Heidi Jacobs

Quick save on the block: Teen rescues woman who needed medical attention

It was a tearful reunion last week when Kathleen Evans met the 13-year-old Kent boy who saved her life.

Green River College appoints interim president

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

Green River faculty, students question continued lack of shared governance

When Eileen Ely resigned as Green River College president in June after months of growing tension on campus, faculty and students said they were ready to hit the reset button and improve morale.

Sen. Cantwell calls for more help to address affordable housing crisis during Kent visit

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., visited Kent's Birch Creek housing complex on Wednesday to talk about affordable housing with local leaders.

Meal program feeds children during the summer

Each summer, the Kent School District provides thousands of meals to children, some of whom may not get a lunch otherwise.

Green River College cuts four programs, seven spared

The administration of Green River College has eliminated four programs while sparing seven others that had been on the chopping block, college officials announced last week.

Kent Cornucopia Days draws thousands of visitors | SLIDESHOW

Thousands of people attended the 45th annual Kent Cornucopia Days last weekend.

Kent Downtown Partnership seeks donations to upgrade Meeker Street overpass lighting

Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) and the city of Kent want to brighten up Meeker Street under the State Route 167 overpass.

Green River College cuts softball, adds recreational sports

After 35 years of fielding a varsity fastpitch softball team, Green River College has cut the program.

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.

Community celebrates Independence Day with Fourth of July Splash at Kent’s Lake Meridian

Festivities included entertainment, games, a pie eating contest and, of course, fireworks to cap off the night.

Green River College pays $286K settlement in Ely’s resignation

Green River College has paid former president Eileen Ely more than $286,000 as a part of a resignation agreement.

Dwell at Kent Station welcomes first residents

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

Athletes swim, bike, run at annual Lake Meridian Triathlon | SLIDESHOW

A cool, cloudy June morning didn't slow down about 380 athletes who competed in the Lake Meridian Triathlon last Saturday.

Green River College president resigns | UPDATE

Eileen Ely has resigned as president of Green River College. The Green River Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept Ely’s resignation at its Thursday afternoon meeting.

Kent School District will put bond issue on ballot again

Residents in the Kent School District in November will vote on a $252 million bond issue identical to the one that narrowly failed in April.

Ball retires after years of building Green River College

In the last 15 years, Sam Ball has overseen the construction of a dozen capital projects at Green River College.

Congressman goes to class, learns social-emotional lesson

Congressman Adam Smith, D-Renton, visited Emerald Park Elementary on Kent’s East Hill last Friday to see first-hand the school’s implementation of social-emotional learning (SEL).

Excel charter wraps up first school year, prepares for second

As Excel Public Charter School's first year comes to an end, Adel Sefrioui, its founder and executive director, says he has accomplished what he set out to do: create a school that could see different results than a traditional public institution while serving the same population.

Kentridge senior shines in math, science and arts | Great grads ’16

In her four years at Kentridge High School, senior Gina Huynh has had ample opportunities to pursue her interests in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering), as well as the arts.