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  1. Kent couple secures funeral for forgotten Civil War veteran, wifeRead the original story

    Sunday | Seattle Times

    Maybe the relatives of James and Irene Powers were just too busy to take care of the final arrangements for their loved ones, who died in 1921 and 1928, respectively. After all, the couple's son, the Rev.

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  2. New grant boosts parent involvement, student literacy in three Kent schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 30 | Seattle Times

    Backed by a $250,000 grant , a group of community organizations in Kent plans to significantly boost the role of parents in three elementary schools, then gauge whether that helps boost student reading scores. Over this school year, the grant will fund a series of workshops to train parents in literacy activities and, especially for immigrant parents, give them help in figuring how to navigate the Kent School District.

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  3. 'It's going to be OK': a Salvation Army safety net in times of struggleRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 27 | Seattle Times

    Shenita Hollingsworth, front, is surrounded by, from left, nieces Lorinda Hollingsworth, Tabetha Hollingsworth and her daughter Christina. Shenita, with help from Salvation Army, has been the caretaker of four generations of women in her family.

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  4. 2 women convicted of raising money online for Al-ShababRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Two women who helped raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group Al-Shabab have been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organization. Federal judge Anthony Trenga found the women - Hinda Osman Dhirane, of Kent, Washington, and Muna Osman Jama of Reston - guilty on most of the charges they faced at a hearing Tuesday in Alexandria.

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  5. Man charged in deadly January shooting at abandoned Des Moines homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A 44-year-old Tukwila man was charged Monday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal January shooting of a man in an abandoned house in Des Moines, according to King County prosecutors. Ronald Mitchell, who has 19 known aliases and a criminal history dating to the 1980s, was arrested last week at the South Correctional Entity Multijurisdictional Misdemeanant Jail in Des Moines, where he had been held on unrelated charges, charging papers say.

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  6. Education Lab IQ: Should we prepare all students for college?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Seattle Times

    In the latest round of Education Lab IQ, the question that received the most votes from readers was: "The current testing-oriented education environment seems to assume that every student should go to college. Is this a realistic assumption, or should we be focusing also on educating students who are not 'college material?'a S" As soon as we posted this question online, several readers pointed out what they saw as a false dichotomy embedded within it.

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  7. Man charged in shooting death of stranger at SeaTac motelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Seattle Times

    King County prosecutors charged a 39-year-old Kent man this week with second-degree murder and second-degree assault, accusing him of killing a construction worker at the Motel 6 in SeaTac and injuring another motel guest with a random bullet. Rodney Wheeler was booked into the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent on Wednesday afternoon, where he remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail, jail records show.

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  8. Driver who plowed into students at Maple Valley bus stop is chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A 19-year-old Maple Valley man accused of plowing his pickup into a group of middle-school students in April as they waited for their school bus has been charged with three counts of vehicular assault and one count of reckless endangerment, according to King County prosecutors. Tanner Sypole, who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child and suffers grand mal seizures, was aware before the crash of a requirement that he be seizure-free for a year in order to drive, according to the charges.

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  9. The only Boy Scout troop where age doesn't matter: 'It was like coming home'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Elizabeth and Terry Boyle, of Mercer Island, were not surprised when their son, Matthew, 15, wanted to be an Eagle Scout - like his older brother. But they knew a regular Boy Scout troop wouldn't work for their son, who has special needs.

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  10. Inquest ordered into death of Tukwila man shot by policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2016 | Seattle Times

    King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into an August incident in which Tukwila police officers fatally shot a Tukwila man. On August 11, police officers responded to a multicar crash and a report of a shooting.

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  11. TAF, a model for STEM education, helps diverse students build futuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The students inside a portable classroom in Kent last week looked more like very-young workers at a tech company than sixth-graders studying the parts of a cell. Most were dressed in business casual clothing - no T-shirts on "dress for success Thursdays" at their school - and they were all gathered around tables, putting the finishing touches on their presentations that describe different parts of a cell by comparing them to other items.

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  12. Baby dies after pregnant woman sets self on fire in Kent, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Police officers responding to reports of a suicidal person in the 10800 block of Southeast 238th Street in Kent found a 34-year-old pregnant woman with significant burns, said Kent Police Department spokeswoman detective Melanie Robinson. The woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where the baby was delivered but died about two hours later.

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  13. Kent woman wins contest for free dental surgery, raising questions about access for allRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A Kent woman with a rare genetic condition that caused her teeth to break and crumble to the gum line has a bright new smile - thanks to what one doctor likens to winning a lottery for dental care. India Coleman, 31, spent most of her life in constant pain, suffering from frequent infections caused by the disorder known as amelogenesis imperfecta .

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  14. Renton police arrest martial-arts instructor on suspicion of child-sex abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of raping a teenage girl he met while working at a Renton martial-arts studio, as well as sending inappropriate messages to other female students there. He was booked into the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent on Wednesday afternoon for investigation into multiple crimes, including rape of a child and communicating with a child for immoral purposes, according to jail records and police.

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  15. Promising data from charter schools worth a closer lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Eric Murphy, a seventh grade humanities teacher at Excel Public Charter School in Kent, takes his students through a lesson about Syrian refugees and the issues surrounding whether or not they should be able to emigrate to this country, in January. Test results for Washington's new charter schools show promise.

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  16. Former King County Corrections Guild board members accused of stealing $150,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Five former executive board members of the King County Corrections Guild were placed on paid administrative leave this week while Tukwila police investigate allegations the five jail employees used union funds for things like vacations, car repairs and casino visits. The five - a captain, a sergeant and three corrections officers - are all longtime employees of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention , said department Director William Hayes.

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  17. SeaTac's misconduct shows the need for transparency and watchdogsRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2016 | Seattle Times

    In recent months - just in King County - Kent officials illegally sold off a public park to developers in secret, the Black Diamond City Council treated the state Open Public Meetings Act like a soiled napkin, and SeaTac's staff colluded to steal a parcel of land from local business people. Those are just the ones we know of.

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  18. Renton child care worker charged with molestationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A 21-year-old Auburn man has been criminally charged in connection with alleged sexual conduct involving two 4-year-old girls who attend the Renton day care center where he worked, according to King County prosecutors. Ivan Anaya, who was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, was charged Tuesday with first-degree child molestation and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, according to jail and court records.

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  19. State has 2nd highest rate of student absenteeism in U.S., Feds sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Seattle Times

    An analysis of new federal data showing Washington state has the second highest rate of students skipping school is at odds with state numbers that don't paint such a gloomy picture. The Associated Press looked at federal data released Tuesday that include for the first time details about how many students in the nation's public schools miss more than 15 days.

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  20. Experience at Sahalee not required to succeed at Women's PGA ChampionshipRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The best men's golfers in the world have tested Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, and next week it will be the women's turn in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Although it will be the first time a women's pro event has been held at the course, several players are tournament-tested at Sahalee, having participated in the annual Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational that the Washington women's golf team holds there each year.

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