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  1. Kent to lobby state for property tax limit lift; Eyman opposes actionRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    It is time for the Legislature to raise the 1 percent annual limit on property tax increases, the Kent City Council says. The council asked city staff to add that item to a list of priorities of what Kent officials want from the Legislature, which opens its 2015 session on Jan. 12. "The 1 percent cap on property tax increases is an artificial limit that doesn't reflect inflation," Councilman Dennis Higgins said at a council workshop last month.

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  2. ShoWare Shootout high school basketball tourney set for Dec. 20 in KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    The ShoWare Shootout high school basketball tournament will feature eight games on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the ShoWare Center in Kent. 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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  3. Groups weigh in on search for next superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    Inviting community input on the Kent School District's search for a new superintendent revealed a number of things about the district from what it does well to what it could do better. The five- to six-person focus groups provided input from teachers to parents to community members.

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  4. Washington state attorney general responds to Oklahoma, Nebraska marijuana lawsuits against ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Oklahoma and Nebraska have sued Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court over marijuana legalization. Nebraska and Oklahoma allege that Colorado's Amendment 64 and its implementing legislation regarding recreational marijuana is unconstitutional and preempted by federal law.

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  5. Republic Services reschedules garbage, recycling pickup in Kent over holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kent Reporter

    Republic Services will not collect garbage, recycling and organics from its Kent and other Puget Sound-area customers on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25 or New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1. Customers with normal collection on these days will have their carts picked up the following day . Subsequent days during the workweek will be picked up one day later: 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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  6. Student allegedly brings out knife after dispute on Kentwood school busRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kent Reporter

    Police are investigating a report of a Kentwood High School student displaying a pocket knife following an altercation on a school bus. Police received a report at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 of an argument that started on the Kentwood High School bus and resulted in one student pulling a knife on another at a bus stop in Kent.

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  7. Kent City Council approves budget, property tax hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kent Reporter

    City property taxes will go up 5.5 percent next year as the Kent City Council unanimously approved its 2015-16 biennial budget. The council voted 7-0 on Tuesday night to adopt an $81 million general fund budget for 2015 that includes the controversial property tax increase but no business and occupation tax increase and no vehicle license tab fee.

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  8. Covington issues permit for prospective pot shopRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Kent Reporter

    On the one hand, the long-time commercial architect from Kent is entirely anti-drugs of all kinds. On the other, he figured that he could potentially be part of a process that is the lesser of two evils.

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  9. Man attacks taxi driver with cane in Kent | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft after he allegedly hit a taxi cab driver with a cane during a dispute and didn't pay for the ride. Officers responded to a report of a man with a cane hitting the driver at about 9:48 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the 3800 block of Reith Road, according to the police report.

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  10. Central Avenue repairs lead Kent's B&O street project listRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Kent Reporter

    A city street project to rehabilitate Central Avenue South is scheduled to get $3 million next year from Kent's business and occupation tax. The City Council approved a list of street projects for 2015 to be paid for by the tax at a Dec. 9 meeting.

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  11. Resolving family turmoil explored at Lifetree CafeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Kent Reporter

    How families torn apart by conflict can find hope for healing will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29. The program, Family Do-Over: Is It Ever Too Late?, features a screening of the award-winning short film, "The Ride." Participants will follow the story of a taxi driver whose last passenger on Christmas Eve is deeply troubled by a family conflict, a conflict that feels too painful to resolve.

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  12. Kent Police seek public's help with locating suspect vehicle; Federal Way officer nearly hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police are assisting the Federal Way Police Department with an investigation involving an incident with a fleeing stolen vehicle early Saturday morning. At about 4 a.m., Federal Way Patrol units attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the 31200 block of Pacific Highway.

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  13. Kent woman who died in vehicle fire identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Kent Reporter

    The woman who died in a vehicle fire last month in Kent has been identified as Meike Foster, 76, of Kent, by the King County Medical Examiner's Office. Foster died from smoke inhalation during a vehicle fire on the East Hill, according to the medical examiner.

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  14. Local realtor honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Kent Reporter

    The group represents fewer than 7 percent of all real estate agents in the market and is featured in the December issue. Real estate agents are measured using an objective, in-depth research methodology with significant focus on customer feedback and overall satisfaction.

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  15. High wind warning remains in effect Thursday for Kent, rest of regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Kent Reporter

    High wind warnings for Kent and the rest of the Puget Sound region remain in effect from 4 p.m. on Thursday to about 4 a.m. on Friday. Winds could rise to 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph this evening, according to the National Weather Service .

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  16. City might partner with YMCA to build facility in KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Kent Reporter

    A potential partnership between the YMCA of Greater Seattle and the city of Kent could lead to construction of a YMCA facility in Kent. City officials are considering a possible donation of park property on the East Hill to help speed up the process to get a new pool and recreational facility in town.

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  17. Kent company recalls salad product due to misbranding, undeclared allergensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Kent Reporter

    Real Foods LLC, of Kent, is recalling approximately 308 pounds of Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Wednesday. The product was produced on Dec. 6. The product bears the establishment number "34834" inside the USDA mark of inspection and has "Sell by: 12/11/2014" printed on the product label.

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  18. High winds could strike Kent on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Kent Reporter

    Winds from 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph could develop Thursday morning through Thursday evening in Kent and the rest of the Puget Sound region. High winds are possible during Thursday afternoon and the evening commute, according to the National Weather Service , which issued the high wind watch early Wednesday.

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  19. Fight breaks out among 500 people at Kent barRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Kent Reporter

    A large fight among nearly 500 people broke out recently at a Kent bar on Pacific Highway South after a last-minute cancellation of a concert. Kent Police needed assistance from multiple other agencies to get the fight under control at about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 22 at the El Parral bar, 26122 Pacific Highway S., said detective Melanie Frazier, Kent Police spokeswoman.

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  20. Kent teacher honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Kent Reporter

    Glenridge Elementary School teacher Jennifer Hoglund was presented with the STAR 101.5 Elementary Teacher of the Week award on Dec. 4. Each student received a goody bag full of prizes from Sound Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington, KOMO 4, and STAR 101.5. Hoglund received a personalized plaque from Trophies2Go, a $100 check, and a $100 VISA gift card courtesy of Sound Credit Union. She also got a makeover courtesy of Blanc N' Schwartz Salon.

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