Steve Hunter

Kent City Council bans safe injection sites with 6-1 vote

The Kent City Council joined four other King County cities with a vote to ban safe injection sites. But Kent’s vote Tuesday night differed from… Continue reading

Woman exposes herself to Kent drivers | Police Blotter

Several Kent drivers called 911 one recent morning after they spotted a woman running into traffic near Central Avenue North and James Street exposing her… Continue reading

Kent to get new library in Panther Lake

A new library is coming next year to Kent at the site of a former casino. King County Library System plans to remodel the closed… Continue reading

Seattle man fatally shot by Kent Police identified

The 20-year-old Seattle man fatally shot by Kent Police after he reportedly tried to flee in a vehicle while dragging an officer has been identified… Continue reading

Ralph proposes ban in Kent on safe injection sites

City Councilwoman Dana Ralph wants the council to ban legal heroin injection sites, also known as safe injection sites, in Kent. “First of all I… Continue reading

Kent to start work on South 212th/72nd Avenue intersection

Crews will start work this month on a $1.4 million project to replace the deteriorated asphalt at the intersection of South 212th Street and 72nd… Continue reading

Kent Police fatally shoot Seattle man on East Hill

Kent Police fatally shot a 20-year-old Seattle man early Wednesday morning on the East Hill after he reportedly tried to drive off in a vehicle… Continue reading

BNSF signal malfunction briefly closes tracks in Puget Sound region | Update: tracks open again

BNSF Railway had a problem with the signal system Tuesday afternoon both north and south of the Puget Sound corridor, including Kent, that temporarily halted… Continue reading

Kent officers bust men during undercover prostitution sting | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested 11 men for investigation of patronizing a prostitute during a recent undercover sting at a local motel. Ten officers were assigned various… Continue reading

Kent considers steep fine increase to curtail litter problem

City leaders are considering fines of $1,500 for littering as well as cash rewards for people who help catch litterers in an effort to clean… Continue reading

Kent’s ShoWare Center financial losses lower than projected

Financial losses were lower than projected for Kent’s ShoWare Center from April through June. “Our second quarter was really good,” said Arletta Voter, ShoWare Center… Continue reading

Man killed on I-5 near Southcenter after exiting car

A 19-year-old man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed after exiting a moving car at about 12:17 a.m. Thursday along northbound Interstate 5 in… Continue reading

Wildfire smoke and your health | Public Health – Seattle & King County tips

Wildfires from British Columbia have resulted in poor air quality in the Puget Sound region, as anyone who takes a look out the window can… Continue reading

Troutner, Kaur pace Kent City Council primary races

Toni Troutner and Satwinder Kaur are the front-runners to be the two new Kent City Council members if the primary results hold up in the… Continue reading

Berrios, Ralph lead race for Kent mayor

Kent City Council members Jim Berrios and Dana Ralph are headed for an election showdown in November to be the new mayor. Berrios leads the… Continue reading

UP Railroad gates stuck down in Kent Tuesday evening

Union Pacific Railroad crossing gates are stuck down Tuesday evening at Willis, Meeker and Smith streets. Union Pacific railroad crews are en route to fix… Continue reading

Kent officer arrests man for illegal street racing | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of reckless driving after reportedly catching him illegally street racing where at least 100 cars were gathered. An… Continue reading

Kent’s ShoWare Center enhances security measures

People who attend events at Kent’s ShoWare Center face enhanced security measures, including metal detector wands. SMG, which operates the city-owned arena, started the new… Continue reading

Kent officers, witnesses describe fatal shooting of Joseph-McDade

Kent Police officer William Davis says he feared he would be seriously injured or killed as he stood in a street with his gun aimed… Continue reading

Amazon to hire 50,000 for warehouse jobs across U.S., including Kent

Seattle-based Amazon announced on Wednesday it has more than 50,000 jobs available to fill across its U.S. fulfillment center network, including hundreds of jobs in… Continue reading