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Updated: Sprouts from Kent firm implicated in Salmonella outbreak

Sprouters Northwest, Inc. of Kent, Washington is recalling its alfalfa sprout products (alfalfa sprouts, onion sprouts, and salad sprouts) because they may be linked to a recent outbreak of Salmonellosis in Oregon and Washington State.

  • Sep 5, 2008

Rusbuldt takes shine to Kent street signs

Sign, sign, everywhere a Kent city street sign. With more than 14,000 street signs in Kent, Tom Rusbuldt, a city street-sign maintenance worker, stays plenty busy. From stop signs to school-zone signs to street-name signs, Rusbuldt is part of a three-man crew that installs and repairs the signs for the city’s public works department.

Kent Council takes first step in Panther Lake annexation

The Kent City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to let Panther Lake area residents vote next year on whether to annex their area to the city.

Thunderbirds schedule Sept. 13 exhibition game in Kent

The T-Birds' only home exhibition game of the preseason will be Sept. 13, at Kent Valley Ice Centre against the Portland Winter Hawks. Game time is 6 p.m.

  • Sep 4, 2008

King County fire marshal to lift burn ban on Friday

In concert with Pierce County, Kitsap County, Mason County and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, King County will lift its burn ban 8 a.m. Sep. 5.

  • Sep 4, 2008

911 access restored to 20,000 King County residents

Posted 12:17 p.m. Sept. 3 About 20,000 residents in Redmond and unincorporated King County can dial 911 again from their land-line phones now that a severed fiber optic cable has been repaired.

  • Sep 4, 2008

Plea in Kent truck-assault case

A 24-year-old Renton man pleaded not guilty Aug. 25 in King County Superior Court to charges of second-degree assault and first-degree malicious mischief in connection with an Aug. 8 incident when Kent Police shot him as he reportedly attempted to charge the on-foot officers with his vehicle.

Federal grand jury indicts Des Moines man on Internet crimes

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a 46-year-old Des Moines man on 16 counts of Internet threats of violence and identity theft.

  • Sep 4, 2008

Blotter: Foot chase involves escalator, ends in arrest

Kent Police arrested a 25-year-old man for obstructing an officer after the man led police on a short foot chase at about 6 p.m. Aug. 18 through an East Hill parking lot and department store in the 10200 block of Southeast 240th Street.

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Chamber plans forum

  • Sep 4, 2008

Rotary donates supplies to Kent schools

At a time when many parents are worried about providing their children with the necessary supplies to start the school year, the Kent Rotary club is doing its part to help out at two elementary schools in Kent.

First day of school a big one for Kent bus drivers

After two months of sleeping in and waking up with ease, the morning alarm clock must have come awfully early for teachers and students Tuesday morning.

Wave of car prowls in Kent: Numbers going down

The number of weekly vehicle prowls jumped to 33 from 17 in the city of Kent in mid-August from mid-July.

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Cepeda passes basic training

  • Sep 2, 2008

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Free eye exams slated

  • Sep 2, 2008

Let’s shoot hoops: New court at Kent park

Jason St. Louis, 18, didn't know about the city of Kent dedication ceremony Aug. 26 at West Fenwick Park. But he certainly knew about the new outdoor basketball court.

Thunderbirds notch first preseason victory

The Seattle Thunderbirds have climbed into the preseason win column. Goalie Jacob DeSerrres made 41 saves on 44 shots – including 18 in each of the second and third periods – and four different players scored goals as the Thunderbirds hung on for a 4-3 victory against the Portland Winter Hawks Aug. 31 in their final game at the Everett Silvertips Preseason Tournament.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Panther Lake annexation topic of Sept. 2 hearing

The Kent City Council has scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 2 regarding a proposal to annex the Panther Lake area.

Kent-based charity receives its own act of kindness

Ask and ye shall receive. Or so it was for Kelly Carroll at R Place for Refuge, who asked the community for an "act of kindness" to help replace their burned-up truck and received a new one with a week.

More than 100 Kent students switching schools

The parents of more than 200 students in eight Kent elementary schools filed last week to have their children placed in other Kent elementary schools, after those eight schools failed to make adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind act.