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

    Friday | 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Sen. Cantwell calls for more help to address affordable housing crisis during Kent visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent 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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  9. Kent takes another step toward selling Naden propertiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent Reporter

    City staff will ask the Kent City Council in the next few weeks to approve a resolution to try to sell to a developer the Naden Avenue properties , a 7-acre downtown site. Just two people showed up Tuesday night at City Hall for a public meeting about the proposal to surplus the land.

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  10. Kent Regional Fire Authority to become Puget Sound RFARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent Reporter

    Starting Jan. 1, the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority name will go away to be replaced by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The RFA board approved the name change at its Wednesday meeting to give the department a name that reflects its regional reach.

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  11. Kent to close portion of Interurban Trail for repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Kent Reporter

    The city of Kent will intermittently close the Interurban Trail between South 212th and 228th streets from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 21 through Sept. 30. Crews need to close the trail for bridge excavation, concrete placement and paving, according to city officials.

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  12. Kent's Blue Origin crew capsule safely lands during parachute testRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Kent Reporter

    Kent-based Blue Origin says a test flight last month in Texas showed the crew capsule of its New Shepard spacecraft could safely land with only two of its parachutes open. "On our most recent flight, we performed a test to prove the crew capsule could safely land with only two of its three parachutes open," Bezos said.

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  13. Two Kent residents injured in fiery I-90 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Kent Reporter

    Two Kent residents and a Des Moines man were injured in a five-car accident at 5:50 p.m. on Monday along eastbound Interstate 90 just west of State Route 18. Two vehicles caught on fire, including a 2001 Ford F150 pickup driven by a 35-year-old Kent man and a 1993 Ford Thunderbird driven by a 70-year-old Kent woman, according to the State Patrol. Paramedics transported both drivers to local hospitals.

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  14. County executive signs legislation to invest $87 million in housing near transit stationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Kent Reporter

    With rents and housing prices out of reach throughout the region, King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday joined with County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove and housing advocates to sign legislation to invest up to $87 million for creation of more than 1,000 units of affordable workforce housing near new or existing transit stations. "Today, we celebrate landmark legislation to create vibrant, mixed-income neighborhoods with affordable housing near transit centers," said Constantine, according to a county media release.

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  15. Kent Police to open substation at East Hill crime hotspotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Kent Reporter

    Police will move into a storefront at the East Hill Shopping Center, 25649 104th Ave. SE , just south of Kent-Meridian High School. The current East Hill substation is at the Kent Police and Fire Training Center, 24425 116th Ave. SE.

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  16. Two men stab each other on Kent's West HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Kent Reporter

    Two men stabbed and injured each other during a dispute at about 10:55 a.m. Tuesday on the West Hill near the intersection of Kent Des Moines Road and Pacific Highway South . Preliminary reports indicate that a Hispanic man approached a black man at the bus stop near the intersection, according to a Kent Police media release.

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  17. Two members of violent drug trafficking ring receive prison sentencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Kent Reporter

    Two men who were significantly involved in a violent drug trafficking organization distributing meth, heroin and cocaine in the Seattle area - including Kent - were sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Son T. Nguyen, aka "Nine Fingers" aka "Kim," 43, of Seattle, received a 10-year prison sentence and Long V. Trong, aka "Black Long," 43, of Seattle, was sentenced to six years, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office media release.

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  18. Trial starts for man accused of Kent Shell station murdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Kent Reporter

    A jury trial began on Monday for the 31-year-old Burien man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the August 2014 shooting deaths of two Shell service station employees in Kent. Leland Dean Russell Jr., dressed in a dark gray suit, sat next to defense attorney Leta Schattauer as he listened to an opening statement by King County senior deputy prosecutor Karissa Taylor about what the jury can expect to see and hear over the next four to five weeks in King County Superior Court at Kent's Maleng Regional Justice Center.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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