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Permit parking is coming to the city of Kent for the first time, because of the Kent Events Center. The message? Don’t park in North Park without a permit. It’s the area just east of the city-owned events center.
What would you do if you found a bag of cash? When city of Kent employee Jeff Veach found a money bag with $1,200 early one morning this summer at a cash machine in downtown Kent, he picked up the bag, waved to the security camera and took the money to his boss.
Twenty-five years ago, Gary Ridgway killed Arleen Williams’ sister, irrevocably changing her family. In her first book, Williams tells the tale of growing up on a remote parcel of land on Tiger Mountain in the Issaquah Valley. Her sister, Maureen Sue Feeney, was killed at the age of 19, just a month after moving out of the family home and into a Seattle apartment.
The King County Prosecutor’s Office filed a second-degree assault charge Oct. 1 in King County Superior Court against a Kent man who allegedly made threats Sept. 27 to shoot his girlfriend at his West Hill home.
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A performance audit of the 10 largest school districts in the state made four best-practice recommendations to the Kent School Disrict, but did not offer any cost savings to the district.
The culture of King County’s animal services system is so far beyond repair that the County should get out of that line of business, according to three Metropolitan King County Councilmembers who on Sunday announced their support for the idea of partnering with a community agency to provide shelter services.
A verbal dispute turned physical when a girlfriend threw a blender at her boyfriend at about 6:15 p.m. Sept. 21 in the kitchen of a Kent home in the 27000 block of 125th Avenue Southeast.
Because of Merrill Vesper’s fight against kidney disease, the long hikes he and his wife first took together more than 20 years ago are out. But the city of Kent worker carefully researches hikes he still can take with Mary, his wife of 22 years.
At the kick-off assembly for the new green schools program at Martin Sortun Elementary, the kids were excited to show off what they had learned. As the trained pairs of students set to monitor the new three can system of garbage, recyclables and compost took their places behind their respective garbage collection points in the school’s multi-purpose room, education assistant Scott Meyer tested the rest of the student body about what they learned in preparation for Tuesday’s launch event.
An array of area fire and police agencies were summoned to two separate threats to Wednesday's activities at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.
Fifty Kentridge High School students were suspended this week in the aftermath of a Sept. 25 fight off campus between two students.
Prostitution Kent Police cited a grandmother and a married man for investigation of prostitution loitering after officers found the two sitting in a car at 2:32 a.m. Sept. 19 in a parking lot in the 25500 block of Pacific Highway South.
With 2,300 ethnically and culturally diverse students and dozens of administrators and staff, Kentridge High School has a larger population than some towns. “It’s like a mini-city here,” says Dave Fowler, the school’s security officer.
The Kent Fire Department has scheduled a hazardous-materials drill for Oct. 8, and local folks can get a firsthand view of the action. The drill runs 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at Univar USA, 8201 S. 212th St., Kent. Attendees must sign up by Oct. 3.
City of Kent and King County Fire District 37 officials continue to give serious thought to forming a regional fire authority. A regional fire authority would be able to levy a property tax as well as a new fire benefit fee to help provide more stable funding and increase response times to medical and fire calls, officials from both entities say.
After having cut $2.6 million from its operating budget for the 2008-2009 school year, the Kent School District is facing further cuts in the future as expenditures continue to outstrip revenues and the district’s fund balance continues to shrink.
Kent utility customers could see monthly jumps next year in water rates and storm drainage rates under a proposal outlined Tuesday at a City Council workshop.
Music fans can expect a new sound and a new experience at the East Village Opera Company concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Kentwood High School.
Three Kent residents were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on accusations of conspiracy to distribute cocaine as part of an alleged drug-trafficking ring spanning the Seattle area, Idaho and Mexico.