Mark Klaas

Centro Rendu celebrates its graduates, tutors | SLIDESHOW

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

Community embraces generosity of Toys for Joy drive | SLIDESHOW

Monica Green was on the verge of tears as her 3-year-old daughter, Serene, beamed over the sight of her first bicycle.

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.

Community comes together for a planting party | SLIDESHOW

Volunteers joined city and community leaders for a planting party last Saturday.

Kentwood turns away Kent-Meridian to capture division title | 4A SPSL football

For Mike Bush and the Kentwood football program, it was familiar territory.

Royals show late punch to retain Taylor Trophy | SPSL football

Neighborhood pride is important to a Kent-Meridian High football program that has played in the shadow of its rival in recent seasons.

Royals outlast Trojans, retain Taylor Trophy | Prep football

Kent-Meridian's quick-strike offense thrives on the pass but devastates teams with an occasional punch on the run.

Resilient thrift store celebrates 40 years

Quietly tucked away in historic downtown, the St. James Thrift Shop continues to speak volumes with its generosity.

Mist top Bliss, hoist first Legends Cup

The Seattle Mist turned back the Chicago Bliss 27-21 on Sunday to capture their first Legends Cup of the women's indoor Legends Football League at the ShoWare Center.

Bakery feeds Kent’s appetite for pie

Susan Fergason decided to try something bold, something different.

Thompson inspires on, off court: Olympian, world champion comes home to share the game she loves

Elite volleyball has brought out the best in Courtney Thompson.

High school students apply skills, touch at MultiCare Nurse Camp

Ailen Rosales appeared comfortable as she walked the hospital wing, station to station.

Sabhaya captures crown as Miss Cornucopia

Her latest crowning achievement came on a whim and an urge to serve the community she loves.

New superintendent addresses inequity in school system

Calvin Watts recognizes inequities in the public school system and racial problems in society. And he wants to profoundly reach out and make his community better with the genuine support of others.

Kentwood’s Stribling, Woke capture long jump titles | State track and field

Kentwood's Brandon Stribling and Brittany Woke saved their bests for last, leaping to long jump titles at the state 4A track and field meet.

A deadly lesson for Kent drivers; Gift of Life brings awareness to drinking and driving

The students were actors, the scene a mock two-car traffic collision, the result of a street race gone terribly bad.

Royals’ Smith soars in pole vault as Kent sends its best to state | Prep track and field

He's short and strong, quietly confident and athletically explosive. At 5-foot-3 and 140 pounds, Jahleel Smith believes he can scale great heights, even if it calls for clearing a bar placed precariously, 14 feet off the ground at the end of a pole vault runway.

Kent’s autistic savant artist attracting a large audience

Michael Tolleson has discovered more places, people and possibilities through his spontaneously created art.

Possibilities from the skies: Valley looks to become a technology hub for unmanned aerial vehicles

Tom Ethen considers himself a pioneer in one of the country's fastest-growing industries.