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It’s easy for the city of Kent to find a good mechanic. Robert Stone works as one of four vehicle-repair staffers at the city maintenance shop on West James Street just east of Russell Road. He helps keep nearly 565 city cars and trucks running smoothly as part of the fleet division of the Public Works Department. Stone helps make sure residents as well as city officials benefit from his work.
Enumclaw Regional Hospital and King County Health Department will provide a free childhood immunization clinic from 10:30-5 p.m. Sept. 4 at the hospital, located at 1450 Batterby Ave. in Enumclaw.
Highline Community College on June 16 dedicated its Marine Science and Technology Center, a new public-education facility on Redondo Beach in Des Moines.
Legal fireworks go on sale Saturday in Kent. But fireworks are illegal to use in the city until the Fourth of July.
The 14-year-old teen who drowned June 20 at Lake Meridian in Kent has been identified as Isaih Goodwin.
King County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 31-year-old Kent man with second-degree rape for allegedly raping and impregnating a physically and mentally disabled woman at a Kent assisted-living facility.
Preliminary scores for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning are out, with 85 percent of students statewide passing the test and the Kent and Tahoma school districts more than keeping pace.
The Des Moines Marina was crowded June 7, but the event didn’t call for aquatic sports.
Included among the eye candy at the opening of the new Town Square Plaza in downtown Kent June 28 will be a piece of art created by Kent-Meridian High School students — a big piece of art.
When Mark Haddock leaves his Kent School District position this year, he’ll leave local schools on a more level playing field than when he arrived.
Kent businesses and residents have more than doubled the amount of donations in the last two weeks to try to keep the community’s Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park as big as before.
Police arrested a man for investigation of harassment June 11 after a woman reported that he had made threatening comments to her as she waited with her children for a bus at 10:40 p.m. June 11 in the 1200 block of Central Avenue North. The man also claimed to have a gun in his vehicle, she said.
An 86-year-old woman drowned Friday night at the Des Moines Marina after the sport utility vehicle she was riding in drove off the dock and plunged into the Puget Sound.
In a few months, the privilege of using the boat launch at Lake Meridian might cost a few dollars.
City of Kent staffers have decided to drop out of a group of South King County cities that want to build a new regional jail. City officials decided the current Kent jail could serve the city’s needs for the next several years without spending as much as $13 million on a new jail.
Nobody watches the city of Kent as closely as Seth Frankel.
Kent Police cited five employees at five businesses for reportedly furnishing liquor to minors during a June 14 town-wide compliance check at 21 stores, restaurants and bars.
A heavy truck load and a forgotten delivery invoice reportedly led to a domestic dispute between a husband and wife truck-driving team at 6:17 a.m. June 9 near a Kent warehouse in the 22800 block of 54th Avenue South.