Steve Hunter

Inquest jury supports Kent officers in fatal shooting of Reddeck

Three Kent Police officers feared for their lives when they fatally shot Patrick Reddeck last year in his home, a King County inquest jury concluded.… Continue reading

City of Kent to spend about $10 million to help build YMCA

The city of Kent will pay an estimated $10 million to help bring a new YMCA to the East Hill that could open in 2019.… Continue reading

Kent woman killed in her East Hill home; suspect arrested in strangulation death

Detectives continue to track down details about the killing of a 64-year-old Kent woman at her East Hill home. Linda K. Sweezer, a board member… Continue reading

Farwell pushed for sale of Kent’s Thunderbirds hockey team

After 15 years of owning the Seattle Thunderbirds junior hockey team, Russ Farwell and the rest of the ownership group decided it was time to… Continue reading

Two men face charges after Kent shooting in Lowe’s parking lot

Two men face charges for unlawful possession of a firearm after their involvement in an undercover police sting last Friday in the Lowe’s parking lot… Continue reading

Inquest begins in Kent Police fatal shooting of Reddeck

An inquest began Monday into the fatal shooting of Patrick Reddeck last year by three Kent Police officers. Officers Tim Lontz, Tom Riener and Travis… Continue reading

One man shot, another hit by car in ATF undercover sting on Kent’s West Hill

Driver of suspect vehicle hit; fleeing passenger with a gun struck by car in stolen firearms deal gone awry

Developer plans 53 homes on Kent’s East Hill

A new subdivision of 53 single-family homes is coming to Kent’s East Hill. The city’s hearing examiner on Oct. 13 approved a preliminary plat submitted… Continue reading

Follow the money in Kent mayoral campaigns

Kent mayoral candidates Dana Ralph and Jim Berrios differ in where their major campaign contributions come from and what those donations might mean. As voters… Continue reading

Kent City Council discusses property, B&O tax hikes

Kent residents and businesses could see increases next year in property and business and occupation (B&O) taxes as part of the 2018 city budget adjustment.… Continue reading

Officers catch naked man walking streets of Kent | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of indecent exposure after he reportedly walked naked along Washington Avenue North. Officers responded at about 5:43 p.m.… Continue reading

Kent crime rates on the rise

Crime rates jumped in Kent across nearly all categories in 2016 compared to the previous year. Nine out of 10 categories were up, including jumps… Continue reading

Woman pleads not guilty to felony hit and run that killed Kent man

A Redmond woman pleaded not guilty to a felony hit-and-run charge for allegedly hitting a Kent man walking on Sept. 9 along an East Hill… Continue reading

Kent City Council committee recommends Sounder parking garage site

It appears a second parking garage for Sounder train commuters in Kent could be built along Railroad Avenue North, just south of West James Street.… Continue reading

Kent to get new hotel near Central Avenue

Kent could be getting a 122-room hotel near Central Avenue North, just south of Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln. Bellevue-based West 77 Partners plans to build… Continue reading

Kent mayoral candidates debate leadership abilities

Kent mayoral candidates Jim Berrios and Dana Ralph each described at a Kent Chamber of Commerce debate why they have the skills to be the… Continue reading

Second man identified in East Valley Highway fatal shootings

A second man fatally shot during a dispute near a Kent East Valley Highway strip mall has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s… Continue reading

Kent City Council plans to boost rainy day fund

The Kent City Council wants to keep a larger rainy day fund in the city’s budget. City leaders are expected to vote later this year… Continue reading

Kent City Council candidates debate golf complex, fiscal cliff, public safety

Russ Hanscom stirred up a few issues at a Kent City Council debate when he criticized how city leaders have handled the Riverbend Golf Complex,… Continue reading

City of Kent spokeswoman to change jobs

City of Kent spokeswoman Michelle Wilmot will switch city jobs to become an economic development project manager. Mayor Suzette Cooke announced the transfer in an… Continue reading