Editor's note: there's no mincing words — members of the Kent Police Department work in sub-par conditions because of the aging police station.
Many Kent residents agree, but voters could not agree on how to pay for a new police station and that's why a proposed 0.25 percent income tax increase failed on the November ballot.
But this issue isn't dead. Kent City Council will talk about other options for replacing the police station in 2013.
For 2012, this story is one of my picks for top 10 stories of the year.
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