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Kent, Washington is located in King County. Zip codes in Kent, WA include 98030, 98035, and 98031. The median home price in Kent is $259,000 which is roughly $148/per square foot. More Kent information.

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18 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

Bobby Brown, Salt-N-Pepa to perform at ShoWare Center in Kent Oct. 25

Go old school and catch Bobby Brown, Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base and Young M.C. as part of the Hot 103.7 Hot House Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Tickets are $49.50, $70.50 and $114 which include the best floor seats, pre-party and after party in the Club Lounge with appetizers and cash bar, souvenir laminate and chance to take a photo with some of the artists performing.

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22 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

Kent welcomes innovative early learning center

Kindergarteners joined Kent School District officials and city dignitaries last Thursday to celebrate the district's latest investment in the city's youngest students - the Kent Valley Early Learning Center Presiding over the grand opening ceremony, Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas emphasized the crucial nature of the new school's mission. "Early learning and this investment in our young people are really about building tomorrow today."

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22 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

New downtown Kent apartments to open in October | The Platform

Rents range from $1,039 to $1,845 per month at the five-story complex, said property manager Heather Lagat during a tour last week. The complex offers move-in specials of a month's free rent and $99 down.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Special needs cat with arms ready to hug finds loving home

Brohann looks like he's going to reach right out and hug you. The beautiful tuxedo cat's limbs, which are malformed due to congenital issues, curl upward as though he's preparing for a hug.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Special needs cat with arms ready to hug finds loving home

Brohann looks like he's going to reach right out and hug you. The beautiful tuxedo cat's limbs, which are malformed due to congenital issues, curl upward as though he's preparing for a hug.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Covington Reporter

King County Executive Dow Constantine calls for accelerating energy efficiency projects

King County Executive Dow Constantine said his forthcoming biennial budget proposal will confront climate change by speeding up County energy efficiency projects while reducing overall costs. "By investing in projects that pay for themselves over time through lower utility bills, we can meet our climate targets faster and save money at the same time," said Executive Constantine, who will transmit his 2015-2016 budget proposal to the King County Council on Sept.

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Kent Reporter

Kent Police seek more minority hires to combat race gap between community, staff

While 85 percent of the Kent Police Department is white, the city's population is 55 percent white, the largest gap in the state, according to a recent national survey. The Kent Police Department has the largest percentage-point differences of white officers to white residents in the state with a 39 percent difference, according to a recent New York Times story.

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HeraldNet

Trader Joe's plans new location in Shoreline

The popular grocery chain Trader Joe's plans to open a new store in Shoreline in 2015. The Monrovia, California-based company confirmed Friday that it has signed a lease for roughly 10,300 square feet at 1201 N. 175th St. in Shoreline.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Kent Reporter

Salon owners welcome new location

His five-year-old business - Blanc 'n Schwartz Salon - now embraces a newly remodeled space at the corner of East Meeker Street and Railroad Avenue North - a more welcoming place for customers. "The visibility and the natural light are incredible," Schwartz said during a grand opening celebration of his full-service salon on a sun-splashed Thursday last week.

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Seattle Times

Kent police seek witnesses to double homicide at gas station

Kent police are seeking additional witnesses to the Aug. 20 shooting at a Shell gas station that left two employees dead. Detectives believe that there still are unidentified witnesses who may have firsthand knowledge of the shooting at the gas station at 6331 S.212th St. Killed in the shooting were gas station employees David Christianson and Carlos Gonzales.

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Auburn Reporter

King County sets public meetings in Auburn, Kent on Green River flood risk reduction work

The King County Flood Control District will host public meetings later this month in Kent and Auburn where a variety of flood protection solutions will be discussed for the lower Green River Valley that satisfy the multiple and often competing federal mandates and legal requirements that apply to levee systems. The levee system in the lower Green River Valley is old and outdated, according to a county media release.

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Seattle Times

Fire destroys home near Kentridge High School

Fire investigators in Kent are talking to a person of interest in connection with a blaze that destroyed an abandoned house Thursday morning. couldn't say whether investigators believe the fire was intentionally set, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Auburn Reporter

CERT graduates 17 more members

The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division has announced the addition of 17 new members to the area's Community Emergency Response Team , bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 611. The new members graduated from the area's 35th CERT courses that included 24 intensive hours of training over three days.

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Kent Reporter

Kent City Council committee passes recreational marijuana business ban

A Kent City Council committee agreed with the city's Land Use and Planning Board to ban recreational marijuana businesses. The council's Economic and Community Development Committee voted 2-1 on Monday to agree with the land use board's recommendation in June to not allow marijuana retail, production or processing facilities in Kent.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

KOMO News

Suspected car thief crashes on I-5 near Kent, flees on foot

King County deputies are searching for a suspected car thief who led police on a chase down Interstate 5 then fled on foot after crashing the car. The chase started in SeaTac at about 11:40 p.m. Monday when police spotted a suspected stolen car and attempted to pull the driver over.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Highline Times

Can Ferguson Happen Here?

Like many of you, I took great interest in the events that unfolded last month in Ferguson, Missouri. At water coolers and kitchen tables around the country, conversations are taking place about the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Kent Reporter

Upthegrove helps restore Kent's Shopper Shuttle

Finally a bit of good news for transit riders in Kent: Metro DART Routes 914 and 916, better known as part of the Shopper Shuttle, have been restored in King County Executive Dow Constantine's revised proposal for Metro service reductions. "When I learned that these routes were proposed for deletion I asked Metro to take another look," said King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, whose district includes part of Kent, in a Friday media release.

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Kent Reporter

Prosecutors charge Kent man with Seattle shooting

A 24-year-old Kent man and alleged gang member faces charges of first-and second-degree assault for reportedly shooting and injuring two men Aug. 5 at a park during an annual South Seattle memorial for a teen shot to death in 2008. Durrea Keith Davenport is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, Sept.

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Kent Reporter

Photo of the Week: Great wall

Crews continue to assemble sections of walling for Amazon's new 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Kent this week. The shipping center - in the Stryker Business Center at the corner of South 208th Street and 59th Place South - will store more than one million units of various small products, from books and games to electronics and accessories.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Kent Reporter

Schools labeled as failing, but are they?

Who's going to flinch first? The state and the U.S. Department of Education are playing a game of chicken that by design puts Washington state students in the middle. A lack of action on Capitol Hill in D.C. related to updating the Education and Secondary Education Act - its most current iteration is known by the name "No Child Left Behind" - has trickled down to Washington's school districts, which were required to mail home letters that labeled schools as failing.

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