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The Kent Police Department announced this week that after months of extensive work to develop a Body Worn Camera program, they are ready to launch a pilot program with the deployment of 10 Axon body-worn cameras for its law...
On Thursday, Dec. 13, Highline College held a ribbon cutting at 'Campus View,' a new building that will become home to hundreds of students starting this winter quarter."Thank you to everyone who made this project possible!"Here are photos from...
The National Weather Service has issued a 'High Wind Watch' for the Puget Sound region – including the Kent area – for all day this Friday, Dec. 14.Experts say to expect south winds from around 40 mph, with gusts...
The Greater Kent Historical Society's Christmas Open House will be held this Saturday, Dec. 15, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.The event will be held at The Greater Kent Historical Museum, located at 855 E. Smith Street (map below)."Feel...
The Kent City Council this week approved $500,600 in business or leisure tourism promotion grant awards for 2019, as recommended by the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.Also known as the “hotel/motel tax,” the lodging tax is a 1 percent...
The next 'Coffee with the Chief' will be Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Starbucks located at 13121 Kent-Kangley Road."Please join Chief Raf Padilla, Kent PD command staff and officers for coffee and conversation!...
On Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, the air was cold, but the rain had stopped and high school bands and fife corps warmed up hundreds of excited locals waiting for the opening of the new Kent Dick's Drive-In at 24220 Pacific Highway...
REMINDER: The Grand Opening for the new Dick's Drive-In in Kent will be this Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 10 – 11 a.m."Join us for the official Grand Opening Celebration of our Kent store and be the first to get...
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch.What happens when a headstrong rumrunner crash-lands in the...
On Saturday, the Kent Police Department, Mayor Dana Ralph and Target helped make Christmas a bit merrier for 45 Kent kids and their families at the 5th annual 'Shop with a Cop' event."Thanks to all who donated, all...
From our sister site The SeaTac Blog:The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8.“I...
Early Saturday morning (Dec. 8) at around 1:30 a.m., Kent patrol units responded to a report of a man being shot in the area of 23829 30th Ave South (map below).Police say that upon arrival, a 25-year old male...
Kent Police is reporting of an officer-involved shooting in the 14900-15200 blocks of Kent-Kangley Road Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6.Police say that just before 3 p.m., Officers and Detectives were conducting an investigation involving a known 33-year old male suspect...
REMINDER: Kent Parks' annual 'Christmas Rush Fun Run And Walk' is this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Hogan Park at Russell Road.Race Day Information:Registration opens at 8 a.m. 10k starts at 9:50 a.m. 5k starts at 10 a.m.Registration...
A special celebration will take place this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, starting at 7 a.m., when the Kent Police Department and Target will host a 'Heroes & Helpers' event to help children from Kent Youth and Family Services to...
MultiCare Kent Clinic's Community Open House and Ribbon Cutting for its new facility will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. "Health care in Kent has a new home! "MultiCare Kent Clinic will provide patients...
Volunteers are needed to join like-minded caring citizens at a 'Clean Streets Walkabout' for two hours of picking up litter together in downtown Kent this Saturday, Dec. 8.This event will run from 10 a.m. – Noon.Volunteers are asked...
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Washington Senate Democrats announced that they have suspended an investigation into rape allegations against state Sen. Joe Fain.Fain – who lost his reelection bid in November to Mona Das by 981 votes – was accused...
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch. “You’ve got all these cops thinking you’re a lawyer. And...
At approximately 1:45 a.m. Monday morning (Dec. 3), Kent Police patrol units responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 511 Central Ave S. for a takeover-style robbery with reports of one shot being fired.According to store employees,...
In November, the City of Kent learned that it will receive $8.9 million in grants for major transportation projects that will improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion.The Puget Sound Regional Council awarded a $4 million grant for the Veterans...
Willow's Place will be presenting a 'Hope For Families' fundraiser event this coming Thursday, Dec. 6, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Steer Steak 'n Rib House. "Please join your friends, neighbors and community leaders to help our struggling...
On Friday, Nov. 30, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove visited the World Relief refugee resettlement offices in Kent — one of his favorite organizations."I’ve enjoyed partnering with them by providing a County van, providing $ from my office fund...
Join Mayor Dana Ralph for Coffee & Conversation this coming Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Kent Senior Activity Center.This is a free, informal event with no specific program or agenda."Please come and...
REMINDER: Kent Lions' annual Winterfest will ring in the holidays this SATURDAY, Dec. 1, from 2 – 7 p.m. at Town Square Plaza, with Santa arriving at 5 p.m. to help light the tree.Join in the holiday spirit with...
The Kent Police Family is mourning the passing of former Chief of Police, Ed Crawford, who served from 1991-2006 after retiring from an exceptional career with the Washington State Patrol.Here's more from a social media post: Chief Crawford pioneered efforts...
Our friends at the Kent Downtown Partnership are seeking donations to help fund three great project that will make our city better."You can assist us and our community by donating to any one (or all!) of these three projects,"...
What makes Pacific Northwest salmon unique? Why are salmon so important to us in Washington State? What can we do to protect our waterways and ensure the future of our salmon? During the first week of December, over 800...
Our friends at the Kent Downtown Partnership are seeking Volunteers: Calling All Volunteers... KDP is busy putting our 2019 budget together and we want your expertise and time to help us make this a 2019 that we can be proud of....
The 8th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge has ended, and organizers announced a cumulative total of more than $150,000 and 50,000 pounds of food raised over the past eight years.To help feed families during Thanksgiving, Torklift Central and participating businesses...
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch. I know what you're thinking: "The what????" I know because...
Puget Sound Fire is reporting that seven people were accounted for after one was rescued from a house fire in the 26100 block of 114th Ave SE in Kent Monday morning, Nov. 26.pic.twitter.com/smtsok1ZSp— Puget Sound Fire (@PugetSoundFire) November 26,...
Puget Sound Fire is reporting that there was a house fire on Kent's East Hill in the 21300 block of 104th Place SE on Friday, Nov. 23.There were no injuries.House fire on Kent East hill at 21300104 pl SE....
At Tuesday night's Kent City Council meeting, Kent Police presented a Lifesaving Award to Officer Taylor Burns, along with a Citizen Commendation to Jason Holsclaw for saving the life of citizen Jeremiah Johnson.Police say that on the foggy morning...
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch.The first Creed film released in 2015 revitalized the...

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