New Kent Mayor Ralph issues message to residents

Looks forward to challenge of new role after six years on City Council

  • Jan 2, 2018

Kent Reporter’s Most Viewed Website Stories of 2017

Crime, business dominate list

Three adults, two dogs escape house fire

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority: sofa was too close to a natural gas fireplace insert

  • Jan 1, 2018

Missing vulnerable adult located

Police find 80-year-old woman uninjured

  • Dec 31, 2017

Kent closes portion of 76th Avenue South due to flooding

Road shut between South 212th and South 228th streets

  • Dec 29, 2017

Leaving her mark on a changing city

Departing Mayor Cooke made most of 12 years to enhance, protect growing community

Kent City Council denies steep impact fee hike by Federal Way Public Schools

Rare step stops high jump per multifamily unit for new developments on Kent’s West Hill

Public reception set for Jan. 2 for Kent’s new mayor, City Council members

Ralph, Troutner, Kaur and re-elected Fincher to be sworn in.

  • Dec 28, 2017

Fire damages Kent home

Family escapes safely after owner heard popping noises.

  • Dec 28, 2017

Mobile crane crashes on I-5 near Kent

Accident by Southcenter caused 5-mile backups northbound.

  • Dec 27, 2017

Kent Police seek witnesses in brutal hotel attack of man

Man dies from injuries in Dec. 15 assault outside Hawthorn Suites

  • Dec 26, 2017

Metro to offer free bus rides New Year’s Eve

From 4 a.m. Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. Jan. 1

  • Dec 26, 2017

Snowy weather kept Kent fire crews busy

Numerous minor traffic accidents on slippery streets

  • Dec 26, 2017

Kent apartment rents jump 6.8 percent compared to 2016

Two-bedroom unit median rate at $1,740

  • Dec 26, 2017

Puget Sound Fire call report

Numbers, types of incidents

  • Dec 26, 2017

Kent’s Toys for Joy program collects 4,435 toys, 612 stuffed animals

Holiday season brighter for families in need

  • Dec 22, 2017

Sound Transit Board approves 2018 budget; two projects to impact Kent

Funds for light rail extension, Sounder parking garage.

  • Dec 22, 2017

Museum of Flight accepting student and teacher applications for high school STEM summer programs

Feb. 16 is student deadline for museum’s Western Aerospace Scholars Sophomore program; teacher applications due Feb. 2

  • Dec 21, 2017

Expect Kent YMCA rates to be higher than private clubs

City, Y officials say facility will offer much more to members.