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Go old school and catch Bobby Brown, Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base and Young M.C. as part of the Hot 103.7 Hot House Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Tickets are $49.50, $70.50 and $114 which include the best floor seats, pre-party and after party in the Club Lounge with appetizers and cash bar, souvenir laminate and chance to take a photo with some of the artists performing.
Kindergarteners joined Kent School District officials and city dignitaries last Thursday to celebrate the district's latest investment in the city's youngest students - the Kent Valley Early Learning Center Presiding over the grand opening ceremony, Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas emphasized the crucial nature of the new school's mission. "Early learning and this investment in our young people are really about building tomorrow today."
King County Executive Dow Constantine said his forthcoming biennial budget proposal will confront climate change by speeding up County energy efficiency projects while reducing overall costs. "By investing in projects that pay for themselves over time through lower utility bills, we can meet our climate targets faster and save money at the same time," said Executive Constantine, who will transmit his 2015-2016 budget proposal to the King County Council on Sept.
While 85 percent of the Kent Police Department is white, the city's population is 55 percent white, the largest gap in the state, according to a recent national survey. The Kent Police Department has the largest percentage-point differences of white officers to white residents in the state with a 39 percent difference, according to a recent New York Times story.
His five-year-old business - Blanc 'n Schwartz Salon - now embraces a newly remodeled space at the corner of East Meeker Street and Railroad Avenue North - a more welcoming place for customers. "The visibility and the natural light are incredible," Schwartz said during a grand opening celebration of his full-service salon on a sun-splashed Thursday last week.
Kent police are seeking additional witnesses to the Aug. 20 shooting at a Shell gas station that left two employees dead. Detectives believe that there still are unidentified witnesses who may have firsthand knowledge of the shooting at the gas station at 6331 S.212th St. Killed in the shooting were gas station employees David Christianson and Carlos Gonzales.
The King County Flood Control District will host public meetings later this month in Kent and Auburn where a variety of flood protection solutions will be discussed for the lower Green River Valley that satisfy the multiple and often competing federal mandates and legal requirements that apply to levee systems. The levee system in the lower Green River Valley is old and outdated, according to a county media release.
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division has announced the addition of 17 new members to the area's Community Emergency Response Team , bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 611. The new members graduated from the area's 35th CERT courses that included 24 intensive hours of training over three days.
Finally a bit of good news for transit riders in Kent: Metro DART Routes 914 and 916, better known as part of the Shopper Shuttle, have been restored in King County Executive Dow Constantine's revised proposal for Metro service reductions. "When I learned that these routes were proposed for deletion I asked Metro to take another look," said King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, whose district includes part of Kent, in a Friday media release.
A 24-year-old Kent man and alleged gang member faces charges of first-and second-degree assault for reportedly shooting and injuring two men Aug. 5 at a park during an annual South Seattle memorial for a teen shot to death in 2008. Durrea Keith Davenport is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, Sept.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:30 pm
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