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  1. Former Puyallup superintendent Apostle to serve as Kent schools interim leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Kent Reporter

    The Kent School Board voted on Monday night to appoint retired Puyallup School District superintendent Tony Apostle as interim superintendent of the Kent School District. Apostle retired in 2012 after 37 years as a teacher, coach, principal, and administrator for schools in Washington and eight years as chief of Puyallup schools.

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  2. Kent man threatens wife with knife for saying no to sex | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of harassment after he allegedly threatened his wife with a knife after she declined to have sex with him. A daughter of the couple called 911 to report the incident at about 1:57 a.m. on Nov. 16 at an apartment in the 25800 block of 26th Place South, according to the police report.

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  3. Firefighters extinguish Kent apartment fireRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    No one was injured in an early Monday afternoon apartment fire in the 23800 block of 109th Avenue Southeast in Kent. Firefighters from the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority responded to the incident after a passerby noticed smoke coming from a second-story apartment at 2:10 p.m. and called 911.

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  4. Kent mobile home fire displaces familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    Eight people - four adults and four children - have been displaced following a mobile home fire in the 24500 block of Russell Road early Monday morning. The fire, which was reported by the residents at 12:46 a.m. burned a hole through the side of the single-wide trailer and caused smoke damage throughout the structure.

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  5. Port commissioners seek input about Seaport Alliance at Kent meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    The ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to form a Seaport Alliance to attract more cargo and create more jobs in the Puget Sound region. Then attend a meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Kent City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S. The joint meeting will include commissioners from the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.

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  6. No garbage, recycling pickup on Thanksgiving in KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Kent Reporter

    Republic Services will not collect garbage, recycling and organics from its Kent and other Puget Sound-area customers on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27. Customers with a regular scheduled pick-up on Thursdays will have their waste picked up on Friday, Nov. 28. Customers with Friday service will have their waste picked up on Saturday, Nov. 29. Looking ahead to other holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are also on a Thursday; therefore, Thursday customers will be collected on Friday and Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards.

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  7. Dispute continues over Kent Mayor Cooke's condo feesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke still hasn't paid Meridian Valley Country Club condo association fees and assessments that have reached more than $25,000 for new roofs and painting, according to a condo owner in the same complex. But Cooke told the Kent Reporter on Tuesday that she hasn't paid any fees and assessments because the condo isn't hers.

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  8. Sound Transit boardings up 10 percent in third quarter compared to 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Kent Reporter

    Ridership numbers on Sound Transit were up nearly 10 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year. Total Sound Transit boardings increased nearly 10 percent during the third quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2013.

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  9. Firefighters douse accidental dryer fire at Regional Justice CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Kent Reporter

    A fire in one of the large commercial dryers at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center, 620 W. James St., has been ruled accidental and started in the drum, which rotates and holds the drying clothing, Kent fire officials reported. RJC staff first noticed smoke in the laundry room at approximately 12:53 a.m. Friday and immediately called 911.

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  10. Despite Prop a's failure, police will continue to provide strong public safety | Guest OpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Kent Reporter

    I'd like to thank everyone who voted to support Proposition A, a bond measure that would have allowed the construction of new public safety and training facilities for Kent's growing police force. While the election results came up short of the needed 60-percent threshold, I'm pleased the majority of Kent voters supported this effort.

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  11. Substitute shortage: School districts scramble to fill the gaps, and empty classroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Kent Reporter

    Since the beginning of 2014, the Kent School District has managed to fill an average of 78 percent of its needs for substitute slots, according to district spokesman Chris Loftis. According to a Northwood Middle School teacher in Kent, who spoke about the issue anonymously, that number may be even smaller.

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  12. Kent Police warn of utility phone calling scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Kent Reporter

    A phone calling scam has contacted several Kent businesses threatening to cut off utilities unless the owner sends them money. The caller claims to work for utility companies, according to the Kent Police, who have received complaints from businesses about the calls.

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  13. City of Kent considers starting up FM radio stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Kent Reporter

    That's a question city officials would like to know the answer to as they try decide whether it would be worth starting up a radio station. They also want to know whether sponsors can be found to fund the operation.

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  14. Kent man pleads not guilty to death of mother; theft of her money to gambleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Kent Reporter

    A 48-year-old Kent man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of second-degree manslaughter and first-degree theft for allegedly letting his 86-year-old mother die in their Kent apartment as well as stealing nearly $180,000 from her bank account. Joselito Dagamac Hondolero entered the pleas in King County Superior Court at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

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  15. Kent woman seeks to keep her food bank open; city says it violates codeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Kent Reporter

    Sharon Carter scrambles up into a pickup to help unload produce boxes of spinach, lettuce and celery for the food distribution she does the next day for anyone who is hungry. "If they come in with a lot of bling-bling or come in all muddy, I'm not here to judge, I'm here to feed people," Carter says about the Wednesday and Saturday morning food bank she's run since 2008 out of her home on Kent's East Hill.

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  16. Mayor Cooke announces Civil Air Patrol WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Kent Reporter

    First Lt. Jessica Jerwa of the Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, accepted a proclamation from Kent Mayor Cooke on Tuesday, declaring Dec. 1-7 as Civil Air Patrol Week in Kent.

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  17. Kent officer arrests man for taking wallet with $1,000 cash | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of second-degree robbery after he allegedly stole a wallet with more than $1,000 cash in it from a man in the 1400 block of West Smith Street. A man told officers he was walking outside of an apartment complex at about 12:55 a.m. on Nov. 9 when another man shoved him to the ground, ripped his wallet out of his back jeans pocket and took his cellphone, according to the police report.

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  18. Kent African hair braider, state reach agreement on no need for cosmetology licenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Kent Reporter

    It appears any conflict between a Kent woman who runs an African hair braiding salon and the state Department of Licensing could soon be coming to an end. Salamata Sylla filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in June that she should be allowed to operate her business without a cosmetology license.

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  19. Kent schools Superintendent Vargas chosen for National Connected summit at White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Kent Reporter

    Edward Lee Vargas, Kent School District superintendent, will visit the White House on Nov. 19 as part of a national summit of educators. Kent School District Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across the nation to participate in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit on Wednesday at the White House.

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  20. Kent man meets, thanks those who saved his lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Kent Reporter

    In the company of family and friends, strangers and paramedics, Ron Jarvis realizes just how fragile life can be - his very own life. At his request, Jarvis reunited with the people responsible for saving his life only a month ago, meeting the first responders for the first time at an impromptu gathering at Kent Fire Station 74 on Sunday morning.

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