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  1. Time to get transportation deal done | Guest OpRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    We love to think the Puget Sound region is world class - for its beautiful shimmering waters and majestic mountains, its abundance of fine cuisine, and its attraction to international trade. But the "world class" label given to us in a newspaper column last fall - "Hey, we're world class.

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  2. Kent firefighters extinguish fire at empty downtown commercial buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    Firefighters put out a fire at an empty commercial building on Wednesday in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue South. A fire investigator is trying to determine the cause of a fire at a downtown Kent empty commercial building once proposed as a potential homeless shelter.

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  3. Kent School Board names new superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    Calvin J. Watts, an assistant superintendent for Gwinnett County Public Schools in Suwanee, Ga., will be the Kent School District's next superintendent. Watts, who was one of more than 30 candidates to apply for the position, will succeed Edward Lee Vargas, who stepped down in October after six years in Kent to accept a job as executive vice president of AVID, a national nonprofit college readiness program in California.

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  4. Kent City Council renews federal lobbyist contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    Kent city officials hope a $56,000 federal lobbyist contract leads to more funds for transportation projects as well as Green River levee repairs. The City Council approved the ongoing annual contract with the Van Ness Feldman law firm for 2015 at a March 17 meeting.

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  5. City of Kent picks police officer Doherty as Employee of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Kent Reporter

    "He has a well-balanced approach to the job with a high level of motivation to be a positive public role model and a hard charging crime fighter," says Cmdr. Jarod Kasner.

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  6. Man hits Kent officer as handcuffs being removed | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police were taking the handcuffs off a man to release him into the custody of his boss when he reportedly used his free arm and open hand to hit an officer in the neck. Officers arrested the man for investigation of fourth-degree assault.

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  7. Kent Fire Department offers train track safety tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Kent Reporter

    More than 400 people were struck and killed by trains across the nation in each of 2013, 2012 and 2011. All too frequently we read in the paper or hear on the news about a pedestrian who has been struck by a train and killed or seriously injured.

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  8. Kent Sunrise Rotary presents jazz concert featuring Darren MotamedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Sunrise Rotary features a night of jazz on Saturday, March 28, with the best from the Kent School District Jazz Bands opening for artist Darren Motamedy, a former Kent music teacher. The evening begins at 5 with dinner.

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  9. City of Kent temporarily closes Green River Trail for levee workRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Kent Reporter

    Kent city officials have temporarily closed the popular Green River Trail at James Street and Russell Road for levee construction. The closure started Monday with the trail scheduled to reopen on June 1, depending on weather conditions for construction.

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  10. Gunshot injures Kent man on East HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Kent Reporter

    A Kent man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm during an unknown type of dispute on Saturday at an apartment parking lot on the East Hill. Officers responded at about 4:15 p.m. to reports of shots being fire in the 10800 block of Southeast 240th Street, according to a Kent Police media release.

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  11. Kent seeks pedestrian overpass for potential West Hill light rail stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Kent Reporter

    A pedestrian overpass across Pacific Highway South on the West Hill in Kent could be part of Sound Transit's light rail project depending on the station location and route the agency chooses for the tracks. Kent city officials discussed potential zoning requirements at a recent City Council's Economic and Community Development meeting.

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  12. Leaders open dialogue on ways to tackle human, sex traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Kent Reporter

    A disguised, police-posted classified advertisement in the adult listings on Backpage.com attracted more than 80 inquiries in less than four hours. The ploy led to a dizzying number of arrests that stretched the police force, Thomas said.

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  13. Increase in flu-ridden students forces Kent Valley Early Learning Center to close FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Valley Early Learning Center will be closed and all school activities will be canceled Friday due to an increase in student absences attributed to flu-like symptoms. The center, at 317 Fourth Ave. S, hosts kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes for Kent and Neely-O'Brien elementary schools.

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  14. Kent celebrates Southeast 256th Street improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Kent Reporter

    Kent city officials gathered on Thursday to celebrate the completion of the Southeast 256th Street improvement project on the East Hill. The $5.2 million project included the widening of the street between Kent Kangley Road and 116th Avenue Southeast with a new center turn lane as well as sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of the heavily traveled east-west route.

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  15. City of Kent launches website to attract touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Kent Reporter

    The city of Kent launched a new website earlier this year aimed at bringing more people to town to spend their money. "It really is a neat website," said Councilman Bill Boyce, who helped lead the campaign to get the website going.

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  16. Kent School Districts seeks input on budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Kent Reporter

    The Kent School District will host a series of budget forums throughout the district to discuss funding capacities, timelines, spending and programs. Meetings will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Kent Valley Early Learning Center, 317 Fourth Ave. S.; 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at Kentlake High School, 21401 SE 300th St.; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. SE in Covington; and 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, at Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St. "We are in the people business and it's big business," Stedry said.

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  17. Former Kent Mayor Isabel Hogan dies | 1921-2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Kent Reporter

    Driving a white Corvette made it easy to spot Isabel Hogan as she buzzed around town during her 16 years as Kent mayor in the 1970s and 80s. "City staff were just a bit more attentive and stood a little taller when they saw the car coming," said daughter-in-law Lori Hogan.

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  18. Early morning mobile home fire displaces family of four in KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority firefighters responded to an early morning fire at a mobile home in the 800 block of the West Valley Highway in Kent. The fire displaced the family of four.

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  19. Kent realtor earns top honor for salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Kent Reporter

    Marti Reeder, a realtor and broker for John L. Scott in Kent-Covington, was recently awarded one of John L. Scott's highest honors - the Chairman's Circle Award - for her top grossing real estate sales in 2014. As one of the company's top-producing realtors in Western Washington, Chairman and CEO J. Lennox Scott personally presented the award to Reeder in February.

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  20. Kent firefighters douse unoccupied house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Kent Reporter

    Firefighters from the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority were dispatched to the house fire at 1:30 a.m. after a security patrol noticed smoke coming from the two-story home. When the first unit arrived, they found smoke coming from the house and flames on the first floor.

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