislative session will, of course, be the state’s growing budget gap, but… Continue reading

Woman pleads not guilty in starving death of Kent puppy

A 20-year-old Seattle woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of first-degree animal cruelty in connection with a puppy that starved to death last… Continue reading

Covington: Passenger calls in phony robbery during chase with cops

The passenger in a car that was being chased by Sheriff's deputies called 9-1-1 to report a robbery at a nearby convenience store, presumably to… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2009

Mattson Middle School teacher lights a spark in her students

Getting through to seventh-graders is not easy, especially for a teacher.But every day in Room 29 at Mattson Middle School, Andrea Hemphill is doing everything… Continue reading

DOT: Expect delays on SR 518 Tuesday night near Tukwila

Crews to close ramp from eastbound SR 518 to northbound I-5 in Tukwila tonightTUKWILA – Drivers traveling from eastbound SR 518 to northbound I-5 in… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2009

Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 28

Calendar submissions:The free community calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis and includes free and non-profit local events and groups. Submit items… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2009