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  1. Maintenance along levees from Tukwila to Kent means intermittent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Kent Reporter

    Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. The work requires 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. Kent might impose fire impact fee on developers to help pay for new stationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Kent Reporter

    The city of Kent might starting charging a fire impact fee to developers to help pay for three additional fire stations in the next dozen years to boost firefighter response times. The City Council's Economic and Community Development Committee meeting is scheduled to vote on the proposal at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24. If the three-member committee approves the fee, which would be on new developments, it goes to the full seven-member council for a vote at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.

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  3. City hoping dispensaries get a licenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Kent Reporter

    Everyday at Life's RX Holistic Apothecary, a medical marijuana dispensary on Northeast Fourth Street in Renton, they serve between 40 and 75 clients, providing medical marijuana to patients with a variety of conditions. But with the passage and signing of a new state law this year and a move on the horizon by the Renton City Council and administration, that could all change in the very near future.

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  4. Two-alarm fire displaces three families in Renton, no injuries reportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Kent Reporter

    The third floor unit at Stonebrook Apartments caught fire around 4 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported, according to Deputy Chief Erik Wallgren of Renton Fire & Emergency Services.

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  5. Gas prices fall throughout regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Kent Reporter

    Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.13 per gallon this past weekend, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 775 gas outlets in Seattle. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.68 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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  6. Levee work to temporarily close Green River Trail Aug. 10-13Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Kent Reporter

    Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding and will require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley. a Aug. 10-13, with a possible extension to Aug. 14: The Green River Trail in Kent will be closed from South 262nd to the Green River Road trail head.

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  7. Better Business Bureau knocks Renton auto dealerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Kent Reporter

    Used auto dealership Sunset Cars of Renton has earned an "F" rating with Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. The company received 18 complaints over a three-year period, and 15 of those were filed within the last 12 months.

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  8. Chemical spill in Kent causes temporary evacuation of shipping facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Kent Reporter

    Hazardous material teams from Kent and three other fire departments responded to a chemical leak at about 11:39 p.m. Wednesday at a shipping/receiving facility in the 6200 block of South 228th Street. A driver of a forklift hit and punctured a 55-gallon drum, according to a Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority media release.

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  9. Firefighters extinguish fire at Kent-Meridian High School | UPDATERead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Kent Reporter

    Repairs were under way Wednesday at Kent-Meridian High School after a fire on Monday afternoon damaged the art building on campus. Two classrooms were heavily damaged and another classroom and workroom, as well as the hallways, had minor damage, Kent School District spokesman Chris Loftis said.

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  10. Marrow donor drives planned in Olympia, Bellevue for state trooper Renee PadgettRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Three years after she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, state trooper Renee Padgett of Renton has a one-in-a-million chance of beating the rare cancer of the blood. That's the odds of finding a matching stem-cell donor whose own stem cells will kill and then replace and rebuild Padgett's bone marrow.

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  11. County schedules more Green River Trail closures in Kent for levee workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This work requires 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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  12. Kent's Minckler to join Race to the Top panel | School briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Ann Minckler, assistant director of grants and special projects for the Kent School District, has been elected to a representative position on the Race to the Top Executive Committee. The Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila school districts competed together for $40 million in federal funding as the Road Map District Consortium.

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  13. Kent voters to be asked if city should ban fireworks | Advisory propositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    An emotionally loaded question about fireworks requiring a simple yes or no answer will face Kent voters on the Nov. 3 general election ballot: The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday at a special meeting to refer the advisory proposition to voters. The council will use the results of the vote to help determine whether to ban fireworks in the city.

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  14. Tukwila continues review of Northwest Arena, sans an NHL expansion teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The City of Tukwila is continuing to conduct its environmental review of a proposed multi-purpose arena in the city, despite the applicant's decision not to apply for a National Hockey League franchise for now. The arena, proposed for land near the intersection of West Valley Highway and Interstate 405, would host about 230 events a year and could attract up to about 19,500 people at an event, according to the proposal.

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  15. Semi-tractor trailer crashes down ravine off I-5 near Southcenter in TukwilaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    A semi-tractor and trailer crashed through the end of a guardrail and into a steep ravine near Southcenter from northbound Interstate 5 early Friday morning after the driver apparently fell asleep, according to the Washington State Patrol. Specialized rescue teams were called in to reach the driver in the semi, which came to rest about 40 feet below the freeway in the wooded ravine.

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  16. Green River College cuts two programs, still faces budget woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Mark Millbauer, Green River College's auto body program head and Union Faculty president, is upset about his program's demise and concerned about how his students will transfer to continue their education. Two Green River College programs will be shut down in a cost-saving effort, and more cuts could follow as the college faces a $2.5 million to $3.5 million budget deficit.

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  17. Periodic closures continue on Green River Trail in Kent, TukwilaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Users of the Green River Trail in Kent and Tukwila will see temporarily closures over the next year or so because of levee repairs. Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding.

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  18. Valley Medical center nurses plan picket over staffing levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Valley Medical Center's nurses will stage informational pickets Wednesday to raise awareness about what they say are staffing levels that don't meet patient needs. Staffing is a key issue that has divided the nurses' union and Valley Medical Center in contract negotiations that began in April.

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  19. Kent man charged in Renton, Skyway shooting deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    A 24-year-old Kent man faces charges of two counts of first-degree murder for the alleged shooting of his grandmother in Skyway and the shooting of a 21-year-old woman in Renton. Both killings were on Tuesday.

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  20. Reminder: Periodic closures on Green River Trail as essential levee repairs continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    King County work on levees from Tukwila to Kent needed to ensure continued strength of levee system that protects people, businesses, cities Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This 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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