Kent City Council approves temporary, six-month ban on safe drug-consumption site
KENT, Wash. – Four King County cities have already said 'no' to safe drug-consumption sites – and a fifth community made a similar decision Tuesday night. Kent became the latest suburb to take a stand on what would be the first publicly supervised drug-use facility in the United States. Seattle has already said it would host one of the facilities but local health experts believe our area needs at least two to reduce overdose fatalities and provide drug treatment options.