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Sound Transit completes new light rail base in Bellevue

Operations and maintenance facility similar to what’s planned in either Kent or Federal Way

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First ORCA card free for youth ages 6-18

ORCA cards accepted on Sound Transit, King County Metro, Washington State Ferries, and more.

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King County health officer issues directive urging continued use of face masks

Effort needed to slow the spread of COVID-19

  • May 20, 2021
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Woman seriously injured in I-5 freeway crash in Kent

Vehicle struck on northbound shoulder just south of State Route 516

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Sound Transit will add 152 new light vehicles to its expanding system by 2024, including a new route from SeaTac to Federal Way. The first of the new vehicles were entered into service in May. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

First new Link light rail vehicles enter passenger service

New cars offer more bike racks, larger windows

Sound Transit will add 152 new light vehicles to its expanding system by 2024, including a new route from SeaTac to Federal Way. The first of the new vehicles were entered into service in May. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
A swimmer dives into Lake Meridian last summer. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

City of Kent might drop lifeguard program due to lack of applicants

Just a handful apply for Lake Meridian Park summer positions; as many as 20 needed

A swimmer dives into Lake Meridian last summer. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
A graduation sign placed at Decatur High School. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way graduates to be allowed 4 guests each at ceremonies

Graduations at Federal Way Memorial Stadium in June

A graduation sign placed at Decatur High School. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
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King County Wastemobile to be in Kent May 28-30

Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and other household hazardous items

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A New Shepard rocket launch by Kent-based Blue Origin in West Texas. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin

Highest bid at $2.6 million for seat on Blue Origin rocket to space

Kent-based company reveals online bids that continue until June 10

A New Shepard rocket launch by Kent-based Blue Origin in West Texas. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin
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Ubax Gardheere launches campaign for King County Council

Community organizer to challenge Reagan Dunn in District 9

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Closure of Kent’s ShoWare Center leads to $1.1 million loss in 2020

City-owned arena open for just two months prior to COVID-19 shutdown

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Penny Wood holds a copy of her book “She Married The Green River Serial Killer” on a trail near her Ravensdale home April 28. Photo by Alex Bruell

Ravensdale author pens update on Judith Mawson, ex-wife of the Green River Killer

Newly-updated book chronicles a triumph over the painful memories of Gary Ridgway

Penny Wood holds a copy of her book “She Married The Green River Serial Killer” on a trail near her Ravensdale home April 28. Photo by Alex Bruell
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Auburn man fatally shot inside Kent hookah lounge

Kent man injured in Sunday shooting; police trying to identify suspect

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I-5 HOV lane southbound to close overnight May 17-20 in Kent

10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for light rail project

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Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
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Auburn man charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Federal Way girl

The man, who is related to the girl’s father, faces charges of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm for April 25 shooting.

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Kent officer shot man after he reportedly tried to ram police vehicle

Investigation team updates May 10 shooting that injured man in Panther Lake

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Kentlake senior Baeza Lakew wins prestigious Jefferson Scholarship

Award worth more than $293,000 over four years

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Kent Police Blotter: April 25 to May 7

Numerous shots-fired incidents

  • May 14, 2021
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Kent dad rushes into burning home to try and save anyone that needed help

The man then offered the family that was affected a place to stay.

Screenshot from cellphone video