Heidi Jacobs

Gov. Inslee visits Mill Creek, signs bill that supports college aid program

Salome Molia, an eighth-grader at Mill Creek Middle School, hopes to be the first in her family to earn a four-year college degree.

Kent to offer CWU courses in high schools

Juniors and seniors in the Kent School District will have a new option to earn college credit starting this fall. The district will partner with Central Washington University to offer college classes in high school classrooms.

Local businesses, organizations welcome new Kent superintendent

In his first month on the job, Kent School District Superintendent Calvin Watts is establishing ties in the community and setting goals.

Green River College identifies 11 programs up for possible elimination

Green River College administrators have identified 11 programs that could be eliminated in an effort to close an up to $4.5 million budget deficit.

Kentridge hurdler eyes state championship

For Kentridge High junior Tanner Conner, success in track and field is in his blood.

Students open time capsule to mark Green River College’s 50th anniversary

As a part of Green River College's 50th anniversary celebration, the campus community gathered Thursday to look back on the college's past.

Pets sport their best in inaugural Pampered Pet Walk | SLIDESHOW

Thirty-one dogs and a miniature horse strolled the streets of downtown Kent last Saturday during the Kent Downtown Partnership's Pampered Pet Walk.

Theatre Battery’s production of ‘A Maze’ takes the stage at Kent Station

With hopes of bringing theater culture to Kent, Logan Ellis, a Kent-Meridian High School graduate, and several friends and classmates started a production company in 2011.

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).

Green River College cuts two programs, still faces budget woes

Two Green River College programs will be shut down in a cost-saving effort, and more cuts could follow as the college faces a $2.5 million to $3.5 million budget deficit.

Mill Creek creates community center

Students at Mill Creek Middle School now a have a safe place to hang out after class.

Young life taken too soon: Family, K-M community pay tribute to Lupo Benson | SLIDESHOW

Hundreds of Kent-Meridian High School students, staff and community members gathered last Friday to remember Lupo Benson with a candlelight vigil at French Field, where Benson had spent much time practicing and playing football for the Royals.

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 spares parent-child education

One of four Green River College programs on the chopping block for potential elimination has been spared.

Technology Expo comes to ShoWare on April 30

The Kent School District's annual Technology Expo will draw visitors from throughout the country and the world this year.

Kent teaching tandem retires after 44 years

For the past 44 years, Carol Calbom and Susan Stroomer have taught together in the Kent School District, including job sharing for 25 years.

Kent teachers concerned about classroom safety

More than 50 teachers packed the Kent School Board meeting last week to implore the district to do more to provide a safe environment for students and staff.

Kentwood hoops standout excited for opportunity to play with Globetrotters

For former Kentwood High School girl's basketball star Kylie Huerta, playing for the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters was beyond her wildest dreams.

Green River students, faculty upset with program rankings

Hundreds of students and faculty members marched around Green River College's main campus in Auburn on Friday morning and took part in a silent protest in front of the Administration Building to express concerns about a controversial program prioritization process and school leadership.

Kentwood girls soccer hosts Kick for the Cure benefit match | SLIDESHOW

Kentwood High School girls soccer hosted Eastlake High School at French Field on Saturday for the seventh annual Kicks for a Cure benefit match.