Mark Klaas

Haven for the homeless? Proposed shelter in downtown Kent draws concerns, opposition

A man of faith and compassion, Terry Pallas naturally extends a hand to help the homeless.

Kent’s Candy Chang is the choice for Miss Cornucopia

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.

Small Kent bakery goes big on flavor

Circumstances and a passion for perfecting home-spun recipes have changed the immediate career course for Anna Kasabyan.

Kent nurse vows to work again while being treated for kidney disease

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.

From a tune to a tale: author connects with kids

It began as a jingle and wound up being the impetus for a children's Christian book series.

Community mourns loss of top attorney, generous man | Mark Prothero

Skilled in the courtroom, Mark Prothero was also generous to the community in which he lived.

Centro Rendu celebrates its graduates, tutors | SLIDESHOW

Hard work and perseverance have brought good things to Elvia Flores and her classmates.

Verity Lodge makes plans, upgrades hall

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.

Top attorney, Kent community leader Prothero passes away

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.

Ralph kicks off Kent mayoral campaign

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.

Councilwoman vows to beat breast cancer, continue her work

You should always listen to your mother. And Dana Ralph knows better.

Kent’s autistic savant artist attracting a large audience

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.

Royals star Daigbe signs with Central | Prep football

Not all things have come naturally to Emmanuel Daigbe.

Kent Relay For Life shines at French Field

Linda Mentzel was determined to be there for her mom – in celebration.

Frustrated striking workers rally at Kent’s Davis Wire

A lingering strike is taking its toll on 85 Davis Wire mill employees in Kent and their families who joined labor and religious leaders and elected officials to voice their dismay with the impasse at an emotional community rally Tuesday.

Auburn man scoots to Christmas Rush Fun Run title

James Roach had passed this way before. Only this time, he ran freely and in front of the crowd Saturday.

Woodworker spreads joy with handmade toys

He's a big kid at heart, a modern day Mister Geppetto who brings joy to children with the simplest of creations.

Kent has its landmark district

A historic Kent neighborhood has become a registered landmark, the first of its kind in South King County.

Fulfilling his duty on hostile seas: Local Navy veteran looks back on his WWII experiences

Far off though he was, the young sailor witnessed the ebb and flow of monumental, bloody battles, as American amphibious forces landed on enemy-occupied islands in the Pacific theater of World War II.