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  1. Police find car used in fatal drive-by shooting of toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Seattle Times

    Kent police have impounded a car believed to be connected to the May 16 drive-by slaying of 1-year-old Malijha Grant. The car, a navy sedan, was impounded last week along with a light-colored Pontiac Grand Am, said police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson.


  2. King County Jail inmate dies of apparent seizureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Seattle Times

    The 31-year-old Seattle man had the seizure around 3:30 p.m., according to the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Jail and medical staff tried to resuscitate the inmate before he was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 5 p.m. The man was booked into jail on Sunday after he was arrested for alleged theft and violating the terms of his state Department of Corrections supervision.


  3. Seattle schools to expand English language services after critical reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Seattle Times

    Seattle Public Schools will make big changes in how it serves students whose first language is not English after a critical review from the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The school district, already in hot water over its special-education services, also is falling short in how it serves students whose first language is not English, state officials say.


  4. Crusaders, coach Rex Norris, keep rugby strong in KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Joanna Moreira, at left, and Emily Prentice enjoy a skills drill during practice on March 31, 2015. The Kent Crusaders girls rugby team is ranked in the top 10 in the nation.


  5. Federal Way guard Viont’e Daniels commits to Washington StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Federal Way senior guard Viont'e Daniels committed to Washington State on Wednesday afternoon, choosing the Cougars over Saint Mary's. The 6-foot-3 guard didn't have an offer on the table entering his senior season, but quickly picked up interest as he averaged 24 points, six rebounds and four assists per game while leading the Eagles to the Class 4A state title.


  6. Cities should use the Golden Rule when dealing with homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Cities across King County should get out of the way of faith-based efforts to address the rising crisis of homelessness. WHEN people of faith exercise the ethic of reciprocity - treating others as you would like to be treated - wise secular leaders mostly get out of the way.


  7. Authorities correct date when man with measles was in King Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Clallam County officials have revised the date that a Port Angeles man with a confirmed measles case visited sites in King County when he was contagious. The man was in King County on Jan. 28, according to the Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services.


  8. SPSL 4A hoop tourneys start todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Seattle Times

    The SPSL 4A boys and girls start post-season action today with four games at the ShoWare Center in Kent. The marquee games are the SPSL championship contests, starting at 7 p.m. with the girls contest between third-ranked Beamer and Curtis, which was in the top-10 earlier this season.


  9. Man sentenced to nearly 70 years for fatal Federal Way shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Seattle Times

    A man was sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison Wednesday for opening fire outside a Federal Way bar in 2012 and killing one man and wounding Kenneth M. Sutton Jr., 23, was found guilty last month of second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree assault with firearm enhancements and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Young, 23, of Kent, got into "a heated argument" outside Johnny's Famous Grill and Bar just before 2 a.m. on June 27, 2012, when Sutton allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and started shooting.


  10. Previewing the MLK day basketball tournamentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Plenty of basketball games on tap on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garfield High, Eastside Catholic, Bellevue College and the ShoWare Center in Kent host tournaments.


  11. Tacoma Stars buy rights to return to the highest level of professional indoor soccerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Seattle Times

    For the first time in more than two decades, the Tacoma Stars have returned to the country's highest level of professional indoor soccer. The currently semipro Stars reached a deal Wednesday night to replace the Seattle Impact FC team operated by controversy-plagued owner Dion Earl in the fledgling Major Arena Soccer League .


  12. Dion Earl looking to sell local rights and fold his MASL teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Controversy-plagued Seattle Impact FC owner Dion Earl is negotiating to sell his local rights to professional indoor soccer and then will fold his struggling club. Local businessman Lane Smith, owner of the semi-pro Tacoma Stars, hopes to buy the rights this week and have his team replace the Impact for the remainder of its Major Arena Soccer League schedule.


  13. Inmate sentenced to 25 years for beating of county jail guardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Seattle Times

    An inmate who beat a King County corrections officer unconscious was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison before a courtroom packed with corrections officers. Sean Graham, 36, was convicted in a jury trial last year of first-degree assault for a 2011 attack on former corrections officer Gil Letrondo.


  14. Ernie Kent on Washington State: 'A team believing in itself'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Under first-year coach Ernie Kent Washington State got off to a rocky 4-6 start, but the Cougars have won three of the past four games, including a big 69-66 win at California last Sunday. It was the first conference road win for WSU since beating the Beavers in Oregon State on Jan. 26, 2013 - a stretch of 15 games.


  15. Prosecutors weigh sexual assault charges against indoor soccer-team ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Seattle Times

    King County prosecutors are reviewing whether to bring sexual assault charges against Seattle Impact FC owner Dion Earl now that police have completed their investigation of the case. Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County prosecutors' office, said information from a county sheriff's department investigation has been turned over to the office and is being evaluated to see whether charges should be brought.


  16. Soccer-team owner accused of sexual assault, harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Seattle Times

    Seattle Impact FC play against Turlock before a small crowd of 204 at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Nov. 28. It was the first home game after a mass player walkout. The final straw for members of a fledging Seattle indoor soccer team came when a lawsuit accused their owner of sexually assaulting two female employees.


  17. Sunday story: Kent schools take fresh approach to student disciplineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | Seattle Times

    At Mill Creek Middle School in Kent, school-safety officer Bobby Fuller patrols the hallways during a class break. Such officers in Kent now act as mediators rather than just security guards.


  18. Guest: Dispelling the myths about charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Seattle Times

    TWO years ago, Washington's voters enacted Initiative 1240, authorizing a small number of public charter schools to open over a five-year period. In enacting I-1240, Washington became the 42nd state to embrace charter schools as a means for improving the educational experiences of students whom the present system struggles to fully serve.


  19. Family of woman killed by ex-boyfriend sues state for negligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Seattle Times

    The mother of a woman who was fatally stabbed by an ex-boyfriend with a long history of abusing her is suing the state Department of Corrections , claiming the agency failed to adequately supervise him after his release from prison. Tricia Patricelli, 33, was found dead from nearly 30 stab wounds in the bathroom of her Auburn apartment in October 30, 2012.


  20. Minimum-wage increase in the spotlight -- now for the whole stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Seattle Times

    Calls for increasing the minimum wage spread Thursday beyond Seattle and SeaTac, as demonstrators rallied across the Puget Sound region and sat in on a legislative hearing at the Capitol. Protesters gather at the state Capitol in Olympia Thursday to support a higher minimum wage.


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