Mark Klaas

Some pig: Amy is a step ahead of furry pack

Tail wagging and nose sniffing at full throttle, Amy Trotter is an excitable, growing bundle of energy.

Audience grows for Tess Henley’s soulful music

As a young and promising soulful songstress, Tess Henley understands just how difficult it is to be found and heard.

19 years later, Kent teen returns to same physician for corrective surgery

Theresa Bates didn't have to look far to find the right surgeon for her daughter.

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.

Working to comfort others | 2014 Kent Reporter Persons of the Year

One is reserved, detailed and quietly tenacious who has lived a stable life. The other describes herself as "quirky," someone who came from humble beginnings, who marches to the beat of her own drum.

Kent-area fast-food workers join state, national fight for higher wages

Hundreds of sign-carrying protestors took to Kent's streets Thursday, chanting for economic change and urging state leaders to raise the minimum hourly wage to $15.

Kent has its landmark district

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

Kent man meets, thanks those who saved his life

In the company of family and friends, strangers and paramedics, Ron Jarvis realizes just how fragile life can be – his very own life.

A young life taken too soon; community gathers to remember Teagan

Teagan McGinnis was funny and gregarious, mischievous and charming.

Growing educational program builds relationships at early age

With a turn of a page Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas read a story, engaging a small group of imaginative minds huddled in the corner of a classroom.

Fittingly, park renamed in honor of former mayor | Klaas | SLIDESHOW

She was "Mother Mayor," the caretaker, a no-nonsense woman who had a vision for a city she was so passionate about.

Volunteers do their part on Day of Caring

U.S. Bank employees spent time tidying up the Birch Creek Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) Family Center in Kent last week.

Inslee makes it a point to grow valley business | Klaas

Like his policies or not, Gov. Jay Inslee is gaining credibility and making progress in helping many long-term unemployed Washingtonians find work.

Irma turns 106, enjoys life each day

There are no secrets to longevity, only choices. So says Irma Morrison, a Kent woman who has lived a wonderful life.

County leaders, residents sound off on race, law enforcement | Can Ferguson happen here?

It's hard talk, a sensitive conversation and one King County and community leaders welcome. A public forum to openly discuss county law enforcement's relationship with diverse neighborhoods it serves jammed a Tyee High School cafeteria in SeaTac on Wednesday night.

Salon owners welcome new location

Three doors down from his original location, Wade Schwartz found a better spot to showcase his salon.

Local candidates vie for votes in tight races | Election ’14

If the August primary is any indication, then the November general election promises to be a close affair for some local legislative races.

Kent bus service cuts subject of public workshop

King County Metro Transit's proposed bus service cuts have many Kent residents concerned, some more than others.

Proposed historic district continues to take shape

A storied Kent area may soon become the first historic neighborhood district in South King County.

The Quarters goes full out on flavor | New business

Patience and a passion for serving up flavor-filled soul food guided an ambitious Kent couple to enter the restaurant business.