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Update: Road conditions and state weather

The snowstorms that hit most areas around the state were supposed to visit both the Central Puget Sound and Vancouver areas later Thursday.Drivers in most… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2008

Kent firm puts cheer in firefighter toy drive

As they walked into the Hermanson Company's building Tuesday to pick up the employees' donations to their Toys for Joy toy drive , the Kent… Continue reading

Safety in freezing weather: Kent Fire Dept. gives tips

In light of the cold weather in the Puget Sound region Kent Fire Department suggests these safety tips.Carbon Monoxide: (CO) is a colorless, almost odorless,… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2008

Be prepared for next round of arctic weather, DOT says

OLYMPIA - With more snow, ice and wind in the forecast, the Washington State Department of Transportation is advising drivers to prepare for winter driving… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2008

Three students injured in razor blade incident at Northwood Middle School

King County Sheriff deputies were called to Northwood Middle School Dec. 9 after a 12-year-old boy reportedly scratched three other students on their arms with… Continue reading

Howzabout a hotdog? ShoWare Center gets concessions

The Kent City Council unanimously approved a contract Dec. 9 to pay Savor, a Philadelphia-based concessionaire, a fixed fee of $110,000 per year to handle… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2008

A day in the Game of Life: Kent students learn skills

Raquel Rodriguez couldn't wait to send text messages to friends as she learned about the dangers of prescription drugs during one of many workshops at… Continue reading

Union files labor complaint against Kent School District

The Kent Education Association Monday filed an Unfair Labor Practice complaint against the Kent School District, charging the district with 11 different violations, including subcontracting… Continue reading

T-Birds’ first Kent match Jan. 3; tickets selling fast

The Thunderbirds are coming!The Seattle Thunderbirds minor-league hockey team will debut at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 against the Everett Silvertips at the new ShoWare… Continue reading

Kent city budget passes on skimpy 4-3 vote

The Kent City Council adopted the 2009 city budget by the narrowest of margins: 4-3.Three Council members voted against the budget, stating they wanted to… Continue reading

Salvation Army needs help to provide holiday cheer

The Salvation Army bell ringers are out again with their red kettles and friendly greetings, but they’re not having much luck filling the kettles this… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2008

Kent residents will pay more for water starting April 1

Come April, Kent residents are going to face higher water and storm-drainage bills.The Kent City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to increase the basic water… Continue reading

Report of abduction in Kent was false, police say

A Kent woman's call to the Kent Police about a possible abduction of an 18-to-22-year-old woman Wednesday morning on the West Hill turned out to… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2008

Possible abduction witnessed on Kent’s West Hill: police seek leads

A Kent woman reported to Kent Police what appeared to be an abduction of an 18-to-22-year-old woman at about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2008

KW students bring in mighty haul of food donations

Christine Donaldson’s third-period physics class may have been named champions of the first Kentwood High School “Munch Madness” food drive tournament, but the real winners… Continue reading

Morales, Kozy Rotary students of the week

Juan de Dios Morales and Melissa Kozy have been selected as the Kent Rotary Students of the Week.Both are students at Kentlake High School.Morales, a… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2008

Last, fast ride ends in crash and arrest

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 29-year-old Covington man for investigation of first-degree robbery after he reportedly crashed his car at a high rate… Continue reading

Man charged in Westfield mall shootings enters plea

Barry Lee Saunders Jr., charged with the Nov. 22 shooting death of a teen at Westfield Southcenter mall, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of… Continue reading

Thunderbird ticket sales are go, say box-office folks

The Seattle Thunderbirds minor league hockey team has sold nearly 1,800 season tickets for the new ShoWare Center at Kent, almost doubling the number of… Continue reading

WaMu hands more than 9,000 workers pink slips

It had been in the works since JPMorgan Chase bought the failing Washington Mutual corporation in September, but WaMu employees Monday were finally given word… Continue reading