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  1. 10,000 runners expected for Seahawks 12K in Renton SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Kent Reporter

    More than 10,000 participants - a sold-out crowd for the second year - have signed up for the Seahawks 12K in Renton this Sunday . Now in its sixth year, the Seahawks 12K provides three courses for fans of all ages and skill level.


  2. Agency keeps mum about whether Kent will get FAA officesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Kent Reporter

    No word yet from the U.S. General Services Administration about whether new Federal Aviation Administration offices could be built in Kent. "GSA intended to award a lease on behalf of the FAA by late March; however we are still evaluating the final offers and finalizing the lease award details to ensure we make the best decision on behalf of the FAA and the American taxpayer," said Sally Mayberry, GSA regional public affairs officer, in a Thursday email.


  3. Possible YMCA for Kent residents boosted by state fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Kent Reporter

    City leaders and community members all agree that the city of Kent would be well served by a new YMCA in the fast growing and diverse community of 124,000 people. The possibility of a Kent YMCA is one step closer Tuesday as the state Senate approved its state capital budget proposal, which includes $500,000 to get the East Hill project under way.


  4. Preparing for oil spills to the Duwamish/Green River: public urged to comment on contingency plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Kent Reporter

    Changes in how oil is transported through Washington state are resulting in a host of new and improved plans aimed at protecting public health, public safety and the environment. The Washington Department of Ecology recently completed a draft contingency plan in case an oil spill occurs near the Duwamish/Green River.


  5. Kent, Renton await decision on FAA officesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Kent Reporter

    Kent and Renton city officials are still waiting for a decision by the U.S. General Services Administration about where to locate new Federal Aviation Administration offices. "GSA intended to award a lease on behalf of the FAA by late March; however we are still evaluating the final offers and finalizing the lease award details to ensure we make the best decision on behalf of the FAA and the American taxpayer," said Sally Mayberry, GSA regional public affairs officer, in a Thursday email.


  6. Sea Gals to hold open auditions for 2015 squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The Sea Gals will hold open auditions for their 2015 squad on April 25 at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, the team announced today. Auditions will be comprised of four competition rounds.


  7. 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.


  8. Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson host telephone town hall for 33rd District on March 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    At that time, constituents in the areas of Kent, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Burien and Renton will receive a phone call inviting them to stay on the line to participate in the town hall. In addition, residents who do not automatically receive a call may dial a toll-free participant number to listen in on the event and ask questions of their elected state officials.


  9. District 47 lawmakers host town-hall gathering on March 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    State lawmakers from the 47th Legislative District, which includes Covington and parts of Auburn, Kent and Renton, host a town-hall meeting March 21 in Kent. The meeting is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Steer Steak n' Rib House, 23826 104th Ave. SE.


  10. Area firefighters help douse Skyway house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Firefighters from King County District 20 , Renton and Tukwila responded this afternoon to a report of a house fire in the 8100 block of South 120 Street. The fire was first reported to 911 at 12:45 p.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the two-story house next door.


  11. Kent firefighters put out warehouse fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    A roof-mounted ventilation fan caught fire and fell to the floor of a large concrete tilt-up warehouse early Thursday morning in the 1200 block of Second Avenue North in Kent. Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority firefighters responded to the fire at 2:08 a.m., after employees reported a fire in the aluminum can manufacturing facility.


  12. Fain praises Senate passage of transportation plan; benefits South King CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The state Senate approved a bipartisan transportation plan , co-sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, on Monday with a 27-22 vote. The plan invests more than $15 billion to maintain and build transportation infrastructure and is based on a series of reforms that protect taxpayers and make projects less expensive, Fain said.


  13. Army Corps starts spring fill of Howard Hanson Dam on Green RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    As is typical, the Army Corps of Engineers slowly begins annual spring fill of the reservoir in late February, allowing water levels to rise within the Hanson Dam's reservoir. The dam helps protect the cities of Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila from flooding.


  14. King County prepares major plan to improve Green River leveesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    There's a whole lot of time, work and money going into a plan to improve the Green River levees that protect the cities of Kent, Auburn, Tukwila and Renton from flooding. King County Flood Control District officials expect to complete this summer the formation of the Green River System-Wide Improvement Framework designed to improve flood protection as well as save salmon and enhance open space, recreation and public access.


  15. Regional education report shows progress but major challenges remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The Road Map Project 2014 results report shows significant progress being made on important education milestones in the South Seattle and South King County region, but more work must be done to help all students succeed. The report is the Road Map Project's annual report card and shows data on 29 indicators of student success, which are important measures related to student achievement - such as proficiency in third-grade reading - from cradle through college.


  16. Longtime horsewoman Mary Kubota passes awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Kubota spent nearly three decades as a trainer, learning the profession under Washington Hall of Fame Trainer Wayne Branch before taking out her license in the late 1970s. She also had stints as a veterinarian's assistant with Dr. John Traber and Dr. Gary Bergsma.


  17. Gang council places programs in Renton schools; KSD waitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    As the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs looks to implement anti-gang programs in the region, the Kent School District will have to wait for programs to arrive in its schools. According to Randy Heath, KSD family and student services director, the council is producing several programs to be implemented in the Renton School District first and then expand those programs out over the next year.


  18. Heart-stopping tragedy becomes political tour-de-forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    As a 22-year-old vegetarian skiing and sailing instructor, Beverly Elmer isn't the type of person you'd expect to have heart problems. "I was lying down in bed and turned to Weylin and said, 'Baby, oh god,' and clenched my chest," she said.


  19. Kent awards bid for Green River levee workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    More work will soon be done to repair the Briscoe Desimone levee along the Green River in Kent and Tukwila. The Kent City Council recently awarded a $1.8 million contract to Tapani Inc., of Battle Ground, to fix section one of the levee between South 180th Street and South 200th Street.


  20. Westfield shooting investigation continues in Tukwila; no arrests yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    The investigation into the fight and shooting at Westfield Southcenter Monday evening was continuing Tuesday, with no arrests made, according to the Tukwila Police Department. A teenaged male involved in the fight received a minor gunshot wound to the hand and was treated by medics at the scene.


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