Sixty-one orange traffic barrels were set up April 2, 2024, on the WSDOT front lawn in Olympia. Each cone represents a fallen WSDOT employee killed on the job since 1950 - many in active work zones. The visual display is meant to remind everyone of the importance of slowing down in work zones. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation.

WSDOT: Slow down for Work Zone Awareness Week

The number of fatal crashes in marked work zones had doubled in 2023 when compared to the previous year.

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Kent Police to offer teen academy for students in June

For high school students interested in law enforcement career

Madeline Goldsmith. COURTESY PHOTO

No suspect yet in July 2023 Kent murder of Madeline Goldsmith

Someone fatally shot 18-year-old Kentwood High graduate as she sat in vehicle near Lake Meridian

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Healthy Kids Day free event coming up April 20 at Kent YMCA

Activities to include face painting, bounce house and dodgeball

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Police bust mother, daughter in Kent for retail crime spree

Two reportedly joined one other woman in 3-state crime ring taking women’s clothing from Lululemon

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Reith Road in Kent to get two new roundabouts this year

City Council approves $4.28 million bid; project to start in late May or early June

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City of Kent offers space festival for families May 4 at ShoWare Center

Retired astronaut Jose M. Hernandez to speak at event

Courtesy Photo, Renton Police

Renton increases hiring bonus for new police officers

Bonus is a $20,000 payment upon hire and $20,000 payment upon completion of a one year probation.

LivAway Suites broke ground near Topgolf in Renton. Courtesy image

Extended-stay hotel breaks ground in Renton

LivAway Suites to be built near Topgolf, Boeing and The Landing.

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2-year-old dies in Federal Way shooting

Incident took place in a parking lot near the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive near IHOP.

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Kent-based Stoke Space names retired US Space Force leader to board

Lt. Gen. John E Shaw appointed to Board of Directors

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Created an account using identity of a deceased employee to file 58 claims for reimbursement.

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