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  1. Allen turns Royals into a powerhouse | SPSL footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Kent Reporter

    Kent-Meridian High School head football coach Brett Allen moves around the sidelines with a measured, steady pace and then switches to a run to bark orders to his players, then immediately regains his steady composure. Kent-Meridian English teacher Brett Allen is a different man who casually strolls from the front to the back of the class and only rarely raises his voice to emphasize a point.

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  2. Two men beat up man at Kent Shell station after he accuses them of littering | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested two men for investigation of second-degree assault after they reportedly beat up a man who asked them not to litter after they threw beer cans into a Shell service station parking lot. A witness called 911 at about 12:53 p.m. on Oct. 6 to say a man was bleeding from the head in the parking lot at 23953 104th Ave. S.E., and that two men had fled in a red minivan, according to the police report.

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  3. Vice President Joe Biden praises Renton Technical College during visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Kent Reporter

    Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance Thursday at Renton Technical College, celebrating the college's receipt of multiple federal grants that have expanded programs at the school and helped get people back to work. The Vice President's appearance was part of a day-long visit to the Seattle area that included a fundraiser for Sen. Maria Cantwell, as well as a tour of some of RTC's classrooms and machine shops.

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  4. Vice President to visit Renton on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Kent Reporter

    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make an appearance Thursday morning at Renton Technical College as part of a visit to the Seattle area. RTC recently received a U.S. Department of Labor job-driven training grant.

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  5. NW Lady Sharks host large fastpitch tournament in the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 4 | Kent Reporter

    Sixty-eight teams compete at four locations in King County this weekend in the NW Lady Sharks Mike Richdale Memorial fastpitch softball tournament. The tournament is being played at Petrovitsky Park in Renton, Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines, South King County Ballfields in Federal Way and Service Club in Kent.

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  6. Large East Hill apartment fire injures 2, displaces 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | Kent Reporter

    A three-alarm apartment fire on Kent's East Hill early Friday morning injured two residents when they jumped from a third-floor balcony to escape the growing flames, the Kent Fire Department reported. Medic One paramedics treated and stabilized an injured man and woman at the scene before they were transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

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  7. Valley flood protection takes SWIF-t approach | KlaasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Kent Reporter

    Jennifer Knauer's message at the public meeting at Auburn City Hall was simple, direct and effective - the Green River's levee and revetment system is old, and the time to do what must be done to fix it is now. Knauer and her King County Flood Control District colleagues came to Auburn Tuesday morning to energize and learn from the public, especially homeowners and entrepreneurs who live and work along the lower Green River, with its 16-plus miles of mostly aging levees.

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  8. Kent officers arrest two gang members in Fred Meyer parking lot | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Kent Reporter

    Kent Police arrested two men with gang ties, each on warrants, and one for investigation of making a false statement, after spotting the men sitting at separate times in a vehicle in the Fred Meyer parking lot, 10201 S.E. 240th St. An officer on Sept. 15 saw a man sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked in a far corner of the lot, according to the police report.

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  9. Kent garbage taxes could go up to pay for street repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Kent Reporter

    Residents and businesses would pay higher solid waste taxes to help cover street repair costs under a city of Kent proposal. The City Council's Public Works Committee on Monday discussed the proposal but delayed a vote on the measure to Oct. 6 until it has more information.

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  10. Kent City Council committee to study fireworks banRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    A Kent City Council committee began looking into whether a fireworks ban on the Fourth of July might lower the boom on illegal devices going off. City Councilman Jim Berrios led a discussion during the Sept.

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  11. Kent City Council committee passes recreational marijuana business banRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    A Kent City Council committee agreed with the city's Land Use and Planning Board to ban recreational marijuana businesses. The council's Economic and Community Development Committee voted 2-1 on Monday to agree with the land use board's recommendation in June to not allow marijuana retail, production or processing facilities in Kent.

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  12. Renton Technical College named one of top 10 community colleges in USRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    Renton Technical College today was named one of the top 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. RTC is now eligible to enter the last stage of the competition for the $1 million prize fund that will be awarded in March 2015 in Washington D.C. "We are thrilled at the news that Renton Technical College has been named as one of the top ten finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence," said RTC President Steve Hanson in a press release.

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  13. Residents debate need for new Kent Police stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    Kent resident Alex Senecaut prefers to see the city spend money on a new public works facility rather than a new police station.

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  14. Kent bus service cuts subject of public workshopRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    He suggests King County take a good, hard look at itself when reducing bus routes to narrow a significant budget gap.

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  15. New Renton store is first CVS in Washington stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    Mayor Denis Law cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the first CVS store in Washington state, located in Renton.

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  16. Crews to start removing double white line along Highway 167 toll lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    State crews will start Sunday, Aug. 10 to remove the double white line along Highway 167 for easier access to the toll lane.

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  17. Kent officers involved in shooting treated and released at hospital; victim identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    The four Kent Police officers injured in Sunday's shooting and explosion along 86th Avenue South each were treated and released later on Sunday at Valley Medical Center in Renton.

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  18. Human trafficking sting nets 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    Police in Renton arrested 11 men last week for commercial exploitation of a minor during a sting at a Renton hotel called "Operation Cold Shower."

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  19. Hospital commission to meet Tuesday on future of strategic alliance challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    Public Hospital District No. 1 commissioners have called a special meeting for Tuesday to discuss the future of a lawsuit challenging the district's alliance with UW Medicine and the status of commissioner Dr. Aaron Heide.

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  20. Renton's Shane captures coveted APBA Gold Cup for Oberto, Madison | HydrosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    The one prize that eluded Steve David in one of the greatest careers of any driver in the history of unlimited hydroplane racing was the APBA Gold Cup.

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