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Teen driver charged with killing Kent Police officer

Vehicle pursuit results in fellow officer hitting Moreno

DOL photo of suspect Krishna Mahadevan-Prasad, courtesy of Renton Police Department

Suspect wanted for Renton homicide ends life in Hood Canal shooting

Investigators are concerned he may have committed other acts of violence.

DOL photo of suspect Krishna Mahadevan-Prasad, courtesy of Renton Police Department
Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Teen driver is under investigation for murder in the death of Diego Moreno.

Kent Police, community mourn loss of decorated officer

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Regional human trafficking awareness effort moving forward

The full county council will discuss this July 30

  • Jul 23, 2018
Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

Getting a hands-on opportunity, a real-life look

MultiCare’s annual Nurse Camp inspires future medical professionals

Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

All 39 Washington counties will provide free ballot return postage

Voting begins Friday for the Aug. 7 primary election.

  • Jul 19, 2018

Renton remains Washington’s eighth largest city

Renton has been the eighth largest city since at least 2010

A free classic car show, and more community news

Classic car show coming soon From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at The Lakeshore, 11448 Rainier Ave. S., will be hosting a… Continue reading

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons
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Pickup hit cyclist, fled scene Saturday

If you have any information on the identity of the passenger, please call 206-296-3311.

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Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Washington AG’s deal grants mobility to fast food workers nationwide

Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Straw ban leaves disabled community feeling high and dry

Although disabled people are exempted from Seattle’s new law, the impacted community says that businesses haven’t gotten the message.

Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

State House races heat up in 41st District with two up-for-grabs positions

District covers Mercer Island and portions of Bellevue, Renton and Issaquah.

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

A free concert coming July 21, and more community news

Free concert features local band The Landing is inviting the public to attend a free summer concert featuring local band, “Hall Pass Band.” The concert… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2018

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping and attempted kidnapping

Kevin Timothy Brown was charged with attempting to kidnap Target customer, kidnapping Fry’s employee.

Officer uninjured following collision with pole

A Renton police officer’s patrol car drove off the roadway and crashed into a pole after an unknown medical condition caused him to lose consciousness.… Continue reading

The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge athletic director unexpectedly passes away at age 57

Eric Anderson remembered as a tireless worker, everyone’s friend, a leader who brought out the best in students

The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge High School’s longtime athletic director dies

Vigil coming up Monday night for Eric Anderson

Kindering to receive $2,500 from county budget update

The following a press release: Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announced today that Kindering, an organization serving District 9 residents, will receive $2,500 in… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2018