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Kent City Council seeking nominees for vacant seat

Kent city residents are invited to apply by May 30 for a vacant seat on the City Council.

Labor dispute halts work on Kent Events Center

Construction stopped Friday on the Kent Events Center, due to a dispute between Roofers Union Local 54 and the roofing subcontractor over the hiring of apprentices.

Council: Not sink-or-swim time yet on pool

Kent city residents won’t be voting on a new aquatics center on this August’s primary ballot.

Farmers market, new park nearly ready to rumble

Residents soon will be able to use the new Town Square Plaza Park in downtown Kent, when the Kent Farmers Market opens June 7.

‘I’ve been through hell’: war vet shares stories

Don Chadwick figures he has added years to his life because he talks about his Korean War experiences, no matter how painful those memories might be.

Hearing complaints is just part of his job

When residents call the City of Kent to complain about junk vehicles, garbage on property or abandoned homes falling apart in their neighborhoods, Brian Swanberg goes to work against the public nuisances.

Motorists beware: A ticket if you don’t click it

The Kent Police will participate in a statewide nighttime “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement patrol on the next two Saturday nights, May 24 and 31.

More parking to be had in downtown Kent

With construction halted on a half-built parking garage, city of Kent officials will add 11 new parking spots within the next few weeks along West Harrison Street to give shoppers and diners better access to downtown businesses.

Outdoors just part of the job for this city worker

John Fiskum could post a “Gone Fishing” sign on his office door at the city of Kent Senior Activity Center and still be on the job.

Police seek man in April 8 Kent motel attack

Kent Police have identified the man who allegedly stabbed a female desk clerk during an attempted robbery April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

A citizen’s call led police to a man reportedly trying to break into vehicles

A citizen’s call led police to a man reportedly trying to break into vehicles at about 9:45 a.m. April 13 at a store parking lot in the 24000 block of Pacific Highway South.

O’Brien dies in cancer fight

Kent City Councilman Bob O’Brien, in his third year on the Council, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.

This city worker enjoys stirring multiple pots

Few people know as much about the operations of Kent city government as Julie Pulliam.

Firefighter gets international lesson in Kent

After a recent two-week training mission with the Kent Fire Department, Jamaican firefighter Conroy Steve Ghans returned to the Caribbean island armed with new information and techniques to fight fires and make rescues.

Local firefighters make trek to Mexico

Call it the running of the firefighters.

Teenage drinking topic of town hall meeting

Sharelle Claiborne started to drink alcohol at age 11 when she had a beer at a friend’s house.

It’s official: Council OKs extension of S. 224th Street

The Kent City Council voted unanimously April 1 to approve the construction of a three-lane, 1.8-mile extension of South 224th Street up the East Hill.

Don’t give up on your dreams, NFL player tells youths

When Mike Karney talks, teenagers listen.