Steve Hunter

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Kent mayor’s budget adjustment includes police vehicle dash cameras

Mayor Dana Ralph says cameras will provide additional transparency

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Auburn state Sen. Phil Fortunato and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

Dunn, Fortunato on DeSantis’ Washington state campaign strategy team

The Florida governor is trying to make inroads in the blue state with his presidential campaign

Auburn state Sen. Phil Fortunato and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.
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Kent Police Blotter: Sept. 11-24

Incidents include multiple store robberies, carjacking, 5 shot at rental house party

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Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla will speak about crime issues during a community meeting Oct. 25 at Zion Lutheran Church. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent Police plan community meeting to discuss crime stats, other issues

Meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Zion Lutheran Church

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla will speak about crime issues during a community meeting Oct. 25 at Zion Lutheran Church. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police
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Man, 19, charged in Kent murder is now on electronic home detention

Family posts bond on $2 million bail for Elijah Cain, a 2023 graduate of Kentridge High School.

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Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

TB screenings set for this month after Kentridge High exposure

Public Health – Seattle King County will test approximately 135 people

Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road, one of six intersections where the city of Kent has had cameras since 2019. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent to activate red-light cameras at another intersection

Cameras installed at 108th Avenue SE and SE 208th Street in Panther Lake

A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road, one of six intersections where the city of Kent has had cameras since 2019. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Police
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FAA closes Kent-based Blue Origin flight mishap investigation

Agency requires company to implement 21 corrective actions before next launch

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Gov. Jay Inslee. COURTESY PHOTO, Office of the Governor

Gov. Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

‘He is experiencing very mild symptoms, including a mild cough’ governor’s office says

Gov. Jay Inslee. COURTESY PHOTO, Office of the Governor
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Slow, swerving driver in Kent leads to DUI arrest by police

Auburn woman, 55, eventually stopped by officers trying to enter Highway 167

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About 135 people at Kentridge High to be evaluated for tuberculosis

Steps taken after one person at school diagnosed with active TB; exposure was March to September 2023

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Kent house fire on East Hill displaces one person; nobody injured

Fire broke out Tuesday morning, Sept. 26 in 11300 block of SE 215th Street

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Kent Police safely detain six people during mental health crisis calls

Officers use patience, de-escalation techniques in response to 911 incidents

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A rendering of the new light rail station in Kent, near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South, that will be called Kent Des Moines Station along the extension from SeaTac to Federal Way scheduled to open in 2026. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Sound Transit seeks feedback to light rail fare changes, parking options

Online open house available through Oct. 22

A rendering of the new light rail station in Kent, near Pacific Highway South and 30th Avenue South, that will be called Kent Des Moines Station along the extension from SeaTac to Federal Way scheduled to open in 2026. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
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County Councilmember Upthegrove running for state lands commissioner

Fifth Democrat to enter race; council District 5 includes parts of Kent, Renton

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Season preview: Kent-based T-Birds seek to defend Western Hockey League title

Many top players are gone but others ready to step up; 7 players taken in NHL Draft

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The current city of Kent maintenance shops along South 240th Street. City leaders plan to open a new Kent East Hill Operations Center in late 2025 or early 2026. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter

New city of Kent East Hill Operations Center takes a major step

City Council approves $5.4 million contract for pre-engineered metal building

The current city of Kent maintenance shops along South 240th Street. City leaders plan to open a new Kent East Hill Operations Center in late 2025 or early 2026. FILE PHOTO, Kent Reporter
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Kentridge High librarian wins WEA’s Student Involvement Award

Gavin Downing says he tries to make library welcoming and usable

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Two men injured in shootout at Auburn Chevron; one man fled to Kent

Confrontation between the two men reportedly led to shooting Sept. 19 along Auburn Way North

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Kent-based Thunderbirds open WHL season on the road at Wenatchee Wild

Opener Sept. 23 followed by home debut Sept. 30 against Portland at ShoWare Center

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