Steve Hunter

Development of Kent parking garage remains stalled

The original developer is officially out of the unfinished parking garage in downtown Kent. But city officials said it remains uncertain when a new developer might be found to take over the project at Fourth Avenue and West Street that remains entangled in legal battles.

Woman busted for stealing gas | Kent Police Blotter

Gas prices have at least one Kent resident resorting to desperate measures. That and more from a smattering of incident reports filed by the Kent Police Department.

Kent Rotarians on a roll with newest park attraction

Rotarians here can’t stop raving about the floating, green granite ball that soon will be the featured attraction at the city’s new Town Square Plaza Park in downtown Kent.

Kent’s Parker makes a safe haven for violence victims

Tracee Parker figured she would start a domestic violence safe center for children, not run it.

Kent firefighter mourned by hundreds of colleagues across state

In Marty Hauer’s final days before cancer took his life at the age of 41, the Kent firefighter made sure he did something for his 10-year-old son, Colton, that he had done so many other times over the previous years. “One of the last things he did was watch his son play baseball,” said Kent Fire Department Chaplain Pat Ellis. Ellis spoke to a crowd of more than 1,200 at a memorial service Tuesday for Hauer at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way. “I don’t know if he could have had it better than that.”

Sixteen apply for Kent City Council position ‘Pretty amazing’ leader says of interest

Sixteen residents have applied to the Kent City Council to fill the vacancy left by the April death of Councilman Bob O’Brien.

Woman reports pelting with onions; man arrested

A woman reported being pelted with onions following an argument with her husband May 26 at a home in the 24700 block of 117th Place Southeast. The vegetable attack came after the two became embroiled in an argument about a tree he was trimming.

Lake Meridian group seeks funds for fireworks display

Without as much bang for their buck this year at Kent’s annual Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park, organizers are asking residents and businesses to donate money to help fund the display.

Hotel key cards lead to prostitution arrest | Kent Police Blotter

A list of incident reports from the Kent Police Department.

This Kent city worker is a homeowner’s dream

Jeff Veach is the city of Kent’s handyman for homeowners who cannot afford minor repairs.

With a new venue, market hopes to grow

Organizers of the Kent Farmers Market expect a big jump in the number of vendors over the next few years, due to the market’s move to Kent’s new Town Square Plaza Park.

Police Blotter: Kiss with girlfriend ends in assault with truck, arrest

Reportedly upset at another man for kissing his former wife, a man tried to run over the kisser with his truck, in an incident May 20 at a home in the 24900 block of 34th Avenue South.

Hungry fish have a job to do at Lake Fenwick

The carp are coming to the rescue at Lake Fenwick Park.

Kent worker’s job is a walk in the park

Darren Patrick took a part-time job 10 years ago in city of Kent parks maintenance, so that he could save enough money to transfer to a four-year college from community college.

Kent Events Center walk-off gets called off

Construction workers were back on the job Tuesday at the Kent Events Center.

Just when will Rite Aid open in Kent valley?

Nearly one year after construction of the building, it still remains uncertain when a new Rite Aid drugstore will open in Kent at the corner of Meeker Street and Washington Avenue.

If it’s spring, it’s time for road work in Kent

Drivers in the Kent Valley soon will have to navigate through several road-construction projects.

Just keep on swimming, swimming …

City of Kent officials continue to explore proposals for a new, full-scale aquatics and recreation center for Kent, as well as a scaled-back facility.

Officers make arrest in Kent restaurant burglaries

Kent Police arrested a 19-year-old man April 15 for investigation of second-degree burglary in connection with at least 15 burglaries of Kent businesses between March 24 and April 14.

Lake development hits another roadblock

Developer Bill Floten ran into another city roadblock on his proposal to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian because of six lots he wants to build on wetlands.