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  1. Kent man receives 12-year prison sentence for role in dealing heroin, methRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    A Kent man, his brother and their father received prison sentences last week in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for leading a Pierce County-based meth and heroin distribution ring. Juan Hernandez, 34, of Kent, and Jaime Hernandez, 29, of Tacoma, were each sentenced to 12 years in prison while their father Luis Hernandez, 60, of Tacoma, received a 10-year sentence, according to an U.S. Attorney's Office media release.

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  2. Kent seeks applicants for city's new Financial Sustainability Task ForceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    City leaders decided it's time to form a volunteer task force to help figure out how to keep Kent financially sustainable. People interested in serving on the 15-member Financial Sustainability Task Force can apply to the city by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at KentWA.gov/FSTF .

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  3. Fire displaces three from Covington home; cat savedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Kent Reporter

    Three people were displaced following a house fire Friday in the 26400 block of Timberlane Drive Southeast in Covington. The fire was reported by a neighbor at 2:43 pm.

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  4. Kent City Council approves new LED street lightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Kent Reporter

    About 2,600 city-owned street lights will get new LED lights later this year at a cost of $2.6 million that is expected to save the city approximately $230,000 a year in electricity costs. The Kent City Council unanimously approved the project at its Tuesday meeting.

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  5. Kent Station apartment developer gets city property tax exemptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Kent Reporter

    Seattle developer Tarragon will receive a property tax break each year for eight years from the city of Kent for building the 154-unit Kent Station Apartments downtown. The City Council unanimously approved an exemption at its Tuesday night meeting for Tarragon on property taxes on the building valuation, which is estimated to cost the city about $25,000 a year in tax revenue.

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  6. State says former Kent Highlands Landfill site still safe for publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Kent Reporter

    The former Kent Highlands Landfill site on the West Hill continues to protect public health and the environment, according to a recent periodic review by the state Department of Ecology . That's certainly good news for DevCo Inc., a Bellevue-based developer, which plans to build the GrandView apartments on the section of the former landfill it bought for $5 million last year from the city of Kent and Seattle Public Utilities.

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  7. Mayor Cooke vetoes Kent City Council's measure to change B&O tax allocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Kent Reporter

    It took the city of Kent's controversial business and occupation tax to cause Mayor Suzette Cooke to use her veto power over the City Council for the first time during her 10 years in office. The council voted 4-3 on Tuesday night to approve an ordinance amending the B&O tax code so that all money collected after the payment of administrative costs goes to repair streets rather than using any extra revenue to pay down debt in the city's capital improvement fund, which helps pay for transportation, parks, facilities and other projects.

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  8. Technology Expo comes to ShoWare on April 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Kent Reporter

    The Kent School District's annual Technology Expo will draw visitors from throughout the country and the world this year. The free event is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. in Kent.

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  9. Possibilities from the skies: Valley looks to become a technology hub for unmanned aerial vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Kent Reporter

    He represents a new kind of ambitious entrepreneur, one who is exploring ways to better manufacture and use unmanned aerial vehicles , or drones, for everyday work and play. "It has all kinds of applications, whether it's precision agriculture or search and rescue," said Ethen, a professional photographer, businessman and Air Force veteran.

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  10. Senate resolution honors Kent's 125th anniversary, rich historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Kent Reporter

    The Senate passed a resolution Thursday celebrating Kent's 125th anniversary and evolution from an agrarian community to an economic dynamo. Sens. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, sponsored Senate Resolution 8671 , which honors the city's past and praises its growth as a resourceful and diversified community.

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  11. City of Kent to spend $1.3 million to replace Pacific Highway South traffic mediansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Kent Reporter

    The weed-infested, busted-up traffic medians along Pacific Highway South in Kent will get a new look this year. Crews will tear out the old medians as part of an estimated $1.3 million City Council plan to beautify the nine medians between South 272nd Street and Kent Des Moines Road on the West Hill to help keep and attract businesses.

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  12. Pets sport their best in inaugural Pampered Pet Walk | SLIDESHOWRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Kent Reporter

    Thirty-one dogs and a miniature horse strolled the streets of downtown Kent last Saturday during the Kent Downtown Partnership's Pampered Pet Walk. The walk began at Down Home Catering and wound its way through downtown, with Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke leading the way and pointing out local businesses and history, before wrapping up at Kherson Park on Gowe Street.

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  13. Kent School Board approves new superintendent's contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Kent Reporter

    Calvin C. Watts officially begins his new job as Kent School District superintendent on July 1. His annual salary will be $250,000. The Kent School Board unanimously approved Watts' three-year contract on Wednesday night.

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  14. Kent church helps single moms, widows change their oilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Kent Reporter

    For the second year in a row, members of the Kent Seventh-day Adventist Church will help change oil for single moms and widows. Schaller said during a home group meeting, church members decided to provide the oil changes as their practical service to others.

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  15. Take Sounder train from Kent to Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers match on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Kent Reporter

    Soccer fans can catch the train in Kent to go to the Sounders game on Sunday, April 26 in Seattle. Sounders FC fans can take Sound Transit's game day Sounder train to the 6:30 p.m. soccer match against the Portland Timbers on Sunday, April 26 at CenturyLink Field.

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  16. Kent Police confident they will find pair who shot baby to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police remained confident this week that they will solve the crime of who shot and killed a 1-year-old baby girl in a drive-by-shooting last week on Kent's West Hill. Malaja Miracle Grant, who was shot in the head on April 16 while riding in her parents car, died after she was taken off life support Saturday night at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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  17. Senate approves revised Western Hockey League bill to clarify players as amateursRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Kent Reporter

    The state Senate and House each approved a bill that designates Western Hockey League players as amateurs and not employees subject to child labor laws. Players are ages 16-20.

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  18. Man found dead in Kent hotel parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Kent Reporter

    A 31-year-old man was found dead at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday outside in the parking lot of the Crossland Economy Studios hotel, 25104 Pacific Highway S., on the West Hill. Kent Police responded to the suspicious death because the man was naked and had obvious head trauma, according to Kent Police spokeswoman Melanie Frazier.

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  19. Two Kent residents among 18 busted for dealing cocaine, heroin, methRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Kent Reporter

    Two Kent residents were among the 18 arrested for allegedly distributing cocaine, heroin and meth as part of a violent drug trafficking organization in the greater Seattle metro area. Federal, state and local law enforcement partners made the arrests and searched more than a dozen locations in connection with a two-year investigation into the drug ring, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office media release on Tuesday.

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  20. Kent Downtown Partnership receives 2015 National Main Street accreditationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Downtown Partnership has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach.

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