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Communities in Schools Kent's 16th annual Breakfast for the Kids will be held on Thursday, May 3, at Kent Phoenix Academy from 7-9 a.m. We Need You! Breakfast For The Kids WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2018: 7:00-9:00 AM WHERE: Kent Phoenix Academy Gym...
The community is invited to attend the unveiling of a new lighting project underneath the 167/Meeker Street overpass on Thursday, May 10. Co-hosted by the City of Kent and Kent Downtown Partnership, the evening will begin with a reception...
On Tuesday, April 24, Kent voters said ‘no’ to Proposition A, a police and criminal justice ballot measure that would have authorized the City to raise utility taxes from 6 percent to 8 percent on manufactured gas, natural gas,...
The Kent Police Department is reporting that a crash and foot pursuit closed the intersection of S. 260th and Pacific Highway South (map below) Wednesday morning/early afternoon, April 25. The crash – involving at least three cars – happened after...
REMINDER: This Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Kent Police Department will be collecting any expired, unwanted, and unused medication. This is a great opportunity to dispose of medications safely and easily. All you have to do...
Proposition A – a proposed 2% utility tax increase for Kent Police and Criminal Justice Services – is failing by over 17 points in the first round of results released by King County Elections. The ballot measure in this special...
At Tuesday night's special City Council meeting, the Kent City Council reviewed applications submitted by residents to fill the vacant council position 1 left by Tina Budell, who resigned April 13. Thirty-six applications were submitted by the April 20...
The Kent Arts Commission this week announced winners of the most recent exhibit on Kent Creates, the web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors. The “Lighting Up the Dark” exhibit asked the community to gain inspiration from longer...
Chancel Arts, a community arts and cultural program in downtown Kent hosted at Kent Lutheran Church, and the Kent Grand Organ project, welcome The Debutones on June 9, 2018, at 3 p.m. The Debutones play a tasteful, eclectic blend of...
At last week’s City Council meeting, Kent Mayor Dana Ralph – along with the Council – acknowledged and thanked local legislators for their support and funding during the 2018 legislative session: Senator Joe Fain Senator Bob Hasegawa Senator Karen...
Students seeking in-demand health care careers can look forward to learning in a state-of-the-art facility on Highline College’s main campus, marked by a demolition on May 7 of Building 26. The demo will begin at Noon, and is free and...
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 Blu-rays and DVDs that find their way into...
There will be a special Kent City Council meeting TONIGHT – Tuesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. The Council will go into executive session to discuss applications received for the vacant Council position, which became open when Tina Budell...
The Kent Police Department Tweeted out the following photo, showing some of their finest hanging out backstage with Snoop Dogg during his recent performance at accesso Showare Center. (luckily, Snoop – a known fan of weed – wasn't here on...
REMINDER: Tuesday, April 24, is Election Day – have YOU voted yet? On the special ballot is Proposition A, a 2% Utility Tax Increase for Police and Criminal Justice Services: In order to fund additional police officers and criminal justice services in...
Officials from the City of Kent, along with the Kent Downtown Partnership, will be holding an unveiling of new lighting under the 167 Overpass over West Meeker Street on Thursday, May 10. All are invited to this free event, which...
Kent Cornucopia Days 5K run – coming Saturday, July 14 - will feature a flat, smooth course along the Green River Trail. The event is perfect for those going for time or simply a morning walk. It will run from...
The Kent Arts Commission is seeking entries for an online exhibit via 'Kent Creates,' a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors. The most recent exhibit for Kent Creates is open April 20 through June 30 and focuses...
Lauryn Hill is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her multiple-Grammy-winning debut solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” with a North American tour, which will include a stop on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Kent's accesso ShoWare Center. https://youtu.be/kPPE-e5BxbM More info –...
By Jack Mayne The police chief of Kent wants everyone to vote by April 24 to approve Proposition A to add 23 members to the city police force, and the City Council approved an interim measure to hire a new...
In honor of “420 day” this Friday, April 20, King County Sheriff’s Office Precinct 3 (SE King County) will be conducting an impaired driver emphasis patrol with the hopes of minimizing violators on the “marijuana holiday” that many people...
The City of Kent is seeking qualified applicants for Kent Municipal Court Judge to fill the vacancy that will be created when Judge Karli Jorgensen retires later this year. Candidates are not required to live in Kent, but they must...
The newest exhibit at the White River Valley Museum – Sasquatch: Ancient Native Perspectives on the Mysterious Beings of the Woods – shines light on the origins of Sasquatch as understood through some regional Native American traditions. It will run from July...
Kent Mayor Dana Ralph's first 'State of the City' address will be held at City Hall on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. "Learn what's happening in the City, what projects are in the works, and what challenges...
Starbucks announced on Tuesday (April 17) that it will be closing all its company-owned stores nationwide – including several in Kent – on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29 for racial-bias training. Training will be given to nearly 175,000 U.S....

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