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Surveillance footage appears to show Tyler Slaeker and other people entering the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, according to U.S District Court documents. Courtesy photo

Federal Way man arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

A Federal Way man was arrested Aug. 4 for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. An FBI Special Agent signed an… Continue reading

Surveillance footage appears to show Tyler Slaeker and other people entering the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, according to U.S District Court documents. Courtesy photo
COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kent School District releases plan to return to in-person learning this fall

Face coverings, physical distancing among requirements

COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Kent Police arrest man for killing woman in her home

Man, 33, is related to 55-year-old victim; 10th Kent homicide in 2021

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Flames burst out of the roof of Max House Apartments on July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Downtown Auburn fire causes millions in damage

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the July 24 fire.

Flames burst out of the roof of Max House Apartments on July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Valley Regional Fire Authority.
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Voters approving change to make fire benefit fee permanent

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority measure

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Fincher dominates two opponents in Kent City Council race

Incumbent collects 77.4% of the vote in early primary returns

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King County has no plans to buy any Kent hotels for the homeless

County has made purchases in Renton, Auburn, Federal Way and Seattle

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Kent Police investigate suspicious death of woman on West Hill

Found inside residence at Mar A Villa Mobile Home Park

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Cows at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

State’s dairy workers begin earning overtime with new law

“This bill corrects a historic injustice,” said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines).

Cows at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
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Photo courtesy of King County

King County announces purchase agreement of Federal Way hotel

Hotel and two additional Seattle properties to become part of county’s Health Through Housing homelessness program.

Photo courtesy of King County
The Vibe Apartments in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Vibe Apartments

Kent apartment rents jump 9.1% compared to same time last year

1.2% hike in July marks fifth consecutive month of increases

The Vibe Apartments in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Vibe Apartments
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2 Northwest Territorial Mint employees federally convicted of mail, wire fraud felonies

The now-bankrupt company had offices in Federal Way and Auburn; total loss to customers more than $25 million

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Critical race theory became a political buzzword last fall after Gig Harbor resident Christopher Rufo (right) joined commentator Tucker Carlson on Fox News. (Screenshot from YouTube broadcast)

Educational merit of critical race theory sparks heated debate

In Washington, schools have seen parents protest and threaten to remove their children from schools.

Critical race theory became a political buzzword last fall after Gig Harbor resident Christopher Rufo (right) joined commentator Tucker Carlson on Fox News. (Screenshot from YouTube broadcast)
The King County Courthouse. File photo

Sexual assault leads to calls for closing King County Courthouse

Crime is rising in the ’dangerous environment that has surrounded our seat of government.’

The King County Courthouse. File photo
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Permit filed for 7-story apartment complex in downtown Kent

56 units at Second Avenue South and West Willis Street

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Calvin Watts releases farewell letter to Kent School District

After six years as superintendent

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Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Health

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are rising in Washington

Data suggests the vaccine is effective in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19

Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Health
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King County Council OKs millions for courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog

Some lawyers testified that the backlog has created an “access to justice” problem.

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