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Georgia school board confirms Watts as new superintendent

Calvin Watts led Kent School District for six years

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A rendering of the Alexan Gateway Apartments along Military Road South on Kent’s West Hill. Work has stopped on the project after the construction company declared bankruptcy. COURTESY IMAGE, City of Kent

Construction remains halted on Kent West Hill apartment complex

Work stopped on Alexan Gateway project when company declared bankruptcy

A rendering of the Alexan Gateway Apartments along Military Road South on Kent’s West Hill. Work has stopped on the project after the construction company declared bankruptcy. COURTESY IMAGE, City of Kent
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Median residential property values up 17.8% in Kent’s Panther Lake area

King County Assessor’s Office releases latest numbers

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Israel Vela named 30-day interim superintendent for Kent schools

School Board to start process to replace Calvin Watts

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Kent Police Blotter: July 15-24

Incidents include several shootings; post office burglary

  • Jul 29, 2021
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Highline College to require vaccinations beginning fall quarter

All students, staff and faculty who visit campus are required to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 27; vaccine clinics held throughout August.

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Federal Way graduate charged with murder in South Seattle homicide

Sadiq Aroni, 22, is accused of driving two people who allegedly shot a 20-year-old man in June.

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Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

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Kent Police face 21 officers leaving force; fewer applying

13 resigning, 8 retiring so far this year among 160-member department

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Two people shot, injured while driving along I-5 in Kent

Shots fired from passing vehicles near SR 516 at Boeing commuters

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Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)

King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)
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Auburn corgi Angus captures title race at Emerald Downs

72 corgis compete for championship

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Man killed in Federal Way Sunday night shooting

No suspect, circumstance information yet, according to police

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Elderly Kent residents targets of jewelry theft | Crime alert

Police seek help to identify suspects

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Condo prices in South King County surge during pandemic

The value of condominiums in King County increased during the pandemic, with the largest increase in value in South King County, according to a press… Continue reading

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Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Fire sweeps downtown Auburn apartment building, all residents out safely

Firefighters had to rescue two residents from the roof of an apartment building in downtown Auburn that burned late Friday night and into early Saturday… Continue reading

Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
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City of Kent dedicates Diego’s Field at West Fenwick Park

Futsal field named after Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno

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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021
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