Heidi Sanders

Mentoring program provides young men with tools to succeed

After recognizing the need to provide mentors to young men in the Kent area, Kendrick Glover and Sylvester Craft started Glover Empower Mentoring, or G.E.M. for short.

Army veteran finds love of art at Green River College

For U.S. Army veteran Tony Bunyan, discovering a love of art has been life changing.

Three-day strike starts Monday at Green River College

Faculty at Green River College will begin a three-day strike on Monday. The United Faculty board voted unanimously on Friday to strike. Union members authorized the strike last week after college administrators announced 11 programs facing elimination.

WGU Washington celebrates opening of Kent headquarters

Western Governors University (WGU) Washington kicked off summer with an open house last month at its new headquarters in Kent.

Chargers off to a fast start | Girls prep basketball preview

The Kentridge High School girls basketball team may be young, but it is poised to make a mark this season.

Washington State Labor Council issues resolution against Green River College

The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) has taken action in hopes of re-establishing shared governance between Green River College administration and faculty and staff and improving morale on campus.

Retired county van gets new life serving youth mentoring program

Getting around will soon be easier for Glover Empower Mentoring. The Kent-based nonprofit, which mentors young men ages 13-21, is one of more than 30 organizations throughout King County to receive a surplus van from the Metro Transit vanpool.

Dwell at Kent Station welcomes first residents

The first occupants of Dwell at Kent Station moved into the 154-unit apartment complex last month.

Theatre Battery to offer two free showings of “A Maze”

Theatre Battery, a local theater company geared at bringing theater to Kent, has extended its run of "A Maze" by offering two free shows, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 6 and 7, at Kent Station, 434 Ramsay Way, Suite 103.

Kentwood seeks return to Class 4A state tournament

The Kentwood High School boys basketball team hopes its sixth-place state finish last year will help propel them further into the playoffs this year.

Department of Education examines Clery Act compliance at Green River College

A team of auditors from the U.S. Department of Education visited Green River College's campus this week to investigate potential Clery Act violations.

K-M girls soccer ends 13-year win drought

When the Kent-Meridian High School girls soccer team defeated Spanaway Lake 3-0 last month, it was the Royals first win since 2002.

Kentridge’s Nickerson sets high goals | Prep football preview

Chris Nickerson has high hopes for his senior football season at Kentridge High School and beyond.

Fleming emerges as leader for rebuilding Chargers | Prep baseball

After graduating nine starting players from last season, the Kentridge High baseball team needed a leader to emerge.

Green River College appoints interim president

Scott Morgan has been named interim president of Green River College.

Business continues as usual at Excel Public Charter School

Excel Public Charter School in Kent will continue its mission of preparing students for college even as charter schools in the state fight to stay open.

Board considers school-based health center at Kent-Meridian

Accessing health care might become easier for students at Kent-Meridian High School.

Kentlake student excels in powerlifting

As 18-year-old Rajjat Chauhan prepares to start his senior year at Kentlake High School, he is also getting ready to compete in the International Powerlifting League World Championships in November in Las Vegas.

Green River College international student dies

A 17-year-old Green River College student from China died last month after a night of partying.

Royals tennis sends doubles team to districts under new coach

For the first time in 13 years, a girls tennis doubles team from Kent-Meridian High School is heading to the district tournament.