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A second parking garage for Sounder train commuters in Kent could be jeopardy due to potential Sound Transit revenue shortfalls. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Kent City Council fights to keep Sounder parking garage moving forward

Sound Transit considering changes due to declining tax revenue, higher construction costs

A second parking garage for Sounder train commuters in Kent could be jeopardy due to potential Sound Transit revenue shortfalls. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers

Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional.

  • May 5, 2021
Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo
Kent City Council members from left to right: Satwinder Kaur, Les Thomas, Bill Boyce, Toni Troutner, Marli Larimer, Brenda Fincher and Zandria Michaud. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent City Council to discuss budget, homelessness, race and equity

Agenda set for annual retreat May 7 at Kent Senior Center

Kent City Council members from left to right: Satwinder Kaur, Les Thomas, Bill Boyce, Toni Troutner, Marli Larimer, Brenda Fincher and Zandria Michaud. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Bill Boyce, left, and King County Councilmember Regan Dunn. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent’s Bill Boyce appointed to Harborview Board of Trustees

King County Council approves choice of Kent City Council member

Bill Boyce, left, and King County Councilmember Regan Dunn. COURTESY PHOTO
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Two men found with gunshot wounds in Kent, Federal Way

Early Tuesday morning incident

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Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
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Police confirm allegation against Kent School District employee

Staff member accused of inappropriate behavior with a minor

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Mona Das. COURTESY PHOTO

Das bill expanding affordable housing development becomes state law

Extends Multifamily Tax Exemption for developers on certain property taxes

Mona Das. COURTESY PHOTO
Courtesy of Washington Military Department

Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Kent Rotary raises $10,000 for local causes

Slipper donations part of community fundraising drive

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A gray wolf.

Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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A gray wolf.
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Elementary school staff member in Kent accused of inappropriate behavior

Employee placed on administrative leave during investigation

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A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Lane closure set on I-5 for light rail construction in Kent, Federal Way

Scheduled for several nights in May along southbound lanes

A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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No appointment needed to get vaccinated at Kent, Auburn sites

Walk-ins accepted due to plenty of vaccine

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A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo

King County gun violence keeps soaring in 2021

69 shooting victims in first three months, 16 of them fatal

A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

  • Apr 28, 2021
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be at Kent Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30 to help promote blood donations needed by Bloodworks Northwest. COURTESY PHOTO, Oscar Mayer

Wienermobile coming to Kent Station on April 30

Oscar Mayer vehicle in town to help encourage blood donations

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be at Kent Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 30 to help promote blood donations needed by Bloodworks Northwest. COURTESY PHOTO, Oscar Mayer
McSorely Creek in Des Moines, on Sept. 14. The water’s brown color is from a Sept. 10-14 sewage spill. The drain pipe at right is part of cleanup efforts. COURTESY PHOTO, Midway Sewer District.

Midway Sewer District in Kent fined for September sewage spill

An estimated 1.2 million gallon spill into McSorley Creek in Des Moines

McSorely Creek in Des Moines, on Sept. 14. The water’s brown color is from a Sept. 10-14 sewage spill. The drain pipe at right is part of cleanup efforts. COURTESY PHOTO, Midway Sewer District.
Dwell at Kent Station Apartments. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent apartment rents increase sharply over the past month

Up 2.2% in April compared to March

Dwell at Kent Station Apartments. COURTESY PHOTO