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Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

By Scott Schaefer King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday (May 23) announced a proposal that would change the intended allocation of lodging tax dollars away from the local tourism industry,... [Read more]

The next ‘Pitch Pit’ Screenwriting Competition will be this Friday, April 13

The next ‘Pitch Pit’ Screenwriting Competition will be this Friday, April 13

The next “Pitch Pit” Screenwriting Competition will be this Friday, April 13, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Create!, located at 216 W. Gowe Street in the Kent Arts District. Here’s how it... [Read more]

Kent Councilmember accepts Burien Proclamation for Sikh Heritage Day

Kent Councilmember accepts Burien Proclamation for Sikh Heritage Day

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council’s new majority apparently meant what it said about becoming more open to new audiences and groups when it declared April 14 as Sikh Heritage Day. The proclamation... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office seizes over 7,600 illegal marijuana plants

King County Sheriff’s Office seizes over 7,600 illegal marijuana plants

From our sister site iLoveKent.net: The King County Sheriff’s Office seized over 7,600 marijuana plants and arrested 10 people in a two-day sting operation last week in Kent, Renton, Federal Way,... [Read more]

Kent Police arrest suspect in Bikini Barista sexual assault

Kent Police arrest suspect in Bikini Barista sexual assault

From our sister site iLoveKent.net: Kent Police made an arrest Wednesday morning (Feb. 21), after receiving multiple tips identifying the suspect involved in Tuesday’s early morning bikini barista... [Read more]

4Culture’s next ‘Let’s Chat’ public meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 20

4Culture’s next ‘Let’s Chat’ public meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 20

Hello 4Culture – Let’s Chat 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, offers project grants in arts, heritage and preservation every year, and on the THIRD TUESDAY of every month, from 10... [Read more]

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement.  Effective January... [Read more]

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Leland Russell Jr., of Burien, was sentenced Friday (Oct. 14) to 63 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two employees of a gas station in Kent... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

Here’s episode #29 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to murdering ex-wife at park-and-ride in Kent

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to murdering ex-wife at park-and-ride in Kent

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that a 42-year-old Burien man pled ‘Guilty’ on Tuesday (Nov. 3) to Murder in the Second Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement for the... [Read more]

Woman attacked, beaten and robbed after watching Seahawks game in Burien

Woman attacked, beaten and robbed after watching Seahawks game in Burien

A 30-year old Kent woman was attacked, beaten and robbed after watching a Seahawks game at Elliott Bay Brewery in Burien on Thursday night, Oct. 22. Police say that on Thursday at around 8:30 p.m., a... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #7 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

Here’s episode #5 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 3-BD for just $379,000!

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 3-BD for just $379,000!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, May 31 – is a beautiful 3-bedroom home, priced at just $379,000! Sitting high in this park... [Read more]

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

Sponsored Post OPEN HOUSE: 4-BD East Shorewood Contemporary Home on Tuesday, May 12

OPEN HOUSE: 4-BD East Shorewood Contemporary Home on Tuesday, May 12

There will be a Open House for an East Shorewood contemporary home from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12. This is a 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2640 square feet, on a 21,400 s.f. lot. It’s... [Read more]

Burien man accused of Kent double homicide pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Burien man accused of Kent double homicide pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Russell Leland, Jr., of Burien, was arraigned Monday morning (Sept. 8) and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea to two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for a double homicide... [Read more]

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Leland Russell Jr., a 29-year-old Burien man, was charged Monday with two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for last Wednesday’s double homicide at a gas station in Kent. The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE 8/21/14: On Thursday (Aug. 21), a judge set bail at $2 million for Leland D. Russell, 29, a Burien man suspected in Wednesday’s double homicide in Kent. The suspect was arrested on investigation... [Read more]

20-year old Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ for fatal beating of Kent woman

20-year old Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ for fatal beating of Kent woman

A Burien man was arraigned Monday morning (Nov. 4) and pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to a charge of Murder in the First Degree for the fatal beating of a woman during a home invasion robbery in Kent... [Read more]

Sponsored Post This Week’s Prudential NW Open House: high-quality home with Mt. Rainier views

This Week’s Prudential NW Open House: high-quality home with Mt. Rainier views

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Prudential Northwest’s Open House for this week is a high quality home with Mt. Rainier and territorial views, with a desirable floor plan! This great looking home has 4 bedrooms... [Read more]

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assisted in a drug bust last Thursday (April 25) at homes in Des Moines and Kent that netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County... [Read more]

Massage Parlor/Prostitution Ring busted in Burien, SeaTac & Kent Thursday Night

Massage Parlor/Prostitution Ring busted in Burien, SeaTac & Kent Thursday Night

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Burien and SeaTac Police Departments, served search warrants on five area locations last night related to a lengthy prostitution investigation. The... [Read more]

‘ThanksFUNgiving’ Fundraiser Coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend Nov. 29

‘ThanksFUNgiving’ Fundraiser Coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend Nov. 29

A fundraiser called “ThanksFUNgiving” is coming to Mick Kelly’s Riverbend in Kent on Thursday, Nov. 29, with all proceeds going to a local family in need. “In our community, families struggle... [Read more]