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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 $245,000 which is roughly $139/per square foot. More Kent information.

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Kent City Council extends marijuana business ban another six months

The Kent City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved renewal of a ban against marijuana businesses for another six months.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

NWCN.com

Kent among cities considering moratorium on retail marijuana

KENT, Wash. -- In less than a week, there will be a lottery for the coveted licenses for retail marijuana stores.

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Kent Reporter

Kent city officials voice concerns about state's cleanup plan for Landsburg Mine hazardous waste site

Kent city officials continue to be concerned about how the state Department of Ecology plans to handle hazardous waste in a trench above an old coal mine.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The News Tribune

Mother and children displaced in Kent apartment fire

The fire was reported just before 9 a.m. in a first-floor unit at the complex in the 1600 block of W. Smith Street.

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Kent Reporter

Kent public hearing Tuesday about marijuana businesses ban

Tell the Kent City Council what you think about the city's ban against marijuana businesses during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S. The council will consider renewing an ordinance to extend for another six months a marijuana zoning and business license moratorium.

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Merced Sun-Star

Confessed gym rat makes exercise play for youthful clientele

In fact, as an owner of a gym for children 6 weeks to 13 years old, she sometimes lets the kids play these games for hours at a time.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Feds: Kent tax preparer duped immigrants, IRS

Running a tax preparation business out of a desk at the back of a Kent convenience store, Ryan Lanh Yann is alleged to have taken advantage of immigrant clients unfamiliar with U.S. tax laws.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Kent Reporter

Kent tax preparer indicted for wire fraud, false claims, aggravated identity theft

A Kent tax preparer was arrested Friday morning, following his indictment for a tax fraud scheme in which he falsely claimed tax refunds while victimizing his clients, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan announced.

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PNW Local News

City facing potential $8 million budget hole by 2018

Despite positive signs that the city is coming out of the Great Recession, there's even larger financial troubles ahead on the horizon unless something is done now.

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King County Journal

Jury convicts Phillip for murder of city of Kent employee Frankel

A jury on Friday convicted William L. Phillip Jr. of first-degree murder for the 2010 stabbing death of Seth Frankel, an Auburn resident and city of Kent employee.

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KOMO News

FBI: 'Buddy Bandits' rob three banks in one hour

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is looking for a number of suspects who used the buddy system to rob three banks in one hour Wednesday and who have robbed five banks since the beginning of the month, according to the FBI.

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KTMF

Throwback Thursday: Chris Rock Performs Standup Comedy At Gonzaga In 1993

SPOKANE, Wash. - Anyone remember seeing Chris Rock do standup comedy at Gonzaga in the 1990's? We came across this clip in the KHQ archives from April 1993.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Kent Reporter

From a poem, a foundation sprouts to make a difference | Klaas

Keith Beach has built a foundation named after his late daughter. The foundation provides education, advocacy, and assistance to the community addressing issues of child abuse and domestic violence.

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Kent Reporter

City of Kent to install new $1.7 million turf at Wilson Playfields

The city of Kent this summer will install $1.7 million worth of new synthetic turf on the popular Wilson Playfields baseball, softball and soccer complex.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Missing Elderly Man From Coeur d'Alene FOUND

UPDATE: Missing person Ronald Eldon Bartlett was located Thursday morning in Kent Washington.

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Kent Reporter

Kent company helps repair stalled ship

Steve McDaniel had his doubts about a late-night call from his boss to respond to a stalled bulk carrier ship in Elliott Bay.

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Freshnews

Tiburon Completes Record Number Year-to-Date Client Go-Lives and Major Upgrades

Tiburon, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a leading provider of public safety software solutions, today announced several significant client go-lives and upgrades representing a strong start to 2014.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Kent Reporter

State recognizes Kent as a Tree City USA

The state Department of Natural Resources recognized Kent and 83 other cities in Washington on Wednesday that have been chosen as a Tree City USA.

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Business Wire

Fitch Downgrades 1 Class of Key 2007-SL1

A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release. Fitch modeled losses of 18.1% of the remaining pool; expected losses on the original pool balance total 10.1%, including $10 million in realized losses to date.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Kent Reporter

Fire damages Kent commercial building

Fire damaged a Kent commercial building used for storage at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 26100 block of 78th Avenue South.

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