Mark Klaas

Kent’s fashion designer earns shot to compete on ‘Project Runway’

Cindy Marlatt, an emerging local fashion designer, is sizing up the national competition. The Kent woman – who has realized her dreams by pursuing her passion in apparel – was one of 16 clothing designers from throughout the country chosen to vie for top honors and prizes in Season 11 of "Project Runway", a reality TV series that premieres at 9 p.m. next Thursday on Lifetime.

Toys bring joy with Kent community drive

The line stretched beyond the block, bending the corner of West Harrison and Fourth Avenue North.

Kent-based Mist return stronger, better | Lingerie Football League slide show

An arts student with an eye for fashion, Melissa Bernasconi knows a certain look can bring beauty and style. But looks can be deceiving, especially when you strap on a helmet, don shoulder pads, apply eye black and carry an attitude.

Kent woman finds hope, opportunity with Goodwill

Maly Wan Song has found hope in hard times. The Kent woman and mother of four is back to work, thanks to a partnership between Tacoma Goodwill and a community jobs program through the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

Pawsitive influence: Youth, dogs benefit from training program

Roscoe is a lively and friendly Labrador, a 2-year-old bundle of energy who is ready for a loving home. Anthony Srey knows as much.

A change of Hart’s: gymnastics center moves to Kent

Hart's Gymnastics Center has a new, spacious home in Kent. David and Debbie Hart, owners and operators, recently opened a state-of-the-art facility at 26415 79th Ave. S. The new center is larger than its previous Auburn location at more than 13,500 square feet.

Fighting to help youth: Boxing club gives kids a chance to compete, find themselves

The heavy doors often stay open in Glenn Hamada's makeshift youth boxing gym in Kent, serving as an invitation and a pathway to kids.

Stars align for Skate America showcase at ShoWare

Sidelined with an untimely injury, Evan Lysacek won't be competing in this weekend's Hilton HHonors Skate America at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Ice dancing champions to lead strong lineup at Skate America

Golden performances in the Skate America showcase have become somewhat routine for the Meryl Davis and Charlie White juggernaut.

U.S. champion aims for Olympics, awaits Kent showcase

For Ashley Wagner, it's more than just show and tell. Events like the Hilton HHonors Skate America at the ShoWare Center on Oct. 19-21 bring out the best in the reigning U.S ladies figure skating champion.

State of the T-Birds; GM, coaches look to spur turnaround

A cellphone vibrates on Russ Farwell's desk as he tries to tame a clutter of papers, charts, reminders and folders.

Blast from the past: Jerry ‘The King’ Ruth did it his way as legendary drag racer

As photos and videos of his thunderous, smoke-spewing dragster flashed across a screen in a darkened room, Jerry Ruth picked up the mic and tried to put his past into perspective.

Leaders to join Kent Pride rally

It's a show of color and an opportunity for the gay and lesbian community.

Kent entrepreneur Oberto still fit, active and sharp at 85

Charismatic and philosophic Art Oberto celebrated his 85th birthday last week the way he tries to live each day.

Dazzling troupe on unicycles comes to ShoWare Center

Growing up in the Bronx, Kim Anthony "Kip" Jones was exposed to many influential artists and athletes.

Kent’s Allen trying to regain his form as he recovers from injuries | Klaas

He is one of the finest soccer players to come out of Kent, a talented force who realized his dreams of playing elite competition on the manicured pitches of the mighty Major League Soccer.

T-Birds put school on ice for kids

Hockey stars of tomorrow hit the ice for an instructional summer hockey camp at the ShoWare Center this week.

A family tradition: Zaboracs celebrate 50 years of operating Kent Bowl

Jack Zaborac doesn't necessarily consider it retirement, but the patriarch of Kent's long-standing bowling family is stepping aside.

Kent soccer team on a goodwill mission to Norway

A grinning Connor Troutner beamed with anticipation. It's not every day you get a chance to explore a Scandinavian country and play on a foreign field – just for kicks.

Back in the game: Advances help amputee golfers shine at Riverbend

Danny Stevens stands firmly on two feet, swings a smooth iron and turns heady shot-maker on the golf course come weekends.