I Love Kent is a truly local, independent, family-run ‘hyperlocal’ news website covering Kent, WA started by Dana Neuts in 2007 and provided free to Readers thanks to much-appreciated advertising support from our great local business community.
However, the current COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly changed all of that. As businesses shutter due to the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, sadly they have also laid off employees, shut doors and stopped generating income – deeply hurting our entire region, state, country and well…the entire world!
This has obviously trickled down to us, as we have strived to provide free news and information supported by local businesses. You may have seen announcements from other news organizations in our area stating closure of print operations and layoffs of employees. The good news is, I Love Kent has always been 100% digital, keeping our operating costs low, while continually striving to provide relevant and timely local news.
And we vow to keep doing so, no matter what happens.
If you value our local coverage, please consider supporting us at a level that makes sense for you. We have partnered with PressPatron to make it easy for you to contribute on a monthly basis, or a simple one time donation (just click the red “Become a supporter” button below). Whatever amount or frequency you choose, it’s all good, and will help us keep our pixels updating with the most current and relevant hyperlocal coverage of Kent news, COVID-19 information, politics, arts, business, crime, events and more.
“In an ever shrinking local news landscape, we take seriously our commitment to serve our community,” Scott said to himself while writing this. “And we will keep doing this, no matter what happens!”
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#COVID19 is impacting businesses across our state, including local newspapers. But the work of journalists bringing us timely, accurate information is more important than ever.
If you can, please consider becoming a subscriber to your hometown paper or supporting local radio.
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) April 8, 2020