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1,722 graduate in 2022 from Kent high schools, academies

Kent-Meridian, Kentlake, Kentridge and Kentwood high schools returned to ShoWare Center for first time since 2019

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Space-themed renovation coming to Kent’s Kherson Park

The $1.62 million project will include a replica Lunar Rover Vehicle

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Lynnwood man fatally shot in Kent dispute on East Hill identified

Carlos Garcia, 32, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to medical examiner

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Man fatally shot by Kent Police identified by medical examiner

Viet Do Nguyen died from multiple gunshot wounds

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Kent mayor, council president raise Juneteenth flag at City Hall

Symbols represent freedom, new beginnings for Black Americans

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Kent Police arrest suspect in April cemetery fatal shooting

Tacoma man, 24, taken into custody at Graham apartment complex

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Kent Municipal Court judges to get annual pay increase of nearly $13,000

City Council agrees to match pay to what district court judges make across the state

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Auditor’s report finds racial disparities in King County Sheriff’s Office performance

BIPOC individuals are arrested and subjected to police use of force disproportionately, report finds

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Main Street Bridge. Courtesy of WSDOT.

Full closure of I-405 set for Father’s Day weekend in Bellevue

Signs with detour routes will be available; closure will take place from June 17-20 to demolish Main Street Bridge.

Main Street Bridge. Courtesy of WSDOT.
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Kent motorcyclist injured after collision with car on East Hill

Saturday evening, June 11 in the 13500 block of SE 272nd Street

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Kent Police seek public’s help to find missing man

Larry Martinez, 81, last seen on June 8 in downtown Kent

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Lynnwood man fatally shot on Kent’s East Hill

Early Wednesday morning in the 12900 block of SE 275th Street

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Derek Kammerzell (File photo)

Kent gives $1.5 million settlement to assistant police chief who used Nazi insignia

The city noted that union rules and the arbitration process were preventing his termination.

Derek Kammerzell (File photo)
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Kent Police fatally shoot man along Pacific Highway South | Update

Four officers placed on administrative leave

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Kentwood High School in Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kentwood High teacher charged with raping a student

JROTC instructor allegedly sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl in portable classroom

Kentwood High School in Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
Cedar Heights Middle School, where the principal reportedly removed LGBTQ+ literature in the library after a student raised an issue with the content. (Screenshot from Kent School District website)

ACLU gets involved in Kent School District removal of LGBTQ+ books

The civil rights advocacy group called banning LGBTQ+ books a “life and death situation.”

Cedar Heights Middle School, where the principal reportedly removed LGBTQ+ literature in the library after a student raised an issue with the content. (Screenshot from Kent School District website)
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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.

Auburn couple sentenced for defrauding customers of millions

The pair operated the now-defunct Northwest Territorial Mint in Auburn and Federal Way.

Photos courtesy of FBI
Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.
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Report examines King County Sheriff’s Office misconduct investigations

Ninety-one employees had multiple allegations of misconduct made against them in 2021.

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Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)

King County to use electric heavy duty trucks to transport garbage with lower emissions

Among the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in America operated by a waste management agency.

Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)