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They were intrigued by the local history, observed two growing cities in revitalization, toured businesses at work and embraced the many sights and sounds with their intercultural friends living half a world away. A delegation from Tamba, Japan – led by its re-elected mayor – paid Kent and Auburn a long-anticipated visit last week to strengthen a relationship that began more than 40 years ago.
He is one of the finest soccer players to come out of Kent, a talented force who realized his dreams of playing elite competition on the manicured pitches of the mighty Major League Soccer.
Kent's longtime thrift store has temporarily come home in hopes of finding something permanent.
Cindy Marlatt, an emerging local fashion designer, is sizing up the national competition. The Kent woman – who has realized her dreams by pursuing her passion in apparel – was one of 16 clothing designers from throughout the country chosen to vie for top honors and prizes in Season 11 of "Project Runway", a reality TV series that premieres at 9 p.m. next Thursday on Lifetime.
Neighborhood pride is important to a Kent-Meridian High football program that has played in the shadow of its rival in recent seasons.
A man of faith and compassion, Terry Pallas naturally extends a hand to help the homeless.
Music brings out the best in Candy Chang, and helping others is her favorite tune. An outstanding student and poised musician, the 18-year-old Kent woman is comfortable on stage. She also feels right at home in making a difference in her community.
Circumstances and a passion for perfecting home-spun recipes have changed the immediate career course for Anna Kasabyan.
Martina Akumdi Lekwauwa genuinely helps others. It's just her nature, her personality as a longtime nurse and midwife – a career that began in her native Nigeria where she cared for the poor and disadvantaged and continued, most recently, with the Seattle & King County Public Health Department serving Seattle's High Point housing community.
It began as a jingle and wound up being the impetus for a children's Christian book series.
Skilled in the courtroom, Mark Prothero was also generous to the community in which he lived.
Hard work and perseverance have brought good things to Elvia Flores and her classmates.
New things continue to happen at Kent's Verity Lodge No. 59, one of state's earliest organizations devoted to the philosophical origins and teachings of Freemasonry.
Mark Prothero – prominent criminal defense attorney, civic leader, community volunteer and coach – passed away early Saturday morning at his Kent home with family at his side.
As far as Kent mayoral candidate Dana Ralph is concerned, the diverse crowd of well wishers who came to her official campaign kickoff event Thursday represents a foundation, the start of something big.
You should always listen to your mother. And Dana Ralph knows better.
Michael Tolleson has discovered more places, people and possibilities through his spontaneously created art.
Bringing art to historic downtown; autistic savant artist welcomes possibilities with centralized gallery
Globally renowned for his work, local artist Michael Tolleson wants to be more recognized in Kent.
Not all things have come naturally to Emmanuel Daigbe.
Linda Mentzel was determined to be there for her mom – in celebration.