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Kent, Washington is located in King County. Zip codes in Kent, WA include 98030, 98035, and 98031. The median home price in Kent is $259,000 which is roughly $148/per square foot. More Kent information.

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Friday Aug 29 | Seattle Times

Hearing cries for help from Iraq to Auburn

Columnist Sarah Stuteville on a 2010 visit to Sulaimaniyah, in the Kurdish region of Iraq, reported on internally displaced people and the continuing fallout from the Iraq War.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Kent Reporter

Kent school traffic cameras catch nearly 5,000 speeding drivers

Nearly 5,000 drivers were caught speeding in two Kent school zones during the first six months of the city's new traffic camera program.

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Kent Reporter

School officials mum about grievance against Mill Creek

The Kent Education Association and Kent School District have remained quiet about potential ways to resolve the KEA's grievance against Mill Creek Middle School.

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Kent Reporter

Businesses wary of proposed LID

Enthusiasm was in short supply at the Kent Chamber of Commerce's special meeting Wednesday to discuss the city's proposed Local Improvement District that would be created to help pay for railroad grade separations.

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West Seattle Blog

The WSBeat: Four police-report summaries, starting with fruit theft

This edition of our periodic feature The WSBeat contains summaries written from reports on cases handled recently by Southwest Precinct officers - generally cases that have not already appeared here in breaking-news coverage or West Seattle Crime Watch reports, but that might at least answer the question "what WERE all those police doing on my ... (more)

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Kent Reporter

New school year brings healthier food choices for Kent students

From healthier choices in vending machines to more local produce in the lunch line, schools are rapidly becoming better places to nurture learning and good health.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Auburn Reporter

Car thefts up in Auburn, police say

Auto thieves plying their dubious trade in Auburn have rolled away with an average of 58 cars and trucks every month to date in 2014.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Kent Reporter

Amazon hiring for 350 positions at its Sumner Fulfillment Center

Amazon is hiring for more than 350 full-time positions with benefits starting on day one at its fulfillment center in Sumner.

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Kent Reporter

Couple sentenced for killing Kent woman

Two parties responsible for the murder of a 39-year-old Kent woman, who was found in the trunk of her burned car near Black Diamond, have been sentenced to prison.

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Auburn Reporter

Man charged with murder in shooting at Kent gas station

A 29-year-old Burien man was charged Monday in King County Superior Court with two counts of murder in the first degree with firearm enhancements for last Wednesday's double homicide at a Kent gas station.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Covington Reporter

Schools labeled as failing, but are they?

Who's going to flinch first? The state and the US Department of Education are playing a game of chicken that by design puts Washington state students in the middle.

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Kent Reporter

Police continue investigation into deadly shooting at Kent gas station

Employees stood shocked, subdued in front of a Kent Shell gas station early Friday morning.

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Petroleum News

AK-WA Connection 2014: Container specialist responds to growth

Company breaks ground on second terminal; Tacoma transportation club lauds PNW owner Terry Thomas II as '2013 Person of the Year' 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for Pacific Northwest Equipment Inc. with construction of a second terminal under way a short distance from the company's headquarters and existing terminal in Kent, Washington, its ... (more)

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KXLY-TV Spokane

Man held on $2M bail in Kent gas station shooting

A judge has set bail at $2 million for a man arrested for investigation of homicide in the shooting deaths of two men at a Kent, Washington, gas station.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Seattle Times

Kent homicide suspect once threatened driver with handgun

The man was driving a Dodge Ram pickup that rear-ended a red Jeep Cherokee as it was turning left onto South 128th Street from South, the documents say.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

SFGate

2 men killed in Kent gas station pump rage

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SFGate

2 men killed in Kent gas station pump rage

Kent police work at the scene of the double homicide at Wendy's in Kent, Wa.,, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Normandy Park Blog

Watch for VIP Motorcade for 'Chief for a Day' on Thursday, Aug. 21

On August 21st there will be a VIP motorcade in Normandy Park for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Chief for a Day event.

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Kent Reporter

Kent officers bust Oregon man for street racing | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested an Oregon man for investigation of racing after breaking up an estimated 50 vehicles gathered to speed up and down 54th Avenue South in one-on-one drag races.

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Paramedic proposal met with optimism, some concern

A proposal to absorb Vashon's paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue .

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