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  1. Reminder: Periodic closures coming on Green River Trail as essential levee repairs get under wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | Kent Reporter

    Maintenance work along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding is now under way. The work will require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.

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  2. Critical levee work requires periodic closures along portions of Green River TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | Kent Reporter

    Maintenance work is scheduled to start this summer along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. King County crews will repair damaged portions of levees, replace stormwater infrastructure, remove stumps, hedges and debris, and carry out other needed maintenance work.

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  3. Midnight Kent fire damages East Hill homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    An alert neighbor called 911 to report a house on fire in the 23400 block of 94th Avenue Southeast just before midnight on Monday in Kent. The caller described flames seen near the basement at about 11:46 p.m. The first arriving fire engine confirmed the residential fire and upgraded the call to a working fire which triggered the addition of several more fire units to the scene, according to a Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority media release.

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  4. Renton teachers opt not to walk out, plan protests for May 28Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    As teachers across the state participate in rolling strikes in different cities, Renton teachers have opted for a one-day protest of after school sign-waving on May 28 to bring attention to their frustrations. According to Cami Kiel, Renton Education Association president, many teachers wanted to walk out, but they decided against a one-day strike so as not to hinder students' schedule, she told the Renton School Board on May 13. Instead teachers in the Renton teachers' union, which numbers more than 1,000 members, will be waving signs at intersections after school on May 28. Some of the intersections include Rainier Avenue and Grady Way as well as Rainier Avenue and Airport Way.

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  5. Secretary of State defends trade agreement during visit to RentonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Secretary of State John Kerry made a visit to Renton on Tuesday and defended the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty as good for Washington and the country. With the Boeing 737 production facility as a backdrop, Kerry delivered a 50-minute defense of President Obama's Pacific Rim trade package that has come under fire from opponents both outside and within the President's own party.

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  6. Candidate filing week begins Monday for Kent City Council, school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Candidates planning to run for office in the Aug. 4 Primary Election or the Nov. 3 General Election must file Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. Five of the seven Kent City Council positions are up for election this year. So far, incumbents Les Thomas, Dana Ralph and Bill Boyce plan to run again.

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  7. 'Rabid Fan Bandit' receives 10-year prison sentence for bank robberies in South King CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The FBI released this photo of Robert Cal Adams III, who was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison for a series of bank robberies across the state, most of them in South King County. A 31-year-old man received a 10-year prison sentence on Tuesday for his involvement last year in more than a dozen bank robberies, including ones in Kent, Auburn, Renton, Covington, Federal Way and Des Moines.

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  8. Newcastle Police bust two Kent men for home burglary as family sleptRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Newcastle Police arrested two Kent men and two Renton teens for investigation of residential burglary in connection with entering a home through an open window in the middle of the night while the family slept. Deputies from Newcastle, which contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for police services, responded to a report of a suspicious car that led led to the arrests, according to a Sheriff's Office media release on Wednesday.

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  9. Three-alarm fire causes $1.3 million damage to Renton condos SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    A three-alarm fire Sunday afternoon that resulted in $1.3 million damage to a condominium complex was caused by a cigarette tossed into a planter containing peat moss, according to the Renton fire department. No firefighters or residents were injured in the fire at the River View Condominiums on the Maple Valley Highway at about 2:15 p.m., although pets were rescued.

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  10. 10,000 runners expected for Seahawks 12K in Renton SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    More than 10,000 participants - a sold-out crowd for the second year - have signed up for the Seahawks 12K in Renton this Sunday . Now in its sixth year, the Seahawks 12K provides three courses for fans of all ages and skill level.

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  11. Agency keeps mum about whether Kent will get FAA officesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    No word yet from the U.S. General Services Administration about whether new Federal Aviation Administration offices could be built in Kent. "GSA intended to award a lease on behalf of the FAA by late March; however we are still evaluating the final offers and finalizing the lease award details to ensure we make the best decision on behalf of the FAA and the American taxpayer," said Sally Mayberry, GSA regional public affairs officer, in a Thursday email.

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  12. Possible YMCA for Kent residents boosted by state fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    City leaders and community members all agree that the city of Kent would be well served by a new YMCA in the fast growing and diverse community of 124,000 people. The possibility of a Kent YMCA is one step closer Tuesday as the state Senate approved its state capital budget proposal, which includes $500,000 to get the East Hill project under way.

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  13. Preparing for oil spills to the Duwamish/Green River: public urged to comment on contingency plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Changes in how oil is transported through Washington state are resulting in a host of new and improved plans aimed at protecting public health, public safety and the environment. The Washington Department of Ecology recently completed a draft contingency plan in case an oil spill occurs near the Duwamish/Green River.

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  14. Kent, Renton await decision on FAA officesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Kent and Renton city officials are still waiting for a decision by the U.S. General Services Administration about where to locate new Federal Aviation Administration offices. "GSA intended to award a lease on behalf of the FAA by late March; however we are still evaluating the final offers and finalizing the lease award details to ensure we make the best decision on behalf of the FAA and the American taxpayer," said Sally Mayberry, GSA regional public affairs officer, in a Thursday email.

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  15. Sea Gals to hold open auditions for 2015 squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The Sea Gals will hold open auditions for their 2015 squad on April 25 at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, the team announced today. Auditions will be comprised of four competition rounds.

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  16. City of Kent launches website to attract touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The city of Kent launched a new website earlier this year aimed at bringing more people to town to spend their money. "It really is a neat website," said Councilman Bill Boyce, who helped lead the campaign to get the website going.

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  17. Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson host telephone town hall for 33rd District on March 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    At that time, constituents in the areas of Kent, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Burien and Renton will receive a phone call inviting them to stay on the line to participate in the town hall. In addition, residents who do not automatically receive a call may dial a toll-free participant number to listen in on the event and ask questions of their elected state officials.

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  18. District 47 lawmakers host town-hall gathering on March 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    State lawmakers from the 47th Legislative District, which includes Covington and parts of Auburn, Kent and Renton, host a town-hall meeting March 21 in Kent. The meeting is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Steer Steak n' Rib House, 23826 104th Ave. SE.

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  19. Area firefighters help douse Skyway house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Firefighters from King County District 20 , Renton and Tukwila responded this afternoon to a report of a house fire in the 8100 block of South 120 Street. The fire was first reported to 911 at 12:45 p.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the two-story house next door.

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  20. Kent firefighters put out warehouse fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    A roof-mounted ventilation fan caught fire and fell to the floor of a large concrete tilt-up warehouse early Thursday morning in the 1200 block of Second Avenue North in Kent. Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority firefighters responded to the fire at 2:08 a.m., after employees reported a fire in the aluminum can manufacturing facility.

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