Heidi Jacobs

Kent School Board opts to stop all international field trips

Citing concerns about immigration and border control, the Kent School Board on Wednesday night unanimously agreed to stop all student international travel for the foreseeable… Continue reading

Kentridge’s Cronk soars to new heights in high jump

At 6 feet, 8 inches tall, Tyler Cronk is hard to miss. And when he’s high jumping, the Kentridge High School junior is even harder… Continue reading

Suzanne Johnson named next Green River president

The Green River Board of Trustees selected Suzanne Johnson as the college’s next president during a special board meeting on Tuesday. Johnson, vice president of… Continue reading

K-M’s Carter has speed on the track, soccer field

Olivia Carter’s passion may be on the soccer field, but she’s found her place on the track. The junior is Kent-Meridian High School’s top sprinter… Continue reading

iPads help Kent School District students communicate

Students with special needs in the Kent School District are learning to communicate with help from iPads. The district recently purchased the devices for students… Continue reading

Resolution declares college safe, welcoming

Green River College’s Board of Trustees wants students and faculty to know the college is a safe and welcoming environment. The board on March 16… Continue reading

Kentridge, Kent-Meridian name new football coaches

Kentridge and Kent-Meridian high schools have hired new football coaches. At Kentridge, Brett Ogata replaces Marty Osborne, who coached the Chargers for 26 years. He… Continue reading

Greater Kent Historical Society Museum seeks director

The Greater Kent Historical Society is looking for a full-time museum director. The position pays $40,000 a year plus benefits. The city of Kent allocated… Continue reading

Always up for the challenge: Olympian Thompson to run the Boston Marathon

Two-time Olympian Courtney Thompson is ready for a new challenge. Thompson – a former Kentlake High School and University of Washington volleyball standout who won… Continue reading

Emergency education: Birthday party teaches students about calling 911

First- and third-graders at Kent’s George T. Daniel Elementary School attended a birthday party last Friday, but it wasn’t a typical birthday celebration. The party… Continue reading

Kent School District implements hiring, spending freeze

Kent School District officials last week instituted a spending and hiring freeze to help curb an estimated $15 to $20 million budget shortfall. The freezes,… Continue reading

Kent city, school officials meet to discuss community issues

In hopes of working together to better serve the community, the Kent City Council and Kent School Board met last week in the first of… Continue reading

Kentridge’s Barrera perfect fit at leadoff | Prep baseball

Isaac Barrera leads his baseball team both on and off the field. The Kentridge High School senior is a captain and bats leadoff for the… Continue reading

Sound Transit considers four sites for parking garage in Kent

Sound Transit has identified four potential sites for a new 450-stall parking garage near the Kent Sounder Station. After meeting with stakeholders and hosting an… Continue reading

Charting the course for technology use in Kent School District

Students, parents, teachers, administrators and community and business representatives spent last Saturday discussing the future of technology in the Kent School District. About 135 people… Continue reading

Green River College announces four finalists in presidential search

Green River College has named four finalists in the search for its next president. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee recently interviewed eight semifinalists and has… Continue reading

Kent Police arrest two juveniles for allegedly making threats toward school bus driver

Two boys were arrested Thursday afternoon after they allegedly made verbal threats to a Kent School District bus driver and one of the boys displayed… Continue reading

Bear down: T-Bird enjoying the ride

As the Seattle Thunderbirds wrap up the regular season this weekend, defenseman Ethan Bear is preparing for what might be his last postseason with the… Continue reading

Man arrested, three people injured in Kent crash

A 37-year-old man was arrested and three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident late Wednesday night in Kent following a brief police pursuit. At… Continue reading

Green River College narrows search for president to 8 semifinalists

The search for the next president of Green River College is down to eight semifinalists. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee — made up of students,… Continue reading