Ross Coyle

Community colleges examine possibilities with Obama plan, BAS programs

The ripples felt by President Barack Obama's proposal to provide two years of education at American community colleges can be felt at Green River.


Kent-Meridian’s Daigbe chases state title

Emmanuel Daigbe is ready. His coach says so, he thinks so, and now there are only three weeks and five athletes between him and a Class 4A high school state wrestling title.


Father, daughter guide Kent-Meridian cheerleaders to greater heights | SLIDESHOW

Assistant coach Erica Spalti couldn't be more proud of her cheerleading team at Kent-Meridian High School.


‘Reaching out from the inside out’; Sikh resident says Kent community can do more to bridge cultures

While Kent may be a statistically diverse area, its cultures remain considerably isolated among each other, and Paul Singh believes it's time to end that trend.

Timeless flight: 92-year-old Kent man returns to the skies | SLIDESHOW

At 92, Charles Asay thought his days of free falling from a plane were behind him.

Gang council places programs in Renton schools; KSD waits

As the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG) looks to implement anti-gang programs in the region, the Kent School District (KSD) will have to wait for programs to arrive in its schools.

Multicultural soccer leagues spring up

It's a sunny day at the Wilson Playfields, a group of high schoolers have hopped the fence to play a pickup football game on the main field, another group plays a pickup soccer game. A third group is playing soccer, all of them speaking excitedly in Arabic.

TAF Academy STEM Expo showcases future inventors of America

The second annual TAF Academy STEM Expo, formerly known as the Science Fair, showcased a number of innovations and ideas last Saturday from young teenagers and young adults alike.

Stars keep their heads up despite first game lumps

It wasn't a perfect game for the Tacoma Star's first appearance at the ShoWare Center, but after the Seattle Impact FC's previous performances, there's nowhere to go but up.

Group aims to reduce gang problems

The Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs, an organization created in 2011 to help stymie gang issues has begun implementing a plan to help reduce and intervene in gang problems in South King County, including Renton, Auburn and Kent.

Parents, teachers concerned about problems with special ed

Heidi is the stepmother of a special needs student at Kent-Meridian High School. She can't always understand what he says, which comes out in short bursts of "ye" and "nu," but she can see the fear in his eyes when she talks about sending him to school.

Kentridge sharpshooter sets school scoring record

Kentridge girls basketball player Alicia Dugan will leave her mark on the high school after breaking a 12-year-old school record.

Changes for imploded Impact; new ownership in the works for troubled franchise

Dion Earl was so sure of his ability to raise a top arena soccer team. Six months ago at the Seattle Impact FC's opening news conference, Earl expected to fill the 6,500-seat ShoWare Center.

What’s in a name? Green River College to drop ‘community’

Green River Community College is dropping the “community” from its name, choosing to follow schools like Highline, South Seattle and Bellevue colleges.

Kentridge water polo player recovers from brain surgery

The sport of water polo is demanding enough without recovering from major brain surgery. But Kentridge High water polo club player Spencer Kolke wouldn't let something like losing a piece of his skull keep him away from his team.

Kentridge wrestlers seek higher ground

Kentridge High wrestlers are looking to buck their current mid-pack placement that's left them with an equal smattering of wins and losses in the season openers.

Downs, then ups, then downs for Seattle Impact

The Seattle Impact FC concluded a rough series of away soccer games last week, got a reprieve with the signing of a new forward and then lost again.

Game of Life seeks to put students on right track

Three-hundred middle and high school students turned out to the Kent Commons on Dec. 16 for the 26th annual Game of Life event sponsored by the Kent Police Department and the department's Youth Board.

PASA: Graduating with confidence, community

Forziya Abdul Aziz had never worn a mortar board in her life – until recently when the Somalian woman basked in the glow of a special ceremony.

Kent-Meridian targets strong showing | Prep wrestling

The Kent-Meridian High School wrestlers are gearing up for a strong season.