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  1. Vandals shatter windows, leave graffiti on Hindu temple walls in KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    Vandals broke several windows and scrawled the word "FEAR" on a wall at a Kent Hindu temple late Thursday night. This was second such incident in recent days in the area.

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  2. King County Green Schools program recognizes Kent schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Kent Reporter

    The King County Solid Waste Division's Green Schools program recently recognized East Hill and Horizon elementary schools for their conservation and cost-saving efforts. More than 200 schools from 33 cities in the country are working to reduce waste and recycling, conserve resources and reduce costs with help from the program.

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  3. Downtown Kent on the upswing says retiring city planning directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Kent Reporter

    When Fred Satterstrom looks at the development of downtown from Kent Station to the ShoWare Center to The Platform Apartments, he has a simple description. Few people know Kent's development over the last few decades as well as Satterstrom, who retires Friday as the city planning director.

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  4. Kent man gets eight years in prison for dealing heroin while armedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Kent Reporter

    Melquiades Garcia Gonzalez, 29, a Mexican citizen, received the sentence on Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. He made a series of heroin sales to a person working with law enforcement in April, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office media release.

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  5. Kent School Board to release names of superintendent finalists on March 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kent Reporter

    A finalist list of candidates to become the new Kent School District superintendent is expected to be released on March 16 by the Kent School Board. The board will review applications, interview candidates and select finalists over the next couple of weeks, according to a school district media release.

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  6. Two Kent residents indicted as part of large bank fraud ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kent Reporter

    Two Kent residents were among 10 people indicted this week as part of large bank fraud ring allegedly responsible for nearly a million dollars in fraud. Clayton L. Bias Jr., 25, and Shawn A. Turner, 24, were among the defendants indicted in U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office media release.

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  7. Kent home prices up 15.9 percent in January; sales drop 14.9 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Kent Reporter

    Kent home prices were up 15.9 percent in January compared to the same month in 2014 but sales dropped 14.9 percent. Much like the greater Seattle area, Kent is grappling with a shortage of available homes for sale, according to a report by Redfin, a Seattle-based real estate company.

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  8. Sound Transit continues steps on Kent light rail planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kent Reporter

    Sound Transit plans to expand light rail from SeaTac to Kent by 2023 and later to the Federal Way Transit Center. Sound Transit is planning to extend light rail from the future Angle Lake Station at South 200th Street in SeaTac to the Kent/Des Moines area by 2023.

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  9. Salt-n-Pepa headlines hip-hop lineup at Kent's ShoWare CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kent Reporter

    The Legends of hip-hop featuring Salt-n-Pepa will take over the ShoWare Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 in Kent. Salt-n-Pepa, Kwame, Kool Moe Dee, Monie Love and Chubb Rock are in this legendary presentation of popular hip hop artists.

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  10. State deals with whether Western Hockey League players should be paid employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Kent Reporter

    Whether or not players for the Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds and other Western Hockey League junior teams should be paid minimum wages has turned into a hot topic before the state Legislature. An ongoing investigation by the state Department of Labor & Industries into whether child labor laws have been broken by the teams triggered WHL owners of teams in Seattle, Spokane, Everett and the Tri-Cities to lobby the Legislature to pass a bill that would exempt the teams from minimum wage law because the players should be considered amateur athletes and not employees.

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  11. Officer arrests Lakewood man for street racing in Kent | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested a 20-year-old Lakewood man for investigation of reckless driving after he reportedly raced another car at a high rate of speed during illegal street races. Police received a large number of calls about street races on the night of Feb. 14, according to the police report.

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  12. Ralph announces campaign for re-election to Kent City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Kent Reporter

    Dana Ralph plans to run this year for a second term as she wants to continue what she's helped accomplish as a Kent City Council member. "I am looking forward to continuing the work that is being done," Ralph said in a media release on Saturday to officially announce her campaign for another four-year term.

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  13. Kent house fire displaces five people on West HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Kent Reporter

    A Kent house fire displaced five people early Sunday in the 25400 block of 29th Avenue South on the West Hill. The fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m. and caused an estimated $75,000 damage, according to a Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority media release.

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  14. Big crowd honors H1 stars at Unlimited Hydroplane banquetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Kent Reporter

    More than 200 individuals in attendance along with emcee Brad Luce celebrated the sport of unlimited hydroplane racing at the annual H1 Unlimited awards banquet at the Seattle Aquarium on Pier 59. "I always enjoy the annual banquet, but this year it is very special," said David, the new H1 chairman and former world champion driver. "I believe we have a realistic outlook at the standing of our sport, and we had two days of high energy, team-oriented meetings during our annual meeting.

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  15. Recreational marijuana shop flourishes next door to KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Kent Reporter

    A thriving recreational marijuana store sits along Pacific Highway South as close as possible to the city of Kent, where such businesses are banned. In fact, when the owners of Greenside Recreational in Des Moines step out their door, they look across the street to Kent, up the street to Kent and down the street to Kent.

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  16. Kent business, civic leaders visit Olympia, meet with Sen. FainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Kent Reporter

    Business and civic leaders from Kent visited Olympia on Thursday to advocate for the city's priorities and meet with Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who represents Kent in the 45th Legislative District. "It's invaluable to share our own perspective as well as that of our community and businesses," said Carmen Goers, who chairs the Kent Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee and is a commercial banker in Kent.

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  17. Delivering a story, from story to filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Kent Reporter

    What began as a feature story has turned into something greater for the award-winning food reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Pang chronicled the hardship-to-happy life of a super chef, an 8,000-word profile that was originally intended for print and a short video on the newspaper's website.

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  18. Stober to make third run at Kent City Council positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Kent Reporter

    Stober, who lost council races against Ken Sharp in 2013 and against Deborah Ranniger in 2011, announced plans this week to run for Ranniger's position. Ranniger said this week she will not seek a fourth term after 12 years on the council.

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  19. Kent Police seek help to identify West Hill robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police are seeking the identity of this man in connection with a robbery on Jan. 23 on the West Hill. Kent Police are asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect who forcefully snatched a purse from a woman at the intersection of Veterans Drive and Riverview Boulevard South on the West Hill.

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  20. Report: Kent ranked among the nation's most diverse citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Kent Reporter

    Kent is ranked 17th among 2015's Cities with the Most and Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity, according to WalletHub, a personal finance social network that conducted the in-depth analysis. In light of Black History Month, WalletHub identified the most ethnically and linguistically diverse landscapes among 350 of the most populated U.S. cities.

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