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   Drivers beware: Construction projects could impact your commute

September 2, 2014 - While summer is nearly over, construction season is still very much underway with several major projects either in progress or about to get started.    ... (more)

   National Public Lands Day is September 27 at Lake Fenwick Park

September 8, 2014 – Volunteers will enjoy great views of Lake Fenwick Park and the entire Kent Valley as they prune the park’s popular east ridge trail on National Public Lands Day. The annual event, now in its eighth year in Kent, will be...... (more)

   Kent receives grant funding for fitness equipment to combat childhood obesity

September 5, 2014 –The City ofKent, along with King County Parks and six other south county cities, have teamed up to add outdoor fitness equipment for youth and teens and their families to encourage healthy living and exercise as part of...... (more)

   Volunteers to install new playground at Green Tree Park

September 2, 2014 – Green Tree Park will undergo a huge transformation on September 20, when neighbors, other volunteers and staff come together to install a new playground, walking trail and other amenities. Over 150 volunteers will be on...... (more)

   Wilson Playfields' re-opening celebration to feature Seattle Impact FC

August 11, 2014 – Wilson Playfields’ new multi-use turf fields are finally ready for play, and the public is invited to celebrate the official re-opening at a dedication on Saturday, September 6, at 10 a.m. Coinciding with the annual Youth...... (more)

   Tickets now available for Kent’s 2014-2015 Spotlight Series

August 1, 2014 – Featuring nine performances, the performing arts series brings exceptional entertainment to Kent.  ... (more)

   Six local businesses, including the City of Kent, named Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling by King County

July 18, 2014 - Businesses meeting the criteria include Applus Technologies, Inc., Fred Meyer #215, Hexcel Corporation, Ingenium Group, LLC and Torklift Central.... (more)

   Kent Mayor Cooke names new chief administrative officer and finance director

July 7, 2014 – Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke announced the appointments of Derek Matheson as chief administrative officer (CAO) and Aaron BeMiller as finance director.... (more)

   Kent City Council forwards public safety facilities bond measure to voters

July 2, 2014 - The Kent City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to refer a $34 million bond measure to voters during the next November election. The purpose of the measure is to construct and equip new public safety and...... (more)

   Washington Court of Appeals sides with Kent in lawsuit over medical pot ban

April 2, 2014 – The Washington Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed Kent’s authority to prohibit medical marijuana collective gardens within its city limits. ... (more)

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