Sound Bites: Kent News, Mar. 4, 2017

Local News from Kent, Washington

NEW–39-year-old Sikh man shot in apparent hate crime
Friday night a 39-year-old Sikh man was shot in the arm in his driveway by an unknown assailant in an apparent hate crime. Kent Police are investigating and have contacted the FBI and other local law enforcement agencies. Read more here.

NEW–Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s ‘Student Loan Bill of Rights’ passes house
Last Wednesday AG Bob Ferguson’s Student Loan Bill of Rights legislation, House Bill 1440, passed the Washington House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The bill establishes baseline standards for student loan services. For more information, including the text of the bill, visit the AG’s student loan resources online.

Kent News: Kent, Washington was ranked the 10th most diverse city in America in 2017.NEW–Kent, Washington is named the 10th most diverse U.S. city
According to Wallet Hub, Kent is the 10th most diverse city in America based on ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. Last year we were ranked 18th. The next closest Washington city is Renton at 24th, followed by Federal Way at 34th. Click here for more information.

NEW–Kent Realtor Marti Reeder named Chairman’s Circle Award winner for 2016
Kent Realtor Marti Reeder received the Chairman’s Circle Award for 2016 from John L. Scott. This is her third year for the honor. In addition, she was the top producer in the Covington-Kent-Maple Valley John L. Scott office for 2016. Congratulations, Marti!
(Note: Marti is an advertiser.)