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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 $260,000 which is roughly $154/per square foot. More Kent information.

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Local news for Kent, WA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Crowd favorites return for 2014 Jazz in the Valley

The Brian Nova Trio appears at the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle's Triple Door.

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13 hrs ago | Renton Reporter

Renton woman lit husband on fire because shooting would be 'too nice'

A 40-year-old Renton woman told investigators she poured gasoline on her husband and lit him on fire because shooting him would be too nice, according to court documents.

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15 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

Walgreens stores accepting wildfire donations

Responding to wildfires devastating portions of Washington state in recent days, Walgreens began accepting cash donations from customers looking for ways to support those whose lives or property were disrupted.

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16 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

Kent woman among three arrested for providing material support to foreign terrorist group

A 44-year-old Kent woman was among three people arrested on Wednesday on charges of providing material support to al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia.

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16 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

Sound Transit to host light rail open house July 31 about Kent extension

Sound Transit will have an open house on Thursday, July 31 about extending light rail to Kent/Des Moines by 2023 with plans to reach Federal Way when more funding is secured.

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16 hrs ago | Washington Times

2 American women charged with funneling money to al-Qaeda-linked group

Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.

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17 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria announced the charges Wednesday. The two women, one from Kent, Wash., and the other from Reston, Va., are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Video: Paralyzed dog hits track at Emerald Downs

Partly paralyzed, the dachshund hit the track last week at Emerald Downs during a weiner dog dash at the Kent track.

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Examiner.com

A new early learning program in Kent Washington

At the beginning of this school year the Kent School District will open a new Early Learning Center.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Seattle Times

5 officers on leave after fatal Kent shooting, propane blast

Five Kent police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after Sunday's manhunt, shootout and explosion, according to police officials.

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Kent Reporter

Country, folk band to play at Kent's Lake Meridian Park on July 24

Tiller's Folly, of Vancouver, B.C., plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at Lake Meridian Park in Kent.

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Kent Reporter

Suspected bomb on Metro bus in Kent turns out to be fake left from training exercise

Life is returning back to normal Monday on Kent's East Hill after the suspected bomb on a Metro Transit bus turned out to be a training device.

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The News Tribune

Bomb scare on Metro bus in Kent was dud

A SWAT team and a bomb squad with two robots responded about 7 a.m. Monday. Nearby businesses were evacuated, near Southeast 240th and 104th Southeast.

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The News Tribune

Crowds line up for Wright Park Food Truck Fest

"We were so hungry," said Jennevieve Schlemmer, who couldn't hold out to wait through the line Sunday for Lumpia World's Filipino food, and instead went to the vegan Plum Bistro stand.

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Bellingham Herald

Suspect killed in shootout with Kent police

Four officers were treated for burns when a bullet hit a tank of propane, causing a large explosion.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Renton Reporter

Shoplifter meant to pay, but the line was too long | Police Blotter

Because people like to videotape their activities, a Renton Police officer seized as evidence a GoPro camera located after the arrest of a shoplifter.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

King County Journal

Fire destroyed multiple units at Regency Hills on Saturday. - Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

About 40 residents have been displaced following a fast-moving fire in the Regency Woods development Saturday, but there were no serious injuries reported in the blaze.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Kent Reporter

Woman charged with attempted murder for shooting Kent man | Update

A 24-year-old Tacoma woman has been charged with first-degree attempted murder after she allegedly shot a Kent man in the face on Tuesday just outside of a Panther Lake Starbucks.

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Kent Reporter

Kent could get $350,000 per year from retail marijuana sales taxes

The city of Kent could get an estimated $350,000 per year in sales tax revenue if it allowed three recreational marijuana stores to operate.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Kent Reporter

Kent seeks applicants to serve on new Parks and Recreation Commission

City of Kent leaders hope a new volunteer panel will provide a formal platform for input about the strategic planning efforts that influence Kent's parks and recreation system.

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