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  1. Sister blames brother's death in Kent on lack of help for mentally illRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Reporter

    Ismail Mohamed with his boys. Mohamed, who battled bipolar disorder, was found dead on April 16 in a Kent hotel parking lot after reportedly falling from a third-story balcony.

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  2. Tahoma National Cemetery to honor veterans at Memorial Day ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    Tahoma National Cemetery presents a Memorial Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday, May 25 at the cemetery's main flag pole assembly area, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent. The cemetery is a commemorative partner with the Department of Defense for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

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  3. City leaders, residents celebrate Kent's 125th anniversary at receptionRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke and former mayor Jim White prepare to cut the city's 125th anniversary cake during a reception on Tuesday night at City Hall. Looking on, from left to right behind the mayors, are former council members Tim Clark and Jon Johnson as well as current council members Dennis Higgins, Brenda Fincher and Jim Berrios.

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  4. State Supreme Court affirms city of Kent's ban on medical marijuana collective gardensRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

    The court issued its opinion on May 21, which affirmed earlier rulings by the state Court of Appeals and King County Superior Court. "The city is pleased with the ruling," said Pat Fitzpatrick, a city of Kent deputy attorney, in an email.

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  5. Take the train from Kent to Sounders FC match on May 23 in SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Kent Reporter

    Catch a ride on the train from Kent to the Seattle Sounders game on Saturday, May 23 at CenturyLink Field. Soccer fans can hop aboard Sound Transit's popular Sounder event train for the Sounders FC match against the Sporting KC at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at CenturyLink Field.

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  6. One race set for Kent School BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Kent Reporter

    The Kent School Board will have one contested race in the Nov. 3 general election. Trisha Sanders is challenging incumbent Russell Hanscom for the District 1 seat.

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  7. Sen. Keiser: Anti-teacher hearing 'a wasteful distraction'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Kent Reporter

    Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the hearing of an anti-teacher bill before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee: "At a time when the Legislature is failing to negotiate a budget to fully fund our schools, we should not be wasting our time with 'show trial' hearings on anti-teacher bills that have no chance of becoming law. It is a wasteful distraction when we need to be focused and productive.

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  8. Kent School District raises lunch prices | BriefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Kent Reporter

    Lunch prices in the Kent School District will be going up next school year. The school board approved a 10-cent increase at its May 13 meeting.

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  9. Woman throws a fit and more at Kent store | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct after she reportedly threw objects all over the Fred Meyer store, 25250 Pacific Highway S., even firing one item at a store employee as well as knocking over a mannequin. The woman allegedly grabbed a device employees use to reach highly displayed items and threw it at an employee, according to the police report about the 9:28 p.m. May 2 incident.

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  10. Local industrial facilities earn recognition for environmental complianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Kent Reporter

    Seventy-two local industrial facilities, including plants in Auburn and Kent, earned environmental awards from King County's Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality in 2014. "The industries and manufacturers we recognize with these awards understand that a healthy economy is tied to a healthy environment," said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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  11. Rainier Youth Choirs to perform Out of the Blue on May 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Kent Reporter

    The Rainier Youth Choirs' final concert of the 2014-2015 Imagine season, Out of the Blue, begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 SE 248th St., Kent. The concert features some Broadway tunes, crazy songs of all sorts, many soloists, and even some choreography with bamboo poles.

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  12. Kent Police seek man who tried to lure girl on East HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police want the public's help to identify and find a suspect involved in an attempted child luring incident. The incident involved a 10-year-old girl who was walking on the East Hill of Kent at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in the area of the 27900 block of 126th Avenue Southeas t, according to a police media release.

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  13. Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to stealing $200,000 from Kent Little LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Kent Reporter

    Kevin L. Baker, 50, of Maple Valley, faces a sentence range of 22 to 29 months and will be required to pay back $208,743 in restitution, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. on June 26 before Judge LeRoy McCullough at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

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  14. Catch Sounder train in Kent to Mariners game on Sunday, May 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Kent Reporter

    Mariners fans can catch the Sounder train in Kent on Sunday, May 17, for the game against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field. Seattle Mariners fans can take Sound Transit's popular Sounder train to the Mariners game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, May 17. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. at Safeco Field in Seattle.

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  15. Green River serving students first | Guest opRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Kent Reporter

    Green River College's mission is to "ensure student success through comprehensive educational programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities." The work performed at the college is focused on ensuring student success.

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  16. Green River levee project community meeting set for June 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Kent Reporter

    The King County Flood Control District hosts a community meeting and open house on June 8 in Kent, where residents can learn more about a new flood risk reduction project. The project will replace and upgrade 1.4 miles of existing levee and revetment along the east bank of the Green River between South 212th Street and Veterans Drive/South 228th Street.

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  17. City of Kent tees off again to sell Riverbend par 3 golf course propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Kent Reporter

    Now that the new Federal Aviation Administration offices won't be coming to Kent, city officials are back to the first hole to market the Riverbend Golf Complex's par 3 property. But shortly after news broke last month that the FAA offices would be built in Des Moines rather than Kent, developers started to contact Kent about the city-owned property.

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  18. People debate best route for light rail to Kent and Federal WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Kent Reporter

    Dozens of people let Sound Transit leaders know during a public hearing last week at Highline College in Des Moines where they would like to see tracks and stations built when the agency extends light rail from SeaTac to Kent and eventually to Federal Way. The opinions of residents, city leaders and Highline College students and instructors bounced back and forth between picking a route along Pacific Highway south or Interstate 5 for the more than $1 billion project.

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  19. Kent School District launches mobile app | BriefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Kent Reporter

    "Our choice to go mobile aligns with our commitment to increase parent engagement," said Thuan Nguyen, the district's chief information and digital strategy officer. "Enabling our families to connect with district and school information in real-time, at their convenience, will increase both communication and collaboration within the KSD community."

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  20. Circuit City building coming down to make way for 19-story Washington PlaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Kent Reporter

    Demolition is under way of the former Circuit City building on Andover Park East to make way for the new 19-story Washington Place hotel and residential tower. Heavy equipment removed the big red Circuit City sign, then snipped away at vertical steel beams before tearing down the sign's support structure.

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