About Us

The Kent Reporter covers the city's geographic area of 29 square miles, including outlying unincorporated areas adjacent to city limits.

Kent is the sixth-largest city in Washington with a population of 119,000. As a culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, an exceptional school district, and nationally accredited police and fire departments.

In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing.

The Kent Reporter can be found at the following locations (additional copies may be obtained while supplies last for 50 cents per copy, maximum 20 copies per person, at the Kent Reporter office:

ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. (East of building)

Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N.

Kent Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave. N.

Dilettante Coffee, 514 Ramsey Way

Kent Public Library, 212 2nd Ave. N.

Nasville's Bar & Grill, 114 Railroad Ave. N.

Wild Wheat Bakery, 201 1st Ave S.

Schwartz Salon, 207 E. Meeker St.

Kent Downtown Partner, 202 W. Gowe St. #A

Kent Post Office, 216 W. Gowe St.

Kent Post Office, 23420 Pacific Highway S.

Des Moines Post Office, 20th Ave S./S. 216th

Des Moines Library, S 216th and 9th Ave. S.

Wesley Homes (The Terrace), 816 S 216th St.

Vitality Chiropractic, 21904 Marine View Drive

Kent Post Office, 23420 Pacific Highway S.

Kent Lutheran, 336 2nd Ave. S.

Kent City Mailroom, Gowe St., Centennial Building

Kona Kai Coffee, 124 4th Ave. S., #180

Kent Cafe, 318 W. Meeker St.

Kent Chamber of Commerce, 524 W. Meeker St.

Harrison House, 615 W. Harrison St.

Mick Kelly's, 2019 W. Meeker St.

Colonial Park Apartments, 2028 W. Meeker St.

Woodland (Building Nos. 1, 2), 4821 Kent-Des Moines Road

Lake Fenwick Estates, 24849 46th Ave. S.

Buena Case Apartments, 25701 27th Place S.

Golden Indian House, 20938 108th Ave. SEv

Windsong Arbor Condo, 11130 SE 208th St.

Wandering Creek Apartments, 12910 SE 240th St.

Mardi Gras, 24009 104th Ave. SE

Value Village, 24034 104th Ave. SE

Joanne's Fabrics, 25810 104th Ave. SE

Sunrise Estates, 23612 100th Ave. SE

Hidden Ridge Apartments, 23816 100th Ave. SE

Golden Steer, 23826 104th Ave. SE

Happy Donuts, SE 240th and 102nd SE

Avante Apartments, 1610 W. James Lane

Harbor Reach Club House, 23421 59th Place S.

Island Park, 23529 60th Ave. S.

Meeker Court Apartments, 24420 64th Ave S.

The Park Apartments, 24510 64th Ave S.

Ventana Apartments, 329 Ridgeview Drive

Bonel Trailer Park, 412 Washington Ave. N.

Rite Aid/Meeker Side, 105 Washington Ave N.

Kent Valley Ice Center, 6015 S 240th St.

Bridge Water IV, 23917 56th Court S.

Benchwarmer Sports Bar & Grill, 24437 Russell Road

The Point, 221st and Riverview Blvd.

The Meadows, 22600 43rd Ave. S.

Mitzel's Restaurant, 22330 84th Ave. S.v

Rock Creek Apartments, 1024 Central Ave. N.

Chandler's Bay I, 1020 Central Ave. N.v

Alderbrook Apartments, 412 Novak Lane

Sounder Bus Stations, 404 Railroad Ave. N.v

Sounder Transit, 301 Railroad Ave. N.

South Central Food Mart, 405 Central Ave. S.

Kent Performance Center, 930 Central Ave. S.

Mini Storage, 1610 Central Ave. S.

Maple Lane Mobile Home Park, 1720 Maple Lane

Maple Lane Trailer Park, 1510 Maple Lane

Horseshoe Acres Trailer Park, 1540 Maple Lane

Green River Court Apartments, 1401 W. Meeker St.

Parkwood Apartments, 26435 104th Ave. SE

Scenic Vista View, 26404 104th Ave. SE

Subway, 10228 SE 256th St.

Kent School Administration, 12033 SE 256th St.

Reporter Newspapers, 19426 68th Ave. S.

Radcliff Place, 13510 SE 272nd St.

Lake Meridian Cleaners, 15220 Kent Kangley Road

Weatherly Inn, 15101 SE 272nd St.

Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. SE

Summerwalk Apartments, 22440 Benson Road SEv

Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.v

Stafford Apartments, 112 Kennebeck Ave. S.

Farrington Court, 516 Kenosia Ave. S.

Meridian Firs 2, 146th Ave. SE and 145th Place SE, 145th Lane

Meridian Firs, 25044 144th Place SE

Arbor Village, 24121 116th Ave. SE

Arbor Village II, 24205 116th Ave. SE

Kent Post Office, 10612 S. 240th St.

Bartell's, 12920 SE Kent-Kangley Road


Your Community News Team

Polly   Shepherd Publisher, Regional Manager, South Division
Polly Shepherd
1-253-872-6600 (ext 1050)
Along with being the publisher of the Kent Reporter Polly is also the publisher of the newest member to the Sound Publishing Group, the Tukwila Reporter. She is also the Regional Manager for the Auburn, Kent, Renton & Tukwila regions. Polly is on the Kent Chamber Marketing Committee and also a member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce.
Charles   Cortes Freelance photographer
Charles Cortes
Charles Cortes is a freelance photographer, videographer for the Kent Reporter, as well as other publications in the Reporter news group.
Mark  Klaas Regional Editor
Mark Klaas
253-872-6600, ext. 27-5050
Mark Klaas is regional editor of the Auburn and Kent Reporter. He is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering news, sports and community events. He previously worked for weekly and daily newspapers in Idaho, Oregon and California.
Ross  Coyle Reporter, Schools, Education, Sports
Ross Coyle
253-872-6600, ext. 5056
Ross covers schools and educations alongside cultural and sports events in the community.
Steve  Hunter Courts, government reporter
Steve Hunter
253-872-6600, ext. 5052
Steve Hunter covers government, courts and general-feature assignments for the Kent Reporter.

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