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  1. Leader of the Pack rolls onto local stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    Caught up in the days of doo-wop sounds, teens with Heavier Than Air Family Theatre Co. are falling for "Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical".

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  2. Green River College cuts four programs, seven sparedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Kent Reporter

    The administration of Green River College has eliminated four programs while sparing seven others that had been on the chopping block, college officials announced last week. In May, the college notified faculty in 11 programs of the potential cuts to help close a budget gap.

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  3. Fain recognized for work supporting people with developmental disabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Kent Reporter

    Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, was recognized for his work in the Legislature supporting people with developmental disabilities at a recent gathering of parents and advocates in Renton. The Arc of King County's Parent and Family Coalition, which mobilizes family members to advocate the Legislature on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, hosted the event.

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  4. Green River College cuts softball, adds recreational sportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Kent Reporter

    Jack Musoke, a Green River College student from Uganda, handles the ball during a recreational soccer game. Green River College has placed an emphasis on recreational sports, after cutting its fastpitch softball program.

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  5. City awards contract for widening, improving South 277thRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    As the last two-lane part of the corridor between State Routes 99 and 18, South 277th Street in Auburn creates a choke point that causes congestion, slowing things down and creating safety issues. To open it up and make it easier to get to the cities of Auburn, Kent, Federal Way and Covington, the City of Auburn is launching an 18-month-long construction project in July that adds 3,300 feet of intersection improvements and widens the roadway between Auburn Way North and L Street Northeast.

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  6. Ball retires after years of building Green River CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    In the last 15 years, Sam Ball has overseen the construction of a dozen capital projects at Green River College. Ball, 73, joined Green River in December 1989 to teach management and economics to Boeing employees at the Education Training Center, which was housed in a rented facility on Central Avenue North in Kent.

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  7. Small homes, big dreams: Green River student building possibilities with tiny housesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    When Ryder Patton completes the carpentry program at Green River College in June, he plans to drive the house he's built to Minnesota and live there. Using skills acquired in the program, Patton is building a tiny house on an 8-by-20-foot trailer, which he will then be able to transport across the country.

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  8. Honoring innovators who transform education | Our CornerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    When the Bellevue businesswoman looked into her own grandchildren's eyes, she couldn't forget about the conversation she'd had with her sister-in-law, Janet Wheaton, over Thanksgiving turkey. Wheaton, then an administrator in the Yakima Valley School District of Granger, Washington, spoke about the impoverished students whose families struggled every day just to meet their basic human needs.

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  9. Kent man fights for four minutes with two officers | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    It took a nearly four-minute tussle before two Kent Police officers could handcuff a man who had reportedly assaulted his wife. An officer even fired a Taser in an effort to control the man before the arrival of a third officer finally put a stop to the struggle at about 4:27 a.m. on May 13 at a house in the 25400 block of 116th Avenue Southeast, according to the police report.

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  10. Sports Authority to close all stores, including Kent siteRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    Sports Authority will close all 463 stores this year because of financial losses. The company has a Kent location on the East Hill.

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  11. Three-day faculty strike begins at Green River over proposed program cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    The 10-member United Faculty board voted unanimously last Friday to strike. Union members authorized the strike after college administrators announced 11 programs facing elimination.

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  12. Three-day strike starts Monday at Green River CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    The United Faculty board voted unanimously on Friday to strike. Union members authorized the strike last week after college administrators announced 11 programs facing elimination .

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  13. Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    Sixty-five local facilities earned environmental awards from King County's Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protected regional water quality in 2015. Each year, the Industrial Waste Program, which operates as part of King County's Wastewater Treatment Division, honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to regional pollution prevention goals.

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  14. Nightly closures of SR 167 HOT lanes this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce State Route 167 to one lane southbound Friday night and one lane northbound Saturday and Sunday nights to replace toll equipment. a At 11 p.m. Friday, crews will close the southbound SR 167 high occupancy toll lane between Renton and Auburn.

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  15. Smoother highways coming: repaving projects set to begin on SR 18 in...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    A few months of grinding and paving work will clear the way for years of smooth driving for motorists who use State Route 18 in Auburn and State Route 167 in Kent and Renton. On Monday, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin repaving a half-mile section of eastbound SR 18 near SR 167, as well as several on- and off-ramps serving the highways.

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  16. Rainier Youth Choirs presents 'A World of Colors' on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    Rainier Youth Choirs performs its final concert of the season at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 SE 248th St., Kent. RYC features the talents of singers aged 8-18 from the greater Kent, Auburn, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Renton and Issaquah areas.

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  17. Northbound SR 167 has overnight lane closures this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    Drivers who use northbound State Route 167 in Auburn and Kent should plan ahead for possible overnight delays this weekend as Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews replace sensors in the pavement. a Friday to the morning of Saturday - Up to two left lanes of northbound SR 167 from SR 516/Willis Street to South 212th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. a Saturday to the morning of Sunday - Up to two left lanes of northbound SR 167 from West Main Street to South 277th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards.

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  18. $9 million project to improve South 277th Street; project gets underway this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    The South 277th Street Corridor Capacity and Non-Motorized Trail Improvements project calls for 3,300 feet of intersection improvements and major roadway widening on the street from Auburn Way North to L Street Northeast. Ryan Vondrak, capital projects manager for the City of Auburn, provided the City Council a general project update on Monday, including the status of environmental permitting, right-of-way acquisition and scheduling.

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  19. Green River students, faculty upset with program rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    Hundreds of students and faculty members marched around Green River College's main campus in Auburn on Friday morning and took part in a silent protest in front of the Administration Building to express concerns about a controversial program prioritization process and school leadership. The show of discontent comes after the college released its program rankings earlier in the week.

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  20. Ralph kicks off Kent mayoral campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | Kent Reporter

    As far as Kent mayoral candidate Dana Ralph is concerned, the diverse crowd of well wishers who came to her official campaign kickoff event Thursday represents a foundation, the start of something big. "We wanted to get out there first, that was the whole thing," said Ralph, surrounded by supporters at Down Home Catering, the host of the social gathering that attracted local leaders and regional dignitaries, notably state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn.

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