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  1. Kent-based Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation raises $441,000 for youth sportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Kent Reporter

    Community sports groups in Kent and surrounding cities have received more than $441,000 in grants since the Seattle Thunderbirds junior hockey team moved seven years ago to the ShoWare Center in Kent from Seattle. The Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation, supported by fans who buy 50/50 and jersey raffle tickets at home games, has awarded $441,668 since 2009, according to numbers compiled by the foundation, a nonprofit group overseen by a board of local residents and T-Birds officials.

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  2. 'A Fiddler's Feast' coming to Kent on Feb. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Kent Reporter

    Catch "A Fiddler's Feast," featuring Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas as well as Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St. Fiddlers share the stage, delivering everything from Scottish dance music to a wide range of American roots genres, and tunes ranging from poignant to sizzling. Fraser has long been regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and Haas is a talented, young, Julliard-trained cellist.

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  3. Residents vow to stop Kent's Pine Tree Park saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Kent Reporter

    Nearly 60 Pine Tree Park neighbors and supporters let city officials know at a public meeting Thursday night at Pine Tree Elementary School that they still hope to stop through litigation the city's $2 million sale of the 10-acre park to a developer who wants to build 64 homes on the site combined with 4 acres next door that the Kent School District sold. "It's not a done deal, we are not going to let it happen," said a Kent man who doesn't live next to the park but supports the movement to keep the neighborhood park.

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  4. Avett Brothers to perform July 23 at Kent's ShoWare CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Kent Reporter

    The Avett Brothers, a North Carolina-based folk rock band, plays the ShoWare Center in Kent at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use .

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  5. Kent looks to reduce train horn noise downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Kent Reporter

    Mill Creek neighborhood residents proposed the idea of a "quiet zone" to the council about six years ago because of the loud whistles heard at their homes. But the recession and other priorities derailed any plans to improve safety measures at railroad crossings to further separate vehicles and pedestrians from the tracks, so train engineers no longer need to blast their horns while going through 10 downtown intersections.

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  6. Seattle Ravens name new head coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Kent Reporter

    The Seattle Ravens hired Adam Kurtenbach as new head coach on Tuesday. He replaces Danny Lorenz at the helm of the first-year U.S. junior hockey team, which plays in Kent.

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  7. Kent's ShoWare Center cuts financial losses with best year yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Kent Reporter

    The arena lost $254,530 in 2015, its lowest loss since opening in 2009, according to the ShoWare Center income statement. The arena had expenses of $2.64 million and income of $2.38 million.

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  8. Kent drivers to face weeknight delays along SE 272nd StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Kent Reporter

    Drivers should expect delays westbound on Southeast 272nd Street between 132nd Avenue Southeast and 164th Avenue Southeast weeknights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Feb. 2 to Feb. 29. Crews will install new telecommunication lines on the north side of SE 272nd Street. Drivers also could see delays on the minor streets near the work area, according to city staff.

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  9. Limits posed in House bill on public records requestersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Kent Reporter

    Lawmakers are looking to modify the Public Records Act in an effort to help local agencies that claim they're burdened by overly broad and massive public-records requests. House Bill 2576 would give local agencies the power to limit the time they spend each month responding to public-records requests, and would allow local agencies to charge a fee for providing public records that are requested for commercial purposes.

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  10. Kent RFA board sets public hearing about fire benefit chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Kent Reporter

    People can let the governing board of the Kent Regional Fire Authority know what they think about an April 26 ballot measure to extend a fire benefit charge against property owners for another six years. The public hearing is at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Fire Station 78, 17820 SE 256th St., in Covington.

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  11. Rainier Youth Choirs to perform concerts on Feb. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Kent Reporter

    Rainier Youth Choirs' all-day festival and concerts are set for Feb. 6 at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Kent. Rainier Youth Choirs presents the A World of Song, an all-day honor choir festival and concert, on Saturday, Feb. 6 at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. SE, Kent.

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  12. Number of homeless people in Kent climbs to 165Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Kent Reporter

    A total of 165 homeless people were counted in Kent in the early hours Friday as part of the 36th annual One Count in King County, according to the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness , which organized the count by more than 1,100 volunteers. Kent had 135 homeless people counted last year, more than double the number from 2014.

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  13. Kent-Meridian student hit by car in serious condition at hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Kent Reporter

    The Kent-Meridian High School student struck by a car on Wednesday as he walked in a crosswalk at the school parking lot has been upgraded to serious from critical condition. The boy, 16, remained in intensive care with a head injury at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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  14. Kent RFA seeks extension of fire benefit chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Kent Reporter

    Fire chief Jim Schneider doesn't expect to get as much sleep as normal over the next few months - not until he knows what voters decide about extending a fire benefit fee. Voters in Kent, Covington and Fire District 37 will decide on the April 26 ballot whether the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority can continue for another six years its fire benefit charge against property owners to help pay for fire services.

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  15. Light the fuse and save Kent's Splash event | Guest opRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Kent Reporter

    There may be more fireworks within the confines of the walls at City Hall than on the Fourth of July. Kent City Councilmembers seem to agree that a ban on fireworks is imminent and a few new fresh amendments seem to be palatable.

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  16. Sound Transit restores funding for Auburn, Kent Sounder station access projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Kent Reporter

    The Sound Transit Board of Directors on Thursday restored funding for the Auburn and Kent Sounder Station Access Improvement projects, paving the way to build more parking, pedestrian, bike and other improvements at two high-demand stations. "I am very pleased that the needs of South King County transit riders are being addressed by Sound Transit," said Nancy Backus, Sound Transit board member and Auburn mayor.

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  17. Senate resolution condemns attacks on women's health care clinicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Kent Reporter

    Citing recent attacks on health care providers in Pullman and Colorado Springs, Colo., the resolution declares that all people in Washington should be able to access health care without fear of violence, intimidation or harassment. "This kind of violence is meant to instill fear," said Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, sponsor of the resolution.

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  18. Three injured in suspected arson fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Kent Reporter

    Three people, including the occupant of the apartment where the fire started, were injured Thursday morning after smoke and flames were reported at a Kent apartment complex in the 24800 block of 45th Avenue South . All three men suffered non-life threatening smoke inhalation injuries, were evaluated by King County paramedics and sent to local hospitals by private ambulances.

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  19. Car strikes, injures Kent-Meridian High studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Kent Reporter

    A 16-year-old male student at Kent-Meridian High Schoo l suffered life-threatening injuries on Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle hit him as he walked across a crosswalk in the school parking lot. Kent Police arrested a 22-year-old Kent man for investigation of vehicular assault after he reportedly entered the parking lot a high rate of speed and hit the student, said police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson in a phone interview.

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  20. Kent Police bust man for illegally dumping 30 tires | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of illegal dumping after he reportedly dumped about 30 tires on the side of a West Hill dead end street. Video surveillance from the nearby Highline Water District showed the man unloading tires out of the back of his red truck on Jan. 12 in the 3100 block of South 240th Street, according to the police report.

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