Mark Klaas

Fire school provides teens real-life look at emergency service careers

Firefighting is in Kehaulani Planesi’s blood. Her father is a fireman, her grandfather was one, too. Her mother is a cop. Planesi hopes to continue… Continue reading

Kent mayoral candidates tackle many issues in second forum

Kent’s four mayoral candidates agreed on many things – from responsible spending to enhanced livability – during a residents-sponsored 90-minute forum. Each shared similar concerns… Continue reading

Kent, Puget Sound Fire celebrate 72nd Avenue South extension

A long-awaited, missing roadway connecting businesses and vital services in industrial north Kent was finally realized Wednesday with the celebrated opening of 72nd Avenue South.… Continue reading

Community celebrates Juneteenth in the park | PHOTOS

The historic plight of Black America often reduces Charlie James to tears. “I can’t talk about black folks without crying … it’s just that deep… Continue reading

Longtime Kent church to close

Dwindling congregation falls on hard times

Kent Farmers Market opens for a new season | PHOTOS

Linda Butler and her dog, Miss Nisi, look forward to coming to the Kent Farmers Market each spring. The Kent woman and her 9-year-old poodle… Continue reading

Out of this world: School project makes orbit | VIDEO

It was bold, exciting and new. Teachers and students at Excel Public Charter School in Kent reached for the skies, launching a large, helium-filled weather… Continue reading

Sikh community embraces Khalsa Day Celebration and Parade

The area’s large Sikh community converged in Kent on Sunday to celebrate the 10th annual Khalsa Day – a religious and colorful festival filled with… Continue reading

DAWN finds comfort in new downtown office

The Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) has a new home, having completed an extensive move and transition to a downtown Kent office. Peg Coleman, DAWN… Continue reading

Connecting on the court | PHOTOS

Academy, center bring spirit of tennis to special needs players

Thunderbirds get another crack at WHL title

Konowalchuk guides veteran squad into finals showdown against Regina

Tales from the wings of pioneers

Aviation legends bring history to college

Bengali party

With traditional song and dance, prayer and poetry, fashion and food, the Bangladeshi South Puget Sound community celebrated the Bengali New Year on Saturday. About… Continue reading

‘We are better than fear’

Gov. Inslee, interfaith community gather to find ways to address hate crimes

Community leaders discuss hate crimes at forum

Hate crimes should never be tolerated in neighborhoods and residents are urged to report them. That was the clear message law enforcement leaders delivered to… Continue reading

Program teaches cooking skills to kids

Kids can gain confidence and independence in a kitchen. Rahmeca Rodriguez and Dwane Butler see the possibilities. They are the backbone of a program, Child… Continue reading

Kids play with ponies during Western Days at Reber Ranch

Quota Cares Western Days returned to Reber Ranch on Lea Hill last Saturday, providing fun and games for about 250 area children with special needs… Continue reading

She’s at the center of the action

Portin shines in local, national water polo

Time to fully fund education | Kent town hall meeting

Enough of the gridlock, the partisanship, the bickering. It’s time to fully fund public education. So says Legislative District 33 lawmakers as they addressed residents’… Continue reading

Chapman bringing his inspired music and message

Rock & Worship Roadshow is Friday at ShoWare