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By Jack MayneThe Kent City Council at its Tuesday night (June 4) meeting urged “all residents to acknowledge the significance of African-American history and in the heritage of our nation and city.”There will be a celebration of Juneteenth Day...
Railroad lines stretch across thousands of miles in Washington – including through Kent – and often along pristine rivers and shorelines of the state.An oil spill from a train could pose a significant threat not only to the environment...
Kent Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on the east hill that critically injured a man early Thursday morning, June 6, 2019.Police say that at around 6:20 a.m., they responded to the 12700 block of SE 274th Street (map...
A fire struck the IP Recycling plant in the 1200 block of 6th Ave North (map below) in Kent Thursday morning, June 6, 2019.Puget Sound Fire says the blaze was contained to a conveyer belt, and was extinguished by...
A fiery collision involving three vehicles killed a 28-year old Kent motorcycle driver on SR 167 near the S. 212th Street exit early Thursday morning, June 6, 2019.The Washington State Patrol says that one vehicle was traveling southbound on...
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.About two-thirds into this latest chapter in the X-Men...
An older motor home caught fire in the 8500 block of S. 259th Street in Kent (map below) on Wednesday afternoon, June 5.Puget Sound Fire says that the driver left the scene, but luckily the fire did not...
At Relay for Life events, no one faces cancer alone – and all are invited to join the 2019 Relay for Life of South King County at French Field on June 7-8!This event includes participants from around South King...
Kent Conucopia Days – South King County’s largest Family Festival – will be held the weekend of July 12 – 14:Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14: 10 a.m....
On Tuesday, June 4, Kent Police Detectives were conducting an investigation into a suspect who resides in Federal Way when the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Police believed the suspect was inside a home in the 30600 block...
Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally shot and produced film "The Maury Island Incident" will be Tuesday, July 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma.This all ages event starts at...
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.Sometimes--yes, sometimes--the accolades heaped upon a film are deserved....
From our friends at Kent Lutheran Church: Kent Lutheran Church has adopted an idea that has transformed many older churches in the Eastern part of the United States called "Sacred Places/Civic Spaces. As a way to better meet the needs of...
Join Mayor Dana Ralph for coffee and casual conversation on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Cutters Point on Kent's West Hill. "There is no set agenda. "The Mayor will listen to your comments, answer your questions...
There's a cool new art exhibit on the corner of 2nd & Meeker Street downtown – a canoe!This is an interactive historical exhibit which pays homage to a unique part of @cityofkent’s history – flooding. 🛶The new canoe on...
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.Despite the box office and Oscar success of Bohemian...
REMINDER: The City's FREE Summer Residential Recycling Collection Event will be held at a NEW LOCATION – Meridian Middle School – this Saturday, June 1.The event will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.For full details on what...
The Kent School District on Tuesday, May 28 announced that the Washington State Auditor had "no findings" from its 2018-18 audit of the district's financials: On an annual basis, the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) performs financial and accountability audits of...
This Friday, June 3rd, the downtown will see a new Executive Director for the Kent Downtown Partnership – Ms. Gaila Gutierrez was selected by a Hiring Committee of the KDP Board, led by Greg Haffner, to seek a successor...
Living Well Kent's East Hill Farmers Market starts Saturday, June 1, and will continue every first and third Saturday through June.This market will be held at Morrill Meadows Park, located at 10600 SE 248th Street (map below). "Come welcome our...
Join Puget Sound Fire, Police, and special guests – including the new Kent YMCA for a FREE Kid's Safety Day at ShoWare Center on Thursday June 27, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Staff from the new Kent YMCA will...
On Friday, May 24, 2019, Kent Police unveiled the late Officer Diego Moreno's name on their memorial stone.Officere Moreno tragically lost his life on July 22, 2018 in the line of duty.
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove this week donated a surplus King County van to Living Well Kent — a nonprofit community collaborative working toward a healthier, more equitable and sustainable Kent:
This week the Kent School District announced their Employees of the Year – congrats to them all! We selected outstanding Employees of the Year who exemplify the Kent School District mission of successfully preparing all students for their futures. Thank...
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.Disney continues the raid on its own library with...
King County Elections and Seattle Foundation on Thursday (May 23) announced the recipients of the 2019-2020 Voter Education Fund.A total of 39 community-based organizations – including some in Kent – are being funded $950,000 to provide nonpartisan voter outreach...
The City of Kent this week unveiled the second round of art-wrapped traffic signal control boxes; here's more info and photos from the city: Friendly walruses, octopi, and Orca whales read to each other outside the Kent Library at the...
Denali Credit Union will be giving out FREE $50 Gas Cards to the first 100 veterans or active military who register and show up at their Kent branch.This giveaway will be this Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. –...
By Jack MayneThe Kent City Council on Tuesday, May 21 adopted an updated transportation program as well as a proclamation declaring a week in May as public works week.Council President Bill Boyce, chairing the City Council session in the...
May 22, 2019Letter from the City of Kent Arts Commission to the Kent School District School Board:We at the Arts Commission recently received letters from many parents, students and educators concerning the pending cut-backs to the district’s music program,...
From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: Over the past month, Tukwila Police say they have noticed a trend of purse snatching incidents in the South King County area including Tukwila, Renton, Kent, Covington and Auburn."Locally, we have had...
Have you signed up yet for Relay for Life?It's coming to French Field at Kent-Meridian High School from Friday, June 7, starting at 6 p.m., through Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.At Relay for Life events, no...
The Kent Police Department is seeking the public's help finding the identity of this man, suspected of burglarizing houses on Kent's west hill, mainly between Fred Meyer and I-5:"Please keep an eye out for him or other suspicious activity...
Kids are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to Puget Sound Fire for a FREE hands-on, fun-filled clinic on Saturday, June 1.This fun event will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fire Station...
The King County Flood Control District is extending the application deadline for 2019 grants for projects that target flood-risk reduction along rivers, streams, lakes and other areas.The deadline to apply for a 2019 grant is now Friday, June 14.To...

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