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  1. Kent man dies in car crash; Kent driver arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    One Kent man is dead and another Kent man faces a potential charge of vehicular homicide after a single-vehicle, high-speed crash on Monday evening along the Kent-Black Diamond Road Southeast in unincorporated Auburn. Gurpreet Gosal, 21, a passenger in a BMW, died from multiple injuries to the head and body, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

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  2. New Kent city board to strengthen ties with diverse communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    Building stronger relationships between diverse communities and Kent city officials looms as the primary goal for a new volunteer board. Mayor Suzette Cooke and the City Council appointed the 16-member Cultural Communities Board on July 19 at City Hall to help bring Kent and its diverse residents closer together.

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  3. Disney On Ice returns Nov. 2-7 at Kent's ShoWare CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    Catch Disney On Ice presentation of Worlds of Enchantment Nov. 2-7 at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Tickets go on sale Aug. 2. Disney On Ice will present Worlds of Enchantment during 10 shows from Nov. 2-7 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

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  4. King County Council adopts new marijuana legislation on split voteRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    ... recreational marijuana businesses but counties and cities can regulate or ban the industry through zoning. The city of Kent bans all marijuana businesses. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our ...

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  5. What to look out for when comparing long distance movers in Des Moines, WARead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Waterland Blog

    ... is an attractive one. However, in order to start that new life off on the right foot, you want to carefully choose a Kent moving company that can take care of the move in a trustworthy, professional manner. When you're shopping for long distance ...

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  6. REI boosts wages in 25 percent of its stores including BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Business Journal

    REI employees in about one-quarter of the company's stores will get bumps in pay on Aug. 21. The Kent, Washington-based outdoor retailer told employees this week that they will get boosts between 5 percent and 15 percent if they work in Seattle, Boston, Denver, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. "We are focusing first on ... (more)

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  7. King County Council approves grant for arsenic clean-up project in KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Kent Reporter

    The city of Kent will receive a $100,000 grant from King County for the Leber Homestead Arsenic Remediation project to clean up contaminated soil within the floodplain and improve both water quality and salmon habitat in the Green River. The King County Council on Monday approved $850,000 in grant funding through the WaterWorks Grant Program for projects throughout the county that improve regional water quality.

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  8. Beat the heat tips for Kent residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Kent Reporter

    This week is expected to warm up to the mid-80s and near 90 on Friday. It's time to beat the heat. The Kent Regional Fire Authority offers the following tips to keep children safe while driving around town or on trips, as well as ways to stay cool in ...

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  9. Princess Kennedy prevails in Washington Oaks | Emerald DownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Kent Reporter

    ... Her overall record is 3-3-1 in 12 starts, including a third in the May 29 Irish Day Stakes and second in the June 26 Kent Stakes. With the 3-year-old series having produced four different winners in as many races, Princess Kennedy has a good chance ...

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  10. Veteran Resource Center to host open house, share informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | South Whidbey Record

    The Whidbey Veterans Resource Center is inviting veterans and families to a resources and information open house from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the American Legion Post 141 on 14096 State Route 525, Bayview. Presentations will provide information on no-cost burial or internment for veterans and spouses at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent; employment programs for local veterans; connecting with small businesses employing veterans; Opportunity Council assistance programs; Island County Veterans Assistance Resources; VA benefits for veterans and eligible spouses; and VA healthcare enrollment and services.

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  11. Kent Police, residents build relationships at public meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Kent Reporter

    A diverse crowd of more than 200 gave Kent Police a standing ovation after a community meeting Thursday night to build relationships between residents and officers. Police Chief Ken Thomas organized the gathering in the Student Center at Kent Covenant Church on the East Hill in response to recent officer shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., and other incidents throughout the nation.

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  12. Smith Brothers Farms partners with Tony's Coffee to release Organic Cold Brew Coffee with milkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Dairy Foods

    Smith Brothers Farms , Kent, Wash., partnered with Bellingham, Wash.-based Tony's Coffee to release a new co-branded beverage, Tony's Organic Cold Brew with Milk. The coffee beverage comes in regular and chocolate varieties.

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  13. Kent Downtown Partnership Golf Tournament set for Sept. 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Kent Reporter

    The fee is $100 per player, which includes one round of golf, a cart, dinner and beverages. Four players are allowed per team.

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  14. Kent Police to add security measures around headquartersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police will beef up security measures around its headquarters with a glass ballistic barrier at a nearby parking garage to help protect officers. "We really haven't done anything to address security around the police station since it opened in the early '90s," said Police Chief Ken Thomas.

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  15. River Days Weekend is finally hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Renton Reporter

    The main event is all weekend long at Liberty Park, with artist booths, a kids zone, two stages and, of course, plenty of great food at the Nibble of Renton! a Line up on South Third Street from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park starting 10 a.m. on July 23 to see Renton River Days Parade. Kent Phillips of STAR 101.5 FM will be this year's parade announcer.

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  16. Kent man gets 15-year prison sentence for heroin, meth, gun dealingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Kent Reporter

    A Kent man and leader of a large drug trafficking group who tortured a co-conspirator to get information about a missing shipment of drugs, received a 15-year prison sentence for three federal felonies on Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Authorities arrested Ramon Zavala-Zazueta, 44, last August hiding in a closet of his residence with a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

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  17. Kent's Siepser honored as top student at WWU | School briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent Reporter

    Kent's Natasha Siepser recently was honored as one of Western Washington University's Outstanding Graduates for the 2015-16 academic year. Siepser graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry with a minor in materials science and is the Outstanding Graduate of the chemistry department.

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  18. Meal program feeds children during the summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent Reporter

    Each summer, the Kent School District provides thousands of meals to children, some of whom may not get a lunch otherwise. Since 1992, the school district has offered the summer meals program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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  19. Sen. Cantwell calls for more help to address affordable housing crisis during Kent visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Renton Reporter

    U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., visited Kent's Birch Creek housing complex on Wednesday to talk about affordable housing with local leaders. Before a roundtable discussion with the mayors from Kent, Auburn, Tukwila and Federal Way, as well as representatives from community agencies, Cantwell toured the 259-unit affordable housing complex, which is home to more than 1,000 residents including more than 600 children.

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  20. Kent RFA answers residents' questions in wake of fire fatalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent Reporter

    Capt. Kyle Ohashi, Kent Regional Fire Authority spokesman, explains operations and procedures to residents during a gathering at the SHAG Park Court apartments. Call it an after-the-fire chat, an opportunity to calm fears, educate others and reassure residents who may have been caught in the throes of a damaging blaze.

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